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train fares between london and oxford for only a quid!
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good deal
Awesome, thanks!
Epically cheap!
Do you have to start at Reading or can you jump on at Reading?

Good if you travel late at night, but most daytime tickets are £5. Better to go via bus £13 anytime return, or from £1 if you use megabus and go at night.
FGW starting to worry about their Oxford passengers as Chiltern Railways is opening a direct Oxford-London route soon
Good if you travel late at night, but most daytime tickets are £5. Better to go via bus £13 anytime return, or from £1 if you use megabus and go at night.

only 55 mins by train, its around two HOURS by bus. pound fares available if you book in advance....
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I DONT KNOW WHY DONT YOU LOOK??? and stop shouting!
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I've just checked with FGW Customer Services about boarding at intermediate stations such as Reading or, in my case, Slough. I was told that it is "point to point only", Paddington to Oxford or vice-versa. Boarding / alighting at intermediate stations is not permitted. I pointed out that this restriction is not obvious within the offer and needs to be more prominently displayed, and I was then told that I would find the restrictions within the "Mobitix" and "Print at Home" terms and conditions!

Since the rail industry's cynical "Simpler Rail Fares" publicity campaign a year or so ago there have been quite a number of these seemingly illogical offers. This one has cropped up because FGW feels the need to compete with the cheap coach services between London and Oxford as well as potential rail competitors. As the coaches don't stop at Slough or Reading or any of the small stations, FGW doesn't see any need to reduce fares from these places.

Some will remember the well-deserved bad publicity last year for South West Trains when they "fined" a couple more than £100 for "getting off two stops early" whilst using a similar bargain ticket between Waterloo and Southampton.

I fear that until the rail industry's fare regulators take an interest, this nonsense will continue. Nonetheless, this is certainly a good deal for those able to take advantage of it.

Edited By: emp18 on Mar 06, 2011 00:50: clarification
Excellent deal...got a £1 fare during the Easter break!
Thx OP
day out from london for two quid, with lunch at the Mal, which is doing two courses for two with a bottle of wine for £30 8)
Heat up.
But hardly any return fairs in the evening for a quid :(
In fact, hardly any evening returns full stop!

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