Guard threatened to throw returning soldiers off train

mysteron

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#4
Quick pass this onto Kookalooka - he can make a Red Top Journo story out of this to really rev up the bus.

Not that he will have been beaten to it by his competitors though. :roll:

Edited for typing errors.
 
#7
Travis_Bickle said:
Return the money that he spent and offer him a decent gift for his generosity perhaps? :)
No need for the reimbursement of funds:

An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: “We are extremely sorry for the way these soldiers were treated. We are currently trying to identify the specific soldiers affected and we will also be providing them with a full formal apology.”

"We have also spoken, and passed on our thanks, to the passenger who generously agreed to cover the costs of the soldiers' travel, and we are in the process of reimbursing the costs he incurred.
 
#8
Danny_Dravot said:
rev up the Outrage train.....

"Tickets please, tickets and railcards please. What's that young man? No this warrant isn't valid here, it's clearly says "via Mildly Annoyed", this is the fast train to Outrage. You'll have to pay the full fare."
 
#9
Soldiers asked to pay up when travelling with invalid tickets on train? Non-story!

I'm more interested in how their trooper flight had come through Corfu. It didn't happen to break down there did it?
 
#10
DozyBint said:
Travis_Bickle said:
Return the money that he spent and offer him a decent gift for his generosity perhaps? :)
No need for the reimbursement of funds:

An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: “We are extremely sorry for the way these soldiers were treated. We are currently trying to identify the specific soldiers affected and we will also be providing them with a full formal apology.”

"We have also spoken, and passed on our thanks, to the passenger who generously agreed to cover the costs of the soldiers' travel, and we are in the process of reimbursing the costs he incurred.
Sorry, I missed that bit :oops:
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
Apart from the poisonous little railway jobsworth whom I hope the Press will hang out to dry, clearly the MoD had no organisation in place to reissue warrants when flights were diverted.

As to saying the soldiers' costs would be reimbursed, that ignores the fact that they didn't have English money to pay those costs in the first place. Usual obfuscation by MoD jobsworth.
 

Ravers

LE
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Book Reviewer
#12
It's disgraceful. The attitude of these ticket inspectors these days really gets my goat. I was made to pay full price on a train recently because my Armed Forces Railcard was 3 years out of date due to the fact that I left the mob in 2007. These left wing ticket Nazis have no respect for our brave boys and should sort their attitude out pronto.
 
#13
CaptainPlume said:
Soldiers asked to pay up when travelling with invalid tickets on train? Non-story!

I'm more interested in how their trooper flight had come through Corfu. It didn't happen to break down there did it?
Perish the thought! Wash your mouth out, young man ... ahem.
 
#15
CaptainPlume said:
Soldiers asked to pay up when travelling with invalid tickets on train? Non-story!

I'm more interested in how their trooper flight had come through Corfu. It didn't happen to break down there did it?
I don't think that is actually the case CP, a delayed flight and a rail warrant on the last train home is a pretty reasonable thing to allow, this isn't like the chap without his railcard..
 
#18
seaweed said:
As to saying the soldiers' costs would be reimbursed, that ignores the fact that they didn't have English money to pay those costs in the first place. Usual obfuscation by MoD jobsworth.
The soldiers don't have costs; Mr. Parkes does and he is being reimbursed by the train company!
 

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