LNR offering 20% discounts on journeys to london and birmingham

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by RealTrains07, 12 Feb 2020.

  1. RealTrains07

    RealTrains07 On Moderation

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    Received an email from London Northwestern Railway today about compensation for season ticket holders.

    It also mentioned that currently they are having a sale on tickets to london and birmingham

    how many people are aware of this?
    Is this really a good way in bringing back passengers? What are the problems with an offer like this?

    Any thoughts?
     
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  3. trentvalley

    trentvalley Member

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    Got the email too. Misleading as it says until 23rd Feb but doesn't mention that the start date of the promotion is 15th Feb.

    Guess they see slightly lower demand during school half term holidays so to counter that they are doing this offer.

    IIRC London Midland used to do a cracking offer during school holidays of unlimited day travel on their network for £10
     
  4. Merseysider

    Merseysider Established Member Fares Advisor

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    Similar offer at WMR for journeys to Birmingham by using code WMR20
     
  5. Kite159

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    Seems railcards are allowed to be use in conjunction with the offer

    Although point 2 is a bit wordy:
    Seems to be of no use for anybody wanting to travel to Birmingham from London, so I might as well book via Chiltern when I head up to Birmingham later this month, at least there is no chance of getting a luxurious 350/2!
     
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  6. Baxenden Bank

    Baxenden Bank Established Member

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    The problem is that last half-term the service was abominable due to lack of staff and other issues. Hopefully a better service will be provided next week.
     
  7. paul1609

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    To the casual user of the West Coast mainline there appears to be massive over capacity at weekends. Ive been on the Trent valley services 3 saturdays recently for football away days paying £5.95 to and from Crewe for an advance ticket with a railcard. None of the trains has been loaded anywhere near 25%
    Some of the XX46s services off Euston Ive almost had a 4 car unit to myself.
    Ive just booked Windermere to Euston on 24/2 for £14.20 changing to LNR at Crewe!
    At this rate LNR or their successor will be paying people to travel once HS2 opens.
     
  8. Merseysider

    Merseysider Established Member Fares Advisor

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    See post 3
     
  9. Kite159

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    Which only works for West Midlands Railways branded services not for London North Western branded services.
     
  10. causton

    causton Established Member

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    WMT20 - Local West Mids stations to Birmingham
    LNR20 - Local West Coast stations to London
    LON20 - Birmingham/Crewe/Liverpool to London WMR/LNR only

    You should find what you're looking for using the last code.
     

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