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M-Tickets 25/11/2018 at 18:15 #113552
pbinnersley
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I have recently purchased an off peak return as a M-Ticket, but now find I need to break my journey overnight on the return journey. This would be no problem with a paper ticket, but I understand that M-tickets are "activated" on the day of travel and de-activate at around 04:30 the following day (and therefore no longer be valid).

Is there an official way to get around this problem or are M-Tickets inferior to paper tickets? The independant ticket retailer is not being very helpful.

Peter.

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M-Tickets 25/11/2018 at 19:48 #113563
Peter Bennet
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I'd have thought that the ticket would be active for as long as it's valid which will be determined by the fare paid not the medium on which it's held. Suggest you try ATOC/RDG or the TOC you are travelling with.

Peter

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M-Tickets 26/11/2018 at 15:58 #113595
pbinnersley
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Thanks for the tip Peter.

I've spoken to Cross Country. They don't know the answer as their "expert" wasn't available. They've taken my details and will get back to me. I'll post an update when I hear from them.

Peter.

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M-Tickets 26/11/2018 at 16:00 #113596
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I would not encourage anyone to buy E/M-tickets. They are the same price as a standard ticket and you run into problems like this.
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M-Tickets 26/11/2018 at 22:39 #113614
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And if your phone dies you are treated as not having a ticket. my advice is as a above avoid M tickets
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M-Tickets 26/11/2018 at 22:42 #113615
geswedey
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If the return is valid for a month how can the return portion expire. it does not make sense, especially as you could break your journey more than one in that month.
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M-Tickets 26/11/2018 at 23:16 #113618
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headshot119 in post 113596 said:
I would not encourage anyone to buy E/M-tickets. They are the same price as a standard ticket and you run into problems like this.
Not necessarily for us foreigners they're not. $18 P&P for a paper version to here. Applies more to passes that cannot be purchased in the UK than single use tickets but still.

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M-Tickets 26/11/2018 at 23:58 #113620
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I've not had any technical issue with M-Tickets, most of the time I travel free with my 'pass' if I'm doing local stuff. Long distance is ok but if anything was to go wrong on the return journey then issues can arise as mentioned in some of this post.. I've have noticed with the Northern App is that when I got a return Preston ticket purchased as M-Ticket for an evening out, I decided on the 2038 to Preston and return on the 0105 last train back home to my local station which in turn is same day travel. Yet the app de-activates/expires the ticket at 0000hrs on the next day instead of 0430hrs
I've decided on normal tickets for long distance trips and M-Tickets for other local to medium trips.

Aaron (AJRO)
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M-Tickets 04/12/2018 at 23:07 #113828
pbinnersley
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I have been in touch with Cross Country. At the end of the day the ticket was activated it will show "Used" until the expiry date and is still valid for travel after a break of journey. They recommend I print their email in-case there are any problems.

Peter.

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M-Tickets 05/12/2018 at 10:15 #113832
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pbinnersley in post 113828 said:
I have been in touch with Cross Country. At the end of the day the ticket was activated it will show "Used" until the expiry date and is still valid for travel after a break of journey. They recommend I print their email in-case there are any problems.

Peter.
So much for a paperless world.

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