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Strange VTEC fare anomaly

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Harlesden

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Monday 12th September (extended period booking)

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Glasgow Central (direct train) £53.80
Inverness (direct train) £31.70

Makes Inverness seem like a real bargain.
 
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That is market-based pricing for you.

That is also not an anomaly as the fares are not for the same train.
 

Starmill

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Is there a point we are supposed to be taking note of here? There certainly is nothing to support your claim of an anomaly.

For a start, you don't offer a journey, just a location. What do the prices refer to?
 

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Monday 12th September (extended period booking)

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Glasgow Central (direct train) £53.80
Inverness (direct train) £31.70

Makes Inverness seem like a real bargain.
This is not the same train, so a like-for-like comparison isn't possible, and it cannot be considered to be an "anomaly".

You are comparing the 1200 from King's Cross (to Inverness) with the 1530 from King's Cross (to Glasgow). The latter is pretty close to the evening peak, so the lowest tiers have either sold out or were never made available. That can't be a surprise, surely?
 

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Not an anomaly as advance tickets are destination-origin-time specific. In any case, more details are needed to validate your claim of an 'anomaly'.
 
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