National Rail First Class Revealed!

This morning Pie brought an incredibly amusing fact to my attention. She looked up the cost of a first class train ticket from Paddington to Terminal 5 (Heathrow) and it cost £50. Now I’ve seen first class on the trains here and it really isn’t anything to write home about.

The cabins are colder, the seats have a different label and, in the event of a train drama which results in crowded carriages, you are likely to get a seat.

If you go peasant class the ticket costs £32.

Now both tickets cover anytime trains for return within a month.

However, and here’s the funny bit, for the extra £18 you get a copy of the Financial Times.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Financial Times costs £18 on National Rail. Make sure you frame yours when you’re done reading it…


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Pie
    Aug 05, 2010 @ 09:25:43

    For 18 quid I want mine gold plated too!


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