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platform ticket

noun, British.
a pass allowing a visitor to enter upon a railroad platform from which those not traveling are ordinarily excluded.
Origin of platform ticket
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She had no platform ticket, and she could not possibly be travelling by the train.

    The Pretty Lady

    Arnold E. Bennett
  • When you have satisfied yourself that I'm correct in what I say, take a platform ticket and walk upstairs to platform No. 5.

    The Man with the Clubfoot Valentine Williams
  • Remembering the ruse which the friendly guide at Rotterdam had taught me, I began by purchasing a platform ticket.

    The Man with the Clubfoot Valentine Williams
British Dictionary definitions for platform ticket

platform ticket

a ticket for admission to railway platforms but not for travel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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