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Claiming compensation for late service of Eurotunnel

Yesterday I was coming back from France using the Euro Tunnel, and they had substantial delays of about 90 minutes. Hence the question: when is it possible to claim any compensation from them for the ...
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137 views

Why do UK train tickets crossing London include the underground, but Paris ones don't for the metro?

When buying a UK train ticket, if one of the allowed routes for it involves changing stations in London, then then the route on the ticket will be printed with a dagger (†; described in publications ...
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Is it possible to buy another 16-25 Railcard before my current one has expired?

I'm trying to maximise the time I can use a 16-25 railcard. I'm currently 23 and my current card expires in October. I gather that the last date you can purchase a 3 year card is a day before your ...
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Is a Network Railcard valid for East Coast Trains services between London and Stevenage?

In the UK, the Network Railcard is a rather handy railcard for people travelling off-peak in the "South East" (FSVO South East being rather broader than you might expect!). You generally only need to ...
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2answers
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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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522 views

Fastest way to travel between London and Sheffield by train or airplane

I need to go and come back a lot between London and Sheffield for the next year. What is the fastest way to travel between these two. I looked into trains time-tables and they are all 2 hours+.
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“Proof of foreign residence” for BritRail?

What kind of "proof of foreign residence" is accepted/expected for a BritRail pass, which is only available to non-UK residents? The conditions for the pass say that I have to provide such a proof ...
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67 views

(British) National Rail - does Anytime Day Return allow 4 trips?

I can't remember if the tickets are swallowed or not - will I be able to go from A to B and back twice on an Anytime Day Return fare?
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Breaking journey in UK - two tickets or one?

I wish to travel from London to Yeovil Junction but need to break the journey at Basingstoke and stay overnight. Saturday evening London to Basingstoke, Sunday afternoon Basingstoke to Yeovil. Can I ...
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447 views

Compare train ticket prices in Britain

I'm looking to buy some train tickets for travel in Great Britain, but I know there are many train companies in the country. Does there exist some kind of website that allows me to compare the ...
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1answer
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Renting a car in London (young drivers)

A group of friends and I plan to attend to the ArcTangent festival, which will take place in Bristol, UK on August 28–30 this year. We"ll travel from Belgium to London (St. Pancras) via Eurostar. The ...
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Boarding a train in the UK at a later calling station, on an advanced purchase (train specific) ticket

This question is not about breaking a train journey in the United Kingdom. I wanted return tickets from London to Bicester. Thanks to an offer, I have purchased return tickets from London to ...
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Can you break your journey in both directions, on a UK off-peak return train ticket?

For an upcoming UK rail trip, on day 1 I'd like to go from A to B, spend a few hours in B, then carry on to C. On day 2, I'd like to go from C back to B, spend several hours in B, then carry on from B ...
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1answer
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Can you collect UK train tickets from machines, with a non-chip card?

In increasing portions of the world, and especially in Europe, most debit and credit cards have a chip on them, like this one: However, not all cards have these chips on them, whether that's ...
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1answer
144 views

With an Advanced Purchase UK train ticket, what happens if your train is cancelled?

There are broadly three different kinds of UK train ticket available, Anytime (valid on any train), Off-Peak / Super Off-Peak (valid on trains outside of peak hours), and Advanced Purchase (valid on ...
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Can I bag wrap my suitcase at Leeds railway station?

I want to take 2 suitcases, one inside the other but the zip won't zip up. My local airport does not offer a bag wrap service and I wondered if I could do this at Leeds railway station before my ...
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1answer
255 views

Wrong ID proof selected for UK train ticket

I have a problem. I recently booked a ticket to London through East Coast trains. I selected the print@home option and they asked for a ID proof. Being an international traveller I naturally gave my ...
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Getting around the UK by Train

What is the best (cheapest) way to get around the UK by train? I'm looking for some equivalent of a Euro-pass that allows me much freedom in when and where I want to go at a reasonable price. EDIT: ...
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Which train routes are permitted when going from Great Britain to other parts of the UK?

I often get rail & sail tickets which begin in Great Britain and end in Northern Ireland. These tickets usually specify which boat crossing they are valid on, but I've never seen them specify ...
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Where can I find the restrictions and easements that apply to a given UK Rail Ticket?

UK rail ticketing isn't always the simplest thing in the world, but the basics aren't too hard to learn. There are broadly tickets valid at any time of the day, those available only outside of peak ...
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1answer
417 views

Itinerary to Scotland from London

I am planning to travel from London to the following destinations by train: Edinburgh, Inverness and Windermere and then back to London. My questions are: What would be the best itinerary (order of ...
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Can you renew a UK railcard early (and carry over the extra days)

If you're going to be taking several train journeys per year in the UK, and especially if you won't be starting your journey until 10am, it's well worth investigating the railcards available, as for ...
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What are UK “rail appointed travel agents”, and where can I find one who'll sell me a ticket?

I've come across a rather interesting looking discounted fare for a UK rail journey. The slight snag is that I can't seem to buy it on the website of the train company that is offering it. Instead, ...
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Can you get from London to the French Alps by train, with no/minimal changes?

For a lot of people, the default way to get from London to the French Alps to go skiing is to fly, then take a long bus connection to get to the resort. However, with the current snow and wintery ...
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For a UK rail delay, which train company do you claim compensation from?

For those who don't know, the UK rail network was largely privatised in the 1990s. Whether or not rail privatisation is a good thing is still very much up for debate, but even most pro-privatisation ...
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Recommendations on Car Hire and Train Travel for a UK trip in March 2013?

We are flying into London in early March and after a few days wish to catch a train out of London and hire a car for about 2.5 weeks - drive around England / Scotland / Wales / Ireland. There will be ...
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How can I buy train tickets within the UK from abroad?

Is there a machine pick up system like in other countries? Will it take foreign credit cards (Mastercard or Visa of course)? If so, in what locations are these accessible? Otherwise, how can I get ...