The trip took the pair four hours and nine minutes and they stayed on the same train but were given different seats for each stretch of the journey.He told the Telegraph it was worth it, despite all the tickets.”Well I couldn’t believe it at first, but in the end it was actually worth it,” he said.”There were 56 tickets, so 28 each for me and my girlfriend, and we split them into four envelopes (14 each way for each of us), so it was manageable. “The only hassle was our reservation changed every couple of stops so we sat in two unreserved seats for the whole journey. “Sadly the journey was a waste of time because my girlfriend ended up slipping over as she entered the ground, burst her lip open, went unconscious and sat in hospital for four hours so we missed the match!” Travel from one end of the country to the other sets rail passengers back hundreds of pounds.An open return from Wick in Scotland to Penzance in Cornwall, leaving a week from now, is priced at £467.40 on Trainline.From Shanklin in the Isle of Wight to Buxton in Derbyshire is said to be the UK’s most expensive rail journey. An anytime return, leaving a week from now, costs £501.40.The TrainSplit website claims to save users money by helping travellers buy a series of cheaper tickets for a route.Giving the example of an off-peak fare between Birmingham and Leeds, the site says it can save passengers more than £20, with peak-time savings even higher.A spokesperson for Raileasy said: “Travellers using Trainsplit are paying on average 28 per cent less for their tickets than they would if they had bought them on Trainline for instance.”Football fans often have to make really long journeys which can be expensive but that’s where split ticketing comes into its own. It’s great if by split ticketing we are making these journeys more affordable so fans can get to away matches by train rather than driving.”Mr Heywood’s journey cost him £56 but the same discounted trip now costs £111.10, which is still a saving of £32 off the full direct fare from Newcastle to Oxford. Thanks to @LeeTurnbull91 for the worst advice AV ever received. Get a split ticket to oxford he said. FIFTY SIX TICKETS ARE YOU HAVING ME ON pic.twitter.com/RuEyBBVHrz— Jonny (@jonnyyy___) January 25, 2017 A man from Southampton also saved money off his rail fare after using a train spliting site and received a large bundle of tickets. The highest number of splits available are 13 and can see passengers travelling from Hull to Tiverton Parkway having their £124.40 fare reduced to £67.50, from Exeter to Durham a fare costing £278.90 is cut to £169.50 and Newcastle to Taunton reduced from £175 to £118.40.In May the Rail Delivery Group is set to pilot a new pricing system on trains between London and Sheffield to remove unnecessary large fares and offer customers the cheapest option.It says the new system will mean more user-friendly ticket vending machines and make it easier to get the right ticket at the best price, either online or at stations. In a bid to save money on eye-watering fares, one football fan ended up with 56 separate tickets for his train journey to see his team play in the FA Cup.Jonny Heywood’s trip from Newcastle to Oxford with his partner took him to seven stations and saved him £30 after he used a split ticket website to get the cheapest fare resulting in him needing more than 50 tickets for the trip.But despite all his effort his team Newcastle Unite sadly lost 3-0 to Oxford and he spent the entire match in hospital A&E with his girlfriend after she fell over and injured her face on the way into the game. Despite his bad luck, after he shared a picture of all his tickets on Twitter, his story inspired many other rail users to try and save on their journeys by ticket spliting.His tweet has prompted other people to tell of their own thriftiness, including one football fan who posted a picture of a mound of tickets for a trip to see Southampton, which he said saved him £30. Passengers buying tickets at Stratford Railway Station in east London, as an overhaul of Britain’s rail fares is to be trialled to make it easier to buy the cheapest tickets. Credit:PA/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Football fan receives 56 separate tickets when he books split fare between
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