Ive emailed London Midland about this but perhaps someone here can explain : Want to travel from Manchester to Worcester return next weekend. There are advance tickets in both directions (£7.50 and £13.50) from Manchester to Kidderminster, but when entering Worcester, about 12 miles further on the same line with the same operator, they dissappear and the only option is an off-peak return about £40. Ive bought the advances and will pay £5 singles both ways to Worcester, which is a total cost of approx £30, a tenner cheaper than the only advertised fare to Worcester. My question is why arent the advance tickets available to Worcester for a few pounds more than the Kidderminster prices? People who wouldnt think to look for advance tickets to Kidderminster then buy two singles are paying £10 more than they need to.