Mick F route fast but safe.

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BrightonRock
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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby BrightonRock » 16 Apr 2019, 9:09am

I'm trying to sort a lift to Aberdeen for July (from Jog), I've got it sorted from there back to Brighton. Any ideas?

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby LollyKat » 16 Apr 2019, 11:02am

If you have the time (and money!) you could take the ferry from Gill's Bay to St Margaret's Hope, then cycle to Kirkwall and get the ferry to Aberdeen.

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby irc » 16 Apr 2019, 11:14am

BrightonRock wrote:I'm trying to sort a lift to Aberdeen for July (from Jog), I've got it sorted from there back to Brighton. Any ideas?


Why would you not use the Train. Trainline showing a £15.50 single Wick to Aberdeen on 1st July.

Of course getting a bike space is the issue. If you know your date you need to set up an email alert and be ready to book asap on the day cheap tickets are released.

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby Jamesh » 16 Apr 2019, 5:59pm

Went to station after work but ticket office said train time table for the 7th July not yet released?
All the fares are standard £176 not the dynamic pricing you get for earlier dates?

Cheers James

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby Paulatic » 16 Apr 2019, 6:06pm

Jamesh wrote:Went to station after work but ticket office said train time table for the 7th July not yet released?
All the fares are standard £176 not the dynamic pricing you get for earlier dates?

Cheers James

Did you closely at my screenshot? That was dated 8th July :D

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby charliepolecat » 16 Apr 2019, 7:05pm

Well done Hannah. No excuse for the rest of us now. :roll:

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby irc » 16 Apr 2019, 7:29pm

Jamesh wrote:Went to station after work but ticket office said train time table for the 7th July not yet released?
All the fares are standard £176 not the dynamic pricing you get for earlier dates?

Cheers James


Fill in your details on Trainline's Advance Tickets warning page.

https://www.thetrainline.com/ticketalert

Then you get an e-mail at the exact time cheap advance tickets are released. For my date it was something like 0540. So have your phone beside your bed. Tickets are often released Thu or Fri so I'd expect 7th July tickets to be out in the next 3 days.

Don't book through Trainline as you can't book bike spaces. Either use

https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey

phone Crosscountry - Not sure if I phoned Reservations: 0371 244 2389 or Sales: 0844 811 0124

When you buy tickets via CrossCountry the tickets are posted but they give you a code over the phone to print the bike reservations at any station.

Or if you are handy for your local station research the times and prices online then hotfoot it to the station and book ticket and bike there.

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby Jamesh » 16 Apr 2019, 9:47pm

Great thanks for the info I'll keep at watch
I'm going to try again on Thursday.

Cheers James

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby Jamesh » 21 Apr 2019, 7:30am

Haven't got my return ticket yet.
Trainline will do me one for £176
Seat 61 cannot find a route!
Perhaps I need to break it down into bite sized chunks!!

Cheers James

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby Paulatic » 21 Apr 2019, 8:04am

Jamesh wrote:Haven't got my return ticket yet.
Trainline will do me one for £176
Seat 61 cannot find a route!
Perhaps I need to break it down into bite sized chunks!!

Cheers James


I don’t know why you’ve trouble with seat61. A quick look this morning and it looks like all cheaper tickets have gone. You’ve missed the boat as they say. If you were to change to Wednesday 10th of July then your journey could be £58.68 :D
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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby Jamesh » 21 Apr 2019, 2:10pm

Figured it
I need to travel Sunday which is causing issues.
I will most likely take the x99 coach to Inverness at 8.58 to get a head start on the earliest train at noon.
Cheers James

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby Jamesh » 21 Apr 2019, 2:24pm

Rang trainline who say that bike reservations aren't available yet!
Worse case I get the bike couriered back!
Cheers James

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby Paulatic » 21 Apr 2019, 3:14pm

Jamesh wrote:Figured it
I need to travel Sunday which is causing issues.
I will most likely take the x99 coach to Inverness at 8.58 to get a head start on the earliest train at noon.
Cheers James

Ahh Sunday, yes that will have been your problem. Good luck with a Sunday, so often coaches in place, because of line working. I’d assumed you be travelling Monday.
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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby Jamesh » 23 Apr 2019, 8:52am

Obvious route through Lancaster to kendal is via A6 but if you turn left onto the A6070 at pine lakes it's seems quieter and more direct?

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Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Postby 1982john » 23 Apr 2019, 7:49pm

Booked my train tickets back - Thurso to Brum. Around 13 hours on the train for £30. Don't know how Scotland can run its train so cheap?