RailUK Forums partnership with Trainsplit.com

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  1. IanXC

    IanXC Emeritus Moderator

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    If you've received advice from us, or if you'd just like to make a contribution to the costs of running the forum, it would be great if you could follow the information below.

    Some tickets and offers are only available via the Train Operating Company's own website, see our Special Offers Discussion thread for details and book these tickets that way (we don't want anyone missing the best deal!).

    As I am sure a rapidly increasing number of members know, Trainsplit.com can be used to help you find split-ticket savings for your railway journeys in Great Britain. Plus it can also be used to purchase straightforward non-split tickets.

    Now we know many of you will have your own preferred booking sites, however bookings made through our link below will help support the forums operating costs, including events such as our popular Fares Workshops. It's the same Trainsplit.com interface as usual, just look for the RailUK Forums logo in the top left to check that the link has tracked correctly.

    RailUK's Trainsplit.com
     
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  3. 455driver

    455driver Veteran Member

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    Why don't they do PRIV rates in amongst the railcards! :(
     
  4. crehld

    crehld Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    As far as I know PRIV tickets can only be bought from staffed ticket offices (or on board where no ticket office exists), so no website is able to offer them.
     
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    455driver Veteran Member

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    Of course :oops:, it would be nice if they could still offer it so that we could have an idea what tickets to actually buy but as they wont make any money on it why should they bother!
     
  6. Temple Meads

    Temple Meads Established Member

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    http://www.brfares.com/#home - and stick PRV in the discount box is a good way to go if you weren't already aware, although of course you still have to do a lot of fishing when it comes to splitting using this site.
     
  7. SickyNicky

    SickyNicky Verified Rep - TrainSplit.com

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    We'd need a separate site to do that, completely independent. Otherwise accreditation would fail. Same goes for any tickets which we're not currently allowed to sell (like rovers, BZ, seasons etc.)

    Nice idea, but given the work involved and the other stuff we've got in the pipeline, it's not practical.
     
  8. 455driver

    455driver Veteran Member

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    With hindsight (and a bit of research) I realise now that it would be a complete waste of time on your part.
     
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    crehld Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    A quick question from me. How do I get the website to sell me an off-peak day travelcard... or can't it offer them?
     
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    SickyNicky Verified Rep - TrainSplit.com

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    At the moment it doesn't offer travelcards. I realise there's still some call for paper travelcards, but the advice for most TS users is to use Oyster or contactless, since for through journeys split at London that's usually the cheapest, and except in unusual circumstances it's cheaper for any other journey as well.

    The next version will offer them, though.
     
  11. crehld

    crehld Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    OK, thanks :)
     
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