birmingham to london

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Phoenix, 11 Apr 2008.

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  1. yorkie

    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Correct. It's pointless.

    I suggest either:-
    - FSR - no requirement to register to use it (only requires registration when ready to purchase), all the 'benefits' of Thetrainline but none of the fees.
    - NXEC - no requirement to register as above, but different engine to thetrainline which makes it easier to see cheapest fares. Also allows you to state seat preferences (or even not book a seat).

    If I am just checking train times, and perhaps prices, without wishing to book, I usually use FSR.
     
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    matt Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I use Virgin Trains as thats who I am registered with and then I usual collect from the Fast Ticket Machine at Coventry station
     
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    I'm registered with quite a few of them, but I just don't see the need to log in unless I want to make a purchase. The TOCs can customise this feature, Virgin have enabled forced registration and FSR haven't.
     
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    matt Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    CrossCountry let you look without logging in. As nationalrail.co.uk has been broken so much recently I have been using the CrossCountry website to look at times and prices.
     
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