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getting on one stop too early on irish Rail

  • 09-08-2019 4:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 668 ✭✭✭


    Pre booked ticket for one station but now i need to get on at one before that, i presume it would be no big issue?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,772 ✭✭✭✭Del2005


    If its the same fare zone you may get away with it if you meet a decent revenue protection agent, if different zone then no chance. Either way you don't have a valid ticket for the station you are boarding at and you need a valid ticket to travel by train.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,443 ✭✭✭jobeenfitz


    You can change ur online booking within certain timeframe


  • Registered Users Posts: 668 ✭✭✭Rockfish


    Del2005 wrote: »
    If its the same fare zone you may get away with it if you meet a decent revenue protection agent, if different zone then no chance. Either way you don't have a valid ticket for the station you are boarding at and you need a valid ticket to travel by train.

    No its not same fare, ticket is from Claremorris, i now need to get on at Castlebar but will be chaos in the morning with fans going to Croke Park so might not get chance to buy a Castlebar to Claremorris ticket at the machine


  • Registered Users Posts: 668 ✭✭✭Rockfish


    jobeenfitz wrote: »
    You can change ur online booking within certain timeframe

    tried that, dont see the option to change departure station


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,772 ✭✭✭✭Del2005


    Rockfish wrote: »
    No its not same fare, ticket is from Claremorris, i now need to get on at Castlebar but will be chaos in the morning with fans going to Croke Park so might not get chance to buy a Castlebar to Claremorris ticket at the machine

    You can buy tickets online.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 668 ✭✭✭Rockfish


    Del2005 wrote: »
    You can buy tickets online.

    Ya but have to print them off at machine at station


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,110 ✭✭✭goingnowhere


    You must have a valid ticket.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance at any staffed station, any booking made online can be collected at any station with a ticket machine


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,651 ✭✭✭✭Jamie2k9


    If its one of the specials no need to get on early. If the regular service and you don't get any seat just claim a refund.


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