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Train travel/fares etc. Any experts??

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Train travel/fares etc. Any experts??

Does anyone know. My mate has a return from Bradford to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for next week. However he has now decided that for his return leg he would like to go from Blackpool North. Can he use the same ticket or would he need to get another ticket from Blackpool to Kirkham for example. Anyone any ideas? thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Train travel/fares etc. Any experts??

Unless the ticket is to Blackpool Stations, then yes he wold have to buy a ticket to Kirkham.

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2. Re: Train travel/fares etc. Any experts??

It depends on what sort of ticket he has - if it's an 'advance' ticket then he has to use the train booked

If it's an 'off peak' or 'anytime' ticket then it's probably OK - but check before boarding.

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There is no "Blackpool stations" since privatisation. The two lines are operated by different companies and the ticket destination determines who gets the revenue share under ORCATS.

Anecdotally, Northern and TPE guards are usually generous in allowing travel on the 'wrong' line.

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Both Stations are operated by Northern Rail.

Probably best to book your ticket to Blackpool South.

As bobelinks says many guards are generous, but they could charge you to Kirkham/ Preston.

Trains from the South line depart around 44 minutes after the hour. From Preston platform 2 to PB / South on the hour.

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5. Re: Train travel/fares etc. Any experts??

Asked around, and most say best to book your return from Bradford to Blackpool North. (As all stations are the same price, there should be no problem)

Good luck, and hope you enjoy your time in Blackpool!

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