I never cease to be amazed at how we organise the pricing of train fares in Britain.
We have just booked our train fares home at the end of the TGO Challenge. Amazingly, we managed to secure seats from Montrose to Huntington for just £14.00 each. That's a trip of about 440 miles. That's about 3.1 pence per mile. We only have to change once; at Peterborough. And the journey is all in a civilized time period as well.
We were also offered the same train and same seats, in fact, for £135.00. Guess which offer we took up?
However on the trip up to our start point we need to travel by train to London Kings Cross for the cheapest fare available: £21.00 . That's a trip of about 65 miles. That's about 32 pence per mile.
That's ten times the price per mile!
So - How does that work, then?