- 11 Dec 2014
- Wallsend or somewhere on the ECML
They just had white and blue days. Fridays being the most expensive (blue?) but other random days could also be, say around peak holidays etc.
If the relevant TOC doesn't use TrainLine as their backend, then it has occured in the past that tickets have been cheaper via The TrainLine than the TOC's system. This is mainly a function of the routeing and itinerary algorithm behind The TrainLine recognising that changing at different stations, which some booking engines may consider 'equivalent', might actually impact the price or availability of through Advances.The worst ones are those that imply you can save money by using Sheepline, which of course is under no circumstances actually possible compared with booking direct with the relevant TOC.
Are you saying that you can't save money on walk up tickets using Trainline?The worst ones are those that imply you can save money by using Sheepline, which of course is under no circumstances actually possible compared with booking direct with the relevant TOC.
That may be one cause, but the proliferation of a huge number of very similar or identical different restriction codes absolutely hasn't helped. Really one thing that needs to come out of fares reform is removing duplicate restriction codes - such as the multi-TOC B-series which is virtually carbon copied by the TPE-specific the I-series, and for example 2V which copies B1 and so on.The cause of this problem is that they didn’t change all the 8A SVRs to Anytimes at simplification as they should have done.
Quite simply 9I/2C should not be used for tickets to/from stations like MKC. It's misleading and there is no justification for it, given how easy it seems to create new restriction codes. I'm sure there would be one they could even reuse if they likedThere is a single-line summary for each restriction which would probably fit on the new style layout (it's what TVMs show). But that said, some of them are downright misleading, such as 9I which shows the times from Euston and implies there is an evening peak restriction from MKC, which there isn't.