Hi guys, Some advise please on the best website to use to book online with advanced options. I was able to book a £7.25 (with railcard) Advance (SN&LM Only) fare for travel this week and use my voucher. This is the itinerary I booked on: - 11.44 Liverpool South Parkway to Stafford 12.39 LM 12.56 Stafford to Milton Keynes Central 14.14 LM 15.13 Milton Keynes Central to East Croydon 17.00 SN 17.11 East Croydon to Hove 18.00 SN I'm not sure how the guy in the booking office at Liverpool Lime Street got this one up. I am wanting to making the exact same journey again. However, when looking on Virgin Trains, thetrainline and East Midland Trains, the itinerary I am getting is as follows: - 11.44 Liverpool South Parkway to Birmingham New Street 13.18 LM 13.33 Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central 15.04 LM 15.13 Milton Keynes Central to East Croydon 17.00 SN 17.11 East Croydon to Hove 18.00 SN You'll notice this is changing at Birmingham New Street rather then Stafford. I would rather change at Stafford and go on the Trent Valley Line. I have used the above journey planners using AVOID Birmingham New Street, but when I click on the "show cheap/slower fares" at the bottom of the first set of results and then select "click for trains" against the £7.25 Advance fare, the system totally forgets that I entered BHM as an avoid point so is not bringing up the changing at Stafford results. Two questions: - 1. is there any way I can get these desired results to come up on any of the journey planners (of course I would prefer one that didn't charge any fees on top). 2. If I was to go to a station to book this fare (bearing in mind the problems I've had last time) if there anything I can prompt the person serving me to enter into the system to bring up the desired results (in case they don't come up by default at LIV again). Thanks! --- old post above --- --- new post below --- Is Takethetrain.co.uk a good booking engine?