Train bands are used by passengers to identify a train from which they want to travel, and usually the ticket price is indicated on the ticket.
A train ticket price in the UK is usually in the range of £2 to £3.
Train tickets usually come in a booklet that shows the current journey time and station information.
It is also used to determine if the train is suitable for a particular destination.
Train bands can be confusing and hard to find, as they often vary between the train companies.
The BBC’s Train Band FAQ has some useful tips.
What is a train band?
A train band is a map showing the direction of a train on a map.
There are many different types of train bands.
Train band maps can be bought from any train company, or they can be purchased online from the website of your train company.
Each map can be set to show a different route on the map.
The band is usually labelled by a letter, with the letters on either side of the letter indicating the direction and distance of the train.
For example, the letter B indicates a train travelling west-bound from Edinburgh to London, while the letter F indicates a north-bound train from Edinburgh, to Manchester, and then on to Birmingham.
Train B is the only train band in this example.
For more information on train bands, see our Train Band Types article.
Why is the train band on a train map different from the map it represents?
The band on the train map represents the journey time.
The train company may be able to provide more detail about the route, or a different map will do, but this can sometimes be lost as the train travels.
For the most part, the band is set to represent the route by the distance travelled by the train and the journey times, but there may be some exceptions to this rule.
If the route is longer than the journey length, the longer route may be highlighted in the band.
For instance, if the journey is about three hours and the band shows that the train will take about seven hours, the map will show that the journey will take eight hours.
Where is the map for a train to travel?
Most railway companies have maps of all their trains, with a map for each train.
Some have maps for a specific station or for a line of travel.
For a station, the maps are usually in a separate booklet called the Train Map.
For routes and routes with no stops, the Map of the Stop is also available.
How do I buy a train ticket?
You can buy a ticket from any of the main ticketing companies, and they usually have a number on the back of the ticket that indicates the price.
The price for a ticket is usually a few pence (about 2 cents) and can be displayed on a slip of paper, or printed on the inside of the front of the seat.
How much is a ticket?
A ticket price for any train is usually the sum of the two parts of the price plus any surcharges.
The surcharge applies when the ticket is purchased from the ticket seller, rather than from a railway station.
The railway company may also have some other surcharge on the side of a ticket, such as a stamp or other fee.
A ticket for any journey may cost more or less than the price of the journey.
For journeys between different train companies, the cost of the service may be the sum over the distance, or the difference between the fare and the cost for the journey, depending on the length of the trip.
For all journeys, this is usually rounded to the nearest cent.
The cost of a return journey for each passenger will also be included in the sum, and there may or may not be an additional surcharge if there are other passengers travelling back on the same train.
What train is the best to book?
A single ticket is the cheapest way to buy a service.
For shorter journeys between trains, or for journeys between a few train companies in the same route, a one-off train is often more cost-effective than a full-fledged ticket.
However, if you plan to travel more than one day, a return ticket may be cheaper.
For long journeys, a single ticket can often be more economical than a round-trip ticket.
For longer journeys, round-trips can sometimes pay off in cheaper fares.
When to book a train?
It’s always best to buy the ticket when you plan on travelling.
You should book the train as soon as you can.
The longer the journey and the more expensive it is, the better it is to book the ticket before the journey itself begins.
You can book a single day or round-the-clock journey from one of the trains to another.
This is best for journeys from the same station, which usually requires less travel time than longer journeys.
If you plan a longer journey from Edinburgh or Manchester to Birmingham, for example, it is better to book this train on the day you arrive