SZ3395 : Permit to Travel

taken 13 years ago, near to Lymington, Hampshire, Great Britain

Permit to Travel
Permit to Travel
A "Permit to Travel" machine at Lymington Pier station. These machines were introduced by British Rail's "Network South East" at unstaffed stations in the 1980s but were being withdrawn by 2006. The idea was that by paying a token amount (as little as ten pence) the passenger would avoid a fine for not having a full ticket, and the amount paid could count towards a full ticket bought on the train or at the destination. Presumably it was cheaper for B.R. to install these simple machines than more complex ones offering a range of fares.
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SZ3395, 261 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 31 October, 2008
Geographical Context
Railways 
Category
Ticket machine   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 332 954 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.4456N 1:31.7648W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 332 954
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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