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May 26th, 2008 (07:47 pm)

When did thetrainline.com become evil?

Damn you thetrainline.com! Who am I going to buy my rail tickets from now?

Edit: NXEC seem to have a low evil rating at the moment... (and seem to allow booking on non NXEC services, which is nice). I have to wonder if teh evil is just hiding somewhere out of sight.


Posted by: Confused (confuseddave)
Posted at: May 27th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)

I've done a comparison a couple of times now, and it looks like I can get exactly the same deals from NXEC as I can from thetrainline, even on routes that NXEC doesn't run - plus, the frontend is much nicer to use, much easier to search by fare, and the payment options are 95% less evil than thetrainline.

My current journey - Manchester to Dundee - has three changes, all on different companies, and costs £19, which is nearly the same as a single to Falkirk. Unique example perhaps, but you're not always cheaper to go to the original rail company. (In fact, none of these are NXEC, and I get the same fare through them. :)

That and the fact that I like having a single place I can go to get tickets.

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