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What I learnt about UK rail fares

My blog posts from our Britain and Belgium trip continue, but it wouldn't be one of my holidays if I didn't geek out on transport-related stuff. So here's a post on the vagaries of rail fares in Britain... or at least, what you need to know as a tourist. Buying rail tickets at home in Victoria is easy. For most trips you don't even buy a separate ticket, you just use a Myki card for any trip

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The Metcard mess, and what Metlink does

I was going to write a blog post about yesterday's Metcard kerfuffle, in particular pointing out that despite my initial speculation, the Transport Act only requires passengers to make a reasonable attempt to buy and validate your ticket. It doesn't require you to buy another ticket if yours doesn't work, carry spare change, plead with passengers for change, and finally get off the tram if no a

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Ticketing rules you may not know about

I have a vague feeling I might have posted something like this in the past, but I can't find it, so here it is again. For those of you who don't read the Victorian Fares and Ticketing Manual for fun, here are some rules about Metcard ticketing that you may not know about. These rules are not expected to change when Myki is introduced. (Edit: Weeklies may change.) Expiry times Everyone kno