Trivia: largest fare increases this year?

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by freddie1729, 2 Jan 2019.

  1. freddie1729

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    It was mentioned in another thread that an Anglia Plus Day Ranger went up from £19 to £24, a whopping 26% increase. Can anyone beat that?
     
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  3. 37047

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    Ouch - I use those regularly :(
     
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    Me too - but I think it's still a pretty good deal.
     
  5. robbeech

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    As said in another thread I used one (2 with a 2 together) yesterday at the new price. Staff were apologetic and called it ridiculous.
    I do think it’s still a good deal if you use it extensively.
    I will also say that I used a fairly big pile of trains yesterday with it and every single one ran to time.
     
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    I agree it's still a good deal if you're planning to make a day of it, but £12.50 with my Gold Card was an absolute steal. On the plus side, it may encourage me to go further afield more regularly...
     
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    Did GA finally get round to allowing the Anglia Plus with a gold card discount? as that is good to know :)
     
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    Yes. I've used a few with GC discount since the GC area was extended.
     
  9. 37047

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    Yeah, never had any issues buying them with mine (at Ely).
     
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    There was an issue in the first part of 2015. I had to pay full price and claim a refund for the difference from Greater Anglia. I think it was cock up rather than conspiracy.
     
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    What about stealth fare rises, for example because some ticket has been withdrawn or more severe restrictions implemented?
     
  12. 37047

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    Think I may have a 'winner', although not 100% sure when the price changed:

    Ride Cornwall Ranger - £13 on NRE when I planned my trip, just bought one in Penzance, they're now £18. Ticket clerk did check I still wanted one despite the price rise... I make that a 38% increase. Still a bargain for the amount of travel I have planned for the day.
     
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  13. Felix A

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    I'm sorry but the Cornwall Ranger one is ridiculous. It is a similar area to Devon (Day Ranger £13) and yet £5 more!?! I understand it is valid on buses but surely this does not account for almost a whole quater of the ticket. If thi sis the case, would it not be sensible to introduce a simpler, rail only version of the ticket, by which railcard and child discounts properly apply?
     
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    Hopefully this increase doesn't give Devon ideas! As I said, it was definitely £13 a few weeks ago when I decided on my itinerary as I showed the page to a colleague, who was very impressed with the value. Like the idea of a cheaper rail-only version.
     
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    It's the 'Ride Cornwall Ranger' which includes buses. The Cornwall Ranger is rail only. £12.50 per the NRE site.

    Child £6.25. Railcard discounted £8.25.
     
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    Hmm... managed to completely miss that one. Hopefully it won't get the same treatment.
     
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    That Cornwall Ranger is new(ish) if you want just rail travel, if you want one including bus it's an extra £5.50. The price rise might be down to the bus companies wanting a bigger slice of the pie?
     
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    Isn’t it fairly usual for Rovers and Rangers to stay at the same price for quite a few years, ie they don’t normally go up every year so sometimes a major reset occurs? A bit like railcard prices?
     
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    Wayback machine from April this year indicates that (on NRE at least) the Ride Cornwall Ranger was £13 for an adult and you could get a Railcard discount. Also no sign of the newer rail-only version then. Glad I wasn't imagining it.
     
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    The Ride Cornwall Day Ranger (including buses) was just £10 three years ago. Equivalent product today, £18. A whopping 80% increase in just three years.
     
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    o_Oo_Oo_O
     
  22. ChrisC

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    I’m not surprised that the price has gone up to £18. A First Kernow Bus Day Ticket has always been very highly priced compared to similar tickets in other areas. It has for this summer now increased to £15 for a buy on the bus day ticket and so it would have been very difficult to continue to sell the Ride Cornwall Ticket for only £13.

    Last September I used a Ride Cornwall Ticket on a number of days with a Senior Railcard discount and at the old price it was only £10.75. Buying this ticket at a rail station with a railcard discount was far cheaper than any day ticket I could have purchased on the bus and with rail travel and Plymouth Bus included too. I did read somewhere that First Kernow had threatened to pull out of the Ride Cornwall Scheme if the price wasn’t increase for this summer.
     

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