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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Fares thread Reply with quote

Are now online http://www.svr.co.uk/Fares.aspx

Notes:

Family fare is up 1 (2%)

Flexi Rovers - (Available from February 1st 2012) - Initially available for purchase in advance by telephone only

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Fares for 2012 Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
Are now online http://www.svr.co.uk/Fares.aspx

Notes:

Family fare is up 1 (2%)

Flexi Rovers - (Available from February 1st 2012) - Initially available for purchase in advance by telephone only

Patrick
Where did u get that from? on-the-day family fare is as shown in "2 Adults and up to 4 Children (4-15 yrs) - 44.50." 2011 is 43.
Basically decision made was for Bnth-Kidder adult return to be 16.50, and all other fares follow on from that.
All pre-book fares for 2012 are the same as pre-book in 2011.
I was a bit surprised to see this table on the website, as we've still got the Festive Season trains at 2011 rates.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Fares for 2012 Reply with quote

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Flexi Rovers - (Available from February 1st 2012) - Initially available for purchase in advance by telephone only

Appears to be a interesting idea, I suppose we do something similar for galas so why not for normal days, I think it might work quite well. On some timetables it can be difficult for people to fit stuff into one day.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Fares for 2012 Reply with quote

KJEvans wrote:
hearn_p wrote:

Flexi Rovers - (Available from February 1st 2012) - Initially available for purchase in advance by telephone only

Appears to be a interesting idea, I suppose we do something similar for galas so why not for normal days, I think it might work quite well. On some timetables it can be difficult for people to fit stuff into one day.

I remember suggesting this ages ago. It has been done on other preserved railways and with rover tickets on the "main line". Should be useful for people on holiday in the area.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Fares for 2012 Reply with quote

cherry_p wrote:
hearn_p wrote:
Are now online http://www.svr.co.uk/Fares.aspx

Notes:

Family fare is up 1 (2%)

Flexi Rovers - (Available from February 1st 2012) - Initially available for purchase in advance by telephone only

Patrick
Where did u get that from? on-the-day family fare is as shown in "2 Adults and up to 4 Children (4-15 yrs) - 44.50." 2011 is 43.
Basically decision made was for Bnth-Kidder adult return to be 16.50, and all other fares follow on from that.
All pre-book fares for 2012 are the same as pre-book in 2011.
I was a bit surprised to see this table on the website, as we've still got the Festive Season trains at 2011 rates.


Whoops, sorry.

Patrick
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding the Flexi Rovers:-

"For every day that you add the fare that you pay per day gets cheaper and cheaper!"

I think I know what is meant, but it doesn't seem to say it very clearly?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Publishing the new years fares whilst old fares still available is no different to the big railway. Inflation is affecting everything so we should not be scared of letting the public know inflation affects us too.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unofficial - 2013 fares are not on the website but from the Special Events pages one can infer:

- 'Book ahead' ticket prices are Adult 15.50 (unchanged), Senior 14 (unchanged), Child 8.50 (2011 - 7.75) Family 43.50 (42)

- Turn up & go standard third class are Adult 17 (2012 - 16.50), Senior 15.50 (15), Child 11 (8.50) Family 49.50 (44.50)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting query from NatPres re the Family Pass:

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That's interesting, certainly. The name "Family Pass" gives me pause, though: with many "family tickets" on buses and NR trains, you must have at least one child in your party, but it's not clear whether that's the case with the SVR. Clearly, this pass would be more useful if it were valid for single adults and couples without accompanying children. (In my case, I'm sometimes accompanied and sometimes not.)

It's also potentially interesting for those of us who have local resident's railcards and were hoping to renew them for 2013, since the on-the-day child fare (which is what residents pay, or at least did in 2012) is going up by almost 30% next year, a much larger rise than the adult fare. That's such a big hike that it might actually be worthwhile even moderate travellers like me getting the annual pass instead.

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Any comments?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
Unofficial - 2013 fares are not on the website but from the Special Events pages one can infer:

- 'Book ahead' ticket prices are Adult 15.50 (unchanged), Senior 14 (unchanged), Child 8.50 (2011 - 7.75) Family 43.50 (42)

- Turn up & go standard third class are Adult 17 (2012 - 16.50), Senior 15.50 (15), Child 11 (8.50) Family 49.50 (44.50)

Patrick


Will the Severn Valley Railway All-in-One ticket from National Rail be re-priced from 12/6 I wonder? If so, Imhope the opportunity will be taken to clarify if it gives "Freedom of the Line" priveliges, also whether it precludes all Special Events or just those with increased fares or whether it is valid on payment of a supplement on those days?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Fares for 2013 Reply with quote

Noted on the SVR website that the new flexi-rovers for between 2 & 7 days when purchased on the day and not in advance can only be purchased at Kidderminster, Bewdley & Bridgnorth.

Does this mean that the intermediate stations Arley, Highley & H.Loade are not allowed to sell them or is it another oversight or deliberate decision (shades of the Diesel Gala).Assume then that TTIs cannot sell them either..There are numerous holiday homes/camp sites etc close to these 3 stations and we can expect to be asked for these tickets. Pete Cherrys recent missive on 2013 fares/regulations does not state the above. Which is correct?

What is the official guidleline on how deal with such passengers. Tell the passengers to drive to these destinations or put them on the train and ask passengers to purchase them at the 3 main stations ?

Also worth mentioning that these intermediate stations & TTIs still cannot accept credit/debit card payments for tickets. As we are increasingly becoming a more 'cashless' society when will we be able to offer a better service to our customers by being provided with portable credit/card machines...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Fares for 2013 Reply with quote

Redleader 1 wrote:
Noted on the SVR website that the new flexi-rovers for between 2 & 7 days when purchased on the day and not in advance can only be purchased at Kidderminster, Bewdley & Bridgnorth.

Does this mean that the intermediate stations Arley, Highley & H.Loade are not allowed to sell them or is it another oversight or deliberate decision (shades of the Diesel Gala).Assume then that TTIs cannot sell them either..There are numerous holiday homes/camp sites etc close to these 3 stations and we can expect to be asked for these tickets. Pete Cherrys recent missive on 2013 fares/regulations does not state the above. Which is correct?

Also worth mentioning that these intermediate stations & TTIs still cannot accept credit/debit card payments for tickets. As we are increasingly becoming a more 'cashless' society when will we be able to offer a better service to our customers by being provided with portable credit/card machines...
No fundamental reason for them not to be available from intermediates, apart from the fact that they are relatively high-value tickets, and people probably would like to use a credit/debit card for them.
It is very expensive to provide the type of card reader and phone line etc as used at Kidder and Bridgnorth, so unlikely that this will be installed at intermediate stations. However the spread of the SVR broadband to intermediates, and software to enable card payments to be made via this should change this before long. I'll try to find out what the latest is in this matter.
Unlikely to be any change in TTIs being able to take cards tho. The method we were able to use some years ago of TTIs taking blank credit card slips, and writing/imprinting the card number on these cannot be used now.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Fares for 2013 Reply with quote

Redleader 1 wrote:

Does this mean that the intermediate stations Arley, Highley & H.Loade are not allowed to sell them or is it another oversight or deliberate decision (shades of the Diesel Gala).Assume then that TTIs cannot sell them either..There are numerous holiday homes/camp sites etc close to these 3 stations and we can expect to be asked for these tickets. Pete Cherrys recent missive on 2013 fares/regulations does not state the above. Which is correct?


Could this be down to there not always being somebody available at the intermediate stations to sell the flexi-rovers but there is always somebody available at the other three stations whenever we are running trains?

Rather than people turning up and being disappointed that the off season day they turn up and can't get a flexi rover, send them to the 'main' stations where they definitely can?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading the Festive Season brochure pdf, the 2012 fares for the 26th December to 6th January service would appear to apply through to 6th January 2013, rather than change to the 2013 fares at 1st January. Correct? Thats how it reads.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:
Reading the Festive Season brochure pdf, the 2012 fares for the 26th December to 6th January service would appear to apply through to 6th January 2013, rather than change to the 2013 fares at 1st January. Correct? Thats how it reads.

Yep, as the fares tables for next season haven't been sent out yet/put on the tti website.
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