Rail Travel - Free Upgrade When Pregnant!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DebbieM, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. DebbieM

    DebbieM Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Messages:
    6,212
    Likes Received:
    0
    When travelling by train you are entitled to a free 1st class upgrade providing you have proof of pregnancy - for example, your NHS exemption card or your MATB1 form.

    As part of "The National Conditions of Rail Travel" pregnant women are allowed to travel in 1st class on a standard rail ticket. :D

    How cool is that!
     
  2. BabyLove

    BabyLove Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    I Travelled From Leeds To South Wales a Few Weeks Ago & Parked My Arse In First Class By Mistake and Happily Stared Reading My Magazines Until a Ticket Man Came Along and Notified Me I Was In First Class. I Said To Him "Oh Sorry, Are There Any Tables I Can Sit At Somewhere Else?" and He Just Told Me Not To Bother Moving & To Stay Where I Was :D I Guess Now I Know Why Lol, Thats Great :)
     
  3. Tangerinedream

    Tangerinedream Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    6,384
    Likes Received:
    0
    I did not know that... I paid the exrta £1 for my first class tickets :shakehead: :rotfl:
     
  4. BabyLove

    BabyLove Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    £1? My God Thats Cheap! My Nan Buys My Tickets So I Can Visit The Family a Few Times a Year
     
  5. laura-82

    laura-82 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    0
    Woo Hoo

    Oxford Street here I come!!!!! :cheer: :cheer:

    :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  6. Tangerinedream

    Tangerinedream Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    6,384
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah, i buy mine online a week in advance so visit my mum in london in style :lol:
     
  7. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    6,959
    Likes Received:
    0
    ...and I was lucky to even get a space when I was pregnant. I'm annoyed now that the ticket man never told me as I always had exemption ticket on me and I commuted every day :x
     
  8. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    8,901
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow times have changed... !!!!! I remember when I was pregnant I was commuting from Farnborough to London several times a week and there were times where there were no seats available and I either had to stand or sit on the floor...

    There were several times I just eneded up sitting on the floor because I had been standing for such a long time and my feet began to swell and hardly anyone ever gave their seat up for me...

    :x :x :x :x
     
  9. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Messages:
    6,959
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is how my commutes were sometimes. If the platform was particularly busy I would try and ask a guard to help me thru the crowd and make sure I get a seat, but even then there wasn't always a guard around to help, and the looks I got off the other passengers... :(
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice