South Western Railway rip off customers by charging premium for First Class tube travel
I travel from Farnborugh main to Waterloo reasonably regularly, and it works out cheaper for me to buy monthly season tickets, with a Travel Card (allowing travel on the underground and busses)
I was recently looking at how much extra a First Class season ticket would be than Standard Class.
Turns out, South Western Railway are charging a premium — for the Travel Card portion of the First Class ticket!
We can see this as follows:
Standard Class — Without Travel Card
Standard Class — With Travel Card
This means, the Travel Card portion of this fare is £82.90
Now, let’s take look at First Class season tickets:
First Class — Without Travel Card
First Class — With Travel Card
As before, we can work out the Travel Card portion of the fare:
£776.10 — £635.20 = £140.90
That equates to £140.90 for the Travel Card.
Charging £58 on top of the ‘standard class’ Travel Card portion.
Last time I checked (I travel on the tube most days) I couldn’t find a first class carriage?
Originally published at www.alexjamesbrown.com on September 4, 2018.