Caledonian Sleeper

Specific board for this popular undertaking.
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Re: Caledonian Sleeper

Postby PH » 29 Apr 2019, 5:27pm

Paulatic wrote:The new sleeper launched last night. Comment suggests there are 6 bike places.

Launched might not be the right word, apparently the first trains in both directions were delayed for hours and everyone will get their money back...

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Re: Caledonian Sleeper

Postby bogmyrtle » 29 Apr 2019, 10:40pm

That's probably the only time it was worth paying the hugely inflated price of a 'superior' double room.
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Re: Caledonian Sleeper

Postby Cyril Haearn » 30 Apr 2019, 5:21am

Yes the price per hour goes down if the train is delayed, might one even get a partial refund?
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Re: Caledonian Sleeper

Postby Cugel » 30 Apr 2019, 8:36am

I once travelled on the sleeper all the way from London to Aberdeen. It seemed to take days. I didn't get any sleep. Aberdeen has not had a visit from me since!

I once knew a bloke who drove up from Garstang (and back again, later) to well north of Aberdeen, twice a week. He mentioned that he did sometimes get some sleep, until someone's horn woke him up again.