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|Oxford, London, Cape Town
|Jeremy Acklam (CEO)
|Global Travel Ventures
Ticketclever (styled as ticketclever) was an online retail website/online shopping for train tickets for services in the United Kingdom. Ticketclever is known for creating an algorithm used to sort numerous ticket combinations from the hundreds of millions of different route combinations and packages them together for a given journey.
Ticketclever was based in Oxford with offices in London and Cape Town, South Africa.
Global Travel Ventures Ltd. (GTV) developed TicketClever (initially called FareMaster) in 2014. Ticketclever was launched in January 2017.Jeremy Acklam, previously from Trainline was the co-founder and CEO. In March 2017, ticketclever announced they were partnering with the charity St John Ambulance, to donate an amount to the charity once people purchase a train ticket. GTV sold a 20% stake in the company to train operating company Stagecoach Group in June 2017.
Ticketclever tried to use analytics and data science to try and find the lowest price. [ citation needed ]Ticket clever employed three Oxford University alumni, two with Doctor of Philosophy in Particle Physics, one with a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science to create an algorithm that filters data sets from the Rail Delivery Group, which represent 25 train operating companies in Great Britain that are responsible for running trains and setting the price of the fares. Ticketclever used this algorithm to find multi-ticket fare deals on Great Britain's railway network.
Ticketclever was able to issue refunds in accordance with the National Rail Conditions of Travel if the circumstances allowed for a refund. The eligibility to change or cancel tickets varied depending on the type of ticket purchased.Companies could choose to charge an administration fee of up to £10 according to the National Rail Conditions of Carriage for refunds.
National Rail (NR) is the trading name licensed for use by the Rail Delivery Group, an unincorporated association whose membership consists of the passenger train operating companies (TOCs) of England, Scotland, and Wales. The TOCs run the passenger services previously provided by the British Railways Board, from 1965 using the brand name British Rail. Northern Ireland, which is bordered by the Republic of Ireland, has a different system. National Rail services share a ticketing structure and inter-availability that generally do not extend to services which were not part of British Rail.
Nederlandse Spoorwegen is the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. It is a Dutch state-owned company founded in 1938. The Dutch rail network is the busiest in the European Union, and the third busiest in the world after Switzerland and Japan.
The Oyster card is a payment method for public transport in London in England, United Kingdom. A standard Oyster card is a blue credit-card-sized stored-value contactless smart card. It is promoted by Transport for London (TfL) and can be used on travel modes across London including London Buses, London Underground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, Tramlink, some river boat services, and most National Rail services within the London fare zones. Since its introduction in June 2003, more than 86 million cards have been used.
The Travelcard is an inter-modal travel ticket for unlimited use on the London Underground, London Overground, Elizabeth line, Docklands Light Railway, London Trams, London Buses and National Rail services in the Greater London area. Travelcards can be purchased for a period of time varying from one day to a year, from Transport for London, National Rail and their agents. Depending on where it is purchased, and the length of validity, a Travelcard is either printed on a paper ticket with a magnetic stripe or encoded onto an Oyster card, Transport for London's contactless electronic smart card, or an ITSO smartcard issued by a National Rail train operating company. The cost of a Travelcard is determined by the area it covers and, for this purpose, London is divided into a number of fare zones. The Travelcard season ticket for unlimited travel on London Buses and the London Underground was launched on 22 May 1983 by London Transport. One Day Travelcards and validity on other transport modes were added from 1984 onwards. The introduction of the Travelcard caused an increase in patronage and reduced the number of tickets that needed to be purchased by passengers.
A travel class is a quality of accommodation on public transport. The accommodation could be a seat or a cabin for example. Higher travel classes are designed to be more comfortable and are typically more expensive.
Megatrain is a provider of low-cost train travel in the United Kingdom. A subsidiary of the Stagecoach Group, its operations have been associated with its parent's East Midlands Trains, South West Trains, Virgin CrossCountry and Virgin Trains West Coast train operating companies. Even though Stagecoach ceased operating train franchises in its own right in August 2019, Megatrain services continue to operate on East Midlands Railway services.
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Airline booking ploys are used by travelers in commercial aviation to lower the price of flying by circumventing airlines' rules about how tickets may be used. They are generally a breach of the contract of carriage between the passenger and the airline, which airlines may try to enforce in various ways.
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A penalty fare, standard fare, or fixed penalty notice is a special, usually higher, fare charged because a passenger using public transport did not comply with the normal ticket purchasing rules. It should not be confused with an unpaid fares notice.
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