Have you seen our new tickets? BIG!! ….

Posted on December 30th, 2016, by The Chairman

For those who haven’t seen them yet ….

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…. they’re there on the counter below Cheryl at a very festive Knutsford station.

It seems the credit card sized tickets from the AVantix portable machines are being replaced.

Above are 4 of the new style SINGLES from Knutsford to Mobberley bought from a conductor.

If they were returns, they’d be twice as long.

If bought using a payment card, longer still!

The old ones were credit card size like this.

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They’re being replaced with these from the new portable machines.

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Do we fold them up, curl them up or what as we move between trains?

I doubt if it’s because of the QR (Quick Recognition) Code on the ticket. The reason I picked the top example is that it was issued in Edinburgh Waverley to go through the QR-enabled barriers there.

The conductors tell me they really like the new ticket machines compared to the old ones, but the printing takes an absolute age.

I hear there are to be software changes during January.

So, if you want a ticket this big for your collection, you may need to be quick!

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