|New fares from 2nd January 2006
Most UK train fares are increasing on 2nd January; in the case of Wessex trains, by an average of 3.9%. Here are some fares (old and new) from Melksham, with a variety of others thrown in for comparison.
Note - there is a fearsome range of alternative fares. For the following table, I have priced the cost of a ticket purchased at the time of travel, for an unrestricted return journey made within a single weekday - in other words, a standard class open return OR a day return if it's valid by any train.
Pence per mile travelled makes a vey interesting study!
|Route||2005 fare||2006 fare||miles||Pence|
|Melksham - Swindon||7.00||7.30||23||16p|
|Melksham - Bristol||7.50||7.80||29||13p|
|Melksham - Salisbury||9.00||9.40||36||13p|
|Melksham - Paddington||104.00||108.00||100||54p|
|Some other fares for comparison|
|Chippenham - Paddington||90.00||94.00||94||50p|
|Swindon - Paddington||76.00||79.00||77||51p|
|Stafford - Euston||125.00||135.00||133||51p|
|Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh||16.50||16.50||82||10p|
|Norwich - Cromer||6.90||7.50||26||14p|
|Sevenoaks - Charing Cross||12.90||13.30||22||30p|
Note - I understand that the Chippenham fare may be used for Melksham to London provided that both journeys are made via Chippenham / Swindon. The fare above is also valid via Westbury or via Trowbridge and Bath.
In all cases, prices from The Trainline - E & O E
Written 2005-12-20 06:18:32
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