[EuroPython] London - Birmingham

John Pinner funthyme at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 00:08:09 CEST 2009


2009/6/20 Tobias Brox <tobixen at gmail.com>

> Just to add some more noise to this thread ;-)
> I tried booking the train tickets from midland, virgin and chiltern just
> now.
> Midland offered a trip for 19.50 ... but they insisted on shipping
> tickets to a postal address (!), so I aborted the process.
> Virgin was expensive when booking through their pages, but when
> booking through the national rail service web pages, I got offered
> tickets for 21 GBP.  Registration was a real hassle, and when I came
> to the payment page it didn't want to accept any of my credit cards.
> Chiltern offered (through the national rail service web pages) tickets
> for 19.50 GBP, and I finally managed to book those tickets.  I had to
> click a special check-box for "overtaken trains" to see this journey
> at all - this is a slow train.

I travel between Birmingham and London often, and I book through
I get on OK with this site, but I'm used to it. The sites range from poor to
really bad.

Best wishes,


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