Durham - Hellifield

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  1. Mark_re

    Mark_re Member

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    Hi all,

    I'd like to visit some friends in Hellifield on 27/12, returning 28/12. On the way I'd like to do the Settle-Carlisle in its entirety, returning via Leeds. I imagine the cheapest way is a Newcastle-Hellifield off-peak return and a single Durham-Newcastle. Can anyone do any better than that (2 adults with Y-P)?

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
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  3. bb21

    bb21 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    For a start,

    Newcastle - Hellifield
    Route Any Permitted
    Off-Peak Return
    £39.00 Y-P

    is pointless for your itinerary. Instead of this, you should get

    Newcastle - Hellifield
    Route Carlisle
    Anytime Return
    £18.40 Y-P

    with a change-of-route excess into the Route Any Permitted ticket for the return portion only. This excess costs half the difference between the two fares so is approximately £10.30, giving a total of £28.70.

    Even better, using the mechanism mentioned above,

    Durham - Hellifield
    Route Carlisle
    Anytime Return
    £22.05 Y-P

    can be similarly excessed to

    Durham - Hellifield
    Route Leeds
    Off-Peak Return
    £35.80 Y-P

    for the return portion only. The excess is approximately £6.90, giving a total of just under £29, however there is no need to purchase a separate ticket in this case.
     
  4. lyndhurst25

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    I think that I've managed to get it down it £22.50 per person with a YP railcard using a SOR and SDS combination. I've sent him a PM with the details as ATOC may be watching. Can anyone beat this price?
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    Looking at the Routing Guide again I think that I've got it down to £19.25! (a Darlington to Durham single is involved)
     
  5. bb21

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    Yes I know the ticket you mean. ;)
     
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