I need to book two tickets mid April with a rail pass. As advance tickets aren't available yet I have set an alert for the date.
To check costs I entered earlier dates until tickets registered and cross referenced the train company LNER (who run the first part of the 2 train journey) with three agents using the same date.
LNER GBP46 (Advance single)
RedspottedHanky GBP46 (Advance single)
RailEurope GBP46 + booking fee GBP6.24 (Standard, non-flexible, advance single)
Trainline GBP39.20 + booking fee GBP1.99 (Standard Split-save)
So Trainline has the edge for price. Are they the only company to 'split save' ?
Can I assume that if the LNER train is delayed on the first half of the journey, and unable to connect with the EMR train for the second half of the journey, that the ticket will be honoured and we can catch the next available train to Norwich? In the past I've booked two separate tickets with extra transfer time in case of delays so good to see a company supporting the split.
What's the general opinion on Redspottedhanky? How new are they? It's been a while since we've been able to travel so I'm just getting up to speed.