London-Weymouth Day out

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by cambsy, 3 Apr 2018.

  1. cambsy

    cambsy On Moderation

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    I am planning London to Weymouth in a couple of weeks using an off peak return, and is this ticket valid on the Southampton-Victoria services via Horsham on the return, And what other routes are permitted? Thanks.
     
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  3. t0ffeeman

    t0ffeeman Member

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    There is an extremely cheap ticket for Croydon -Weymouth via Barnham. (Cheaper than Southampton-Weymouth!!
     
  4. ashworth

    ashworth Established Member

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    I do hope that ticket isn’t withdrawn now it’s been mentioned. I have been using it for years.
     
  5. itznonbine

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    it isn't.
    Weymouth to Waterloo is 31.00
    Weymouth to East Croydon via Barnham is 13.20 as a child return
     
  6. roversfan2001

    roversfan2001 Established Member

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    And now you've blatantly mentioned it on a public forum, steps will be taken to patch this loophole. Well done. :rolleyes:
     
  7. itznonbine

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    It's not a loophole. The Journey is longer and not straightforward. You don't travel on the busy lines as much.
    There is a reason why its cheap and it will stay this way as i am sure that guards have seen these cheap tickets before and not yet been made more expensive.
    The TOCs will be aware of this ticket massively and they are the one that make the ticket prices so cheap.
     
  8. yorkie

    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Permitted routes from London to Weymouth are on the following maps:-

    • LB+CW
    • PD+CW
    • PZ
    • RG+XR
    • SW
    • WE+WO
    • WX+XR
    Note that the London to Weymouth fares are either routed via Southampton or via Westbury; I assume you will be using a via Southampton ticket, in which case any permitted route that does not go via Southampton may result in you being charged a change of route excess fare, charged at half the difference between the price paid and the appropriate fare routed via Westbury.

    In addition to the above, you may also use the permitted routes between London and the via point printed on your ticket, and from the via point to Weymouth. So if your ticket is routed via Southampton, permitted routes between London & Southampton are on the following maps:

    • LB+CW
    • LF+CW
    • PD
    • PD+CW
    • RG+XR
    • SW
    • WX+XR
    The route via Barnham & Southampton is permitted on map combination LF+CW.

    Most ticket types are cheaper from Southampton to Weymouth (set by SWR) than from Croydon (set by GTR). The lowest priced Southampton to Weymouth is the Super Off Peak priced at £24.10, while the same fare from Croydon is £26.40.
    SWR may not like the via Barnham fares, but if SWR attempted to ask GTR to alter these fares, that would be a clear breach of the rules.

    I am confident SWR would not break the law and do such a thing, as that would be a very serious matter indeed.
     
  9. ForTheLoveOf

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    Indeed, they might get a slap on the wrist that stings for about five seconds...
     
  10. Be3G

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    I can't remember his name now, but I seem to recall we had someone posting on these forums a few years ago who was involved in the pricing/setting of these via Barnham cheap fares (although I can't recall if the East Croydon one was specifically mentioned) and who openly discussed them – so they're definitely not some kind of secret loophole.
     
  11. Be3G

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    He's the one! Thanks. :)
     

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