Offer only applies to e-tickets not conventional printed ones, so cold from me.
No it doesn't. Please don't even try and defend the train companies. The whole thing is dysfunctional and the government needs to radically overhaul the industry to deal with increase in passenger numbers. TOCs are in denial -passenger satisfaction surveys pure fantasy.
Its just how the railway works. And it does work for the majority.
Not really helpful. :( If one is going from A to B and has to be there at a certain time, then they need to board the train that arrives whether it is crowded or not. Is this the same reasoning that the management uses?
You need to remember that train operators have a limit to how much profit they can keep. They're is also a national shortage of trains that can be used. Most trains are also built to their current format so it's not as simple as adding more carriages where needed, even if there were some available. Also a good proportion of passengers buy flexible tickets meaning they can board any train, making predicting passenger numbers on any given service difficult. But most importantly, the company doesn't force anyone onto the train. They board of their own accord, so it's their choice to be on a crowded train or not.
Posted 8th Feb 2019Posted 8th Feb 2019
Wifi now free for all on Cross Country trains
Previously only free in first class. Enjoy free WiFi on all CrossCountry trains You can enjoy surfing through the countryside, with free WiFi on-board all our trains.* Usage Res… Read more
Is it a miserable 50 mb? It’s quite difficult to connect many times.
It isn’t really a deal is it! It’s something included in the price of your ticket.... :/
Great to know- thanks op!
In 2016, the government announced that all train
operators bidding on future franchises and direct contracts in England
and Wales would have to include free Wi-Fi as part of their pitches. That's why you have "free", but the govemment requirement was slow not fast. No one wants you to go fast in case you do too much work on the trains.
Posted 2nd Jul 2018Posted 2nd Jul 2018
15% off CrossCountry Advance train tickets 22/7-2/9 CHOO CHOO!
Get 15% off CrossCountry Advance tickets when you book between 2-23 July 2018 . Simply choose the e-Ticket delivery option when you book an Advance train ticket online or via ou… Read more
They email the ticket to you as a PDF so you can print a paper copy as well if you want.
Quite easy to take screenshots of a ticket incase you have no signal, and a charger onboard. Prep is everything.
I'm not sure I trust e-ticketing. I've heard many stories about people who've been unable to show their e-ticket on the train due to a dead phone battery or not being able to connect to the internet who've had to buy a new ticket. Cold.
Posted 10th Jan 2018Posted 10th Jan 2018
20% off crosscountry advance train tickets for travel between 11 Jan and 16 Feb 2018
The first 50,000 people to register by 9am on Monday 22 January will get 20% off standard or First Class CrossCountry Advance tickets purchased through our website or Train Tickets… Read more
Does not include any trains to/from London which is ridiculous
Oh that’s a shame, nice that you found it for cheaper though :)
Registered and got my code immediately
Thanks, saved a few quid, football away day
Word of warning: the journey I am trying to make came out as £190 cheapest fare on Crosscountry with the 20% discount, but it only offers singles. The Virgin East Coast one found the same route for £120 as a flexible return.
Posted 27th Oct 2017Posted 27th Oct 2017
Cross country trains big sale sign up Thur 2nd, receive a discount code by email + buy tickets 3-6 Nov£1
Celebrate With Us. We want to celebrate our birthday in style and we couldn’t do it without having you along for the ride. On Thursday 2 November, we will be holding a one-day sale… Read more
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.
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
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; https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gwr-january-sale-400000-train-seats-for-great-prices-ex-devon-london-15-standard-2594873
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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Posted 4th Feb 2016Posted 4th Feb 2016
Get 25% off CrossCountry Advance tickets - appy days!
Get 25% off all CrossCountry Advance tickets purchased through our Train Tickets app between 18 January and 14 February 2016. Simply enter your details on the form on the right han… Read more
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.
Posted 20th Jun 2014Posted 20th Jun 2014
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… Read more
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.