A Year of Train Travel - the raw data

In 2009 I collected all my train tickets together. You can read all about it in my blog post on the subject. However if the stats above haven't bored you to death, here's the full data of all my national rail journeys from 2009.

Note: some tickets are labelled as "Boundary Zone 3" - this is because I have a Travelcard covering zones 1-3 in London, so at the ticket office the fare starts from the edge of zone 3. I explained all this in my 2005 post, Saving Money on the Trains. Where a ticket is labelled as Boundary Zone 3, I have noted it as such. The journey itself was usually started at Wimbledon or East Croydon. But not always.

Also noted is Gold Card usage - annual season tickets in the South East are also railcards and you get a third off off peak trains. They're also explained in the above post, and labelled as (Gold).

And the final note is that sometimes you'll see odd looking single journeys. These are generally when I've been out for a walk. For example, the first two journeys are from a walk from Sunningdale to Windsor. In the morning we got a return from Sunningdale. Now Staines is where the train lines to Windsor and Eton Riverside, and trains towards Sunningdale split. So my return ticket covered from Staines, but not the bit from Windsor - hence a second ticket.

DateJourneyPurposeTicket TypeCost
3 JanClapham Junction to SunningdaleFor a walk from Sunningdale to Windsor(Gold) Off Peak Day Return£5.20
Windsor and Eton Riverside to Staines(Gold) Anytime Day Single£2.25
24 FebEast Croydon to Seaford, SussexWalk along the coast from Seaford to Eastbourne(Gold) Off Peak Day Return£17.50
Eastbourne to Lewes(Gold) Off Peak Day Single£3.95
25 FebWimbledon to PetersfieldWalk from Petersfield to LissAnytime Day Return£16.70
27 FebBoundary Zone 3 to WyeWalking the North Downs Way from Wye to Dover(Gold) Off Peak Day Single£11.70
28 FebDover Priory to London Victoria(Gold) Off Peak Day Return£11.90
26 MarLondon Euston to EdinburghHolidaySleeper Anytime Return£171.00
29 MarEdinburgh to London Euston
13 AprEast Croydon to BalcombeCircular walk from Balcombe(Gold) Off Peak Day Return£5.70
16 MayBoundary Zone 3 to StainesStag do trip to Thorpe Park(Gold) Off Peak Day Return£3.10
28 MayLondon Terminals to Hinkley (Leics)WeddingOff Peak Return£44.70
29 MayHinkley (Leics) to London Terminals
6 JunBoundary Zone 3 to Rye, SussexWalk from Hastings to Rye(Gold) Off Peak Day Return£14.50
20 JunLondon Euston to Glasgow CentralHoliday - walking West Highland WayAdvance£34.50
Weekend First Upgrade£15.00
Glasgow Central to MilngavieOff Peak Day Single£2.65
28 JunFort William to London Euston(BBC) Sleeper 1st Single [1]£103.05
16 JulLondon Euston to AberdeenWeddingSleeper 1st Return£136.00
19 JulAberdeen to London Euston
1 AugEast Croydon to LewesWalk from Hassocks to Lewes(Group Save 4) Off Peak Day Return£7.50
22 AugLondon Euston to UlverstonWalking the Cumbria WayAdvance£36.00
27 AugCarlisle to London EustonAdvance£28.00
12 SepWimbledon to HaslemereBeer festival!(Gold) Off Peak Day Return£8.90
23 OctLondon Euston to Manchester PiccadillyWork visit to Manchester office [2]Advance£28.00
24 OctManchester Piccadilly to London EustonAdvance£22.00
31 OctLondon Euston to Dublin Ferryport [3]Holiday to IrelandEconomy Single£29.00
Weekend First£15.00
8 NovDublin Ferryport to London EustonEconomy Single£29.00
Weekend First£15.00
24 DecLondon Euston to Manchester PiccadillyTo parents for Christmas...Advance 1st£34.00
Manchester Piccadilly to Guide BridgeOff Peak Day Single£2.50
28 DecManchester Piccadilly to London EustonAdvance 1st£34.00

As it happened, we also did some train journeys in Ireland, so here's the details for them as well! The exchange rate at the time was roughly €1 to £1...

DateJourneyPurposeTicket TypeCost
2 NovGrand Canal Dock to HowthDay trip from Dublin to HowthAdult Day Return€4.20
3 NovDublin Heuston to CorkTravelling between Dublin and CorkAdvance Return€30.00
6 NovCork to Dublin Heuston
7 NovDublin Connolly to GreystonesWalk from Greystones to BrayAdult Single€4.30
Bray to Dublin ConnollyAdult Single€2.75


  1. Scotrail offers a discount on first class single sleeper tickets to BBC staff. It's part of the BBC's drive to encourage staff to take the sleeper rather than fly. The deal was done for business use, however is also available to staff for leisure purposes and can be used on any of the Caledonian Sleeper routes - including the lovely Fort William route. Back to the table.
  2. Yes, if you are a licence fee payer, you paid for this one! However I did save you money by staying with my parents overnight rather than in a hotel...Back to the table.
  3. Combined train and ferry ticket. Train journey was London to Holyhead. Weekend First upgrade was for the train journey only. Back to the table.

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