CRS codes on Nationalrail.co.uk

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You can finally use 3-letter CRS codes such as used on the Live Departure Boards in the Journey Planner of Nationalrail.co.uk,
it also seems they've speeded up the time it takes to search for a journey, although the ticket search takes just as long as before.
 
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I rarely use it. If I want to plan a journey, there are many quicker and better alternatives IMO.

If I want fares, I used thetrainline but someone on uk.railway discovered a gem for looking up fares, it even has the fare codes (this is the first time I've ever known the fares be available other than in the printed NFM) http://www.evolvi.co.uk/contract/tmc/
 

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I rarely use it. If I want to plan a journey, there are many quicker and better alternatives IMO.

If I want fares, I used thetrainline but someone on uk.railway discovered a gem for looking up fares, it even has the fare codes (this is the first time I've ever known the fares be available other than in the printed NFM) http://www.evolvi.co.uk/contract/tmc/
Interesting Site. However I have to Fire up IE which is a down point.

Booking a reservation in First Class with a Standard Class Ticket is interesting though!!
 

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For those who actually care, Evolvi is intended not for joe public but for ticket retailers who find the national reservations system (NRS) a pain in the arse. Yes, it's our old friend the Rail issuing travel agent.

Evolvi not only does seat reservations, train times and prices but can also be combined with a printer and thermal ticket stock to produce tickets valid for travel.

I should add, I don't think you people should really be using the demo it as it's intended for ticket issuers who might actually be interested in paying for the software!
 

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Wow - Evolvi is better than any online system I've seen in the UK - from what I've seen while playing around with it it's not actually possible to buy tickets on it if you're not a registered company and only using the 'test'?

While we're on the subject of good websites, here are a couple I use:

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en - the German Rail site but does UK and other European journeys, including when using ferry services. Does not provide fares information but is pretty detailed in terms of times - will give intermediate stops etc. of any train. It will also provide you with a 'personalised' timetable (in .pdf) for any journey you choose and is probably the fastest site.

http://80.75.65.43/ - more like Traveline because it doesn't just do trains but is *extremely* detailed. It isn't just your bog-standard timetable search but also provides some fares information, albeit without railcards or advance tickets - only cheap day/saver/open return etc. Will also provide train headcodes AND even the allocated platform of the train at stations!
 
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