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  1. graham43404

    Cross Country - Manchester to Southampton

    I was just wondering if someone can shred some light on something that on the face of it doesn't make any sense, but looking at it from a cynical viewpoint it might. Before I give the details of the booking I would just like to say I booked via East Coast's website, as I would do normally to...
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    Virgin Guard Assaulted

    Bad news from Oxenholme. We were on the 6:25 Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central service which has been canceled due to a thug punching the guard. The police have been in attendance and hopefully the scrote will be dealt with in the strongest possible way! As for our journey, we have been...
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    Cancelled TPE - Use tickets on Virgin?

    Apologies if this in in the wrong section. Myself and my wife have come up to Glasgow today to try out the new TPE 350's, 8 car set with first half being London Midland btw. However we are booked on the 15:09 back to Wigan NW and looking at the National Rail site it seems the train I'm...
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    Romania advice

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone on here has any knowledge of train travel in Romania. I have scoured the internet and found a few useful bits of information but I can't find everything I would like to. Myself and my wife are going to Romania for a 5 night break in September and are...
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    Class 37 start up

    We were lucky enough earlier on to see a West Coast Railways class 37 start up at Aberdeen station and clag the place to death. However a few times just after the engine started there were some flames that came out of the top along with exhaust fumes. I was just wondering if this was normal...
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    Cancelled seat reservations on Virgin

    I have just been on Twitter and seen many people not very happy with Virgin Trains yesterday as it would seem that all seat reservations out of at least Euston were cancelled turning it into who could get to a seat first! Now assuming that this was the case why on earth would a TOC want to...
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    East Coast First Class Leeds to London KX

    While sitting in a very rammed First Class on EMT from St Pancras to Leeds and thinking how cheap FC is with EMT if booked at the right time, £21 each in our case, it had me thinking of the price on EC and the £20 fare that you can in theory get between Leeds and London. The questiong is...
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    Class 185 4 car unit

    First of all apologies if this has been mentioned before. We are in Edinburgh and were just passing over the rail bridge at Princes Garden. There was a class 185 TPE coming into Waverly and both my wife and I are convinced we saw it as a 4 car unit. I am sure it has been done and seen before...
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    East Coast HST mystery

    We are on another HST bash today from Leeds to Aberdeen using The Mirror tokens. The mystery is that this morning the 07:10 from Leeds arrived here in Aberdeen 7mins early and performed perfectly. However this same train is now running 38mins late as the 14:50 from Aberdeen to Kings...
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    East Coast EMT HST Coach B

    We are currently sat in Coach B on the EMT set that today is on the 07:10 Leeds to Aberdeen. About one quarter of the seats in it are FGW seats while the other ones are the standard EMT HST seats without the seatback tables though on the airline seats. The other coaches look as you would...
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    Overhead wire problems around Crewe

    We are sat on the Caledonian Sleeper at Euston and before we got on the screens in the concourse were saying trains going North of Crewe are subject to delays and cancellations. My phone only gets the mobile version of the National Rail site, which in turn doesn't seem to bring up service...
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    Should table seats be abolished in quiet coaches?

    On the 13:45 East Coast HST from Leeds to KX at the moment. Yet again some business type blokes are at a table seat further down the coach having a loud chat. At weekends its worse as groups tend to head to table seats like they are a magnet to them and make as much noise as they want...
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    Impressive stuff from East Coast

    Yesterday we were on the delayed 12:30 HST from Edinburgh Waverly to London Kings Cross. The train had lost time coming down from Aberdeen as the front power car had failed. They decided to hold the train for a short while to see if the fitter could sort the problem, which he did in about...
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    XC Glasgow to York

    I looked at this one in for another topic about Cross Country. Not for me to travel to but to check on if they were still doing advance fares on Fridays, which as most of you will know they are. The journey is for Friday 11th November from Glasgow Central to York on the direct Cross Country...
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    Wigan Warriors supporters train cancelled

    I have just seen on Wigan Warriors fans forum and seen that the supporters special from North Western to Wembley Central has been cancelled due to an incident preparing the train this morning that has left the guard injured...
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    Voyager breakfast with Richard Branson

    Just seen on Facebook that there is an auction to have a once in a lifetime chance to have a one to one with Richard Branson on a Virgin Supervoyager from Euston to Crewe on Tuesday 30th August, proceeds going to Cancer Research UK...
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    Disruptive passengers

    For the 2nd time in 4 days an East Coast train has been delayed by "disruptive passengers". This time being the 14:00 Kings Cross to Aberdeen. http://pda.jcheck.com/eastcoast/problems?referer=home&incidentsSection=rail&type=service It makes you wonder if it might have been rowdy football fans...
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    East Coast Rewards - First class ticket

    I was wondering if anyone else was having problems with the free first class return ticket offer for using 500 reward points. Last Tuesday I converted 500 points to get a first class return ticket as I thought I would use it while at the same time taking advantage of the 1/3rd off first class...

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