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Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by mbreckers, 4 Jan 2016.
It's a long way from impossible that this might have happened. I haven't heard anything though.
Hi ScotRail :-P:-P
For those of us who want to travel First class the weekend upgrade between Glasgow and Edinburgh is £3.50 and between Glasgow or Edinburgh to Aberdeen or Inverness is £5.90. The £1 tickets are valid for upgrading as they are anytime day singles.
Scotrail have told me the advance First Fare (£7.50) will be in the system by April. The new advance fares make the £1 fares seem not as amazing as first thought. Still glad I bought a few though!!
I'd still say amazing as they are Anytime tickets.
I have Tweedbank-Kyle and Eskbank-Kildonan singles/returns as well as two lots for a currently still available route so I won't spill that in public view Glad I bought when I did however
Purchased some from the trainline this afternoon.
Although hitting them with 4 lots of TOD collection fees, plus a paypal fee probably cost them more than the 75p booking fee!
I've just picked up tickets for a day trip in a couple of weeks, and an overnight stay in Inverness in April. Thanks to the OP for pointing out this bargain.
I'd be interested to hear if anyone has problems trying to use these tickets.
Booking is now open until Saturday 16th July for sale tickets at www.trainline.com/buytickets
Most of the £1 fares have disappeared. However there is at least one flow where they are still available, as Starmill says, up to 16th July on Thetrainline.com
£1 fares may be gone but other ones are still around that aren't as good but at £5 could be useful.
Used mine with no problems today, thanks for this tip!
Not quite! You have a PM.
Despite Scotrail saying they'll be honoured it looks like some staff members are a bit out of the loop about it.
From another site:-
How reputable is this other site? This isn't from MSE Forum is it?
It is a football forum.
I don't know the person who posted it personally.
First post from a long time lurker.
Thank you so much for this thread. I have found my own ticket that allows me to travel north-south from Edinburgh. Are there any destinations left that allow travel to and from Glasgow ?
£1 tickets are still available. I booked more today.
Can I have a PM too please.
Nice try Scotrail
Yes you can imagine some explaining going on to senior management in the Pricing and Revenue section of ScotRail.
Neilston to Tweedbank is still £1 single each way, and you can book as far ahead as late July on thetrainline.com (pay by debit card and you only pay 75p in fees, and for that you can get about 10 tickets on 10 different dates)
Given Virgin Trains have £1 fares from Preston to Glasgow (which is a lot further and more of a 'premium' service) even at peak times, and given Scotrail have been aware of this for (at least) 10 days now, I can only assume Scotrail are not too fussed at giving people such a good value fare. It's even being advertised by GWR and Thetrainline.
Perhaps it's all a dastardly plot to close the Borders line by stealth on the basis of unexpectedly low revenue?
Never ascribe to conspiracy that which can be explained by incompetence.
I'd like to see the 'usage' figures for Tweedbank!! It must be way way up this year thanks to these tickets! Hopefully the government will think the route is so popular they should quickly extend the route on to Carlisle!
BBC now reporting the route has passed the 500,000 passenger mark, far exceeding expectations!
I wonder how that compares with usage back in the 60s. The Beeching maps are annnoying off line at the moment!
I wonder will this have any impact on studies elsewhere? I. E. Will they be more favourable to passenger numbers after reopening.
Numbers would undoubtedly have been even higher if the line had went all the way to Carlisle, people going Edinburgh to Carlisle would have used that rather than the replacement buses that have been on.
I wonder how many of those 500k were actually Edinburgh-Glasgow commuters buying £1 tickets from Tweedbank?
A number, but not that many given that the £1 'sale' was only in effect for a couple of weeks and I doubt the usage figures take future journeys into account.
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Again, they would have been higher but we're talking what - four weeks since the WCML closure? And you also have to consider that many people (50% ?) would still have opted for RRB's as I suspect they would've been faster than the Waverley route diversions.
That may we the case but that aside, given how popular it is so far, would extending it to Carsile be viable?
Hi, I managed to get Tweedbank to Nairn £1 tickets, a couple of weeks ago, for March. I want to use them on the Highland Chieftain from Edinburgh to Inverness. Will that be ok or do I have to stick to Scotrail services? Thanks.