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Pb_devon
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« on: June 26, 2019, 05:25:39 pm »

Rarely do we see post-journey reports using split tickets, so I thought Id post an experience today.
Mrs pb_devon travelled from Chester to Plymouth. The through fare (with Senior Railcard) was 101.75. Single.
Having read the hints from others on here, I split this into Chester to Crewe; Crewe to Birmingham NS; BHM to Cheltenham; Cheltenham to Plymouth.
Result: 56.90. Almost half price!
All worked perfectly. No ticket checks apart from one south of Cheltenham (by which time the service was pear shaped so any train specific rules probably went out the window).
Very pleased, and thanks to the experts.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 06:11:41 pm »

Not bad - if you wish to travel via Birmingham.

A through Single ticket from Chester to Plymouth via Hereford with a Senior Railcard is just 51.75 and has no time restrictions.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 07:17:58 pm »

Quote from: PhilWakely
Not bad - if you wish to travel via Birmingham.

A through Single ticket from Chester to Plymouth via Hereford with a Senior Railcard is just 51.75 and has no time restrictions.

This post saved me doing the research  Grin

I did wonder about that option because, although it was once the main route for expresses between the west country and the north west, it does tend to get rather forgotten about these days.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 08:10:36 pm »

Not bad - if you wish to travel via Birmingham.

A through Single ticket from Chester to Plymouth via Hereford with a Senior Railcard is just 51.75 and has no time restrictions.

I thought when I posted this that someone would see a challenge!!
Thanks.....our daughter is coming down in the summer - I will tip her off.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 09:17:45 pm »

Not bad - if you wish to travel via Birmingham.

A through Single ticket from Chester to Plymouth via Hereford with a Senior Railcard is just 51.75 and has no time restrictions.

I thought when I posted this that someone would see a challenge!!
Thanks.....our daughter is coming down in the summer - I will tip her off.

It comes down to convenience really for this particular journey. The journey via Hereford is roughly 30 minutes longer, but the benefits are that you avoid Birmingham and there are no Peak time restrictions.
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