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    • fluffy123
    • By fluffy123 19th Jun 17, 9:42 AM
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    Advance tickets for outbound but not inbound journey?
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:42 AM
    Advance tickets for outbound but not inbound journey? 19th Jun 17 at 9:42 AM
    Hi all,

    I purchased some advance train tickets on Saturday for 9th September between Liverpool Lime Street and Winchelsea. This was because a few weeks earlier, Trainline allowed me to input an email alert for the journey there and back.

    I assumed as my return trip is the following day, Sunday 10th September, that the advance tickets for that would be online yesterday the cheapest ticket I can see is for an offpeak ticket at £108 each! I checked first thing in the morning too. Can this be right? The return ticket is upwards of £200! It just makes no sense...
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    • elverson
    • By elverson 19th Jun 17, 10:27 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:27 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:27 AM
    Check again in a few days - it's likely that the tickets haven't been released for the 10th yet.
    • dggar
    • By dggar 19th Jun 17, 10:45 AM
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    • #3
    • 19th Jun 17, 10:45 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:45 AM
    Hi all,

    I purchased some advance train tickets on Saturday for 9th September between Liverpool Lime Street and Winchelsea. This was because a few weeks earlier, Trainline allowed me to input an email alert for the journey there and back.

    I assumed as my return trip is the following day, Sunday 10th September, that the advance tickets for that would be online yesterday the cheapest ticket I can see is for an offpeak ticket at £108 each! I checked first thing in the morning too. Can this be right? The return ticket is upwards of £200! It just makes no sense...
    Originally posted by fluffy123
    I trust you didn't buy the ticket through Trainline. they charge a booking fee. best bet is to use the National Rail journey planner and buy tickets from a Train Operating Company directly.
    • fluffy123
    • By fluffy123 19th Jun 17, 10:51 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:51 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:51 AM
    No, Trainline sent me the alert but I bought it through Virgintrains
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 19th Jun 17, 6:39 PM
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    • #5
    • 19th Jun 17, 6:39 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 6:39 PM
    No, Trainline sent me the alert but I bought it through Virgintrains
    Originally posted by fluffy123
    Interestingly, the Virgin Advance calendar indicates that dates from Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th are flagged as ' non-reservable' although all other dates in September apart from 24th are available

    https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/tickets/your-ticket/ways-to-save/?gclid=CjwKEAjw7J3KBRCxv93Q3KSukXQSJADzFzVSaRfxCfJ rgGN_axKdnQfahlOtmrX6_AgZ9cvDDbKlTxoCcIzw_wcB&gcls rc=aw.ds

    (click on the cross at the bottom right corner of the 'book early' section)
    • elverson
    • By elverson 20th Jun 17, 8:09 AM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 8:09 AM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 8:09 AM
    Advances are now available for the 11th.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 20th Jun 17, 9:24 AM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 9:24 AM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 9:24 AM
    Advances are now available for the 11th.
    Originally posted by elverson
    But the OP is looking for a return on Sunday 10th - and for some reason they do not appear to be being released yet
    • elverson
    • By elverson 20th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
    Sorry, I meant the 10th.

    They are available e.g. https://traintimes.org.uk/winchelsea/liverpoollimestreet/0600/10sep
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