Manchester - Edinburgh and return via Settle-Carlisle

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  1. telstarbox

    telstarbox Established Member

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    I would like help with the following:

    Travel from MAN to EDB on 30 December (ideally on the 18.16 TPE direct service)
    Return on 1 January, leaving after 11:00 and travelling Carlisle - Settle - Leeds - Manchester, including the 13.51 Carlisle - Leeds.
    all for 2 people with 16-25 Railcards. Any help appreciated!
     
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  3. Lampshade

    Lampshade Established Member

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    Split at Carlisle, it'll keep flows priced by XC down to a minimum.

    Huddersfield's looking like a good bet, buy the Route Appleby SDR (£22.30 with Y-P) and excess the outward portion to Any Permitted to enable travel via Manchester on the outward (starting short).

    Then use a Carlisle - Edinburgh CDR @ £15.20 with Y-P.
     
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    telstarbox Established Member

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    Cheers Lampshade - so that's a Huddersfield - Carlisle route Appleby return and a Carlisle - Edinburgh return?
     
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    Split at Preston, valid via S&C(?) and usually at a reasonable price to
     
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    I've just thought, you'd be returning via Leeds so effectively ending the journey at Huddersfield, when you need to be in Manchester :lol:

    Watch this space.
     
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    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I have found some incredibly cheap TPE advance fares (remember with your railcard you get 50% off if you book using the links on the TPE website) which can be combined with a rather useful ticket taking advantage of a valid routeing exploit that several forum members enjoy and wouldn't want to be removed (ATOC read this site), hence it has been sent via PM ;)
     
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    would be interested in that one too Yorkie if you have no objection? :)

    on a recent EDB - MAN trip I split and indeed changed at Preston, taking advantage of a pendo over a 185 for the long haul! If not limmited to TPE advances when booking I'd recommend this as nearly 4 hours on a rammed 185 may not be the relaxed start to your holiday that you want! Also not sure, but think it may be Jan 2nd til you can get moving again?
     
  9. bb21

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    Many TOCs run services on New Year's Day. Only Christmas Day and Boxing Day see no service from the majority of TOCs.
     
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    think the opp wishes to use the S and C which certainly didnt run this newyear as I found. From memory there was no VT Services to EDB cut may be wrong. There were some to Glasgow I think but if using this option be warned as FSR dont do newyear so a coach transfer with citylink may be needed and again check before you go. Another warning too - newyear busses only serve key routes in Edinburgh on new years day with generally an hourley or half hourly service and cabs are dubble fare til midnight. Not trying to put you off as your more than welcome but for a city thats wel and truly open for business on the 31st it amazes me (and I live here) how starc a contrast the 1st is.
     
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    This is what it says on National Rail about Northern's operations on New Year's Day.

    Link to the document here.
     
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    are thanks. Wasnt disputing you BB21, just going on personal experience last year!
     
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    No problem. Concerns should rightly be expressed.
     
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