There was that documentary on TV about The East Coast mainline a year or two ago. Remember the unsuspecting gentleman who wanted to get up to Newcastle from Kings Cross on a Friday afternoon and come back tomorrow. He was told "he was looking at £301." And his reaction..... Anyway, I find myself planning a Friday to Sunday trip from Sheffield to London in the near future. Because of the above memory I had played down travelling by rail. However, it seems if I depart Sheffield by 15:00 on the Friday. Worst case case scenario is £74 for an OPR. Which I can live with. Further to my original question. I have imagined myself in the shoes of that gentleman at KX. Why can I not find a return fare of more than £205 or so for KX to Newcastle going north Friday and returning Saturday. So when do you have to buy an Anytime Single or Return? Was that gentleman mis-informed by the ticket seller?