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Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Mutant Lemming, 7 Apr 2015.
Are there no through fares for the quickest route for this journey ?
What do you consider to be the quickest route? If this pertains to the Zone U1-6 fare NRE suggests being routed Via Upminster, try using Highbury & Islington as an origin instead which would allow you to go via Dagenham Dock.
You'll have a long wait for a train though..Tilbury Riverside closed in 1993! The pier for the Gravesend ferry is now reached by bus from Tilbury Town.
I was thinking St.Pancras > Gravesend > Tilbury on Saturday Departing St.Pancras 11:25 and reaching Tilbury Riverside (by ferry) 12:05. When did through rail/ferry fares stop ?
At a guess, when the operation of the ferry transferred from Sealink to White Horse Ferries in 1991, or shortly thereafter. Tickets routed "TILBRY&GRAVESND" (see previous threads regarding the history of name changes for said route) do not include the cost of the ferry crossing.
It is one of those anomalies that you can still get through tickets to include the bus from Tilbury Town to Riverside yet the only reason 99% (only an estimate on my behalf based on the fact there are few dwellings or workplaces in the vicinity) of people would go to Riverside is to catch the ferry.
It does seem strange that when the original through fare including ferry existed it was based on people travelling from London to Gravesend via Tilbury and few would have thought that it would one day be quicker to travel from London to Tilbury via Gravesend.
Think there will ever be a through fare (or even a circular tour fare) from St.Pancras to Tilbury via Gravesend ?