most expensive Anytime Single

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  1. dcd

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    following on from the cheapest - what is the most expensive in terms of pence per minute journey standard class no discounts. The Lichfield City to Lichfield Trent Valley was 50p for 5 minutes i.e. 10ppm at it's most expensive. Southampton Airport Parkway to Swaythling is 170p for 2 minutes or 85ppm
     
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    Deleted - didn't realise it was pence per mile!
     
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    Aren't some withdrawn tickets priced at £999.99 on websites, as they only update their database?
     
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    Ryde Pier Head to Ryde Esplanade £1.00 500m platform to platform?
     
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    Birchgrove to Ty Glas - 17 chains (340 metres approx) from platform to platform and £1.40 SDS.
     
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    it is a 2 minute journey at 100p making it 50ppm
     
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    I don't know what the distance is but London Blackfriars to City Thameslink is £2.20, or if it counts on the DLR West India Quay to Canary Wharf £4.00 without an Oystercard.
     
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    It is pence per minute I specified. Sorry if you took ppm to be pence per mile.
     
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    Well Ty Glas to Birchgrove is 1 minute in the timetable (and in practice is less) and costs £1.40.

    Any advance on that?
     
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    True but in reality it takes near half of that with quite a bit of (relatively) hanging around at Esplanade.
     
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    We have had this discussion before although cannot find the exact thread now. Any pence per minute comparisons are largely pointless as generally speaking one pays more for a faster journey.
     
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    Absolute values are quite interesting IMHO. The absolute most expensive anytime single appears to be, at £269, Newquay to Sheffield route +CHESTERFIELD, priced by EMT. £2 more expensive than Penzance to Wick!
     
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    Walton on Thames to Hersham, £1.90 Anytime day single for the 2 minute journey. 95p per minute :D


    And Twickenham to St Margarets (London), 2 minute Journey at £2.30 Anytime day single, £1.15 per minute!!!
     
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    32 chains = 643m. (I've walked it enough times)
     
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    You've won so far AlterEgo, I looked up your journey and it's booked to take only 1 minute, so £1.40 per minute!
     
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    Wolverton - Milton Keynes is also pretty expensive. £2.30 SDS for a three minute journey. (some services are booked 4 minutes, some 3 minutes. No idea why.)
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    Some long-distance fares come pretty close to my Ty Glas example, too.

    Manchester to Euston takes 2h07 on the faster trains, at a price of £139.50.

    Almost £1.10 a minute.
     
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    Either the Heathrow Express, or the Heathrow Connect between Hayes and Harlington and Heathrow is surely a contender?
     
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    That's a private railway :) well between Airport Junction and Heathrow :)
     
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    Dorking West to Dorking Deepdene costs £1.90 for an Anytime Single. The journey time is roughly 2 minutes. Probably not a winner for pence per minute but in terms of silliness it is.
     
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    How does it make it any more 'silly' than the others?
     
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    Possibly Stratford International to Ebbsfleet International? Takes a minimum of 10 minutes at £13.90 = £1.39 a minute.
     
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    That's an incredibly close one. My Ty Glas example was £1.40/min. You can talk dirty to a stranger in a call centre for less!

    I will bash Wales one day and tell you how many seconds it takes to do the trip.... :lol:
     
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    Probably a lot longer, bad connection times and unreliable trains...ahem :lol:
     
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    Similar - £1.20 for < 1 minute Llanrwst to North Llanrwst
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    I got an off peak single for £23 on the National Rail website!
     
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    Moreton to Leasowe on Merseyrail, £1:50, only 1 mile, & 2 minutes journey time, also £1:50 Wallasey Village-Wallasey Grove Road & think that's just under a mile.
     
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    Purely Dorking West's local reputation of being a completely unnecessary station, where there are fewer passengers than trains by my calculations. I take your point though - most of the rest are a bit mad, the Stratford ticket notwithstanding. Don't take me too seriously, though ;)
     
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    Walton (Mersey) to Orrell Park is £1.50 and is only 30 chains away, (0.4miles) timed at 1 minute. Apparently you can see one station from the other :?

    It is most likely going to be a Merseyrail Electrics ticketing combo that will be most expensive per minute.

    Wallasey Village to Wallasey Grove Road is 25 chains away, (0.3miles) also for £1.50 and is timed at 1 minute.
     
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    I went to check mansfield to mansfield woodhouse, It appears there are no tickets between the two...
     
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    Sure about that??

    £1.40 Anytime for a 5 minute Journey

    Morecambe to Bare Lane is £1.50. That can only be a mile or two?
     
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    Essex Road to Highbury & Islington without Oyster is £4 - for a 2-minute journey.
     
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