Fare or not?
RAIL’s verdict: Opinions on the general affordability of rail fares are likely to vary enormously between passengers, depending on individual circumstances.
But what our tweeter does not mention is that she could have bought an Anytime Single for £169 and then a flexible Off-Peak Single for £43.45 - saving her £125.
RAIL’s fares expert Barry Doe says: “She certainly didn’t use Virgin’s website that clearly shows £212.45. Booking ahead would be even cheaper, too.”