Fares Workshops

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by yorkie, 31 Jan 2017.

  1. cjp

    cjp Established Member

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    London or Reading would work for me too.
     
  2. Aasimuk

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    Most definitely in the Bristol area!
     
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    +1 for me too
     
  4. Alfonso

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    I'd love to attend one. I'm in the South West but happy to travel to London if Bristol/Cardiff/Gloucester doesn't happen
     
  5. yorkie

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    Looks like there is sufficient demand to do a workshop in that area, perhaps in the Summer.

    Also someone added "BushHill" to the London Doodle and I can't find a username that matches.
     
  6. Alfonso

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    It's all gone quiet...2 questions:
    1. Have I missed something?
    2. As a frequent reader but newbie poster, do I need to pass some kind of test to show I'm worthy?
     
  7. najaB

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    No. And no.
     
  8. Alfonso

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    Prizes for swiftest reply, clearest reply, and most concise reply are in the post sir.
     
  9. yorkie

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    We do not currently have any upcoming fares workshops, except for a fares data workshop for anyone wanting to get the fares data in a SQL database. We might be able to accommodate one more for that; contact me directly if interested.

    I'll create some more Doodles for regular fares workshops in due course; in the meantime it would be useful if anyone who is interested can state what sort of locations they can get to.
     
  10. Alfonso

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    I'm near Exeter, happy to travel pretty much anywhere though south/mids easier than North/Scotland
     
  11. DDB

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    I'm near Nottingham. Happy to go anywhere from York/Leeds down to Birmingham/Leicester or across to Crewe.

    DDB
     
  12. yorkie

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    Keep the requests coming; I won't create the Doodles for a few more days or weeks yet but it's really useful to see where people are based so that we know which locations to hold the next ones at.

    We can still accommodate one more person at an upcoming fares data workshop, if anyone has an interest in, or experience in, SQL databases, it would be good to hear from you. We can go through the steps required to import a copy of the fares database onto your own SQL database. Please contact me directly ASAP if this is of interest.
     
  13. atominside

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    I am in Lincoln and it would be great to attend a workshop somewhere on the Northern network as I have some delay repay travel passes that I could make use of.
     
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    I'm interested, too. Based in Nottingham, and happy to travel for an hour or two.
     
  15. Silverdale

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    Hi yorkie,

    Over the next month will be travelling Sheffield-Lincoln-Boston-Lincoln-Nottingham (via the waterways at roughly walking pace) so any workshop in reach would be of interest.

    I am a programmer, but not specialised in databases.
     
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    Hi Yorkie,
    I would welcome a fares workshop. Nearest stations are Tutbury and Burton so would be able to travel on the Crewe to Derby line (relatively cheap) or CrossCountry from Burton.
    Many thanks.
     
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    Yes, me
     
  18. Halsebee

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    Me too
     
  19. Sleeper

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    @yorkie - I'd be interested in an advanced workshop, somewhere in the London area
     
  20. cactustwirly

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    I'm interested, ideally Nottingham or Birmingham (during term time), Reading, London or Oxford would be better during Christmas/Summer months.
     
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    I'd be interested in an advanced workshop in London.
     
  22. philthetube

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    Hi Yorkie, I would be interested in London or possibly Brighton.
     
  23. Traintripper

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    By shear chance I’ve just found this.
    Shrewsbury is local to me
    Would you mind explaining what a ‘fares workshop’ is?
    I’m very much an amateur train traveler but I do love getting cheap fares.
    Best this year is Wem to Wick, via Aberdeen for £29, over two days.
    Is this aimed at people who actually work in the industry or just general bargain hunters?
    Many thanks
    Traintripper
     
  24. ForTheLoveOf

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    A Fares Workshop is a free event (a forum meetup of a kind, if you like), where fares are discussed. In particular, people often share individual good-value fares they've found, and they share methods they've found for discovering good-value fares. It's aimed at anyone who's interested - though a basic background understanding of UK rail fares - i.e. what Anytime, Off-Peak etc. mean - is useful.
     
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    Thank you for the prompt reply. I was sold, until I realised the Shrewsbury event is on Saturday not Sunday as I first thought. I will try and get to the next one. Love a bargain
     
  26. yorkie

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    The Shrewsbury workshop is full, assuming @185143 or @Dai Corner are attending. If neither are, I can accommodate one more.
     
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  28. Dai Corner

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    If anyone wants my place, that's fine. I'm just an 'interested member of the public' and I could attend the Bristol one instead.
     
  29. 185143

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    I'm down in South Wales I'm afraid, so someone can go in my place.
     
  30. CheapAndNerdy

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    I haven't been on a basic workshop but have used the routeing guide on quite a few occasions and I am happy with the general concepts about fares and hunting for cheaper tickets so I've added my name to the doodle the advance workshop in London.
     

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