Manchester Stns -> Stamford (Lincs)

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  1. Mcr Warrior

    Mcr Warrior Member

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    :) Suggestions, please for (walk-up) adult split tickets for a day return from Manchester Stns to Stamford (Lincs). No railcard. No advance tickets. Thanks!
     
  2. First class

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    Prestatyn-Nottingham CDR (08:30) £27.80
    Nottingham-Stamford SVR (09:00) £24.60
    Total: £52.40

    £21 cheaper than Manchester-Stamford, but forces you via Nottingham.
     
  3. Mcr Warrior

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    :| Interesting! Prestatyn?
     
  4. First class

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    Yeah its an anomaly.

    Haven't checked the permitted routes, but I suspect it gives you a wider selection of journeys. It's only around 70p more than Manchester-Nottingham,
     
  5. John @ home

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    trainsplit.com suggests a combination of four Off-Peak Day Returns (CDRs):

    CDR Manchester Stations - Stockport £3.40 (M-F: 0930-1600 & from 1830)
    CDR Stockport - Derby £20.60 (M-F: from 0900)
    CDR Derby - Leicester £10.70 (M-F: from 0930)
    CDR Leicester - Stamford (Lincs) £13.30 (M-F: 0930-1529 & from 1816).

    Total £48.00.
     
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    Prestatyn to Nottingham also used to be valid via Liverpool until about 5 years ago. I always kept quiet about it and used it for day trips from Nottingham to Liverpool. It was then mentioned a few times on this forum and it quickly disappeared!
    I hope it won't disappear via Manchester now its been mentioned again!
     
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    How do you know? I can't see any evidence of that. The small difference in fares is likely to do with clustering, that isn't evidence of an anomaly.
     
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    The route should be "via Stoke-on-Trent", not "Any Permitted". There should be two flows, Any Permitted (much more expensive) and the other cheaper SOT option.
     
  9. Mcr Warrior

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    :D That's the one that I went with. Thanks. Connections via Prestatyn and Nottingham were a bit rubbish!
     
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