I've chosen a new-to-me car but it's at Atherton, the opposite side of the country to where I live so I need to book a railway ticket so I can go and collect it. This is always one of those projects which takes time.
My nearest station is Market Rasen, Lincolnshire so I searched for Market Rasen to Atherton, which is near Manchester. I use a Senior Railcard which gives me 30% off on all fares and £28.50 came up as the cheapest.
However, I noticed that I would have to change at Barnetby, a station again not far from me so I search again, this time for a journey from Barnetby to Atherton. This came up as £30.95. How can that be?
I then decide to see if it would be cheaper to split my ticket. The price is now £15.25. Same train. Same journey. (I've decided to travel from Barnetby because I can get a lift there.)
Splitting my ticket does not mean splitting my journey. It is the same train and I do not have to get off the train, providing the train actually stops at the place where my ticket splits.
The site I used to find my tickets is trainsplit.com Don't forget that I also used my Senior Railcard which, of course, I bought with Tesco vouchers.