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I got a train from Stoke to Leicester yesterday for a job interview it cost me nearly £70! It was only 61mins long. I usually pay about £10-15 for the same length journey down south. A 4.5 hour long journey cost me less than £60, so why was thst particular journey so crazy expensive???

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First of all what time did you make the outward journey?
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First of all what time did you make the outward journey?
Just after 9am

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Supply and demand, plus a certain element of cartel business practices.
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Just after 9am

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Looks like you were travelling on a peak service which explains why the train was £70
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I got a train from Stoke to Leicester yesterday for a job interview it cost me nearly £70! It was only 61mins long. I usually pay about £10-15 for the same length journey down south. A 4.5 hour long journey cost me less than £60, so why was thst particular journey so crazy expensive???

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ah yea how did it go?
i told you i'd give you a ride innit
ah well too late.
how'd it go?
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Looks like you were travelling on a peak service which explains why the train was £70
Ive travelled peak time before. My hometown to London is 90 mins and it cost just over £20. Maybe £24 max. That was at 8am in a thursday or something
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ah yea how did it go?
i told you i'd give you a ride innit
ah well too late.
how'd it go?
It was ok. Really bad pay but it's a job lol. The interview was literally 8 mins long. So short
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Aha I have a card that allows me to travel anywhere in UK for free for 5 days

I also have another priv card that allows me to pay 25% of the price anywhere in UK lol

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It was ok. Really bad pay but it's a job lol. The interview was literally 8 mins long. So short
with you there. are you the one who said it was door to door sales??
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Aha I have a card that allows me to travel anywhere in UK for free for 5 days

I also have another priv card that allows me to pay 25% of the price anywhere in UK lol

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It was ok. Really bad pay but it's a job lol. The interview was literally 8 mins long. So short
wait no office job?

gahhh :facepalm:
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(Original post by holson)
I got a train from Stoke to Leicester yesterday for a job interview it cost me nearly £70! It was only 61mins long. I usually pay about £10-15 for the same length journey down south. A 4.5 hour long journey cost me less than £60, so why was thst particular journey so crazy expensive???

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Railways use a form of charging called 'price targeting' which enables them to charge some people much more than others for the same journey. If you take the trouble, you can often find cheaper alternatives. I like this site:

https://www.splitticketing.com/

which finds you legal ways of combining tickets for parts of the journey. In your case the validity of day-returns would help you bring the cost down, possibly to about £20.
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Thank you for that excellent contribution to the discussion.
it's the most helpful post yet imo

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with you there. are you the one who said it was door to door sales??
That was a different job

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Railways use a form of charging called 'price targeting' which enables them to charge some people much more than others for the same journey. If you take the trouble, you can often find cheaper alternatives. I like this site:

https://www.splitticketing.com/

which finds you legal ways of combining tickets for parts of the journey. In your case the validity of day-returns would help you bring the cost down, possibly to about £20.
I tried that. My journey couldn't be split. So annoying hahah

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The trains are always a rip off
If cost £197 for an open return from Eaglscliffe (Around Stockton) to Kings Cross when I went down last summer. All I can say is thank god the BBC paid for it
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Well you did have to change at Derby
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Well you did have to change at Derby
No, nuneaton

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No, nuneaton

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oh right maybe next time try booking in advance and consider a longer journey if it would be cheaper
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