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    Freedom of North West Rail Rovers

    I'm back in the UK for another 10 days, and want to do a bit of exploring. I was thinking of buying the Freedom of North West Rail Rover 4 in 8 days...
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    Chinley to Sheffield next Saturday

    I'm returning to the UK for the first time in over 4 years this week, and I was wanting to head to Sheffield to watch the football. Having kept up with things, Northern are on one of their strike days. I would have typically bought a return to Sheffield for £11.60 and then Supertram onwards to...
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    Experiences of Taiwan...

    Hi all, it's been a while since I posted on the forum and didn't know where to put this thread. It's travel related though, I have been living in southern Taiwan for over a year but it's not that often I see tourists here and I think there's only 20,000 or so westerners who live here I know...
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    Taiwan - where to travel?

    Hi all I'm now living in Taiwan but haven't much idea about the rail system here. Got a three day weekend coming up and was looking at getting a TR Pass to either do a bit of bashing or travel around a bit. Any recommendations and ideas? I've only used the HSR here which is extremely...
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    Bangkok to Vientiane and back.

    Hello all, I made the return trip to Vientiane from Bangkok over the last few days so thought I'd do a trip report on it. The purpose of my visit to Vientiane was to get a new visa for Thailand, known in the ex-pat community here as a visa run. Sunday 18th/Monday 19th January - Bangkok to...
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    Worst cafe in Britain...

    Is my old employer! :D www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/basil-fawlty-style-caf-boss-4808280 I worked there from April 2004 to September 2013, and I can verify this article as being entirely representative of the establishment, well Mr Clark anyway! Although, working there was an experience in...
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    Hua Hin to Trang - Trip on train 83...

    I write from Trang in Southern Thailand which is where I am expecting to live until at least the end of March and last night I traveled from Hua Hin down to Trang, a distance of 400 miles. This trip was unexpected as late as midday on Wednesday, they say things move very quickly when it comes...
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    Chapel en le Frith - 'alterations'

    I went to my local station this morning for a train to Buxton. The station is on a 1tph each way branch line and has a level crossing. The level crossing is a right of way for a couple of houses across the tracks, and the only way to cross the platforms. The station is at least 500 yards from...
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    Cradley Heath to Urmston - tomorrow

    Hello all, This on behalf of a friend of mine. He needs to get from Cradley Heath to Urmston tomorrow, arriving in Manchester between 10 and 11:15. Leaving Urmston around 17:15. Fares are with a 16-25 railcard. I am aware of £10.25 advances being available on the 0804/0904 trains from...
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    Moving abroad...

    Afternoon all! Well, this is something I didn't think I'd be talking about at the start of the year and yet here I am. I've finished/graduated from University, had three months with no luck on the job front and like most graduates had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my degree...
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    EMT v VT mid afternoon in 1st

    Hi all At the end of October I will be leaving the shores of this country and need to get Heathrow for a night-time flight. I'm looking at my best options to get down there, obviously I'd want to leave a couple of hours spare, so I'm looking at a 1630 arrival in London, at the latest. It's a...
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    Easybus website - just me with problems?

    I'm trying to book a bus journey from Luton Airport to London on Monday 6th October via Easybus. Now it gives me options to buy on that date for the other airports but doesn't go past the end of September for the Luton to London route and vice versa. Is it just me and my devices? Ta.
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    Manchester Picc - tight last connection, late at night.

    Tomorrow, I'm off to Ayr (Ayr Utd v Greenock Morton) and I am booked on advances between Chapel en le Frith & Glasgow Central. I know that, I should be covered if I experience delays between Ayr & Glasgow coming home (just buying a return from GLC to Ayr on the day), but will be arriving at 1810...
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    Inverness area - 19th/20th Sep - what to do, eat, drink etc

    Hi all I've got two very good advance tickets with my 16-25 railcard booked, £27.10 I've paid in the end. On the way up I'm going from Manchester Picc to Glasgow Central, walk to Queen St then Inverness, arrive 1821. The way back booked on the 1050 from Inverness on the Sunday morning (21st)...
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    Questions regarding a Megabus journey Meadowhall to Inverness

    Hi all Planning a trip north to Inverness in September, the Megabus from Meadowhall north to Edinburgh leaves at 2am. Is the interchange still open at this hour and is it safe? And secondly, where does the 2am service to Edinburgh actually originate? Are plug sockets guaranteed? I only ask as...
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    Chapel en le Frith to Sale...

    Hi all I have been invited to attend a job interview in Sale on Thursday, and have to be there at 10am. I am sure this will mean either: Train/Bus to Stockport then bus to Sale Train to Manchester and Metrolink to Sale Train to Stockport, Navigation Road and Metrolink to Sale I have a...
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    North East - things to do in a day..

    Hi all I was planning to head to Richmond Town F.C, that's North Yorkshire on Saturday but the weather looks as though it'll put pay to that! However I've advances that arrive in Darlington at 1026 and depart at 1925, which gives me time to kill if the game is off. I'm interested in...
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    Bit of London help...

    Hi all I'm off down to London on a Megabus tomorrow, I should be fine with tickets but there is something I'm unsure on and need clarifying, I haven't a great deal of time at the moment. I'm travelling from London Victoria to Kew Gardens, I will then need to travel to Egham in the evening via...
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    Ticket excessed after journey?

    Hi all I'm at Manchester Picc. Can I exceed my Manchester Stns to Blackrod return ticket with a Y-P railcard (2.80) to Hazel Grove? My journey has finished, i.e. I've been to Blackrod and back. I'm just wondering if I can get a zero excess at Manchester Picc ticket office? Ta Tom
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    Urgent - issued wrong ticket

    Hi all I have bought a Chinley to Wakefield stations return with a 16-25 railcard and a Wakefield to Keighley return, but the latter has been issued as a concession return, which obviously isn't right. I have only just noticed, I have a 35 min connection in Sheffield before my train to Leeds...

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