Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

Quite possibly the world's worst train system

Like, wow. Has anyone ever tried to figure out a simple question like "if I live in Sutton, Surrey and I want to get to Stansted airport, how much will it cost?" Or perhaps "if I'm staying in a hostel near Russel Square, how to I get to the Esher rugby football club?" And as long as we're at it, why not "Does my London Transport one day travelcard cover train fare on a West Anglia Great Northern Railway train?"

Suffice it to say that the UK train system is beyond a doubt the most confusing one I've ever seen. Hell, not even the Aussie train system comes close.

And then there's the extra joy of just figuring out a simple fare such as "How much does a one day travelcard cost from Zone 5?" Well, depends on which trains you use... ugh.

What a mess.
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