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    TPE Class 397 ('Nova 2') construction and updates

    18:12 from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport on Tuesday night was replaced by a Class 185. Plenty of confusion onboard with just one very quiet announcement about the switch and seat reservations no longer being in place.
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    Two Together Advance tickets - Wife can no longer travel

    Supposed to be heading to London on Thursday with my wife for a show in the evening. Travelling from Brighouse to London on GC on advance tickets with a two together railcard. Unfortunately, my wife now has to go to a funeral in Belgium so can't travel down with me but is hoping to get back to...
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    Can I route via Manchester on a Leeds to London Super Off-Peak Return

    Cheers all, I suspected as much but isn't a big issue. Purchased on LNER website. You can go via York on GC and Sheffield on EMT so thought it was a possibility (albeit slim).
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    Can I route via Manchester on a Leeds to London Super Off-Peak Return

    Off to London tomorrow for the day and purchased a super off-peak return the other night. I could do with picking something up from a shop near Manchester on the way down. Would I be allowed to go via Manchester and travel into Euston on Virgin or would it not be a reasonable route? Thanks...
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    Huddersfield to Sheffield during Strike Action

    The journey was not possible without travelling via Leeds (unless you travelled via Manchester which would have taken a long time and still used other operators services.
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    Huddersfield to Sheffield during Strike Action

    I've decided not to risk it and split ticket it by buying a single from Huddersfield to Leeds and then an advance from Leeds to Sheffield but it does seem poor if you are forced into the more expensive journey.
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    Huddersfield to Sheffield during Strike Action

    Hi All, Northern strike tomorrow so the usual Huddersfield to Sheffield stopper on a pacer is cancelled. Can I still buy a ticket valid for that and travel via Leeds as exceptional circumstances despite the ticket stating it is not valid via Leeds? Will be using TPE to Leeds and CC from Leeds...
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    No advance tickets showing Huddersfield - London

    Bizarre that the default position isn't to offer a via Wakefield option. I have managed to now circumnavigate it by avoiding Leeds but a bit of a farce. £22.50 instead of £110 quite a difference. Edit: I've spotted the issue. The Huddersfield - Westgate service seems to have disappeared from...
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    No advance tickets showing Huddersfield - London

    Looking to book a return from Huddersfield to London for 14th June and returning on the 15th June. None of the search engines have advance fares available but if I use Mirfield, Brighouse, Manchester, Leeds or Wakefield, they all have availability to London. Even Slaithwaite does! Any ideas...
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    Are there still plans for a Huddersfield to London Kings Cross direct service?

    With the East Coast franchise up in the air (as well as the Transpennine electrification debacle) does anyone know if there is still a plan to launch Huddersfield to London direct services on the East Coast? Virgin & Stagecoach said it would be starting in 2019 when they took the franchise on...
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    Southern BML May Timetable changes

    The operator has to be wrong on the NRE website though? Surely the new 18.30 can't be a Gatwick Express service if it doesn't stop at Gatwick?
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    Southern BML May Timetable changes

    Currently Southern run a 18.26 VIC-BTN service which misses Gatwick but there's a 18.32 GEX VIC-BTN service just 6 minutes later. If I'm reading the National Rail timetable correctly, the 18.26 will become a Southern service calling only at Gatwick (and terminating there) and the 18.32...
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    Victoria Platform 13/14 Barriers - Accept Southern Only?

    Cheers all. It's a tight enough call as I'm coming from Bloomsbury at 5pm but should make the 5.27 all being well.
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    Victoria Platform 13/14 Barriers - Accept Southern Only?

    Without wanting to resurrect the GEX/Southern Only debate too much, I'm travelling from Victoria to Gatwick tonight and coming back tomorrow afternoon. I've had a Brighton season ticket for years but it's expired so have to buy a ticket this evening. If I buy a "Southern Only" ticket (£3...
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    Southern Only/Not Gatwick Express in event of Southern cancellation

    Hi All, This evening a friend was visiting me in Brighton. She was coming down on the 18:26 Southern service to Brighton from Victoria. Sadly tonight that service was cancelled. I asked Southern on Twitter if she could travel on a "Southern Only" or "Not Gatwick Express" ticket on the...

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