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    Default Train Ticket Splitting

    Just wondering if anyone has actually done this, and the sites to use and to avoid?

    I need to have a changeable day once a week in London - I am looking for trains from Crewe to Euston which is around the £70 to £90 mark for the Virgin trains (I am not even considering the London Midland option despite it being cheap).

    To book the same trains on virgin website is around £200 mark, so the prices of split ticket are very appealing.

    The question is, does it actually work in practice - other than the obvious fly in the ointment about seat reservations?

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    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.

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    You want Matthew Somerville's split ticket finder at traintimes.org.uk: https://split.traintimes.org.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    You want Matthew Somerville's split ticket finder at traintimes.org.uk: https://split.traintimes.org.uk/
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    Thanks for the link, just what I am after. I will be using the fixed trains so no worries on the wrong ticket for the journey - perfect.

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    What's wrong with the London Midland trains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    What's wrong with the London Midland trains?
    They're slow as hell, stop at every stop and their First Class may aswell not exist. No shop, either.

    I wouldn't get one to London if they paid me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJABS View Post
    What's wrong with the London Midland trains?
    As just said above. Slow, stops at every lamp-post, seats are rows of 5 so cramped. Essentially a local commuter train being used for long distance. No trolley, no shop, so you cannot buy anything. Yes, they are £12 but I cannot function for the day if I use it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    As just said above. Slow, stops at every lamp-post, seats are rows of 5 so cramped. Essentially a local commuter train being used for long distance. No trolley, no shop, so you cannot buy anything. Yes, they are £12 but I cannot function for the day if I use it!
    Same experience to the two above for me as well. Coventry to London on LM? Not a chance.
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    I have never heard of train ticket splitting before.

    Dare I look this up on urban dictionary from client site?

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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?
    You know Wilmslow is a splitter
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