£1000 for a single to Norwich

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Yes, the fare exists and has done for a while, however, in reality, this ticket will never be sold as an All Line Rover is cheaper than this!

I'm not sure why it exists though...

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When a fare is withdrawn, the fare is set to £999.99. It should also be removed from booking engines.
 

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It is not over one thousand pounds any more...

1st class single 586
1st class return 640

route "via london" these become
1st class single 369
1st class return 738

"victory" for the tabloids then ....
XC reduced the price of the ticket after the newspaper report. At its most expensive, I believe it was NFM05, it was priced at £1068 for an FOR, and the previous year it was £1002. By NFM06 they had reduced it to £640.
 

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It is not over one thousand pounds any more...

1st class single 586
1st class return 640

route "via london" these become
1st class single 369
1st class return 738

"victory" for the tabloids then ....
CrossCountry bowed to the pressure after the media storm. Started, I believe, by Barry Doe at RAIL magazine. Until 22nd May 2010 the 1st Class Anytime Return Newquay - Kyle of Lochalsh (Any Permitted) was £1068.
 

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No, it's never been £999, but when a particular ticket or fare is withdrawn it is first altered to read "£999.00" to stop it from being sold. (A bit of a fiddle to get around the limitations of the system). It can take some time for Manuals to be updated and all TIS systems to be updated in aid of removing the fare from view completely.

There are numerous examples all around the network of £999.00 fares.
 
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