Trainline is a waste of time and question why it even exists. There is only one operator on the route I normally travel which is Virgin. Fares are exactly the same as the Virgin website, so how can they advertise cheaper tickets?
Back to the original issue, I am trying to get from Euston to Carlisle in May, not long now, and have never seen anything other than the standard £116 economy rtn [out of choice would never do] or an utterly ridiculous £375 for First Class.
Who is setting this pricing? ….. I could drive for less.
I would normally pay £140-50 for an advance F return, and quite frankly would not pay a penny more for a 3 hr train trip.