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29 September 2011

Erm.... why exactly?

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[via @juux]

TOPICS:   Travel


  • Yakkity
    Hey, a previous auction from the same seller sold for over a tenner ! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330614805619
  • oldmanhouse
    Must be something people collect. Or a way for a fare dodger to get through the barriers without having a proper ticket.
  • teh_man
    It's because technically platform tickets no longer exist. Don't believe me? Try to buy one the next time you're in a major station. Sure, the ticket machines can still issue them, but members of the public can no longer buy them.
  • WTF R.
    Rail ticket NETLEY - WOOLSTON (#330541412906) £25.67
  • Astounded
    Am I missing something here? Why would anyone pay anything for used train tickets? Don't give me all that "collectors" shit - it's just plain pointless.
  • george
    Whats more amazing is this! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Platform-ticket-STIRLING-/330614805619?pt=UK_Collectables_Railwayana_RL&hash=item4cfa2d9473#ht_500wt_1287
  • Reverend J.
    Jings crivvens help mah boaby! Whats worse is, who the fuck was looking for a used ticket in the first place? let the conspiracy theorists roll in!
  • knowsitall
    how to trainspotters get past the barriers nowadays then at major stations? I see them at Waterloo all the time at pretty peak times. do they just buy a ticket to somewhere close/cheap and not use it?
  • Deepz
    For business users, they need these to claim their expenses. If they lose their receipt then its better to pay for one online then claim rather than not claim any money at all. Although usually you need the actual ticket, some expenses departments would accept this as proof you were there.

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