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    • ljaybrad
    • By ljaybrad 18th Dec 13, 4:47 PM
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    ljaybrad
    • #2
    • 18th Dec 13, 4:47 PM
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    • 18th Dec 13, 4:47 PM
    Seems to work quite well, wish there was a option to book with a company who dont charge a booking fee though!
    Thanks to everyone who posts competitions
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 18th Dec 13, 5:29 PM
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    John Gray
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    • 18th Dec 13, 5:29 PM
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    • 18th Dec 13, 5:29 PM
    I tested booking from Gloucester to York, then changed York to Cutty Sark DLR, and it repeated the results from Gloucester to York.

    More error checking needed? (Most of the other ticketing systems don't allow Cutty Sark DLR, or make a horrible mess of it if they do...)

    Restarting from scratch gave an Oops error message.
    Last edited by John Gray; 18-12-2013 at 5:31 PM.
    • marlot
    • By marlot 18th Dec 13, 6:43 PM
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    marlot
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    • 18th Dec 13, 6:43 PM
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    • 18th Dec 13, 6:43 PM
    It doesn't seem to want to split at Banbury when travelling up to Coventry on cross country. I can get two day returns (one to Banbury, one for the banbury to coventry section) for less than the cost of the single ticket it suggests
    • svjoc1987
    • By svjoc1987 18th Dec 13, 8:51 PM
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    • 18th Dec 13, 8:51 PM
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    • 18th Dec 13, 8:51 PM
    just tried it for the Norwich to London Liverpool Street Route and it worked really well
    • Sammie_
    • By Sammie_ 18th Dec 13, 11:45 PM
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    • #6
    • 18th Dec 13, 11:45 PM
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    • 18th Dec 13, 11:45 PM
    I wondered why tickerty split was down yesterday you were changing it!

    I have just tried the journey I booked this afternoon just now which was Banbury (leaving at 12.55pm) to Southampton Central on 15th January 1st class.

    Tickerty Split said it couldn't find a split so £44

    I found my own splits when I did the booking..

    Banbury to Oxford (12.55pm) at £5.50
    Oxford to Basingstoke (13.16) at £9.00
    Basingstoke to Southampton Central (14.10) at £9.00

    Total £23.50

    I do like the new look though and really hope that whoever is doing the software makes this work well.

    Keep going!

    Good luck!
    I don't post much, but when I do it's all good!!
    • sydroo
    • By sydroo 19th Dec 13, 3:30 AM
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    • 19th Dec 13, 3:30 AM
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    • 19th Dec 13, 3:30 AM
    I just tried Manchester to Derby and instead of Off-peak Day Single: £24.30 it split to Advance Single: £8.00 Advance Single: £5.00 Total: £13.00 which it correct as I have done this manually myself before.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 19th Dec 13, 10:52 AM
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    • #8
    • 19th Dec 13, 10:52 AM
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    • 19th Dec 13, 10:52 AM
    It needs "Other train operating companies also sell tickets and they may not charge additional fees"
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
  • opinions4u
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    • 19th Dec 13, 11:51 AM
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    • 19th Dec 13, 11:51 AM
    It would be nice if it could automatically identify cheaper fares at times other than the one specified.
  • Former MSE Adam
    Thanks for the feedback so far - keep it coming!

    MSE Adam
    • kevbev321
    • By kevbev321 19th Dec 13, 12:51 PM
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    kevbev321
    I like the idea of this tool, but it hasn't managed to save me any money thus far.

    What would be very helpful would be if the tool remembered what you had entered before when you press "Search again" so you don't have to repeat all details like the date and railcards again. I don't know if this would be possible?
    Comping on & off since 31/08/12
    I comp for fun... and to kill the boredom!
    • kevbev321
    • By kevbev321 19th Dec 13, 12:53 PM
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    kevbev321
    Also, the "Feedback" link underneath the search bar takes you to a dead link.
    Comping on & off since 31/08/12
    I comp for fun... and to kill the boredom!
    • starrybee
    • By starrybee 19th Dec 13, 3:55 PM
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    Not working for me - it's trying to cost me more money!

    It's not taking into account the advanced price.
    It's saying A to C = £42.75 (anytime single)

    So it's recommending
    A to B: £9.90 (advance single)
    B to C: £13.05 (anytime single)
    Total £22.95
    And it's saying I need to change trains at point B despite it being a direct journey, so all I should need to do is stay on the train and show a different ticket - think maybe it's just worded badly?

    Anyway, National Rail price the journey at £15 for an advance, which MSE isn't showing at all

    Also
    It would be nice if it could automatically identify cheaper fares at times other than the one specified.
    I agree this would be useful

    • the-mango
    • By the-mango 19th Dec 13, 7:45 PM
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    the-mango
    It would be nice if it could automatically identify cheaper fares at times other than the one specified.
    Originally posted by opinions4u
    For that I use this http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/farefinder/search

    it would be good if you could do lowest split fares though.

    I appreciate this

    Please don't use the tool unless you intend to buy tickets, as we pay each time you search. Once you've found tickets, the tool takes you to thetrainline.com, which charges a £1.50 booking fee per transaction. If you go direct, you'll often be able to book without it. But we would ask you to book via thetrainline.com as without it, we wouldn't be able to do this tool.
    but would honestly prefer to see adverts than be directed to soething like this
    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 21st Dec 13, 10:21 PM
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    Kite2010
    Doesn't The Trail Line also charge a delivery fee (or card fee) in addition to the booking fee?
  • Former MSE Adam
    Hi starrybee - can you let me know the travel details you were looking at please?

    Thanks,
    MSE Adam
    • eshroom
    • By eshroom 12th Mar 14, 4:35 PM
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    eshroom
    Unfortunately, this failed on 3 separate routes for me. On all routes it said there were cheaper options available, but then when I clicked through to trainline.com the tickets were priced more expensively.

    The routes were:

    London - Macclesfield - 13:00 on Sat 15th
    London - Warrington - 12:20 on Sat 15th
    London - Manchester - 12:40 on Sat 15th

    For what it's worth, redoing the searches on ticketysplit all three were no longer able to be split, but I think it's very unlikely availability on all 3 routes changed in the short time between ticketysplit finding them and me clicking through to the trainline site.
    • yorkie2
    • By yorkie2 12th Mar 14, 9:57 PM
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    yorkie2
    You're best waiting for the Raileasy website to be launched. It will be much better than the Ticketysplit app, and will offer "splits" that involve more than two tickets. It will charge an fee, but any fees will cover the whole booking, not just each ticket.
    • Exile_geordie
    • By Exile_geordie 13th Mar 14, 3:00 PM
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    Exile_geordie
    Ive just been using this app as I want to go to Manchester on 3rd may but its sending me up via Sheffield on a train out of St Pancakes - is this right? Yeah the price looks nice but its an hours extra journey time.
    Northern Northern Northern.
    • cosmojohnson
    • By cosmojohnson 13th Mar 14, 3:35 PM
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    cosmojohnson
    It's a trade-off between journey time and price. For a London-Manchester trip, look at Advance fares on Virgin out of Euston (ticketysplit just analyses walk-up fares i.e. ones you could buy on the day at the moment).
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