Cheap Train Fares guide discussion

edited 8 March 2013 at 3:11PM in Public Transport & Cycling
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  • unused tickets/upset passenger = refund 100% maybe - £10 admin fee waivered with good complaint letter but have to ask broadstone that queston

    I'm working on that one. Not to bothered whether I succeed or fail....last year, I made a small profit on one of my trips. Due to incompetence, one of the railway companies refunded me twice for one of my journeys. I just cashed in both cheques to make the profit. So if I don't recover the £10 admin fee(s), I'm not to bothered !:):rotfl::)
  • Broadstone wrote: »
    I'm working on that one. Not to bothered whether I succeed or fail....last year, I made a small profit on one of my trips. Due to incompetence, one of the railway companies refunded me twice for one of my journeys. I just cashed in both cheques to make the profit. So if I don't recover the £10 admin fee(s), I'm not to bothered !:):rotfl::)

    not bad i got some good compo last year. got a bargain ticket of ebay for £15 (face value £40) did me journey and the train was delayed by over an hour so got 50% compo = £5 up :j
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  • not bad i got some good compo last year. got a bargain ticket of ebay for £15 (face value £40) did me journey and the train was delayed by over an hour so got 50% compo = £5 up :j

    Is that legal?
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    kayl wrote: »
    Has anyone any idea while fares from Glasgow to Inverness have apparently doubled in 6 months??

    I went with my daughter using a Family and Friends Railcard in June last year and I was really pleased that it only cost £19 for the 2 of us return. I am now trying to book the same journey for 12 weeks time, going on the same days of the week and at the same time, and the cost it is giving is £40! At first I thought that it was not taking account of the Railcard, but in fact without that it would cost £70. The bus would cost the same .

    Would appreciate any help as this wold make it too expensive for me to visit my friends as planned

    Just had a quick look and Scotrail have only released their cheap Advance tickets up to 25th March. Did a quick search on the 21st and there's lots of cheap £8.75 advance tickets each way (1adult and 1 child with railcard), the £42 fare is a Super Off Peak return which will stay the same price now and on the day of travel.

    So if your travelling after the 25th March, you need to wait a little bit longer, use this website to see when there released. Also advance tickets are normally release on the Thursday or Friday weekly.
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    Gene_Hunt wrote: »
    Is that legal?

    Not illegal to claim Delay Repay Compensation from any ticket you have bought. However, buying tickets off Ebay is not allowed and Ebay as an 'online retailer' has a responsibility to remove these tickets once reported but some do get through.

    That's the problem with Ebay, people use it to off load things there not meant to; ie railway tickets, backup games or my personnel favourite Sky TV 50% discount codes (Free to acquire sold on Ebay for £50+)
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  • However, buying tickets off Ebay is not allowed and Ebay as an 'online retailer' has a responsibility to remove these tickets once reported but some do get through.

    That's the problem with Ebay, people use it to off load things there not meant to; ie railway tickets, backup games or my personnel favourite Sky TV 50% discount codes (Free to acquire sold on Ebay for £50+)

    So what and who cares about the railway companies ? especially when they con people and stats by avoiding paying compensation to passengers by cancelling hundreds of trains in the cold weather.

    As I said in a previous posting, I suggest that you look at the Daily Telegraph at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...pensation.html for more info.:)
  • Gene_Hunt wrote: »
    Is that legal?

    wasnt going to answering such a stupid question and i dont think ill bother now. ill let somebody else answer it for me ;)
    Broadstone wrote: »
    So what and who cares about the railway companies ? especially when they con people and stats by avoiding paying compensation to passengers by cancelling hundreds of trains in the cold weather.

    As I said in a previous posting, I suggest that you look at the Daily Telegraph at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...pensation.html for more info.:)
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    i have no problem in sticking in compo claims when something goes wrong

    Well yes but that's different from sticking in claims when nothing has gone wrong
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    edited 7 January 2011 at 12:00AM
    dzug1 wrote: »
    Well yes but that's different from sticking in claims when nothing has gone wrong


    Yep...a bit like train companies increasing fares and seasons tickets way above inflation after they have conned people and stats by avoiding paying compensation to passengers by cancelling hundreds of trains in the cold weather. :):rotfl::)
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    dzug1 wrote: »
    Well yes but that's different from sticking in claims when nothing has gone wrong

    Dzug, I've just realised it's our annual chat with broadstone, do you remember, if not here's a clue

    PS. also dzug whatever you post I'm not allowed to thank you, sorry
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