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Old February 16th 20, 12:02 PM posted to,uk.railway
Roland Perry Roland Perry is offline
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Default Government to scrap franchising

In message , at 12:06:31 on Sun, 16 Feb
2020, Recliner remarked:
Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 10:45:22 on Sun, 16 Feb
2020, Recliner remarked:

The Williams review will recommend an overhaul of Britain’s complicated
ticketing system. A “single-leg” pricing model will be proposed,
making it
easier for customers to access the cheapest fare.

The change would bring an end to “split-ticketing” whereby customers are
forced to buy multiple tickets for the same journey to secure the lowest

That is of course complete nonsense. Most AC trips split at B are the
result of AB single leg price + BC single leg price being cheaper.

Which is exactly what it says. So why do you say it's nonsense?

Because they can't change the demand-pricing for the legs to stop this

Petulantly refusing to sell return tickets isn't going to change that.

You seem to have misread the piece. What it says is that, unlike today, the
A–C fare will be the same as A–B + B–C.

With multiple potential B's, it simply isn't possible to rubber-hammer
such a scheme into place. Even ignoring the wails from AB and BC
passengers that their fares have been increased so that AC fares are
always more expensive if split.
Roland Perry