reohn2 wrote:Cyril Haearn wrote:reohn2 wrote:Just checked the prices and journey times.
From Crewe to NEC return cost standard ticket £57 that's £114 for myself and Mrs R2,journey time is 1hr 15mins one way and 1hr 45mins the other.
It should be a lot less than an hour in the car,and even with all running costs of the car won't cost anywhere near £114.
Might be worth checking earlier or later services or other operators, there are plenty of trains on that route, do you get senior discount?
Advance booking can be very cheap and many journeys can be planned
Yes we would qualify for senior disc' but See my EDIT.
BTW this is my point hilighted up threadbare there shouldn't be different companies charging differing rates,there should be a standard rate per mile with a slight premium for peak times,that way everyone knows the cost.