When I travelled to London Bridge recently, using a Bat & Ball to London Terminals ticket, I was surprised when the ticket barrier retained the ticket. Previously, these tickets were returned in case the holder required to continue to either … Continue reading
Southeastern offer “Super Off-Peak” as well as “Off-Peak” Day Returns to London from Tonbridge and many other stations further from London, but only “Off-Peak” day returns from Sevenoaks. Super Off-Peak fares are a good deal – for some they’re a … Continue reading
Historically the fares to London Terminals from Sevenoaks, Bat & Ball and Otford have been identical. However, from January 2019 an error has occurred when calculating and applying the season ticket fare increase. Currently, the fares to London Terminals are: … Continue reading
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: –
|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!Continue reading
This sounds a simple question.
It turns out that the answer is much more complicated.
I have recently been buying some Advance Purchase tickets for travel in February. Interestingly, travel from Bat & Ball via Sevenoaks to my required destinations has not been offered, although it has been available via Blackfriars.Continue reading