I changes trains at Crewe recently. I didn't find it that unbearable. I wasn't waiting 20 minutes though. I use to do that length if wait regularly at Clapham Junction and took to making short metro journeys to and from near by stations to kill time.
Possible in Lonson but perhaps not so in Crewe
Interesting that they choose not to take up the extension of contract option.
Of course, if they knew something might not be right last year, would changing the operator to one of last resort be high on the cards given the pandemic was the focus.
This is how I would view it. Are the advances cheaper than the return and is this saving across a year, larger than the delay repay loss by not using a return.
If the answer is yes, then I don't care about the loss of additional delay repay.
This of course only applies where you have a choice...
But was there a need to do that if the same number of seats still exist? Unless it is because they need to increase the money they make for the Department for Transport.
So you think they have made less or more money by you travelling down less but at a higher fare?
Perhaps they need to change the peak period and make mornings off-peak. Haha. I jest.
On more serious matters. I got the 17:40 Guildford to Gatwick Airport today and whilst it wasn't packed it wasn't empty either.
I sat in a single seat beside the loo. More space for my rucksack.
I have a train ticket valid via Brighton. I need to stop off at Brighton on route. Then I'm heading north towards Burgess Hill
Given there is engineering works National Rail Enquries is routing people via Preston Park.
Can I go that way? Under normal circumstances it wouldn't it be a double...
Nothing against it being green but don't like the way they have used different green colours in it. If they really wanted more than one shade of green, surely there must have been a better way to achieve it.
Personally, I'd have just gone with the dark green used by Great Western Railway for...
So do annual increases in percentages for regulated fares have to mean the amount of money brought in is neural across the board.
Or can they lower prices of cheap fares and raise prices of more popular ones so that percentage-wise of increase across ticket types it is the same but in terms of...