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    Southern 90% off Advance tickets
    Book online, one day only

    On Thurs 26 May only, get 90% off Advance single tickets from Southern Railway. You can buy tickets for up to 12 weeks ahead (14 August 2011). Plus Senior, 16-25, Friends & Family, Disabled or HM Forces Railcards can be used!

    Southern Rail services the South East, eg, London, Portsmouth, Brighton, Southampton.

    How do I get it?

    Buy tickets from Southern Railway on Thurs 26 May. If the route you've chosen has sale tickets available, the price will show as 90% off, eg, London to Brighton will cost 45p.

    Tickets must be booked for specific journeys and you must travel on the train you've booked. Buying online, having tickets delivered or collecting at the station is free.

    Anything else?

    Southern has said around 750,000 tickets are available, but they're still likely to go fast. Be warned, the site may be slow from heavy traffic.

    Routes included: London to Brighton, Portsmouth and Eastbourne.
    How to book: Visit Southern Railway website
    When does it end?: Thurs 26 May 2011 only

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    No mention of when it opens so I will try midnight tonight!

    Loads of destinations of interest:

    -Portsmouth
    -Chichester
    -Eastbourne
    -Hastings
    -Lewes
    -Horsham (Paul!!!)
    -Worthing

    and Brighton!

    Let's see how I do.

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    gah, make sure you pre-register for their site else you can't save the journeys.

    verrrrrrrrry slow.
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    Hmmm, well, even at £1-£2 return, I'm not sure that you'd get your full money's worth in Horsham! I am thinking about a trip somewhere, although, as these are Advance tickets, I think that you have to commit to specific trains. Lewes appeals (as always) but I'm trying to come up with something a little different.

    If you fancy a walk over the Downs, combining Arundel & Amberley is a good option.

    Slow: yes, the website is always slow, and may well buckle later today, with these fares.
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    site won't go any further than the delivery details - fail.

    I'm off to bed, what a shower, makes the Glastonbury site look like bbc.co.uk.
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    Saw great 50p/75p offers earlier, but am now just getting error messages.
    Considered Chichester or Arundel, though the pubs list for the former doesn't look extraordinary I could cherry-pick then move on to Barnham, just for Murrell, then walk to one that's been on my target list for some time - Maypole in Yapton. Bridge at Amberley would be too far to walk, time-wise, and don't know whether it warrants a separate train stop (which might cost another 50p, but the website won't show me!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Saw great 50p/75p offers earlier, but am now just getting error messages.
    Considered Chichester or Arundel, though the pubs list for the former doesn't look extraordinary I could cherry-pick then move on to Barnham, just for Murrell, then walk to one that's been on my target list for some time - Maypole in Yapton. Bridge at Amberley would be too far to walk, time-wise, and don't know whether it warrants a separate train stop (which might cost another 50p, but the website won't show me!)
    I am trying again but I think it's likely to end in failure!

    Have been to both the Murrell and Maypole - excellent places. Now, should we try and say we'd meet up and do those one Saturday if either of us can get through the site??

    I can do July 2, 9 or Aug 13.

    Says you?

    EDIT: Pah, full of errors. Far from gaining a whole wedge of new customers and attracting good PR, this is actually making me hate Southern Trains from a previous position of indifference.
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    Jul9 most manageable of those, though it'd be a triumph over logistics to co-ordinate(!), & I guess Saturdays will have highest demand for cheapest fares.
    I was expecting Arundel to have a decent smattering of beery delights, but research suggests not..?
    So maybe Lon-Chichester (train), Chich-Barnham (train), Barnham-Yapton (walk), Yapton-Barnham (stagger), Barn-Lon (train). That's omitting the Amberley pub which may prove a challenge too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Jul9 most manageable of those, though it'd be a triumph over logistics to co-ordinate(!), & I guess Saturdays will have highest demand for cheapest fares.
    I was expecting Arundel to have a decent smattering of beery delights, but research suggests not..?
    So maybe Lon-Chichester (train), Chich-Barnham (train), Barnham-Yapton (walk), Yapton-Barnham (stagger), Barn-Lon (train). That's omitting the Amberley pub which may prove a challenge too far.
    OK I am in the (what I am hoping are) the final throes of securing a CJ-Brighton ticket. Over an hour so far.

    Once that's secured, I will try booking for myself a CJ-Chichester single with a Barnham-CJ return for the 9th. Will get a ticket to arrive Chichester around 11 and back at CJ for around 10:15pm

    Let's see how things go...!

    UPDATE - The payment screen is kaput. Just a sea of whiteness. Not good.

    the https://secure5.arcot.com site is taking 10 minutes to process payments. I apparently now have cheapo tickets to Brighton.
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    The site has acknowledged the problems due to unprecedented (but surely not unexpected?) demand, and has extended the booking window until midnight, Sun 29th.

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