It was pleasing to see much fanfare about the SWR service to Corfe Castle on Summer Saturdays and promotion here which seems a good idea and a strong show of cooperation between SWR and the Swanage Railway
however I cannot seem to buy this £10 promo ticket online from Salisbury for any other date besides Saturday 9th June even though there are no apparent engineering works affecting the service I can see. Is there a way to improve the information & ticketing of this service and when it is likely to run this summer?
I would also like to use this new service but you cannot book to Corfe Castle from a machine. Are the free tickets valid to Corfe Castle too ? Why are there no leaflets at stations for this service ?
Book online to ensure availability I think they only have so much space so they are trying to ballance load and see if they have enough traffic to fill it longer term. Or a ticket office can assist you. Its not a national rail route so a ticket machine probably wont be able to sell it.
I did the the trip on Saturday. An excellent promotion. Just a shame that you still cannot buy a ticket to Corfe from a machine and that the attractive poster advertising the service is nowhere to be seen in London. Also a shame that the station toilets at Wareham are not kept open longer to cater for the crowds.