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April Fools Day at National Rail Enquiries?

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:14 pm
by wobblybob
Just checked times and fares for the journey from Ashton-under-Lyne (Lancashire) to Upholland (Lancashire) tomorrow. Trains are hourly and journey time with a change at Manchester Victoria varies between 1 hour 27 minutes and 1 hour 38 minutes. What is the fare according to the website?
£57.00 return (singles not available) :!:
Try it for yourself.
April Fool or just another example of why passengers' biggest gripe about the railways is lack of reliable information? :roll:

Re: April Fools Day at National Rail Enquiries?

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:23 pm
by b308
Some sort of blip... perhaps it should be £5.70? Have you reported it? (If its National Rail enquiries there's contact details at the bottom.)

I checked Man Vic to Upholland and its just a fiver...

Re: April Fools Day at National Rail Enquiries?

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:44 pm
by Son-1
You're right :shock: I'd do ashton to Man Vic then Man Vic to Upholland. It comes in at £6.30 - £7.50 and saves £49.50 :lol:

Re: April Fools Day at National Rail Enquiries?

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:17 pm
by wobblybob
Curiously £57 is the price of the 4 days in 8 North West Rail Rover. Reported to NRE.