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Manchester to London £13.00 by train - split AND change trains - works on other routes aswell

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You've all heard of ticketysplit which splits a train ticket and you stay on the same train but a lot of times it's cheaper to change trains. For example Manchester to London in two days (4/8) around
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roxanaghita
After reading the last comments I got a bit worried as I didn't realise that you couldn't get off a train earlier if you wanted to. I booked an advanced ticket from Edinburgh to London for September and I was planning to get off at Stevenage and get another train from there to my destination. Then for the return I was going to take a train into Stevenage and there board the one from London to Edinburgh (the return journey of the advance ticket I mentioned above). Would I get in trouble if I don't need to use the barriers in Stevenage? Any one have any experience with this. Cancelling the tickets is not an option now, so I'm a bit concerned.
Does Stevenage station have barriers, or have you a friend in Stevenage to check it out? You must have an Advance open return to use any train. If there's no barriers it's worth the risk, or use a smaller station N or S of Stevenage. Otherwise, I'd give Stevenage a miss.

I think I should be ok when going down as I don't have to come out at Stevenage, only change train. However I'm going to buy another ticket for the way back because I've been reading that I can't get on the train from Stevenage if my Advance ticket is from London. Lesson learnt
roxanaghita
After reading the last comments I got a bit worried as I didn't realise that you couldn't get off a train earlier if you wanted to. I booked an advanced ticket from Edinburgh to London for September and I was planning to get off at Stevenage and get another train from there to my destination. Then for the return I was going to take a train into Stevenage and there board the one from London to Edinburgh (the return journey of the advance ticket I mentioned above). Would I get in trouble if I don't need to use the barriers in Stevenage? Any one have any experience with this. Cancelling the tickets is not an option now, so I'm a bit concerned.

Does Stevenage station have barriers, or have you a friend in Stevenage to check it out? You must have an Advance open return to use any train. If there's no barriers it's worth the risk, or use a smaller station N or S of Stevenage. Otherwise, I'd give Stevenage a miss.





Edited By: rabb5it on Aug 10, 2016 13:59: a
good spot
I found that one of the above ideas works with National Express Coaches. Manchester City Centre To Manchester Airport is £4.20, Salford Quays to Manchester Airport which automatically means you change at Manchester City Centre comes to just £1.30. Can't see any problems here as there's no way the driver should suspect that you never took the first coach.
After reading the last comments I got a bit worried as I didn't realise that you couldn't get off a train earlier if you wanted to. I booked an advanced ticket from Edinburgh to London for September and I was planning to get off at Stevenage and get another train from there to my destination. Then for the return I was going to take a train into Stevenage and there board the one from London to Edinburgh (the return journey of the advance ticket I mentioned above). Would I get in trouble if I don't need to use the barriers in Stevenage? Any one have any experience with this. Cancelling the tickets is not an option now, so I'm a bit concerned.
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Club 55 - Arriva Trains Wales

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Club 55 offers reduced price travel of people aged 55 and over between any two stations on the Arriva Trains Wales Network or to a destination on their partner operators' networks. The promotion r…
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Network Railcard 1 Adult 4 Children off peak travel all day in London From Brighton £22.05

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1 Adult with Network railcard plus up to 4 Children unlimited travel all over London for the day Works with Friends and Family and HM Forces Card too!! Great for the school holidays Burgess
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OP, I think that you are being a bit too sensitive about your deal. Spicerboy wasn't attacking you, but the money grubbing rail industry, a sentiment I agree with. You have both posted information that I found valuable. Thank you both, and heat for the deal. ;)
Fair comment
OP, I think that you are being a bit too sensitive about your deal. Spicerboy wasn't attacking you, but the money grubbing rail industry, a sentiment I agree with. You have both posted information that I found valuable. Thank you both, and heat for the deal. ;)

Edited By: ozodimal on Apr 02, 2015 10:47
spicerboy
Kids don't get free travel on national rail only transport for London tube trains

So now you are defending what I set up as a deal.

Its such a shame that people make irrational comments without thoughtful knowledge

I think this is a top deal but by your original simplistic comments people may be put off this deal which you now appreciate is pretty good
Kids don't get free travel on national rail only transport for London tube trains
Tunner
Rail Card tickets are a rip off! Register your contactless debit or credit cards with Oyster. Much cheaper overall as children under 12 get free travel anyway with an Oyster Card once you apply.
Mine are 12 and over unfortunately!!
Sounds like an interesting proposition though have you got a link to it?

Edited By: jaycrooks on Mar 31, 2015 22:37
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Save up to 30% off at IHG group hotels

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Save up to 30% off at IHG GROUP HOTELS links do not seem to ask for any proof of railcard.So what's it to be? A visit to see friends and family, a trip to a historic city, a special anniversary, a tr…
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surely youd need to show your disabled badge at the desk?
no as it is not limited to blue badge holders but is aimed at disabled persons railcard holders of which I am one. Have stayed at many ihg property's and never been asked to see a railcard.
surely youd need to show your disabled badge at the desk?
There is something not right about this post. If u are disabled, fair enough. If you aren't it's morally wrong.
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Devon/Cornwall Rail Card £10.00 @ National Rail

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Only found out about this last week but seems like a really good deal. Did a search on HUKD but couldn't see it posted anywhere so thought I'd let you all know. This is only for residents of Devon
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qwerta369
This is well racialist. What happens if you live in Bristol ?
Racist ? wrong terminology used there, it's residential compliant and nothing to do with race

No but it's still well racialist against Bristolians.
qwerta369
This is well racialist. What happens if you live in Bristol ?
Racist ? wrong terminology used there, it's residential compliant and nothing to do with race
Also for those moaning about it being Devon /Cornwall only here's a page with other regions available http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/46498.aspx
Thanks for this ,do Plymouth to Exeter a fair bit ..never knew this was available .
cornishscouse
qwerta369
This is well racialist. What happens if you live in Bristol ?
yeah.. like when somebody sees a deal for a camera or crisps etc in Manchester and its only their asda or Tesco and not nationwide. its so wrong....or Football teams also offer cheap tickets at times and mine doesn't .. its not racist, its just where the offers are.

The camera isn't only available to people living in Manchester though is it? nor do you have to support the football team to get the cheap tickets though do you? Nor do the government subsidise any of the camera's or football tickets!
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Beat the train price rises in 2015 which are due to be announced (Approx 4%) (or just cheaper ways to travel) Feel free to share your discounts / Tips!

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Rail companies are expected to rises their train ticket prices around 4% today so i have had a look around and tried to find the best way of getting tickets cheaper. If i have missed any please fee…
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One extra tip. Use Tesco Clubcard to double points and halve your ticket price at RedSpottedHankey

Eg £5 voucher translates to £10 credit on RedSpotted. Do it through the Clubcard website and open a Redspotted acct with same email and it is automatically credited to use to buy your ticket.
Lol heat for the 'fat cat' picture
Does anyone know if you can buy monthly pass / season train ticket on redspottedhanky? I can't see an option ?
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AnnaMak
Here is a great tip to save yourself a huge amount of money on any train journey - DRIVE!
It is cheaper, you get aircon and no smelly people around :)

What a daft and poorly thought out comment. How is it feasible for the to drive in to London? I would need to factor in petrol, congestion charging and parking.

I pay £3500 per year for my train ticket. Unfortunately like many other people in my positive I have no other alternative.
Motorbike then (lane filtering)

Not an option, I wouldn't want to ride a motorbike in London. I can see that being extremely dangerous.

It actually isn't poor or daft, in a majority of cases the cost per year will be less if you drove that used the train. Plus you can go to other places by car and it will directly get you from A to B and not needing to walk for 15 mins in the rain.

My current commute is 24 miles plus dropping kids off (but I will leave them out for now). It take me 45 mins by country A roads.

Train:
10 mins drive to the train station or 2 miles walk walk
Finding parking space and paying for it.
1h 45 mins train journey at a cost of £18 each way.
15 mins to the office

Now why would I want to do that!? When I can drive for less than £10 both way?

That's great for you or for people who work in small towns, but the idea is flawed for any major cities, especially London. Parking charges alone will most likely mean the train is the better choice.

Not any cities, I used to work in Leeds and Manchester, both big cities but far cheaper to drive to than get a train. I now work in Leicester and same applies. The train isn't necessarily or even probably the cheapest for most people. That's why we're not dealing with the pollution problem here. Public transport is significantly more expensive than private.

That's because you can conveniently ignore depreciation, insurance and maintenance costs, because you pay those regardless of whether you take a journey by public transport. I had a friend, who found they could ditch their car and simply pay for whatever was the most convenient transport walk, cycle, taxi, bus or train, after the first year they found they were actually saving money compared with car ownership.

In my own case I used to travel to work for around £600 annually, I'd love to see how anyone could do this with a car, bearing in mind I don't own a car, and I couldn't use my wife's car for the journey.

I'm about to take my two children on a trip to Cornwall, the ticket price, including the cost of the railcard is around 90% the price of fuel alone, to travel in the wife's car, so rail can work, but you've have to be in a position to either ditch a car or not buy a second car.

mike

I live in an area where there are carshare cooperatives which mean I can ignore insurance, depreciation etc costs and genuinely compare journey for journey.
LesD
For anyone outside London I can't see why they would commute by train.

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What a pointlessly myopic view. I'm miles from London yet a10 minute walk and 22 minute train journey covers my commute on average15 mins quicker than people driving the same, and it's cheaper. I lose a tiny bit of flexibility not having a car available for chores before and after work but I get 45 minutes to do nothing but read or relax compared to a driver.

For the OP - South West Trains annual season tickets include 6 day tickets (Fri/Sat/Sun) for free travel on the SWT network, could work out at £200+ Depending where on the network you are, also no minimum season ticket cost to get the benefit (is about 20% of my annual cost and I use it for trips to London to get most value)
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Mums-to-be First Class Upgrade, Abellio Greater Anglia - From National Rail Enquires

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Was checking a train time for a friend ans saw this link. Will only be of use to a few people but I hope this gets the info out there. To make life a little easier towards the end of your pregnanc…
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I think this is a bit of a joke.

Was recently knocked off my scooter and suffered a pretty bad leg injury. I asked about being able to sit in first class (as there are never any seats by the time the train gets to my station).

I was told I could pay for the upgrade because I wasn't be entitled to sit in first class like pregnant women are.

I was suffering from an actual disability (albeit it temporary) that stopped me being able to stand up for more than a couple of minutes at a time, yet women, who were still more than capable of standing, get priority.

I'm not trying to be nasty, but I don't see why pregnancy is considered a greater hardship than a disability.

Tbf you could have just asked someone to give up their seat for you and explain your situation to them. A lot of people travelling go into a trance so they wouldn't stand up on their own for anyone, most of the time it's not because they're rude, it's mostly because they're in their own little world and will only notice others in need if they're prompted.

Same could be said for pregnant women.
Lovely. Also a little known fact that most train services have a policy to upgrade you at peak times when seats are short if you are pregnant. My sister and I, who were both pregnant, got upgraded to first class by south west trains on a london to bournemouth route at rush hour. :-)
adam_holcombe
I think this is a bit of a joke.

Was recently knocked off my scooter and suffered a pretty bad leg injury. I asked about being able to sit in first class (as there are never any seats by the time the train gets to my station).

I was told I could pay for the upgrade because I wasn't be entitled to sit in first class like pregnant women are.

I was suffering from an actual disability (albeit it temporary) that stopped me being able to stand up for more than a couple of minutes at a time, yet women, who were still more than capable of standing, get priority.

I'm not trying to be nasty, but I don't see why pregnancy is considered a greater hardship than a disability.

Tbf you could have just asked someone to give up their seat for you and explain your situation to them. A lot of people travelling go into a trance so they wouldn't stand up on their own for anyone, most of the time it's not because they're rude, it's mostly because they're in their own little world and will only notice others in need if they're prompted.
Might stick a pillow up my jumper and give it a try.
Nice and quiet in First Class......not like the wailing, squealing little brats in standard class once you move back to there again in 9 months. (_;)
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New Stoke-on-Trent to London Euston Virgin Trains Super Off-Peak open return, £32.00, railcard discounts apply, no need to book in advance, can combine with tickets from other destinations e.g. Manchester

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This starts on Sunday 6 April and is currently only until 26 April for the outbound journey, return journey anytime within a month. Restrictions apply, the first train you can board to London is the
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Thanks for the heads up. Looking to travel for a day at Wimbledon...so far managed to find one for £37!
If you are a couple planning to do more rail journeys, the £30 per year Two Together railcard will get you 30% off.
great find thanks op or should I say fellow stokie:-)
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Cheaper rail tickets for travel during the Olympics - Including peak times @ National Rail

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If you are lucky enough to have Olympic tickets then National Rail are offering cheaper rail tickets to and from the games. You do need to have tickets to buy these discounted rates. An exa…
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It's also worth bearing in mind that if your event is running late then your train ticket is still valid for up to 3 hours later... most normal tickets are time specific trains.

Edited By: Moogerz on Jul 03, 2012 20:26
For me and my mum travelling (with her Senior railcard) from Peterborough to the games works out far cheaper than any other way... I know the deal is not for everyone but worked for us.
Not as cheap as the group discount you can get. If, there's more than 6 people in a group travelling together. Worked out more for me from Margate to Victoria.

Edited By: jb79 on Jul 03, 2012 15:49
Railcards can also be used with this deal so another 1/3 off is possible.
davester2k
Cold, considering that the only people who actually got tickets were 4 close friends of Seb Coe.

Because that's a really deserving reason to vote the deal cold...
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Highland Railcard @ Scotrail - 50% off Local Train Journeys - £8.00 for 12 Months

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Been around for a while but Scotrail don't really advertise it. If you live within the right area of the Scottish Highlands you can get 50% off rail travel. Makes a big difference to already…
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nice one, thanks!
Nice one did not know this existed. Helmsdale Inverness...sorted!:)
Am I an Emit or Emmet? Dunno let the carrot crunchers sort me out!!!!!
just realised im eligible, brilliant!
Thomablue
moneysaver9988
can get similar for Cornwall / Devon but only gives 33% off and 50%
off some of the branch lines, but costs £10 a year.
Only for residents though, so no emits :p


Its Emmet simpleton


Is ignorance really bliss? I only ask as you probably know..

Its emit.. derived from ancient Cornish, which has been bastardised,
much like most of the ancient languages in this country

One of many sources

http://emit.askdefine.com
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Two Together Railcard - 33% off When You and Partner Travel - £28.00 @ National Rail

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Long time reader, new poster! A Two Together Railcard costs just £28 a year, and could save you and another named cardholder up to £100 each on annual rail travel. And while this is new card…
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Silly offer, East Midlands get zilch
Postcode discrimination! Who can i complain to?
Only for the Midlands area ...

Hmm I wonder if it will give you 1/3 off on saver ticket's and the like?

T&Cs a bit vague and fluffy
paulmcuk
Only a good saving due to the insane prices on the rail networks these days.

How's this subsidised? Unless its by local councils etc I'm not sure how that post code lottery offer would stand up in court for a national rail system.


Looks like a trial in limited areas only. If it's successful (which I hope it is) I imagine it will go nationwide.
Only a good saving due to the insane prices on the rail networks these days.

How's this subsidised? Unless its by local councils etc I'm not sure how that post code lottery offer would stand up in court for a national rail system.
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Haddenham & Thame Parkway [HDM] to Wendover [WND] - 10p @ National Rail

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Extremely cheap price for a 2 hour journey. Also children go for £0.05. Seems to work on any day of the week.
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But is a journey on a road of 10 miles, meaning you could almost walk as quick and certainly could cycle faster


But it's 10p! Teeeeeeeen peeeeeeeence.

I don't even live in Buckinghamshire and I'm buying a ticket.
You can do this the other way round, starting in Wendover, and the roundtrip based on two single fares is 20p.
You can do this the other way round, starting in Wendover, and the roundtrip based on two single fares is 20p.
Can you buy this to get 2 for one offers in London???
But is a journey on a road of 10 miles, meaning you could almost walk as quick and certainly could cycle faster
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Gold Card Holders - Network Rail Card - £1.00 (Normally £28) @ National Rail

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Last week I bought off peak travelcard zone 1-6 for £5.30 with my network railcard. Staff at the station was a little bit surprised when saw value of £1 on the railcard. So I thought maybe not m…
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useful stuff, thx
ms2005
If you're a gold card holder you get 30% discount anyway so you won't need a Network Rail card - same rules apply as far as I am aware about travelling with a one other at discount rate.


My husband has gold card and I got Network Railcard that gives me discount when I travel without him
Hi,

Gold Card info
scroll down to the section, "What discounts do I get?"

Just to clarify, if you already have a Gold Card, then you can use it to get discounts on certain trainlines.

You can also use your Gold Card to buy one additional "Network Railcard Partner Card" for £1.
This is the same as a standard £28 Network Railcard,

This can be given to a "family member" ;),
They also used to do a 'partner card' for a quid as well. Saved me stacks when the Ducktchess had a gold card.
GreatestThing
whats a gold card?

From the linked site:
What is a Gold Card?

Gold Cards are Annual Season tickets with a difference! When you buy an annual season at a station within the Network Railcard Area and the origin and / or destination are also in the Network Railcard Area, you are automatically issued with a Gold Card.
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Book rail tickets thru National Rail - no booking fee, no card fee

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Was booking rail tickets thru theTrainline.com and, when i got to the payment page, found there was a £1 booking fee and also £3.50 charge to use my Credit Card. Checked out NationalRail.com and paid
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Dave
Moral of the story, don't use thetrainline.com and use MOST other train company sites - Virgin, London Midland..


no, dont use trains - they are massively overcrowded, massively overpriced, poorly managed and supported with unhelpful couldnt give a damn staff (bar a few exceptions), dirty, cramped, badly designed, poor facilities, run by conmen who will sell you the highest priced ticket, unless you know the system (eg reading to birmingham new street is about £80 peak but if you ask for a ticket from reading to banbury and another for banbury to birmingham new street its near £36 and you use the SAME train and dont need to get off at banbury!! total s**m)


I've just tried this and the site automatically found a £33 peak fare:
http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/912/trains.png

The booking system was made a lot better a few years ago and now automatically finds the best ticket in most cases.
Totally endorse Royals post (#2), this industry is a disgrace and offers crumbs only in the way of hot deals, no matter what site you choose. Budget airlines may rightly deserve a lot of the flak that they receive on HUKD, but jump through their paper hoops and they will consistently undercut the railways for long distance domestic travel. For shorter distances go by coach. If you are unwilling or unable to do either then you need to play the railways at their own game, again along the lines (sorry about that!) that Royals suggests.
the train line still can offer deals surprised this is getting cold votes ?
If you book at the East Coast website, you get a 10% discount on their fares AND no card fees. Voted cold

Edited By: ramraideruk on Feb 18, 2011 08:08
Dave
Moral of the story, don't use thetrainline.com and use MOST other train company sites - Virgin, London Midland..

no, dont use trains - they are massively overcrowded, massively overpriced, poorly managed and supported with unhelpful couldnt give a damn staff (bar a few exceptions), dirty, cramped, badly designed, poor facilities, run by conmen who will sell you the highest priced ticket, unless you know the system (eg reading to birmingham new street is about £80 peak but if you ask for a ticket from reading to banbury and another for banbury to birmingham new street its near £36 and you use the SAME train and dont need to get off at banbury!! total s**m)

Edited By: royals on Feb 18, 2011 03:20
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Virgin Trains - travel Peak with Off Peak tickets til 3 Jan 2011

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Because of the weather, Virgin Trains have lifted alll restrictions on off Peak tickets enabling you to travel at Peak times for the cost of an Off Peak ticket. These arrangements are in place til 3 J…
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Just arrived in Coventry from Gatwick via Gatwick Express, Tube and Virgin trains from Euston. My pre booked train out of Euston at 11.03 WAS cancelled but with no questions asked and no further delay I was directed on to the platform to get on the next available Virgin train. Luckily I was early and got on the 10.23 arriving in Coventry just before noon. Yes train was packed BUT Virgin opened up 1st class seating for all, yes it had to stop at a couple more stops than usual BUT only really added 30mins to my journey time. Cmon lets give some acknowledgement to the companies making an effort to get early decisions made to try and help out Xmas travellers whilst others drag their feet and show little or no concern as to how you get to your destination. Well done Virgin!!


It sounds great, but suppose you'd bought a first class ticket!! Would you be happy in a packed carriage of rif-raf???

Only kidding, but you get my point?
Just arrived in Coventry from Gatwick via Gatwick Express, Tube and Virgin trains from Euston. My pre booked train out of Euston at 11.03 WAS cancelled but with no questions asked and no further delay I was directed on to the platform to get on the next available Virgin train. Luckily I was early and got on the 10.23 arriving in Coventry just before noon. Yes train was packed BUT Virgin opened up 1st class seating for all, yes it had to stop at a couple more stops than usual BUT only really added 30mins to my journey time. Cmon lets give some acknowledgement to the companies making an effort to get early decisions made to try and help out Xmas travellers whilst others drag their feet and show little or no concern as to how you get to your destination. Well done Virgin!!
That's nice of them... trains will deffinately be cancelled this year and they must know it.
They struggle at the best of times when theres no bad weather.

England needs to step up its game.
But for the those of us that pay £4K /year for an annual pass ... nothing!!
Great tip. Thanks. Although probably lucky to get a seat on many of the long journeys back home for Xmas
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Special winter offer on scenic rail journeys just £8.00 this winter.@ National Rail

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Take England's most scenic railway journey for just £8 this winter. MetroCard and Metro-issued English National Concessionary Pass (ENCP) holders can save up to £18.20 with this day-return special
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Potentially save money on on-peak commuter trains with Railcards

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I ocasionally travel to/from London from St Albans - not often enough to warrant a weekly card or whatever. However, when I do, I travel at peak times. At the moment, the return ticket is £16 for
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Thanks :)
in my opinion a saving is a saving, so i am voting hot on this one.
Hi,

I Definately paid £8 (single) this morning - as per their T&Cs. £16 minimum for return tickets bought before 10AM,
I thought tickets bought with a railcard were subject to a minimum fare of £ 10.-? Unless things have changed ...?
Thanks, yes, you're quite right.
Shame people think this is cold though
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Special winter offer on scenic train journeys (Carlisle / Morecambe routes) £8.00

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Metro has secured a special winter offer to travel England's most scenic railway journeys. For just £8 day return MetroCard holders and Metro English National Concessionary Pass holders can travel on…
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we've the midland hotel, the eric morecambe statue........... x
Yay, all come to Morecambe while I hope it works the other way and I'll be off to Leeds!
I,m in Lancaster, so red hot for me, thanks
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Brighton Pride Travel By Train £32.00 for 4 people, £8.00 each on Cheap Day Return.

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If you are one of those like myself who are going to Brighton Pride and enjoy a sunny day in Brighton, you can travel anytime tomorrow using Group Save 4 on First Capital Connect. 4 people / 8 tickets…
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lol :)
Not sure if your being serious or not with the "bottom" & "southern routes":-D
Be warned tho to check route on bottom of your Ticket as some of these tickets say route FCC ONLY
and they are not accepted on southern and you will be forced to pay std single not group by revenue protection
same as for southern tickets route southen
most should be route any permitted

pls check your tickets as i will be tomorrow as im on duty while you lot enjoying yourselves!!!!
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Family Railcard Offers - 25% off Holiday Inn & other Hotel Chains Discount off Food, Days Outs,High School Musical Discount & Many More Offers

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If you hold a Family Railcard not only are you entitled to save 1/3 on rail fares for a whole year with a Family & Friends Railcard... you can also get the following 30 day FREE trial and 2 FREE ci…
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There was something in freebies a while back that you could get free yha if you had young persons railcard
Cant remember full details but you phoned and quoted a code. Should be on the boards somewhere.......
ukdave;2138803
Shame these savings dont apply to the young persons rail card



u2o
Discount also valid with Young Persons (16-25) card!
:whistling:
Thanks for posting, voted hot, but the 20% bite card you don't need to have the rail card for - you can just apply anyway.
yeah if you go through the order process you will have the option to select which rail card you have.

worth noting that some tickets still have minimum fares set and you can't use railcards for cheaper travel before 9:30am
if you are booking in advance do you still get the discount i.e. on trainline.co.uk or is the discount only on full price tickets?
Thanks

A Brief History of National Rail

National RailNational Rail was formed following the privatisation of British Rail in 1996. It encompasses the 28 different ATOC companies that operate the former British Rail routes, which run the length and breadth of Great Britain. Each of the privately owned train operators within National Rail is under franchise for a defined term by the Ministry of Transport. Not every rail operator in the country comes under the umbrella of National Rail. The distinction is an important one because each of the National Rail companies share a ticketing structure and an inter-availability which doesn't necessarily extend to other rail providers.

In 2003, the website www.nationalrail.co.uk was launched, with a large call centre in Mumbai opening the following year. 2010 saw a major step forwards in terms of integration, when journey planning to and from Zone 1 of the London Underground and DLR stations was introduced. This was a major development for passengers on longer journeys who need to travel in or transfer across the capital, and the cost of a London Underground journey is now integrated into the ticket price.

National Rail Station Finder and Online Presence

You can find out where your nearest National Rail station is, as well as see information about the station's facilities when you use the National Rail Station Finder. You can also download and view various maps of the National Rail network on their website.

For the sake of convenience, most people prefer to buy train tickets online at nationalrail.co.uk but you can also go to your local train station to make a purchase.

Services at Nationalrail.co.uk

Finding and booking train journeys on nationalrail.co.uk couldn't be simpler. When you go to the homepage, there are fields requiring you to enter your departure and arrival stations, as well as the relevant times and dates.

To help you to plan your train journey, National Rail has an online Journey Planner on their website.

Planning a Journey With the National Rail Website

Sales and Deals at Nationalrail.co.uk

National Rail regularly runs discounts and money saving opportunities on its train fares and for anyone looking to save some money on their services it's well worth keeping an eye out for them. You can search for these special offers by train operator on the website to see if your local company is currently running a promotion.

There are further discounts available from National Rail, including those for children under 15 years old, senior citizen discounts and railcards:

  • Children: Up to two children under 5 can travel for free with every passenger who pays normal fares. Children between 5 and 15 get a discount of 50% on most National Rail tickets.
  • Railcards: There are a number of railcards available e. g. for seniors, family & friends, disabled persons and HM Forces; with which you can save money when buying your tickets at nationalrail.co.uk.

You can also find a comprehensive A to Z list of every discount for each National Rail operator on their website.

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If you're heading to London or the South East of England, National Rail offers 2 for 1 discounts on a host of attractions, theatres, restaurants, exhibitions and more in the capital.

In the past, National Rail has participated in the weekend long consumer mayhem of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. Last year, there were discounts on train journeys across the country, combined with theatre tickets, restaurant meals and other events. We shall have to wait and see what National Rail has in store for us when the end of November rolls around again this year.

Registering an Account at Nationalrail.co.uk

You can browse train times and fares as a guest, but to purchase train tickets at nationalrail.co.uk, you must have a registered account. Registering is a simple process which requires details such as your name, e-mail address, a password and a security question. You can register directly on their website.

Having a registered account allows you to:

  • Make purchases online
  • View recent journeys
  • Set up custom notifications
  • Save your favourite journeys

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Payment Methods at Nationalrail.co.uk

Nationalrail.co.uk accepts a host of payment methods including Visa, MasterCard, Visa Delta, Maestro and Amex. Some of the Train Operating Companies will also accept Diners Club International, Solo and Electron.

Cancellations, Changes and Refunds at National Rail

Whether or not you are able to change or cancel your ticket depends on the ticket type. Most changes that you make, to the times, dates or route will incur an administration fee, the amount of which is entirely dependent on the individual Train Operating Company, and the change(s) that you wish to make.

Most National Rail tickets, with the exception of advance tickets and some of the special offers, are eligible for a refund. Obtaining a refund also usually incurs a fee. In the event of your train being cancelled or delayed and you do not travel, you can ask for a full refund. If your train has been delayed and you do still wish to travel, you may be eligible for some form of compensation for the delay. Each operator sets its own compensation policy but as a minimum, if your train is over one hour late arriving at your destination, you're entitled at least a 50% rebate of the price of that individual journey.

To obtain a refund:

  • The claim must be made within 28 days of having made the journey.
  • You must retain and be able to present the relevant ticket.
  • Refunds and compensation are usually paid in rail vouchers, eligible for use on any National Rail route. Some operators will, however, pay cash if you prefer.

Each individual operator has a slightly different way of accepting refund claims. Many have an online system, but if you're unsure, you can call the contact number further down this page.

To view the National Rail Conditions of Carriage, which outlines the rules regarding refunds according to the Passenger's Charters, see their website.

National Rail Social Media, Mobile App, and Blog

National Rail mobile app

Following National Rail via their social media pages is a great way of keeping up to date with the latest news and services from the various train operators, and also a great way of hearing about competitions, offers and online deals.

Smartphone users can also download the free National Rail mobile app. It's available for iOS, Android and Windows phones. The benefits of this app include:

  • Journey Planner – Allows you to search routes and times as well as making purchases.
  • Live status updates – Lets you check the departures and live train updates.
  • Wake me up alarm facility – Helps you avoid missing your stop.
  • Personalise your information – Allows you to save your favourite journeys and stations.

Staff from the National Rail Customer Information Team regularly update the online blog with all sorts of information including new deals and promotions. If you want to save money on train tickets and days outs, make sure to check in regularly so as not to miss out.

National Rail Contact Details

You can contact National Rail via their social media channels or in a number of other ways.

By phone:

  1. National Rail Enquiries – 03457 484950, open 24 hours every day except Christmas Day
  2. Customer Relations – 0800 0223720, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, except on Bank Holidays
  3. By e-mail: [email protected]
  4. By post:
  • National Rail Enquiries
  • Customer Relations
  • FREEPOST RSEH-TBGE-HBJJ
  • Plymouth, PL4 6AB
  • United Kingdom

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