Great Western Railway: you utter rip off bastards

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    £235 quid for a fucking day return to Cardiff.


    Taking the piss.
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  2. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    robbing bastards
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What's worse is that I have to be there early to make arrangements for my Mum's funeral. It's despicable profiteering.
  4. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Regret, transience and disillusioned fortitude..

    That is absolutely disgusting mate. :mad:
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  5. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Regret, transience and disillusioned fortitude..

    Have you checked cheap flights?
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  6. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Have you got loads of stuff? I ask because if not the coach is often pretty quick London to Cardiff, it's easy on the tube from Brixton, and it won't be over 200 quid.
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  7. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    You've probably checked all this but a somewhat cheaper option might be to go after 7pm and come back Friday evening.Still be about £90 plus the would mean somewhere to kip.
  8. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Its fucking scandelous, it really is.

    Hiring a car and petrol would be much cheaper. Do you drive?
  9. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Wankers. Should be law that public transport is not allowed to be more expensive than private vehicles. No wonder our roads are full
  10. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Railways in this country are a fucking scandal.
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  11. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Cheaper to build a 1:1 scale replica of Cardiff outside your house and then just walk there.

    Cheaper to fly to fucking Arrakis, get yerself a teenth of melange and fold space to Cardiff.
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  12. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    I know people that would drive you there and back in a band splitter van for less than that.
  13. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    I'd drive him there and back, door to door, for an even 200.

    Shit, 100 quid plus fuel. Who am I kidding I don't even care about the money I just need someone to talk to :(

    And now I think about it my car does not currently have a battery in it so there's that.
  14. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Doesn’t help but I was looking at tickets to go York in well over a months time thinking I’d get some cheap tickets. No. Still going to work out cheaper to drive! It’s insane the cost of rail travel in this country.

    Basically going to come down to do I want a nice chilled 3 hour journey vs road rage on the motorways on a Friday night.

    The train might still win yet. But I shouldn’t even be having to think about it.
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  15. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    You can get an off peak one month return, for £57.60, go up night before, stay the night at a B&B come back later the next day, still works out cheaper than £235. Not sure where you got the £235 from editor, walk up fares Anytime Day Return is only £226, that is the price you pay at any ticket office, taking any train in and out at any time. The £57.60 return fare is also a ticket office walk up fare, not internet.

    Good luck.
  16. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Where's Bungle when you need him? :D
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Thanks, but I haven't got the time, nor the inclination, to start taking extra days off and staying in B&Bs.
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  18. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    Depending on when you're travelling, it might work out cheaper to buy two singles rather than a return ticket.
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  19. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    I never go to London by train unless it's for work, as they will pay. It's a complete rip off.

    The coach is so much cheaper, and not a bad journey. What about coach to Bristol and then train the rest of the way?
  20. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Now try and find a train that gets you to Cardiff by 10.15am.

    Anyhow I've managed to change the time of the meeting (to discuss the funeral) so I'll just be ripped the standard £76.
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  22. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

    Ah! OK. All the best with everything anyway.
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  23. chilango

    chilango *shrugs*

    You can pay the best part of £50 for a return to London from Reading - standing, and unlikely to even have a wall to lean against - at peak times. That’s a 30 minute journey.
  24. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    I just tried the fare for the same journey, 4th January.

    Exactly as Editor screen grabbed - £234.
  25. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    It’s insane, thousand pounds for a family of four.
  26. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    I can get a sleeper berth on a 1,500 mile train to Hong Kong from here for about sixty quid.
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  27. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    A few weeks ago I did Frecciarossa executive class, £50 for a journey about the same as London-Cardiff, albeit off peak. Oh and you get use of a six seat in-carriage meeting room, with sockets for HDMI feeds to a big screen.

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  28. kalidarkone

    kalidarkone Up to my knees in amniotic fluid

    When do you need to be there editor? If I am not working and you can get a bus to Bristol, I'll happily take you to Cardiff just for the petrol money x
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Thanks for the offer but I've shelled out £76 for a later train.
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  30. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    4th January

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