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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    What's wrong with the London Midland trains?
    I've done the Crewe to Euston route on London Midlands. Great if it's quiet, you're in no rush, you've got a book to get through and it's coming out of your own pocket. If not, Pendolino all day long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    You know Wilmslow is a splitter
    I thought he cured that with sellotape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMirror View Post
    I have never heard of train ticket splitting before.

    Dare I look this up on urban dictionary from client site?
    It's simple:

    • Given a train journey that passes through stations A, B, and C:
    • Ticket from A → C costs x
    • Ticket from A → B costs y
    • Ticket from B → C costs z


    if y + z < x, then get the tickets for A → B and B → C.

    The only restriction is that the train on which you travel must stop at B. They don't actually force you to get off and on again though

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    It's simple:

    • Given a train journey that passes through stations A, B, and C:
    • Ticket from A → C costs x
    • Ticket from A → B costs y
    • Ticket from B → C costs z


    if y + z < x, then get the tickets for A → B and B → C.

    The only restriction is that the train on which you travel must stop at B. They don't actually force you to get off and on again though
    And sometimes B doesn't even need to be between A and C. In the following link it was a lot cheaper for a ticket from Lancaster to Euston than from Preston (nearer) to Euston. So a commuter bought a cheaper Lancaster ticket and even travelled to Lancaster to start his journey, but got into a bit of hot water:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/277652...train-tickets/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    It's simple:

    • Given a train journey that passes through stations A, B, and C:
    • Ticket from A → C costs x
    • Ticket from A → B costs y
    • Ticket from B → C costs z


    if y + z < x, then get the tickets for A → B and B → C.

    The only restriction is that the train on which you travel must stop at B. They don't actually force you to get off and on again though
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMirror View Post
    I thought he cured that with sellotape?
    It was a particularly bad case so he's had to resort to gaffa tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    It does work, but you need to be careful of the rules. I did it for a week on Open Tickets but got a train which didn't stop at Coventry (The split station).

    The guard was alright with me, but did make it clear they should have charged me.
    Yeh I've done it before. Like you said, if train doesnt stop at split station you may be in trouble.

    I guess its because you're getting off and station and then getting back on same train in effect. Even though you dont actually do it- so if it doesnt even stop then you're on an invalid train for 2nd part of the journey.
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