On most airline tickets, missing the first leg of your flight, means that rest of your journey is automatically cancelled, including the return flight on a future date. However, does the same also take place on "Advance Single" train tickets in the UK?
According to the National Rail website, "If you miss the first train on which you are booked for any reason, a new ticket must be purchased." Therefore, if my journey took me from Oxford to Reading, and then changing on to a train to London Paddington at Reading, missing the first train from Oxford means I can't take my connecting train to London.
My question deals with a return journey consisting of two Advance Single tickets booked under the same reference number. For instance, if I've booked two separate Advance Single tickets from Oxford to Paddington and back for trains at specific times, will I be able to still collect my tickets at the train station and able to travel back to Oxford, if I've missed my outbound train?