Leeds to London Kings X  only £29.20 RETURN from Wed 18th Feb @ The Trainline
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Leeds to London Kings X only £29.20 RETURN from Wed 18th Feb @ The Trainline

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Found 11th Feb 2014
Save over £80 on midweek travel to London. Starting 18th Feb for 3 months. Some weekends in March also available. Booking fee £1.50

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Any station will be able to do the ticket for the same price, just note down the date and time of the train. This way you won't get charged Trainline's extortionate ppostage charges and charges for using a card.

Is that for travel from the 18th Feb or will you only be able to book from the 18th Feb?

Voting cold - most of the travel times are from midday onwards so limiting the ability to have a day trip
Edited by: "alanrowell" 11th Feb 2014

NEVER use the train line. The sheep featured in it's TV adverts are presumably train line customers!

alanrowell

Is that for travel from the 18th Feb or will you only be able to book … Is that for travel from the 18th Feb or will you only be able to book from the 18th Feb?



The 18th Feb is the first train with this fare available. Unless I'm wrong, it just looks like standard advance pricing that's available pretty much all year round though.

Trainline is one of the most expensive ways to book a train ticket - cold for that reason.

Book direct with East Coast and the total return fare is just £26 (not £29.20) for the same jouney - and no extras or booking fee. Why would you want to use Trainline?

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Newbold

Trainline is one of the most expensive ways to book a train ticket - cold … Trainline is one of the most expensive ways to book a train ticket - cold for that reason.Book direct with East Coast and the total return fare is just £26 (not £29.20) for the same jouney - and no extras or booking fee. Why would you want to use Trainline?



Post it and show everyone then?

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yorxman

[quote=Newbold] Trainline is one of the most expensive ways to book a … [quote=Newbold] Trainline is one of the most expensive ways to book a train ticket - cold for that reason.Book direct with East Coast and the total return fare is just £26 (not £29.20) for the same jouney - and no extras or booking fee. Why would you want to use Trainline?



Post it and show everyone then? Oh you wont do cos that deal is available only one day in April, well done

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callum9999

NEVER use the train line. The sheep featured in it's TV adverts are … NEVER use the train line. The sheep featured in it's TV adverts are presumably train line customers!



Why never use...explain yourself?

I always use East Coast!

yorxman

Why never use...explain yourself?



Because they have the exact same tickets everyone else has (some of which are cheaper elsewhere - like East Coast Advance tickets) but with an added fee on top...

yorxman

Post it and show everyone then? Oh you wont do cos that deal is available … Post it and show everyone then? Oh you wont do cos that deal is available only one day in April, well done



Actually they have the EXACT SAME availability as your "deal" has as they are the EXACT SAME tickets. East Coast advance tickets are 10% cheaper on their site than the Trainline and they don't charge a booking fee.

yorxman

Post it and show everyone then? Oh you wont do cos that deal is available … Post it and show everyone then? Oh you wont do cos that deal is available only one day in April, well done


What's the point of posting it? It isn't a deal - it's just standard East Coast pricing, which is always 10% lower than Trainline (with no booking fee either) for the same tickets. That applies to every ticket Trainline sell, too - unless they happen to be running a special discounted offer, which is very rare.

And by the way - the prices I quoted were for 18 February, just like the ones here.

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Newbold

What's the point of posting it? It isn't a deal - it's just standard East … What's the point of posting it? It isn't a deal - it's just standard East Coast pricing, which is always 10% lower than Trainline (with no booking fee either) for the same tickets. That applies to every ticket Trainline sell, too - unless they happen to be running a special discounted offer, which is very rare.And by the way - the prices I quoted were for 18 February, just like the ones here.



Show me...tickets.eastcoast.co.uk/ec/…eck

yorxman

Show me...http://tickets.eastcoast.co.uk/ec/en/JourneyPlanning/MixingDeck



Find it yourself. I don't know how to make my previous posts any clearer. The Trainline has the EXACT SAME availability as everyone else with the EXACT SAME base price. They (virtually?) NEVER discount tickets (I've never seen it happen), yet East Coast DO discount their Advance tickets.

Buying advance tickets on East Coast will therefore ALWAYS be 10% plus £1.50 cheaper at the East Coast website, and ALWAYS £1.50 cheaper (no booking fee) at the myriad of other rail websites that sell the EXACT SAME tickets with no fee.

I'm sorry if this seems harsh, but I just cannot grasp what you are finding so difficult to understand?

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callum9999

Find it yourself. I don't know how to make my previous posts any clearer. … Find it yourself. I don't know how to make my previous posts any clearer. The Trainline has the EXACT SAME availability as everyone else with the EXACT SAME base price. They (virtually?) NEVER discount tickets (I've never seen it happen), yet East Coast DO discount their Advance tickets.Buying advance tickets on East Coast will therefore ALWAYS be 10% plus £1.50 cheaper at the East Coast website, and ALWAYS £1.50 cheaper (no booking fee) at the myriad of other rail websites that sell the EXACT SAME tickets with no fee.I'm sorry if this seems harsh, but I just cannot grasp what you are finding so difficult to understand?



I understand completely but cannot find the prices you are on about on their website

check the eastcoast website for departures after midday -

yorxman

I understand completely but cannot find the prices you are on about on … I understand completely but cannot find the prices you are on about on their website



I don't understand how you can't find them? Find your £14.60 fare on thetrainline and do a search on eastcoast for that ticket and it will be £13.00. E.g. 18th Feb 20.45 Leeds-London = £14.60 (+£1.50) at thetrainline and £13 (+£0) at East Coast.

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callum9999

I don't understand how you can't find them? Find your £14.60 fare on … I don't understand how you can't find them? Find your £14.60 fare on thetrainline and do a search on eastcoast for that ticket and it will be £13.00. E.g. 18th Feb 20.45 Leeds-London = £14.60 (+£1.50) at thetrainline and £13 (+£0) at East Coast.



Who the **** wants to set off at that time of day? The deal I posted gives you the option to travel through most of the day for the sake of another 3 or 4 quid

yorxman

Who the **** wants to set off at that time of day? The deal I posted … Who the **** wants to set off at that time of day? The deal I posted gives you the option to travel through most of the day for the sake of another 3 or 4 quid



THE TICKETS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME. If a ticket is available for £14.60 + £1.50 booking fee at TheTrainLine then it is available for £13.00 with no booking fee at East Coast. PERIOD. If a ticket at TheTrainLine at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 11pm, 5am is £14.60, then it's £13.00 on the East Coast website.

The example I gave was the first ticket available for this price. Just like TheTrainLine have tickets throughout certain days at the price, East Coast has them too.

If you still can't grasp it then show this post to a 5 year old. Hopefully they can explain it to you...

Edited by: "callum9999" 13th Feb 2014

yorxman

Who the **** wants to set off at that time of day? The deal I posted … Who the **** wants to set off at that time of day? The deal I posted gives you the option to travel through most of the day for the sake of another 3 or 4 quid


As the guy above says, you just don't get it - why on earth are you continuing to bang on about it? Tickets bought on the East Coast website will ALWAYS be 10% cheaper than the same tickets bought on Trainline. Not just one ticket, not a few, but EVERY SINGLE ticket, regardless of time, date and journey. You will not find one ticket that Trainline is cheaper for - simply because they charge the standard prices (plus fees) and EC reduce those standard prices by 10%.

Can you not grasp that?
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