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Scott
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Scott
Stockport Station is getting Automatic Ticket Gate
3rd August 2015 at 10:31PM
I had an email from Virgin Trains to let me about the excellent news that they will be installing automatic ticket gates at Stockport Station, at least that was the tone of the email.

As I hadn't heard about this before I decided to do some Googling, turns out it's not as great as Virgin Trains had me believe. They will be fitting ticket gates to each end of the tunnel at Stockport Station. But don't fret as they will be handing "non-traveling passes" to people who just want to take a short cut through the tunnel.

Does anyone else have any more input on this?
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Ankersman
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Ankersman
Re: Stockport Station is getting Automatic Ticket
4th August 2015 at 5:18PM
I read this recently.

http://iainroberts.mycouncillor.org.uk/2015/07/21/virgin-trains-working-on-stockport-station-fix-after-lib-dem-pressure/#page-content

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thealastairw
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thealastairw
Re: Stockport Station is getting Automatic Ticket
4th August 2015 at 6:54PM
Has to be a good idea if it reduces non payment of fares, imo. Presumably Northern are contributing to the cost, as they will be the main beneficiary.
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Coleman
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Re: Stockport Station is getting Automatic Ticket
5th August 2015 at 9:30AM
I had been reading about this for the last couple of weeks or so.

There is a petition that people were signing in an attempt to stop it on the basis that so many people use it as a cut through. The addition of 'just passing through' tickets i believe is a response to this.

In all fairness, i think its a good solution to the problem. they could quite easily have turned around and said 'sorry, no more cutting through' but they have come up with a way people can still take a short cut. You can't really say fairer than that.
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hellonpluto
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hellonpluto
Re: Stockport Station is getting Automatic Ticket
5th August 2015 at 3:33PM, Edit: 5th August 2015 at 3:34PM by hellonpluto
they could just section part of the tunnel off for the "walk through"

or have the ticket things at the top/bottom of each stairs
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Norma_Stitts
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Norma_Stitts
Re: Stockport Station is getting Automatic Ticket
6th August 2015 at 8:37PM
Does anyone on here actually use the train?

If so, how do you feel about keep getting thrown off from the area by Speedyparts?
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stukaville
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stukaville
Re: Stockport Station is getting Automatic Ticket
15th August 2015 at 1:01PM, Edit: 15th August 2015 at 1:02PM by stukaville
Just erect a dividing fence and insert a one way barrier at each end for people leaving the station after a train journey. Job Done.
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