Personally, I find this wild lottery as to the price that different folk will have to pay for exactly the same service an affront to human decency, and it is high time that our honourable Parliamentarians stepped in and restored sanity, and a fare structure that is both predictable and understandable.
Last time I looked, on Friday, the national rail enquiries website was saying that tickets for 26 May could not yet be booked. This morning I look, expecting that there should be a First Advance ticket to London for no more than £40 or so, only to be told that it will cost me £219!!
The best I can find so far is the overnight train, departing Montrose at 10.25 pm on Friday night and arriving at Euston at 7.48 on Saturday morning. I can have a First Advance on that for £35 apparently (but I shall have to sleep in my seat - not the best arrangement known to man) and will therefore turn a small profit on my booking at the Park.
This whole ticketing nonsense must make us an international laughing stock. And it's no wonder they couldn't work out a fair and sensible way to sell tickets to the Olympics, if they cannot even work out how to price and sell tickets for a bellding train journey!