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Aug 24th, 2016, 08:52 AM
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Rail/Hoylhead/Edinburgh

Looking at the time table for rail travel to Edinburgh from Holyhead, I noted that transferring from one train to another at a couple of transfer points are timed at ONLY six (6) minutes. That doesn't seem like "plenty of time". The stations are probably small enough to make the transfer something less than a foot race, but still ???
Is anyone familiar with this process and can help calm my anxiety's ?

Thank you for helping,
♪♪Michael G♪♪
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Aug 24th, 2016, 10:00 AM
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The system knows how long you need to change.

Sometimes it's just stepping off one train, walking across a 20 foot wide platform to another train and stepping.

Sometimes it's stepping off one train and waiting on the same platform until the train behind it rolls in.

If coming from Dublin, I hope you are buying a SailRail ticket as that is onlt £40 or £45 (one of the other always applies) for both ferry and train, Dublin to Edinburgh - www.virgintrains.co.uk although you'll need to pay for postage as you cannot collect in Ireland.
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Aug 24th, 2016, 10:50 AM
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If you miss one train there will be another probably within a half hour. for details on the discount Man in Seat 61 above talks about see his web site - www.seat61.com - for general info on British trains also www.ricksteves.com and www.budgeteuropetravel.com.

Q- research the restrictions on any ticket before buying.
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Aug 24th, 2016, 12:52 PM
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It's a 6+ hour trip - I checked several trains and only one had a six-minute change with it -others did not - are you leaving Edinburgh at 6:15- that train has only one six minute change, which is probably OK but not for sure -but again there will be other trains not too long after.

Look into flying too - like Ryan Air, etc. Over 6 hours on mainly trains is a long time.
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