"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
It's doing it at New Year that pisses me off the most every year. Happy fucking New Year from the train companies.
Yeah they can just piss off. It's absurd how much fares have rocketed up. It's not like the trains have got better to compensate. No, you'll be lucky if they come on time, if at all. You'll be bloody lucky if you get a seat! Pay £70 for your train ticket? Well sir, you get to stand like a sardine because the rail companies are SAVING MONEY by reducing the number of carriages.
Because each trainline is pretty much a monopoly, you just have to grin and bear it, or, you know, not travel.
Discovered something about ticketing today. Apparently a lot of the cheap fares aren't actually available until between six and eight weeks before travel dates (depending on train company). It used to be that the rule was "the more in advance you book the cheaper the fares available will be". Apparently it is now "If you book too far in advance it will cost you more than if you book within a specific window in time".
\Sarcasm mode Thank you government, for legislating for another factor I have to consider when planning my travel. That certainly makes the whole process simpler and easier for me to work out.... /Sarcasm mode.