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« on: September 03, 2021, 08:42:51 pm »

I have to travel to and from Gatwick out 9/9 and back 23/9. My return flight is due to land at 10.00. I can travel from either main Bristol station. The two authorised routes appear to be via Reading/Guildford or Salisbury/Clapham Junction with little  difference in the cheapest price. However the via Reading fare is a supersaver which can only be used up to the 1329 departure or after the 1729. With flight and/or immigration delays the 1329 may not be achievable. As both approved routes involve long transfer walks, I would prefer to travel via Fareham with a simple same platform change there on to the Southampton to Gatwick train. No fares are quoted for this route. Is there a reasonable split fare option here
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2021, 09:32:05 pm »

Bristol Temple Meads to Billingshurst via Havant?  But I think you need to add singles onwards as Billingshurst to Gatwick is too short for a period return.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2021, 07:55:51 am »

Split at Salisbury - the ticket from there is valid via Fareham.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2021, 10:35:46 am »

Thanks for the advice. Graham, there is one big snag with your suggestion. The SOU - GTW services do not stop at Billingshurst. Chris B, I hadn't thought of your suggestion. In fact there is a SAL-GTW fare, route Barnham which gives me the cheapest overall fare. The problem is that both GWR (Great Western Railway) & SWR» (South Western Railway - about) booking engines state that there is no suitable fare by that route. The good news is that AWC, Southern and LNER» (London North Eastern Railway - about) all quote it and AWC give Nectar points. Just awaiting final confirmation from my travel agent that the holiday is definitely on(No tickets etc received yet).
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2021, 10:41:07 am »

.......The good news is that AWC,

Sorry, AWC?
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2021, 10:44:40 am »

Avanti West Coast….
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2021, 11:03:20 am »

Avanti West Coast….

A poor replacement for Virgin West Coast in my experience. Will be looking for alternative providers to Manchester and the north west in the future.
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