Extra Virgin West Coast services

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Guinness

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Since BA has cancelled all Domestic Flights from Heathrow, Virgin is expecting huge demand on West Coast services from Euston.

Glad to see that Rail isn't affected by fog as much as Air and Rail. :)

From VT Website:
Virgin Trains to run extra services on the London - NW England route Thursday and Friday 21/22 December. Saver restrictions lifted today and tomorrow


To cope with record breaking passenger demand on the West Coast Main Line, peak period restrictions on Saver tickets will be lifted today and tomorrow. Also, the following extra trains will run Thursday and Friday 21/22 December to and from London Euston:

1043 Euston to Preston
1830 Euston to Manchester via Crewe
1857 Euston to Preston
1332 Preston to Euston
2000 Birmingham New Street to Euston (Friday only)
1947 Manchester Piccadilly to Euston (Friday only)
2029 Manchester Piccadilly (Friday only)

These services which will provide an extra 4800 seats will be in addition to our normal scheduled services to and from London, North West England and Scotland which include:

Every half hour on the London to Manchester route
Hourly on the Liverpool route
Hourly on the Preston route
Nine services in both directions on the Glasgow route

Those passengers without bookings are asked to arrive at stations as early as possible where every effort will be made to accommodate them on the first available service with space. Tomorrow there is likely to be more room on morning departures.

Fog, which is affecting much of the country at present, is not an issue for a modern rail network unlike air and roads with yesterday over 90% of Virgin Trains’ West Coast services running on time.

Information last updated: 21 December 2006, 15:36
 
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It's a pity extra services can't be run at even shorter notice. Are air passengers who don't fly still having to pay full ticket price or do they get a reduction?
 

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It's a pity extra services can't be run at even shorter notice. Are air passengers who don't fly still having to pay full ticket price or do they get a reduction?
Pay Saver Price (Not Standard Opens has Savers are now fully unrestricted) and claim a full refund off BA. In fact most people should come better off with Train prices lower than Air Travel, apart from the Delays of course.
 

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Shame they werent running all the booked trains out of Euston today wasn't it, get the advertised service running and on-time first before yet more PR piffle...

002 had a daytime excursion today courtesy Mr Fixit and 1310 Euston-Brum, 1500 Brum-Euston
 

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Funny that they charge rip off fares when they have competition but soon as the competition is grounded they lift restrictions.
 

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Complete shambles on the EBWs today!!!

Wires down at Coseley all day, now further OHLE riots at Soho Road and Marston Green on the up... Euston-Brums to start/terminate Int'l, Euston-Wolves via Stafford on the up (New St-BS-Wolves on down). Sod any one out of New St then!?!
 

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Glad to see that Rail isn't affected by fog as much as Air and Rail. :)
I saw an interview on the news where one rail boss said "Can anyone tell me what all this fuss on the airways is about because I haven't got the foggiest idea!" :lol:
 

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Complete shambles on the EBWs today!!!

Wires down at Coseley all day, now further OHLE riots at Soho Road and Marston Green on the up... Euston-Brums to start/terminate Int'l, Euston-Wolves via Stafford on the up (New St-BS-Wolves on down). Sod any one out of New St then!?!
Went via Bescot between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. IIRC via Bescot isn't OHLE so I assume it's only XC that going via that why then (Apart from the 90 Set).
 
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