Rotherham to South Wales and the West Country

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  1. momentum

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    Hello, I have been looking to make a journey from Rotherham to Cardiff and or Swansea for later this year and also from Rotherham to Taunton and the West Country.

    No matter what site I have gone on it always routes me via Cross Country, being Sheffield, Birmingham, Bristol.

    I am looking to make the Journey via London, apart from having to split my tickets say Rotherham to London then London to said destination, because there is no fare available via London, or as endorsed on the tickets Any Permitted, London is not classed as a valid route.

    Any suggestions perhaps?
     
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  3. yorkie

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    Are you looking at advance purchase or walk-on? any railcards?
     
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    Walk on
     
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    Doubt you will get a ticket route London for that Journey as it is going out of your way really.
     
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    Chequebook time :shock:
     
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    Tee hee hee.

    Companies paying for it.

    Every weekend from June through to September should be going to the West Country on a Friday and Back on a Monday.:D
     
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    (Last year's fares as usual, add 6%ish)

    Fares to South Wales are all routed "Not London". A Saver is £69.30, the current restriction for that is 8A: Any train (which should become 'After 0500' after "simplification").

    Rotherham to Taunton
    Route Not London is £83.10 for Saver, also 8A.
    Route +Chesterfield is £102.10 (you can get to STP at or after 1039)
    Route +Any Permitted is £120.00 (you can get to KGX at or after 1115).

    No cheap way of splitting it if you are going via London, and if the company is paying I would imagine they would find it odd if you bought seperate London tickets.

    The big problem with going via London is the awful time restrictions on the Savers, combined with the higher cost.

    I don't advise splitting anywhere if you were to go XC, either, due to the fact the through ticket is unrestricted. Split at Brum and you suddenly can't leave until 0923 from Sheffield (0953 after "simplification").
     
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    Thanks. How did you get these two fares then please, as the + indicates valid via London I believe.

    Route +Chesterfield is £102.10 (you can get to STP at or after 1039)
    Route +Any Permitted is £120.00 (you can get to KGX at or after 1115).
     
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    Correct, although the absense of a + doesn't necessarily mean it is not valid via London, the RG has to be consulted for a definitive answer. But if it is has the + then it is undisputably valid via London and you don't get hassle off LU staff as all they look for is the + ;)

    You can download Avantix Traveller (last year's edition), there is a recent topic about it here.

    It's getting more and more out of date now and will be totally useless when we have national "simplification" in September. We need someone to leak it again....;)
     
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