FOLLOWING your recent article on commuters relocating from Lewes to Eastbourne, it has crossed my mind also to relocate from Polegate to Seaford as the rail fares are a whole lot cheaper there for my daily commute to work in Brighton:
The annual season ticket price from Seaford to Brighton is £1,156
The annual season ticket price from Polegate to Brighton is £2,076 – a difference of £920 more!
The annual season ticket price from Seaford to Victoria is £4,064.
The annual season ticket price from Polegate to Victoria is £4,060 – a difference of £4 less!
The journey times and distances are almost identical from Lewes to Polegate/Seaford but I cannot understand why there is such a huge difference in the cost of getting to work from Polegate especially when you look at the price to get to Victoria from both stations, which is almost identical!
I have contacted Southern and am waiting for a reply back from them.
I am seriously thinking of selling my flat and moving to Seaford as the annual season ticket repayment is like having to pay a second mortgage.
Miss M McKEOWN