Online rail booking site Take the train has finally learnt of the existence of Fishguard and Goodwick, thanks to the intervention of Fishguard Trains.
We recently tested nine online rail ticket services, only to find that none recognise the correct station name of Fishguard and Goodwick. Worst performing site was Take the train, which assured us that Fishguard and Goodwick is available to book tickets from on takethetrain.co.uk, the station is loaded under it’s correct name, Fishguard Harbour.
Now it has learnt of the station’s existence from Fishguard Trains, the station appears correctly on its website. Check it out here. Indeed, Take the train is now the ONLY online site that accepts the correct station name. Commenting on the situation, Take the train told Fishguard Trains, We have never received any notification of the opening of this station, which is why it was not loaded onto our site. We are not automatically notified of station openings. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
We’re left mystified at this apparently hit-and-miss effort by the rail industry to monitor its own infrastructure. Another success for privatisation?