Senior Railcard Moments February 2019

Our Bat & Ball correspondent, Keith Alderman, has now retired. However, when Thameslink allow him, he’s making good use of his Senior Railcard!

Delay Repay Claims: total 1 January 2019 to 28 February 2019 inclusive = £20.90
(Southeastern £20.90, Thameslink £0)

This month’s delays: total 61 minutes, Southeastern 61, Thameslink 0

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Fond memories of 1962 Fares

Steam Train with Snow Plough

January being the month in which fares are increased an elderly friend of mine who used to work on the railway as a booking clerk thought people might be interested in the following fares from Sevenoaks in 1962: –

Single Return
London Bridge 2nd: 5/3d (26p)
1st: 7/11d (39½p)
2nd: 7/8d (38½p)
1st: 11/6d (57½p)
Charing Cross 2nd: 7/8d (38½p)
1st: 11/6d (57½p)
2nd: 8/6d (42½p)
1st: 12/9d (63½p)

Incidentally the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, was born on 1 April 1962. So the fare from Sevenoaks to London Bridge has risen by 4,861% since he was born!

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Senior Railcard Moments January 2019

Our Bat & Ball correspondent, Keith Alderman, has now retired. However, when Thameslink allow him, he’s making good use of his Senior Railcard!

Delay Repay Claims: total 1 January 2019 to 31 January 2019 inclusive = £15.60 (Southeastern £15.60, Thameslink £0)

This month’s delays: total 95 minutes, Southeastern 85, Thameslink 10

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