On 9 Dec 2015 at 8:21pm Tobnac wrote:
The time has come once again to renew my rail season ticket - lws to vic. What the hell has happened? Six grand?! Since when? Someone please tell me I've made some idiotic mistake (and yes, before you pile in, I know working in l
On 9 Dec 2015 at 8:22pm To mac wrote:
London is an idiotic mistake). How has it gone up so much in a year?
On 9 Dec 2015 at 8:41pm LWS2ECR wrote:
Six grand? - does that include the underground / first class?
Less than half that to Croydon standard class.
On 9 Dec 2015 at 8:46pm Tobnac wrote:
That's reassuring. Hopefully I've made some kind of fat fingered error on the southern website...
On 9 Dec 2015 at 10:52pm up to town wrote:
5,244 last time I looked - hope it is your fat fingered mistake and not mine!
On 10 Dec 2015 at 7:44am DJ wrote:
Got to be worth the time and cost, the extra you get for working in London. Do you expect more local commuters to subsidise you?
On 10 Dec 2015 at 7:46am Fellow Commuter wrote:
Just renewed mine (without tube) and it was around £4400. If you're getting a company cheque be aware they've just been taken over by Thameslink so the payable name is now different but I'm sure they'd still accept Southern rail
On 10 Dec 2015 at 10:12am tobnac wrote:
Thx all. I've rechecked this morning on a proper computer (ie not a phone) and it is indeed about £4.5k. Phew! And DJ, I don't expect a subsidy, but as a local government worker, I don't make massively more in london than I would in Brighton / Lewes.
On 10 Dec 2015 at 11:29am HeyHo wrote:
Lewes to Victoria is £4,068 per annum.
On 10 Dec 2015 at 1:20pm Town Flyer wrote:
I think it is actually the purchase of season tickets that subsidises the local commuters and enables the Train Operating Companies to keep the prices down on the shorter journeys.
On 10 Dec 2015 at 4:35pm HeyHo wrote:
Fellow COmmuter - is that "Lewes to London Terminals" - for some reason that is much more expensive than a "Lewes to Victoria (via Clapham Junction)" season ticket.
On 10 Dec 2015 at 6:11pm Fellow Commuter wrote:
HeyHo - It's Lewes to London Bridge. I think you might be right though I seem to remember Victoria being cheaper (no idea why).
On 10 Dec 2015 at 8:15pm Hop wrote:
Try getting hold of an Easit Card via your employer. Southern offer a 15% discount on season tickets to Easit Card holders.
On 11 Dec 2015 at 5:39am Bluemooner wrote:
£4.2k divided by 240 days work equals £17.50 return. Turn up at the station at 7.30am and buy a ticket- over £50. The self -employed are subsidising the system, if anything
On 11 Dec 2015 at 9:41am tobnac wrote:
I don't think that's right bluemooner. There are scores of season ticket holders on each peak time train - I don't think the occasional £50 ticket is going to be an effective subsidy. The only subsidies being handed out are those the governmnet give to the train operating companies.
On 11 Dec 2015 at 11:54am Belladonna wrote:
I buy the &93 per week peak Daysave ticket. It covers the whole Southern network so enables weekend travel to any destination in the region (rather than Ldn journey) works out about the same per diem cost. And I don't pay for travel when I'm on holiday. Easy enough to buy online.
On 12 Dec 2015 at 9:39am Uncle Freddie wrote:
I have a season ticket which I bought as a plastic keycard. My journey is the cheaper lewes to vic one - but interestingly my keycard works perfectly when I go to London Bridge. So I get the cheaper price. Ta daaaaaaaa.