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And That Means?

17 March 2015

I love reading the Plain English Campaign’s website as it really beggars belief that some companies and organisations attempt to communicate with their staff and customers in such a cack-handed fashion.

From South Eastern Railway’s website (UK) for instance.  It seems to read OK until you start to think “what does it actually mean?”

“What are the times for peak and off-peak travel?

Our peak time services run Monday to Friday, from 06.59 to 09.59, and from 16.00 – 18.59. Off-peak services run at all other times.

Although it is considered peak between 16.00 and 18.59, if you purchase a ticket to travel at this time, the ticket is sold as off-peak.

This is because off peak tickets are generally available for travel after 09.30 in the metro area, and on services which arrive in London after 10.00 from Kent mainline.”

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