So with going back to the UK earlier than planned I had to re-arrange my train ticket as I had already booked the train to get to between Heathrow and Hull.
When I arrived at Kings Cross Station I went to the ticket office to speak to them about changing the date on the ticket to get me back to Hull. I had booked these in advance and got a fairly good price. It worked out something line £30 return or something like that.
When I got to the ticket office and spoke to the guy at the desk he informed me that they could change the ticket over with no problems and that I would have to forfeit £10. So that didn't sound to back. Until the told me what the price of the ticket to get me back to Hull that afternoon. £115 !! I was absolutely gob smacked.
What I can't understand is where they get the prices from. I had no option but to buy the ticket or I would have just ended up been stranded in London. I'd been traveling all day and really didn't want to argue. What made things worst what when I got on the train I struggled to find a seat as almost all the seats where reserved.
The to my surprise the reserved seats where never used for the whole journey back to Hull.
The UK government keep stating that they would prefer the public to use public transport instead of there own cars, and then they allow these company's to charge a small fortune to use such services.
Just a small comparison I can travel from one end of India to the other on a overnight train for less than 500 rs which is less than £5. Yet it costs over £100 to travel from London to Hull which is just over 3 hours.
Something doesn't quite add up in my mind...