November 25th, 2021

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Why I Don't Trust National Rail

Me: Hello, National Rail site. I would like to check what train I can get to travel from Surbiton to Farnham on Sunday please.

National Rail: You have to get a train from Surbiton to Weybridge, then a 52 minute bus ride from Weybridge to Guildford, then a train from Guildford to Farnham. It'll take you two hours.

Me: But there's a direct train from Surbiton to Guildford. Why can't I just get that instead of the bus?

National Rail: If you want to do that you'll have to buy two tickets and it'll cost you £13.20 instead of £10.

Me: Seems weird, but all right. It's worth it not to have to be on a bus for nearly an hour. I would like to buy those tickets please.

National Rail: Hey, Southwestern Railway. I'm sending someone your way to buy tickets.

Southwestern Railway: You want to go from Surbiton to Farnham on Sunday? Yeah, just get the train to Guildford and change there. That'll be £10.

Me: *deletes National Rail app*
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