All Line Rover 13th-19th September plan

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  1. James Wake

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    I have now all but finalised my all line rover plan. I will post a link to it this evening.
    The outline is (home stations are Three Bridges/Crawley or Gatwick Airport)
    Day 1: Up to St Pancras, over to Kings Cross for Chieftain to Inverness
    Day 2: To Kyle, Armadale, Mallaig and Glasgow
    Day 3: To Lancaster, Barrow, Carlisle, Sunderland, Kings Cross, Home
    Day 4: To Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Ely, Kings Lynn, London Bridge, Home
    Day 5: To Brighton, to Bristol, Severn Beach, Exeter, Exmouth or Paignton, Clapham Junction, Home
    Day 6: To Victoria, Marylebone, Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Swansea, Reading, Gatwick, Home
    Day 7: To St Pancras, Kings Cross, Hull, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Crewe, Euston, Home

    Looking forward to it
     
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  3. fishquinn

    fishquinn Established Member Quizmaster

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    That sounds like a nice plan. Better than the sort I would do (having at least 1 ECML long leap each day!)
     
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    Sounds like a good trip. At least you've managed to keep hotel bills down.
    I'm doing a ALR next year but the 10.00 restriction at certain stations i.e. Euston, Milton Keynes etc doesn't make planning easy.
     
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    For Day 5, and depending on your timings, you could do Exeter to Exmouth, ferry to Starcross and then down to Paignton. Saves a certain amount of backtracking.
     
  6. James Wake

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    Last year I caught the 0749 LM to Coventry, then the 0942 to Carlisle (the 0843 off Euston). There are ways of getting round the annoying restrictions, similarly out of Kings Cross, get a Hull Train or Grand Central, or a Great Northern to Peterborough then pick up an East Coast Virgin service.
     
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    go north first via lm and change at Rugby
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    where are you going to stay?
     
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  8. James Wake

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    The Market Brae Guest House in Inverness, and the Rennie Mackintosh Station Hotel, Glasgow Central.
     
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    Looks a good run - hope you enjoy it!
     
  10. Kristofferson

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    Looks like you're ticking most of the "great rail journey" boxes there! Have a good time :)
     
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