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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 4th May 12, 12:14 PM
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    MSE TicketySplit app discussion
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    • 4th May 12, 12:14 PM
    MSE TicketySplit app discussion 4th May 12 at 12:14 PM




    Hi all, we've built a new TicketySplit app and mobile site. These free tools quickly find which station to split tickets at to save for UK train journeys.


    It would be fantastic if you could ...

    a) let us know what you think and
    b) report any bugs

    If you have any problems, letting us know what mobile phone you are using would be a huge help.


    TicketySplit mobile site
    (Please bookmark on your phone - this is not an app)


    Thanks guys

    Jenny

    Last edited by MSE Jenny; 08-05-2012 at 8:59 PM.
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  • helplessTD
    • #2
    • 4th May 12, 12:27 PM
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    • 4th May 12, 12:27 PM
    I tried the moblie site. Didnt split from Bristol to London but I am sure it works. Handy if you have an iphone. Hope to have similar for android users.
  • JoeMoomin
    • #3
    • 4th May 12, 12:28 PM
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    • 4th May 12, 12:28 PM
    Fantastic! Really glad to see this come to fruition.

    I had a couple of tries for different time trains today and managed to save 60p on a walk-on. The return is the same price as a walk on too, but the app obviously doesn't search for this yet.

    Great start, really keen to see more functionality.

    EDIT: Used the iPhone app
  • BriBri
    • #4
    • 4th May 12, 12:34 PM
    Works for me
    • #4
    • 4th May 12, 12:34 PM
    Tried it on iphone worked seamlessly no problems at all split the ticket & made a decent saving.
    Hope you can soon get a version up & running for return and advanced fares.
    • Willowpop
    • By Willowpop 4th May 12, 12:57 PM
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    • #5
    • 4th May 12, 12:57 PM
    • #5
    • 4th May 12, 12:57 PM
    tried the mobile site as have an android phone (android app please!) and it split the tickets fine...no friends and family railcard option though, and would like to be able to buy one adult and one child ticket as well...but I'm sure this will come as it progresses. Fine otherwise.
    • Jeff Bridges hair
    • By Jeff Bridges hair 4th May 12, 1:01 PM
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    • #6
    • 4th May 12, 1:01 PM
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    • 4th May 12, 1:01 PM
    Hi folks,

    We've spent built a new free train split ticket iPhone app and, for other phone users, mobile website to find hidden tickets that slash the cost of walk-on train fares.


    Originally posted by MSE Jenny
    I wish that you would stop writing this. The fares are not hidden and to say they are is false. They are all available in all booking engines.
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    • bill the bus
    • By bill the bus 4th May 12, 1:05 PM
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    bill the bus
    • #7
    • 4th May 12, 1:05 PM
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    • 4th May 12, 1:05 PM
    cannot find the app on android market. will have a go again over weekend
    • gavrc
    • By gavrc 4th May 12, 1:08 PM
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    • #8
    • 4th May 12, 1:08 PM
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    • 4th May 12, 1:08 PM
    cannot find the app on android market. will have a go again over weekend
    Originally posted by bill the bus
    There is only an App for iPhone, there is a mobile website for other phone users.

    gav
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    • gavrc
    • By gavrc 4th May 12, 1:13 PM
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    • 4th May 12, 1:13 PM
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    • 4th May 12, 1:13 PM
    Looks good to me. Any idea how much you would need to charge for it?

    gav
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    • ehlo
    • By ehlo 4th May 12, 1:14 PM
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    ehlo
    If you type too fast the station dropdown doesn't appear and then it ignores what was typed and just does London > Manchester anyway.
    This might not be as much of an issue when actually used on a phone but it might be an idea to add better validation in any case
    • J20BABY
    • By J20BABY 4th May 12, 1:26 PM
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    J20BABY
    Works for me, Bristol to Hull. will be good when up and working properly and yoi can do advanced with family railcard.
  • NKLK
    App is fab
    Recognition of stations is great
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    • Gorgeestwo
    • By Gorgeestwo 4th May 12, 1:44 PM
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    Just tried on the iphone, looks good did the split for Swansea to Manchester. Like others have said, it'll be good for advanced fares and returns.
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  • katthehat
    Seems to work fine, great idea much needed!
    Kat
  • sharpy2010
    I tried this. I don't use the train much, so was just messing about. The first example I found was this:

    Cardiff to Leeds: £105.70

    Or, if split, it is £69.10.

    A saving of £37.40 for just purchasing two tickets instead of one, but staying on the same train. It all seems a bit too good to be true! I think that now this app has been released, this little loophole will be closed.

    Be great if it wasn't, but thats my thoughts on it anyway.

    Fantastic app though!
    • badgeraudio
    • By badgeraudio 4th May 12, 2:02 PM
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    badgeraudio
    It would be good if you can use the standard railway station short codes.
    IE:
    LON :- London
    LEI :- Leicester
    SWS:- South wigston
    etc
    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/codes/
    • kenyan
    • By kenyan 4th May 12, 2:05 PM
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    kenyan
    Just to let you know for some I reason I couldn't find the app on the Apple store. Tried to search for 'Tickety Split' and 'MoneySavingExpert.com' on both my iPhone and iPad but couldn't find it.

    Might have something to do with my account as my colleague was able to search for it.

    Managed to download after my colleague emailed me a recommendation of the app and I checked the email on my iPhone.
    • Lifes Grand Plan
    • By Lifes Grand Plan 4th May 12, 2:21 PM
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    A bit saddened that an Android app has taken back seat to an iPhone app.... especially on a money saving site, and with Android THE most popular opperating system for mobile phones... doesn't make sense to me.

    Great tool though.
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    • dzug1
    • By dzug1 4th May 12, 2:25 PM
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    I think that now this app has been released, this little loophole will be closed.
    Originally posted by sharpy2010
    It isn't a loophole - it's an inevitable consequence of the way fares are set and regulated, or not regulated as the case may be.

    Given that the government's thoughts for 'simplification' include an extra type of super-on-peak fare I'm not sure that much will be done about it.....
  • sharpy2010
    It isn't a loophole - it's an inevitable consequence of the way fares are set and regulated, or not regulated as the case may be.

    Given that the government's thoughts for 'simplification' include an extra type of super-on-peak fare I'm not sure that much will be done about it.....
    Originally posted by dzug1
    Would be good if things stay as they are :-)
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