Have I Really Got a Ticket?

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I must admit to a slight feeling of … not exactly panic, because I’m a big girl now and can deal with most things, just…more a feeling of, ‘if this doesn’t work it is going to be a total pain’.

Yes, I’ve tried something new! Yay. Before you get too excited, I have not donned a wetsuit and taken to the surf in ridiculously cold temperatures. Nor have I taken up karaoke (Bude will be pleased) nor jive club. No, I bought what is called an

No, I bought what is called an M-ticket for my next train journey.

Apparently, we are all terrified of losing train tickets (especially people like me who often go down the cheaper split ticketing route and end up with a handful of them). We check them about ninety times – and that’s before leaving the house! Then there’s the nearly 60 miles journey to the station where I can check them again. And again. And again.

So, I now have tickets on my mobile app. Aaaagh! Apparently, the train manager can inspect my ticket on my app. In case there is no signal and the app won’t load, I have taken a screen shot of said ticket purchase! How sad am I? Although no signal could mean a debate with said manager about why Virgin offer free wifi and Cross Country don’t…

The really fun bit will be trying to get through the automated ticket barriers at Birmingham New St. Here’s hoping there’s a human around somewhere …

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