Rail Travel in the UK

May 24th, 2004, 06:33 AM
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Announced on today's news that Euston station will be experiencing closures during the next four weeks due to major upgrading work to the West Coast Main Line, which is why GNER's website suggested such a tortuous route for the journey from Brighton to Bangor.

I think that means that Flanneruk owes me an apology, but don't hold your breath.
May 24th, 2004, 08:43 AM
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I'm travelling in July. On the GNER website, when I try and find out the prices of the journeys I'm interested in, they have the Saver Single which can be chosen. However, they have the Value 7 and Value 14 ticket prices on display but those can't be chosen.

Could I clarify... Does this mean that these tickets have all been snapped up and are not going to be available ever? Or have they not been released yet?
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May 24th, 2004, 08:50 AM
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It means all the cheap tickets have been taken for the period you want, but will become available at a later date, which is normally governed by supply and demand.
May 24th, 2004, 12:57 PM
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Andrewmac - thanks for the information regarding travel from Gatwick-Bath.

I'll probably be back in June/July when the tickets are available with more questions.

Thanks again!
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May 24th, 2004, 09:47 PM
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Okie, I'm still struggling how to reach Bangor. Trying all means of ways and combinations.

Might want to take easyjet to Manchester. Looking at how I can get from Victoria Station to Heathrow. How long would it take and how much is it for me to take either a bus or train? I will have with me one piece of luggage.

Appreciate any advice.
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Jul 17th, 2005, 11:33 AM
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I am from america so I am not very educated in finding the best solutions in travel. I will possibly be traveling often from bristol england to london. What is the cheapest way of transportation(bus, train?) and what is the general cost range?
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Jul 18th, 2005, 12:16 AM
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Buses will be cheaper than trains. You can compare timetables and prices at:
(for buses, journey time around 2hr40 - 3hrs):
(for trains, journey time around 1hr30):
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Jul 18th, 2005, 03:35 PM
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Hi Andrewmac, are you still taking train questions?

If so, we are wanting to travel on the Eurostar from London - Paris return.
17th Jan 06 return 24 Jan 06.
We will be 4 adults, 2 x 17yr olds & 1 x 19 yr old.

So far my travel agent is telling me that we can't book yet, too early, and that it will be much cheaper to book from here (Australia) before we leave.

Any thoughts on the most economical way to purchase these tickets.

Thanks in advance.
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Jul 19th, 2005, 02:40 AM
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Keep an eye on their website www.eurostar.com, and keep checking back for bargains. There will be occasional promotions. That time of year is likely to be a bit slack in demand terms, so prices are likely to stay reasonable until much closer to your travel dates. Don't forget, the cheaper prices come with fewer options to change your arrangements.
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Jul 19th, 2005, 10:56 AM
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Here's a somewhat related question that I can't seem to find the answer to on news websites.

I have a pre-paid ticket (around mid-August) from Gatwick to Leeds via Thameslink Rail and GNER. No problem, except that it stops at Kings Cross Thameslink and I go over to London Kings Cross. Are either of these the stations damaged in the recent bombings? If so, are they open for business? Will I have any problems, or am I being a worrier??

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Jul 19th, 2005, 06:58 PM
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The train stations are open; it is only the Piccadilly line portion of the the tube station that remains closed.
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Jul 20th, 2005, 06:35 AM
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Excellent news for me, thanks Ron!
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