• Nick Lansley

Nice innovation: Buying Train Split-Tickets to Save Money

I rarely recommend websites but will make an exception here as it’s taught me something!

trainsplit.com is a UK rail ticket purchasing service which checks to see if your journey could be cheaper if you were to ‘stop’ at a station along the route to your destination.

For example, I often travel from Brighton to Farringdon for £39.80 standard return fare which happens to stop at Gatwick Airport during its journey. Using TrainSplit, I pay the standard return fare from Brighton to Gatwick (£11.60), then from Gatwick to Farringdon (£19.50). Total £31.10, saving £8.70. TrainSplit then takes 10% of the saving (87p) as their fee.

The rule is that the train has to stop at Gatwick; however, I don’t have to get off it (in either direction).

Pleasantly, my clients pay all my travel expenses, but it’s nice to show that you’re thinking of their bottom line too.


Recent Posts

See All

Podcast: How To Work From Home

Working from home has now become the ‘New Normal’ thanks to Coronavirus and self-isolation. In this episode, Nick is joined by top workplace psychologist, Dr Richard MacKinnon, who will reveal the te

Podcast: Utopian Destinations

In this launch episode of the new Innovation Lab 2020 podcast, Nick explores an innovative technique that can greatly improve the outcomes of projects for all stakeholders: ‘Utopian Destinations’. #ut