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NO ADMIN FEE TO CHANGE ADVANCE TICKETS AT CROSSCOUNTRY TRAINS
We’re the first and only UK train company to remove the £10 fee for changing the date and time of your Advance ticket. So not only can you get great value Advance tickets for any train operator via ou… Read more
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Delbert Grady

I'm afraid you're wrong, trebor is quite correct. Train companies often … I'm afraid you're wrong, trebor is quite correct. Train companies often do special deals that are only available on bookings made via their own website, you won't see the deal price if you book elsewhere. Virgin did one recently and GWR have one running at the moment;http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gwr-january-sale-400000-train-seats-for-great-prices-ex-devon-london-15-standard-2594873



Those are promotional sale prices, this thread is about Advance tickets so my comment remains true; Advance tickets are the same price regardless of whether you book on the TOC's own website or any other TOC's.

UncleWilly

No they don't. Advance tickets are the same price regardless of which … No they don't. Advance tickets are the same price regardless of which train company's site you book on.



​yes they are virgin ec offer discount on their online prices. as part of their contract they can do what they like with advanced tickets as not covered by regulators

UncleWilly

No they don't. Advance tickets are the same price regardless of which … No they don't. Advance tickets are the same price regardless of which train company's site you book on.


I'm afraid you're wrong, trebor is quite correct. Train companies often do special deals that are only available on bookings made via their own website, you won't see the deal price if you book elsewhere. Virgin did one recently and GWR have one running at the moment;
hotukdeals.com/dea…873

trebor

"So not only can you get great value Advance tickets for any train … "So not only can you get great value Advance tickets for any train operator via our website, but you have a little extra flexibility if your plans change"The wording is a little ambiguous but the way it's worded, it should cover tickets for all train companies, including East Midlands etc but the tickets may be more expensive as train companies offer their own website exclusive discounts.



No they don't. Advance tickets are the same price regardless of which train company's site you book on.

"So not only can you get great value Advance tickets for any train operator via our website, but you have a little extra flexibility if your plans change"

The wording is a little ambiguous but the way it's worded, it should cover tickets for all train companies, including East Midlands etc but the tickets may be more expensive as train companies offer their own website exclusive discounts.

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25% off Cross Country trains booked through their app
This entitles you to 25% off tickets booked through the Cross Country app between 18 January and 14 February 2016. Terms and Conditions are on their page. Here is more about the offer: Get 25% off … Read more
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25% off is still 100% more than it should be

Like all train companies they just need to provide a service where people can sit in a seat, are on time, are good value. Failed on all three. First rubbish western, Carp country and South West we can't be bothered trains charge ridiculous amounts for a lousy service. I live in reading and commuted to London and Birmingham. Prices are crazy.
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25% discount on your next Standard or First Class CrossCountry Advance train ticket to or from Devon and Cornwall
To celebrate the re-opening of the line through Dawlish, we're giving you 25% off CrossCountry Advance tickets to or from Devon and Cornwall when you book and travel before 30 June 2014. To activat… Read more
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In your email

So, how do you get this "unique PIN" ?
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Buy advance train tickets up to 15 minutes before departure at crosscountry.co.uk
Not everything can be planned ahead, and we recognise that that when you travel by train, you don't always know which one you want to catch until you're ready to leave. So why should this stop you get… Read more
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Newbold

No idea why anybody would use Trainline. You'd have to be an idiot … No idea why anybody would use Trainline. You'd have to be an idiot because there's always going to be a cheaper alternative that works just as well.

So, now I'm an idiot. Great.

GeoDogger

used Trainline for MrsDogger when she was stuck overseas. she landed and … used Trainline for MrsDogger when she was stuck overseas. she landed and collected her advance tickets. .which I booked when she was flying

You could have done that with any other train site such as company own sites or redspottedhanky.com etc etc and had no fees. ANyone can collect any tickets from any sites. All sites sell tickets for all train companies and all routes at the same prices. "Advance" tickets work on tiers, when a tier sells out, the next price is the cheapest.

used Trainline for MrsDogger when she was stuck overseas. she landed and collected her advance tickets. .which I booked when she was flying

And the ticket is on your mobile or your print it off from their website.

Buy through their app 15 minutes before departure and it's cheaper than elsewhere (other than their own website). Looking further ahead than on the day of travel and it'll be the same price as anywhere else.

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10% off CrossCountry Advance rail tickets to/from Devon/Cornwall to 30/6
"Rediscover Devon and Cornwall "To celebrate the re-opening of the railway line linking Devon and Cornwall with the rest of Great Britain we are giving you 10% off CrossCountry Advance tickets for tra… Read more
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supersinky2008

This 10% discount might be for new customers ?


Nope - the T&Cs are clear it's for ALL their Advance tickets going to/from Devon/Cornwall stations bought for travel by 30/6.

HOWEVER your msg prompted me to click through and check and found that the link I'd provided although it told you about the promo didn't actually seem to have taken the 10% off!

If following the original link does NOT show "South West Promotion 10% off" under the Advance fares (which appear when you 'View all single tickets', then try this direct link
http://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/special-offers/treats-and-discounts/devon-and-cornwall-travel-discount

The page also lists the Devon/Cornwall stations it applies to.
eg an EXD to BHM fare following the 'Get Deal' link initially showed as £33.80 down, but following direct link was down at £30.40 with the 10% saving - so watch out you really are being shown the 10% off rate with "South West Promotion 10% off "
(This MIGHT be because of HUKD cookies/link behind the scenes in the 'Get Deal'.)

The page also talks of the SW10 promo code for their Smartphone 'Train Tickets' app.









Edited by: "mk-donald" 27th Apr 2014

About a month ago I got an email from CrossCountry with a code and a personal pin for 25% off tickets to Devon & Cornwall to be used before the same date of the 30th June 2014. I HAVE taken advantage and booked tickets as I couldn't drive down to South Devon from Northumberland any cheaper than the discounted tickets. You still have to watch which stations you travel from and to, as the price can differ dramatically. This 10% discount might be for new customers ?

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FYI: Can of course buy CrossCountry Advance train tickets via many other websites - such as RedSpottedHanky (also with £back via Quidco/TCB etc) but you wouldn't get the 10% off - though at RedSpottedHanky you can double Tesco Clubcard points value (ie £5 Tesco points becomes £10 eVoucher on RSH to spend on train travel).

Tip: I have found that some CrossCountry Advance journeys CAN be cheaper splitting, perhaps multiple times, eg from Exeter to Birmingham split via Bristol & Cheltenham - though watch out for advance seat assignment complexities - and be sure to reserve the same train!

Virgin Trains 10% off Advances link for Virgin Money customers [not as generous - no railcard discounts & Adult only]
hotukdeals.com/dea…320
Edited by: "mk-donald" 22nd Apr 2014
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Stafford to Birmingham (+BIR-STA) train 1st class £4 single (£2.65 with railcards) good availability many days/times @ Cross Country Trains
This is a generally available deal but a great value one I noticed for a half hour trip into a major city. Don't be shy to go up to guard's door if they don't come into the (usually just one) 1st cla… Read more
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They ditched the bus to Alton towers this year from a few places... why we didn't go this year!

Great deal by the why

tasha2493

Just googled it and I'm wrong..... you used to be able to get a bus with … Just googled it and I'm wrong..... you used to be able to get a bus with First but they've changed the tickets they'll accept so now you'd have to get to Newcastle under lyme before you could get a bus and the tickets are £7.50 each for an adult (and then they wonder why no one uses public transport!)



Thanks both, sounds like it would be cheaper to drive to alton towers and stop in the hotel there!

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It is in both directions - updated thread title. I use it combined with Manchester to Stafford which can be £8.50 no railcard, £5.60 with railcard in 1st class - going tomorrow and booked that on Tues night.

tasha2493

It's 21 miles away. But you can get a bus.



Just googled it and I'm wrong..... you used to be able to get a bus with First but they've changed the tickets they'll accept so now you'd have to get to Newcastle under lyme before you could get a bus and the tickets are £7.50 each for an adult (and then they wonder why no one uses public transport!)

paisa_vasool

use in both directions? if so, how far stafford station from alton towers?



It's 21 miles away. But you can get a bus.
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CrossCountry Trains Advance (Single) Tickets - Price Freeze
CrossCountry Trains is freezing Standard Advance (one-way) tickets bought online (not in stations) on the CrossCountry Trains website at 2010 prices. While it's calling it a January price freeze it's … Read more
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Blimey, with these deals it's actually marginally cheaper to get the train than it would be in diesel to drive my car on the Reading to Manchester run! Obviously, as with all trian fares in this country, it's still a complete rip-off but compared to the normal cost of rail travel I think this is red hot.

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Didn't they do this before? So effectively the prices have risen from the 2009 price to the 2010 price?
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CrossCountry trains up to 75% off
CrossCountry trains up to 75% off Buy tickets for any train journey in Great Britain Copied from Website..............Summers here so its the perfect time to discover all thats great about Britain. … Read more
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Interesting to hear nobody can find thes 75% off deals. I have been trying to locate any tickets with Crosscountry that have the NUS Extra card 10% discount advertised on their site fo 3 months! I have complained to customer service and although I had several replies they can only tell me "The ticket (note the use of the singular here)must have gone". NUS extra site do not seem to offer any help but I am wondering whether the Advertising standards or Trading standards agencies would be interested as I feel it is a misleading advert. We bought the NUS Extra card specifically to use to obtain this discount.

and if you cant get tickets beforehand then they will overcharge you by almost double......they did with me but gave a me a refund in train vouchers (annnoying!) as i threatened them with legal action because intiallt they werent gonna pay up - outrageous - the only business that seems to think it can get away with blue murder

massive overcrowding

replacing all the buffet cars with trolleys - total joke - even though i know alot of people who dont like this they carry on - only good for the few who arent able to get to the buffet car or lazy blobs

often late - though they arrogantly deny this - in fact on two occasions they asked people getting off at Reading to get off at Oxford instead and get the next train - that was taking the p - just so they could avoid the fine!!

often dont pay compo for lateness as per their refund policy - but i get it in the end

dont care about customers or listen to them - they think customers are stupid

they make up survey results / train stats (appratently my train wasnt delayed by 1 hour standing at Birm new street station - of course i must have imagined it, the bean counter at Head Office is of course correct)

massive overcharging unless you buy x years in advance
expensive tickets - cheaper to drive eg standard open return fares between reading birm new street went up from £62 to £75 in less than one year - they say 8% (what? obviously they failed maths dumb dumb level)

i hate this company

found them to be more expensive.....

Sorry cold from me. Can't get any decent fares and best I get is when it offers me, for example, the NXEC train service from Leeds to Edinburgh for £13.50 each way but can be bought from the NXEC website for £11 each way.

Can't find any "75% off standard advance fares" fares.

Darlington to Kings Cross return journey no cheaper with these than many other sites.
Misleading title as it suggests it's a Summer offer, cold from me.
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CrossCountry's Summer Seat Sale - cheap rail tickets!
Cross Country Trains are currently running their first-ever Summer Seat Sale via their website. The Seat Sale can give massive reductions when buying Advanced Purchase rail tickets and by using the p… Read more
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The service standard and condition of the trains have been significantly degraded ever since they leave virgin whilst the ticket prices are increasing. Missing the good old days.
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10% Off All Seats =] @ Cross Country Trains Banned
Use Promo Code "HOT" For 10% Off All Seats
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The code RAILCARD is valid until 31 August 2008 and also lets you have railcard discount
Anne

The code LAUGH applies until 3rd August 2008
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Cross Country trains major cities ''catch the summer, catch the train, sizzling hot offers'
really good offers, book in advance. last week my train tickets cost £40, after i used this online adcance booking, the same ticket only cost me £18. you can still add railcard or youngperson's card … Read more
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MSE have quite a bit about it on there.. not that i use MSE...

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CrossCountry Train Birmingham <-> Edinburgh From £4 (standard) or £10.50 (1st Class) in June, possibly less with railcard WORKS WEEKDAYS
Came across this when I tried to book my train ticket and a pleasant surprise to see only £4 for a single train ticket from Birmingham (New street or International) - Edinburgh Waverley (or Edinburgh … Read more
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sotomonkey;1869339

I'm sorry I've been behaving like abit of an ****, it's almost the end of … I'm sorry I've been behaving like abit of an ****, it's almost the end of the week.I've noticed that sometimes the conductors don't even stamp your ticket., meaning you can get an extra journey out of a return.Sometimes too the ink that they stamp the ticket with rubs off with no effort whatsoever, I didn't mean to do it to be honest but just noticed that it started rubbing off after being stamped which again makes it look like a new ticket.



I work for XC Trains on board, and I can't see any reason why you can book an advance ticket to a station beyond where you are travelling and alight early. I will ask my boss if this is ok for you guys, just so you know the score, if you want.

But rubbing the stamp off of a ticket and reusing it (or reusing it because it wasn't stamped, for that matter) is fraud. If you get caught you can get in to a lot of trouble. Students tend to use that trick a lot, but if you can still see the print slightly and get caught out, then you can face going to court where you will be fined around £350 as well as court costs and compensation for the company for a standard single priced ticket for your journey. Yeah, you can get away with it, but some things aren't worth a criminal record in my opinion.

Is it just me or are there none left under £12 each way? Argh!

hotscot;1866985

Works on weekdays tooThis is a brilliant offer,as i just got 3 returns … Works on weekdays tooThis is a brilliant offer,as i just got 3 returns for 2 adults and 1 child for £13.90 total with the free railcard....it cost a £1 for the child :w00t: great for going onto other places,as so cheap,as I am......:thumbsup:Journey 1 : EDINBURGH WAVERLEY to BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET @ GBP 6.30Discounted Adult Fare GBP 5.30 (2 @ GBP 2.65)Discounted Child Fare GBP 1.00 (1 @ GBP 1.00)Journey 2 : BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET to EDINBURGH WAVERLEY @ GBP 7.60Discounted Adult Fare GBP 6.60 (2 @ GBP 3.30)Discounted Child Fare GBP 1.00 (1 @ GBP 1.00)


My tickets arrived in less then 24hrs...great service:thumbsup:

I'm using this for the full journey,as going on from Birmingham,this has saved me so much money and I get a wee extra visit to see my grandkids too,thank you to op :thumbsup:

sotomonkey;1869339

I'm sorry I've been behaving like abit of an ****, it's almost the end of … I'm sorry I've been behaving like abit of an ****, it's almost the end of the week.I've noticed that sometimes the conductors don't even stamp your ticket., meaning you can get an extra journey out of a return.Sometimes too the ink that they stamp the ticket with rubs off with no effort whatsoever, I didn't mean to do it to be honest but just noticed that it started rubbing off after being stamped which again makes it look like a new ticket.



Erin will want you locked up for 3 years for a comment like that :-D

Single out of Birmingham looks like a bargain at any price!!! :whistling:

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