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    This is a subject that has been highlighted many times as a way of saving money on train journeys. I've heard that this usually applies to journeys involving more than one TOC.
    I'm going to Glasgow in May and found that the advance ticket on the direct train with a railcard was around £43.00. I then looked at Euston to Preston and then on to Glasgow to find that the total came to around £35.00. That means my first 3 or 4 Wetherspoon pints will be free!
    Virgin WC seem to be ramping up the price of tickets from London to North of the W Midlands (away from the competition) but not necessarily on the way back. What the casual rail traveller makes of all this nonsense is anyone's guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    This is a subject that has been highlighted many times as a way of saving money on train journeys. I've heard that this usually applies to journeys involving more than one TOC.
    Doesn't have to be more than one TOC. For example, I sometimes split a journey between Edinburgh and Sheffield at York, but end up being on the same train (Cross Country) all the way. Why is it cheaper this way? Just craziness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Why is it cheaper this way? Just craziness.
    Perhaps not as bizarre as the routes where an Anytime ticket is cheaper than the matching Off-Peak one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Doesn't have to be more than one TOC. For example, I sometimes split a journey between Edinburgh and Sheffield at York, but end up being on the same train (Cross Country) all the way. Why is it cheaper this way? Just craziness.
    Bizarrely, I've got seat 62 to Preston and 61 to Glasgow! When I've done this before on Virgin Trains WC it's been the same seat.

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    I have split tickets a few times and saved a fair amount. When you try to explain it to someone who doesn't use trains they look at you as if you have gone mad!
    I have split tickets at York for my next trip up to Sunderland.
    The other advantage to splitting is that you can give yourself a little time to have a couple of beers en route!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy20 View Post
    I have split tickets a few times and saved a fair amount. When you try to explain it to someone who doesn't use trains they look at you as if you have gone mad!
    I get that whatever the subject!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Perhaps not as bizarre as the routes where an Anytime ticket is cheaper than the matching Off-Peak one!
    Or first class is cheaper than second.

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