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South West Trains review
South West Trains
Member Name: chicken07
South West Trains
Disadvantages: Bumpy ride, extremely expensive, recently often late on departure
I only recently started using trains as a daily commute to get to college, and South West Trains takes me to college and back everyday. Unfortunately I do not like South West Trains as their tickets are extremely over priced, the trains are usually running late, and the journey is usually bumpy at times. It beats me why the tickets are so overly priced, when the government are trying to encourage us to use public transport more to reduce global warming. Instead they're discouraging me from it, and I honestly can not wait until I pass my driving test and have the option to drive to college, which I will undoubtedly do. It costs me £5.90 for a return ticket to Frimley from Virginia Water, this is very expensive and even though I have a student rail card which gives me a discount, I still have to pay £23 every week to get to college. This is a lot of money for me as I am a student and my parents limit the amount of money I recieve these days.
When I first started taking South West Trains, they ran fairly on time until recently when at all three stations I use, they have been running late everyday. Which does not help as I usually end up running to college so I am only a few minutes late. It's hard for me to get an earlier train because they run every half hour and that would mean I would have to wake up at 6 in the morning which is too early for me to do everyday. So South West Trains aren't the most reliable.
The journey is also extremely irritating when the carriage is jumping up and down constantly for a few minutes at a time, and if you have problems with travel sickness then the journey really isn't for you.
Summary: I would not reccomend SouthWestTrains but unfortunately I and many others do not have an alternative
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