Trains...why?

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Re: Trains...why?

Postby Paulatic » 12 Jun 2019, 10:17am

I’m presently in Southport and discovered I can ride the train (Merseyrail) all day (after 9:30am) getting on and off where ever I like for £5.30. That’s got to be better than the hassle of driving and paying to park.
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Re: Trains...why?

Postby Mike Sales » 12 Jun 2019, 10:20am

Paulatic wrote:I’m presently in Southport and discovered I can ride the train (Merseyrail) all day (after 9:30am) getting on and off where ever I like for £5.30. That’s got to be better than the hassle of driving and paying to park.


You omit the hassle and expense of running a car in the first place.

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Re: Trains...why?

Postby Mick F » 12 Jun 2019, 10:28am

Paulatic wrote:I’m presently in Southport and discovered I can ride the train (Merseyrail) all day (after 9:30am) getting on and off where ever I like for £5.30. That’s got to be better than the hassle of driving and paying to park.
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Re: Trains...why?

Postby merseymouth » 12 Jun 2019, 4:16pm

Hi all, I don't even have to pay the £5-30! Even travelling before 09-30 hrs :D No parking charges to worry about either :lol: .
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Re: Trains...why?

Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Jun 2019, 5:25pm

Next week I get the train (with my bike) from Berwick to Morpeth (50 mikes) for £2.45. I cycle to Hexham (40 miles) and spend a couple of days around the Roman Wall and then cycle to Newcastle (35 miles). I then get the train to Berwick (65miles) for £4.40.

If that isn't a bargain I don't know what is!
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Re: Trams...why?

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Jun 2019, 5:19am

Big thank you to 100% who dislikes trains for starting this, Plus One!

Trams are good too, here is a little-known factoid: some trams have passenger doors only on the near side, why?
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Because they run on routes where all the platforms are on one side and there is a reversing loop at each end, they go forwards only, but there is a simple driving cabin at the back just for maneuvering in the depot

Some towns in Europe have lots of trams but not all are standard gauge
Dublin has trams, 'Luas' (flash), standard gauge, mind :?
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