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  1. Fawkes Cat

    Court date fast approaching(southeastern railway)

    As @furlong suggests, try phoning them up to see if you can come to an agreement. If, for whatever reason, you haven't come to an agreement before your court date, then I would suggest going to court. Get there early, and then try to see if you can find the prosecutor from the railway (ask the...
  2. Fawkes Cat

    Please help me

    This is good advice: it's fine to have a user name that isn't your real name, just in case someone picks up on what has been written here: if you change your user name then your posts will be credited against your new name (and hopefully @Tazi Hupefi will then be kind enough to amend his post to...
  3. Fawkes Cat

    Please help me

    Welcome to the forum. Assuming that you gave the railway accurate contact details, it's most likely that the railway will write to you some time in the next six months, asking for your side of the story. As you seem to accept that you have done the wrong thing, you should reply confirming what...
  4. Fawkes Cat

    Rail Replacement Buses, why are the routes so long?

    In other words, some degree of passenger convenience - a longer trip all on a bus may be a better experience than train-bus-train - even if that is quicker. And add to which specifically the possibility of turning a train, or more generally railway operating convenience. On first opening this...
  5. Fawkes Cat

    I wanted to add a 16-25 railcard to my oyster and was refused.

    The guidance on the TfL website (https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/free-and-discounted-travel/national-railcard-discount) still says (right at the bottom of the page) and I can't find anything elsewhere on the website (in particular https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/safer-travel-guidance?intcmp=63123) which...
  6. Fawkes Cat

    Court summons for 18 year old fare evasion

    As others have said, thanks for letting us know about the result which is as good as could have been hoped for.
  7. Fawkes Cat

    What actually happens if parliamentary services aren't run?

    As will be evident, I don't actually know about this - but two further points occur to me: 1) It doesn't actually matter whether Dire Consequences Will Follow or not: if that's what the railway believes then the risk won't be taken. 2) Alternatively (and this is an alternative to (1) rather than...
  8. Fawkes Cat

    Liverpool to Cardiff cheap ticket?

    I assume that your Merseyside pass will get you to Chester (via Birkenhead) for free? If so, Trainsplit suggests that Advance tickets are available for £14.50 (Disabled Railcard discount already applied) each way from Chester to Cardiff making a total fare of £29.00. I note that Trainsplit...
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    What actually happens if parliamentary services aren't run?

    Thinking about the steps the railway take to avoid the issue arising (I am reminded of the the Ealing Broadway to Wandsworth Road bus of a few years ago to cover a gap when an XC service was withdrawn) there's certainly a belief in the railways that Dire Consequences Will Follow. I suspect that...
  10. Fawkes Cat

    Greater Anglia - delay repay fraud

    For us here, the relevant question is surely 'what police response would be proportionate?' In these GA cases, any police investigation would be for fraud: it might make sense for this to be revealed if someone was seeking a job involving money (working in the City for example) but not if they...
  11. Fawkes Cat

    Greater Anglia - delay repay fraud

    Thanks. As I say - news to me but the Unlock page makes interesting reading. On a first reading of the Unlock page, I think I agree with @Haywain, and note that in practice the police now seem to get in touch with whoever's records are being checked before including non-conviction intelligence...
  12. Fawkes Cat

    Greater Anglia - delay repay fraud

    Taking something of a step back, this is news to me. IANAL, and my understanding is that you are, but please could you give a source for this statement? If police investigations that don't end in formal action are capable of appearing on an enhanced DBS, then that's something we should probably...
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    Greater Anglia - delay repay fraud

    To try and focus on what matters to you: Greater Anglia (GA) have written to you because they think that the Delay Repay (DR) claims that you have made aren't in line with the rules. They might be right about this, or they might be wrong. Broadly there are two issues which could mean that your...
  14. Fawkes Cat

    Court Summons Received

    Sorry for misunderstanding where you were coming from! As I say, I am not a lawyer, but I don't see how a failure to agree an out of court settlement could have an impact if the matter went to court. The court will consider whether you broke the law when you made your train trip: discussions...
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    Court Summons Received

    Welcome to the forum. In this reply, I assume that you're not disputing the facts - i.e. you were caught fare dodging, and you are willing to pay to settle. If I'm wrong on this, then please say as that might change the advice we should give you. You can only settle things out of court if the...
  16. Fawkes Cat

    Court summons for 18 year old fare evasion

    My suggestion would be to change your wording a bit: my understanding is that the convention with the railways is that they suggest how much an out of court settlement should be - and the sensible person accepts their suggestion. If nothing else (a) time is getting a little short to start a...
  17. Fawkes Cat

    High fare prices?

    Your first point of call should be a Family and Friends Railcard (https://www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsLWDBhCmARIsAPSL3_17339qyAUBdUF-P-wtmpn9Cz5AnlISRER7CG0SanNWjgcr2Yc9-DkaApODEALw_wcB) which, if I read the website properly, will cover all four of you and...
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    Court summons for 18 year old fare evasion

    Let’s start with the worst that can happen: that would be that your daughter is convicted. The immediate result of this would be a fine, plus court costs, plus prosecution costs, plus compensation to the victim. You won’t be too far wrong with your expectation of around £150. But I’m guessing...
  19. Fawkes Cat

    Merseyrail: funding for Headbolt Lane and St James stations

    Is it being over-optimistic to say that it may well be academic - or near to academic? If the Skem branch goes ahead at the same time, Headbolt Lane may never be a terminus: if Skem follows shortly after, then it may be a terminus for no more than a year or two. And hopefully it's being...
  20. Fawkes Cat

    Free travel taken away by Rail Delivery Group. Be very careful with your Staff Travel Cards.

    I appreciate that the OP doesn't intend to comment further, but it would be great if they would say quite when their wife ran into this problem. If it was before buying the French place in 2016, then that means we can't really use this to say anything about how Priv travel is being handled today...

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