Huddersfield & Marsden to Wembley Central for Play Off Final, Mon 29 May

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  1. 61653 HTAFC

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    According to posts on the DATM Huddersfield Town fans' forum, talks are under way for a Charter service for the play-off final. Retro Railtours with DRS 68s likely.

    Will update as things progress...
     
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    Surely it will be to Euston/ Kings Cross rather than Wemberlee
     
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    Perhaps, but talk is of Wembley Central- stock would probably then run on to Euston in any case to reverse?
     
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    Platforms arent that long at Wembley unless it isnt going to have many coaches.
     
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    If it was Wembley Central (and it's a fairly big if per other posts), wouldn't the stock just then stable at Wembley Yard whilst the game is on? I doubt they'd have it filling up (and paying for) a platform at Euston if it wasn't taking/collecting passengers from there?
     
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    Bookings to open at 7pm tonight according to Retro Railtours' Twitter. No indication yet whether to Wembley Central or Stadium - charters have gone there in the past, as well as to Central.

    Bit confusing, as there are two threads about a charter train on the HTAFC forum - following post gives more details - definitely to Central. £60 in standard.

    Read more: http://downatthemac.proboards.com/thread/105038/charter-train#ixzz4hXpLlvrf
     
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    See: http://www.retrorailtours.co.uk/huddersfield.php

    Approx departure from Huddersfield 0700, Marsden 0715
    And returning from Wembley Central approx. 1830

    The fare is £66 standard and £99 first.

    I'm sure we'll have some Huddersfield Town supporters on this forum who would be interested in this.

    You may meet some forum members stewarding on this train.
     
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    Any info on routing?
     
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    I will ask James tomorrow for information regarding routeing and what is happening to the stock.

    Hopefully the other questions are answered on the website.

    Sorry; I made this thread without seeing there was already an existing one (I've now merged them), and I didn't notice the questions until now.

    (and it would have opened for bookings at 7pm... if Northern Rail had provided WiFi ;))
     
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    It's Huddersfield - Marsden pick ups, then non-stop to Wembley Central via Reddish South, Crewe, WCML.

    ECS to Wembley Depot.
     
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    Traction is DBC 67.
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    If any forum members are interested in booking this (you do not have to go to the match, or even like football!) please reply here and I will be in touch regarding a discount.
     
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    This is booked via the Crewe 'independent lines' on the outward journey and possibly on the return journey too.
     
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    The services are now in RTT, although I can't currently link to them
     
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    5 hours southbound via Crewe independent lines and WCML slow line all the way.
    An hour quicker on the return, running fast from Brinklow.
    Stock comes from Burton on Trent.
     
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    67024 providing haulage
     
  19. CosherB

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    Is this really in the spirit of why the train was organised, i.e. for Huddersfield supporters, not railway types?
     
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    The train arrived this morning 31 mins early
     
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    I don't see how you can have a problem with this. Huddersfield supporters who are members of the supporters group were also able to get a discount. The train didn't sell out, so why not try to boost the numbers?

    I also fail to understand what "railway types" means; many forum members are also football supporters, some of whom are supporters of Huddersfield Town!
     
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    I had the pleasure of signalling this into Wembley Intercity Depot yesterday. Was a bit of a shock to have a 67 coming towards me, makes a change from Pendos and 90's/92's
     
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    It appears that the train was delayed due to the late finishing of the game, to give plenty time for passengers to return to the station. The time it made up was chiefly through being given a run via Weedon as opposed to the slower route via Northampton and Daventry.

    I think it is great that this service was able to be chartered at such relatively short notice and all credit to Retro for organising it
     
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    Did the train break even?
     
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    The first of many hopefully?

    (Just thinking about those mid-week/weekend evening away games in places afar)
     
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    But you're not going to get anywhere near 38,000 going to those...
     
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    Huddersfield in a unique position for trains like this as well as it's such a hassle to go to Manchester or Wakefield/Leeds to catch a train to London. Really should have a direct service.
     
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    Is 7 trains an hour to Leeds not enough to catch a train to London?
     
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    Irrelevant.

    There are 5 fast trains per hour to Leeds, which are typically overcrowded, and as MylesHSG says, no direct services so regardless of frequency it will be a faff for some people. There is an additional slow service typically operated by a Pacer.

    To make it up to 7 trains you must be counting the via Bradford service which takes over an hour; the idea that you would use this to connect with a train to London is absurd. After less time than it takes to do York - London, you'd still be in Yorkshire!

    The fastest journey opportunity is typically changing at York! Other journey opportunities include taking a Pacer (typically) to Wakefield or Leeds.

    http://demo.fastjp.com/#fares?oorig=HUD&odest=KGX&odate=20170628&otime=1300&maxch=8&split=on

    And on Monday 29th, trains between Leeds/Manchester and London at suitable times would have been full and standing, and of course the TPE services would have been wedged as usual.
     

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