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    • markrolls
    • By markrolls 9th Oct 19, 7:08 AM
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    Train website problem
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    • 9th Oct 19, 7:08 AM
    Train website problem 9th Oct 19 at 7:08 AM
    I planned to get a train journey to London king cross from Bradford interchange to go to an event I'm going to.
    So yesterday I went to book tickets
    outgoing was the 30th of December and coming home is 31st of December so I clicked on the them dates
    it was 100 for 2 people return
    so I tried paying for it i had money in my account but it said it couldn't process the payment and the payment is showing as pending on my bank account so I rang up grand central rail and they said they couldnt find them details with that payment there must have been a computer glitch
    so I thought I would try book a train ticket again today and trains out have gone up to 230 thats just for the train there, should I not still get my original fare that I tried to pay for it was a
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    • t0rt0ise
    • By t0rt0ise 9th Oct 19, 12:31 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 12:31 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 12:31 PM
    Advance tickets are cheap. Can you not buy those? If not I see cheaper than you're stating. What time are you wanting to travel?
    • markrolls
    • By markrolls 9th Oct 19, 3:12 PM
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    • #3
    • 9th Oct 19, 3:12 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 3:12 PM
    I'm trying to buy advance tickets at the price I attempted to pay for that they could not process now the have gone up 170
    • bigisi
    • By bigisi 9th Oct 19, 3:44 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 3:44 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 3:44 PM
    I'm trying to buy advance tickets at the price I attempted to pay for that they could not process now the have gone up 170
    Originally posted by markrolls
    230 - 100 is 130, not 170.
    • grahamgoo
    • By grahamgoo 9th Oct 19, 4:13 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 4:13 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 4:13 PM
    The cheapest tickets will require you to travel at specific times, you could use the best fare finder to identify these.

    Just taken a quick look and the 10:22 outbound departure and 10:57 return look about the cheapest. If those times are not convenient or you don't wanted to be restricted to specific services then it will be more.

    The very cheapest option for the journey would probably be megabus with the tradeoff of rather unsociable times and longer journey duration!!
    • tehone
    • By tehone 9th Oct 19, 4:36 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 4:36 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 4:36 PM
    It may be worth buying a Two Together railcard and using that
    • tehone
    • By tehone 9th Oct 19, 4:40 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 4:40 PM
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    • 9th Oct 19, 4:40 PM
    Just did a quick search and its possible to pay 94.90 for 2 people with a railcard at the moment for he dates mentioned
    • martindow
    • By martindow 10th Oct 19, 1:48 PM
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    • 10th Oct 19, 1:48 PM
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    • 10th Oct 19, 1:48 PM
    Are advance tickets on sale yet for the end of December? If not the OP could wait and possibly find much cheaper tickets.
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