Normally, travel on the early train from Swansea to London costs the full fare of pounds 90 return because no Apex or other cheap reductions are available. What Williams discovered was that a return to anywhere in the Netherlands cost pounds 79 return and entitled his wife to take the early morning trains.
He said: "The lesson is simple. If you want to catch the early morning service from Swansea to London, do not buy a ticket for London. Buy one for Groningen, Emmen or Amsterdam."
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