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Subject:Should I be surprised...
Time:04:17 pm
...that when I looked up the price of a cheap day return to Alton yesterday TheTrainline offered me £16-ish with my senior discount.

When I bought the ticket at the station today and showed my senior card and freedom card the actual price was £8.
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gonzo21
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Time:2016-09-28 04:48 pm (UTC)
So that 100% markup is the Trainline's profit margin for hosting the website?
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ffutures
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Time:2016-09-28 08:24 pm (UTC)
Some of it would be because there's no way to include a freedom pass (which pays for travel to the outskirts of London) but I think a larger part is profit.

Apparently Virgin's booking site is a bit better, and covers other companies trains, but I suspect booking at the station is still cheaper. In future I shall have to make a point of buying my tickets there.
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