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Postby Hairyloon » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:14 am

Is a bus ticket a contract? If so what are the terms?
The basic terms are clear: the passenger offers a consideration in exchange for transportation to the specified stop and presumably the bus company publishes its rules, but can a passenger be reasonably expected to be agreeing to those rules simply by stepping on the bus?
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Re: Bus tickets

Postby Millbrook2 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:46 pm

yes
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Re: Bus tickets

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:07 pm

Millbrook2 wrote:yes

Really?
Most of the rules would be rules that most reasonable people would expect to apply by default, and those would clearly apply, but if what you say is true then they could say anything and the passengers be bound by them.
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Re: Bus tickets

Postby atticus » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:34 pm

Many, if not all, UK bus and train companies publish their conditions of carriage on line.

Please also bear consumer protection legislation in mind.
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Re: Bus tickets

Postby atticus » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:47 pm

The OP may find this House of Commons Library briefing paper of assistance.
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