London to Glasgow via Birmingham

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  1. derek40uk

    derek40uk New Member

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    My boss is booked on a direct train from Birmingham International to Glasgow Central on 23/11. I wasn't aware this was possible and checked the downloadable timetables on the Virgin train site and this train doesn't exist. However the online booking engines find a train leaving Euston at 09.43 and arriving at in Glasgow at 15.24 and going via Birmingham. I would appreciate if anyone can provide re-assurance that this train exists, thanks.
     
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  3. OxtedL

    OxtedL Established Member Quizmaster

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    I believe that this train (or at least one like it) regularly runs as a combined London-Birmingham, Birmingham-Scotland train, just joining the two bits. So I don't think there are any problems.

    Others should be able to confirm.
     
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    Lrd Established Member

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    According to National Rail Enquiries there is a direct train from Birmingham International - Glasgow Central, leaving at 10:54, arriving at 15:24, and starts at London at 09:43.
     
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    Yep, it happens two or three times a day, mainly to swap Voyagers and Pendolinos onto and off the Birmingham–Scotland diagrams.

    I don't know why the timetables insist this is a summer-weekday only occurence when it happens all year round, weekends too (for instance, the last train to London from Preston on a Sunday is an EDB–BHM–EUS run; I know because I'm booked on it next week!).
     
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