The Anonymous Widower

LNER’s Cheaper Advanced Tickets Can Be Bought Just Before You Travel

Yesterday, I had a ticket on the 15:47 train, back from Doncaster to London Kings Cross. I had bought it on-line a few days ago for £23.50.

But, I was unable to complete what I wanted to do, so found myself at Doncaster station, with three hours to wait for my train.

Usually, I buy open returns, but LNER have stopped that because of the covids!

So rather than wait, I decided to buy another ticket.

A new Off Peak Single with my Railcard would have been £60, but I found the machine could sell me an Advance Single Ticket for £31.

So I got home in time for the cricket. My ticket also got me two seats, including a window.

LNER seem to be getting their act together.

September 17, 2020 - Posted by | Health, Transport | , ,


  1. Whilst its great they have an easy to access seat reservation system separate from the ticket system for those of us with flexible tickets its algorithm for seat allocation leaves alot to be desired. Booking 3 people via multiple accounts always ended up with three single seats (i cancelled off what i didn’t use by the way) yet on the journey the majority of the four bays languished empty throughout the whole journey.

    Must be same software developer thats built the Covid19 testing app!

    Negative comment aside at least they’ve created the ability to easily book seats at short notice on mandatory reservation services unlike other IC operators.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | September 17, 2020 | Reply

    • You ought to look at what Hull Trains are doing. Will post later.

      Comment by AnonW | September 18, 2020 | Reply

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