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LMS Route: Nuneaton to Leamington

Bedworth Station: lnwrb24

The down platform's booking hall and office situated at the bottom of the ramp from Bulkington Road

The down platform's booking hall and office situated at the bottom of the ramp from Bulkington Road. The booking office would have dispensed pre-printed tickets which were printed on card about 1 inch by 2 inches (2.5 by 5 cm) and numbered. When the ticket was issued, it was date stamped by a custom-made machine. The tickets to different destinations and of different types were stored in a lockable cupboard where the highest number of each issue was visible. Different colours and patterns helped distinguish the different types of tickets. Typically, half-fare tickets for children etc, would be created by cutting the ticket diagonally, being half the value of an adult fare with the remaining part being sold for another child ticket. British Railways centralised their paper and printing centre at Crewe had a number of pre-1900 Waterloo printing presses which met its 320 million annual demand for Edmondson railway tickets. The last such press was switched off in 1988 and the use of Edmondson tickets by the then re-branded British Rail ceased in February 1990.

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