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  1. What is likely to be in the initial letter? Trespassing on the railway seems to carry a £1000 fine. Will they be demanding that I pay this immediately?
  2. It was originally the BTP officer who claimed that it was invalid, but that is otherwise correct. There wasn't a dispute about whether or not it was valid for travel, only whether or not I was allowed to wait in the station. I couldn't have failed the attitude test with the security guard as when he asked me to leave the retail section I left without saying a word. Perhaps with the btp for saying 'Leave me alone' to the security guard in front of him. Given that this security guard followed me into the toilet, watched me urinate, then proceeded to follow me around without saying anyt
  3. Maybe, God forbid, it took me longer than four minutes to write my post. Given that your only purpose in this thread is to try and wind me up, why should I waste time editing my post just to try and please you? I'm fully capable of checking whether or not a ticket is valid myself. It really isn't as difficult as you seem to think it is. I can nip down to the station now and ask if 'X to Y via Z' means that I have to change at Z, or head in the opposite direction to A on the more expensive route if you'd like? I think we both know what the answer will be and I would look very silly fo
  4. Fair enough. I still can't see the doctor making a diagnosis based on how much rent somebody pays a month though. It's the other way round. I know for a fact that the ticket was valid. This isn't a question about the validity of the ticket. If a ticket has a particular route listed on it, then it is valid on that route. I travelled on that route. Check. I used a railcard to acquire a discount. I had the in-date railcard on me, the RPI saw it and at no point did he say that there was an issue with the railcard. Check. I had an off-peak ticket, meaning that I cannot trav
  5. Actually, if you want to use going to the doctor's as an analogy, the equivalent would be me going to the doctor to complain about a cough, only for the doctor to ask me irrelevant questions such as where I live and how much rent I pay each month, all of which is done in a roomful of people. Pray tell me how naming the station will change anything? Is there a station in the UK where you are not permitted to wait inside for a train? I doubt it very much.
  6. It's only two people who raised an issue with the ticket. The security guard wasn't involved with the ticket. Two examples, neither of which are the ticket I had. Or maybe one is, who knows? 1. Exeter St. Davids to Salisbury (via Westbury ticket) 2. Reading to High Wycombe (via Banbury ticket) Each of these journeys offer two different possible routes, both of which are priced differently. For the Salisbury one, you can travel through Yeovil on the way instead. A ticket from Exeter to Salisbury via Yeovil wouldn't be valid at Westbury. If I had a ticket from Exeter St.
  7. Thanks. It's 100% a valid ticket. The station I had to change at to catch the second train was specified on the ticket as the via station. There is no way that I would have been required to walk 7 miles to avoid the station. Because there are two possible routes. A station on the other route wasn't listed as the via station and I didn't have an any permitted route ticket. My ticket specified that I had to travel via the station where the incident took place. Notes were made but I wasn't asked to read or sign anything. In date, on my person and seen by t
  8. When can I expect to hear about this? It's definitely a valid ticket. I've been making the journey on a weekly basis for years. The only way to avoid waiting for a train at the station where the incident occurred is to travel 3.5 miles via other means to another station to catch a slower train, then alight a stop early to travel 3.5 miles via other means to the first stop on the second train's route. Alternatively I can take another route, which wouldn't be valid I was given a lengthy speech about how I wasn't allowed to wait in the station for so long between trains
  9. My ticket was confiscated. How long will it be until I receive the penalty fare letter?
  10. The RPI claimed that I was not allowed to wait in the station for 45 minutes for a train. He told me that I was supposed to leave and come back. My ticket was valid for that station. The station name was even on my ticket as it said 'via X' on the ticket. X being the station where the incident took place.
  11. A bit of a strange experience today. I had to wait about 45 minutes for a train, I thought that I would do that inside the station concourse as I usually do. I decided to wait near some shops inside, all of which were closed. A security guard approached me, told me that he was closing the retail section of the station and asked me to move on. I did as instructed and, headed for one of the waiting rooms. After entering the gents, I noticed that he had followed me in there. He didn't seem to use the toilet. He just stood there watching me. I left and sat
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