Ms Godsmark had assumed the vouchers would be valid for travel anywhere on the rail network. Not any more. She presented a voucher for a ticket to Victoria at her local station and was told by a scowling clerk that it was not valid. She queried this and the clerk disappeared, making her miss the train, and returned "ages later" to confirm that the "voucher was only good for InterCity West Coast".
Ms Godsmark exploded: "I pointed out, isn't the BR logo on these vouchers supposed to be interpreted as being able to use them on any part of our great railway heritage?" She complains: "I had no choice but to spend the extra money on a ticket and to wait nearly an hour for the next train, fuming. Needless to say, I shall not be travelling to Birmingham or anywhere near that part of Britain as it was a one-off trip and I am left with worthless vouchers. I shall, of course, don boxing gloves and fight. Mad? You betcha!"Reuse content