Re: Cheap Train Fares to Bury
I believe you've been given duff information by the person who replied to your email.
You can use the tickets on a later train if the first part of the journey runs late. I've checked the terms and conditions on the National Rail and Greater Anglia websites (see below). You just have to make sure you're in time for the first train of the trip. If you are late for the first train, then yes, you do have to buy a new ticket, but if the delay is caused by the train company or Network Rail - they will honour the ticket on a later train.
When I went to Lowestoft last year, I was supposed to change at Ipswich, but the train got delayed and missed the connection. The conductor advised everyone to stay on the train and change at Norwich where the connection would be held and all tickets would be honoured. I had no problems.
I do agree that some of the connections are tight - Lowestoft particularly.
Info below is from the National Rail website - Advance Tickets - terms and conditions (National Rail).
The same terms and conditions are on the Greater Anglia website, pretty much word for word - Advance Tickets - terms and conditions (Greater Anglia).
Conditions of use
You must be at the departure station shown on your ticket in good time to catch the train. If you miss the first train on which you are booked for any reason, a new ticket must be purchased.
If delays occur while travelling, you will be allowed to take the next available train(s) to complete your journey.
Railcard holders travelling on a discounted ticket must carry their Railcard when they travel. If a
Railcard holder fails to produce a valid Railcard with their ticket, a new ticket must be purchased as if no Railcard and/or no ticket were held.
First Class Advance tickets do not always grant access to First Class Lounges at stations. Please check with the train company you are travelling with to confirm policy at specific stations.
National Express coaches are a good option though - they do some good prices as well.
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