Train ticket increase today 23/07

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I've just noticed the price of a single ticket from reading west to Basingstoke has increases significantly it was around £7.40 but now suddenly £9  ??

I  the middle of a strike too !!

Open return is £9.30  something VERY wrong here !!

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  • msa1204
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    Don’t think there has been any change.

    Anytime Day Return is £9.30

    Off Peak Day Return is £7.50

  • The_Unready
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    It's 23/06 today, if that helps?
  • jon81uk
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    I think you have previously travelled off-peak and now travelling peak.

    on GWRs website shows as £7.40 for an off-peak day single and £9 for an anytime day return.

    Travel after 09.30 for the cheaper price.
  • colinday25
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    It's 23/06 today, if that helps?
    My bad , that was a typo
  • colinday25
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    jon81uk said:
    I think you have previously travelled off-peak and now travelling peak.

    on GWRs website shows as £7.40 for an off-peak day single and £9 for an anytime day return.

    Travel after 09.30 for the cheaper price.
    No , I buy my son his ticket occasionally when he is out of cash , he always travels at peak time.
  • colinday25
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    msa1204 said:
    Don’t think there has been any change.

    Anytime Day Return is £9.30

    Off Peak Day Return is £7.50

    My post was about the cost of a single going up and compared to an open return
    Single £9
    Open  return £9.3

  • jon81uk
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    msa1204 said:
    Don’t think there has been any change.

    Anytime Day Return is £9.30

    Off Peak Day Return is £7.50

    My post was about the cost of a single going up and compared to an open return
    Single £9
    Open  return £9.3

    That screenshot shows peak at £9 and off-peak at £7.40 as I said.

    It is possible that which trains are peak and off-peak has changed with the new timetable in May, but generally peak has already been before 9am that looks unlikely. 

    As far the price of a return being only slightly more that a single, that has always been the case, even way back 30+ years ago with British Rail.
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