Mega-Train coming to the South West

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ChrisM

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Mega train is soon to be available from Bournemouth/Weymouth to London plus a few stations like Exeter,Salisbury and Bath.

I'm off to London for £2 return instead of £25 ish. :)
 
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Haha Chris, me too... can't wait for that £2.50 rtn (added the £0.50 booking fee!)
 

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Me - Im sticking to my £20 return and actually not having to spend the night in London! (That and the flexible travel)
 

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They should do it for intermediate stations too (even if it is only a fiver for me anyway :p)
 

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Thanks to TC for pointing out the route for Bristol to Waterloo last night. I could bash Bristol to Waterloo for £2.50 return, which is amazingly cheap. Would mean I'd have to bash my way to Bristol first, a SVR return being something like £10 - £12, so still a significant saving for me.
 

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Hopefully megatrain will extend to the WCML as well.
 

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matt said:
Hopefully megatrain will extend to the WCML as well.
Stagecoach would need to get the franchise up there first! I wonder what would happen if Stagecoach lost the franchise in February - bye bye Megatrain I bet!
 

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SO is an abbreviation for Saturday Only. Can be varied with MTWThF, and SX means a service runs everyday but Saturday. SX-Q means it MIGHT run any day BUT saturday. SO-Q means Saturdays Only-if reQuired. Hope that helps!
 
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Coxster said:
Stagecoach would need to get the franchise up there first! I wonder what would happen if Stagecoach lost the franchise in February - bye bye Megatrain I bet!

I wouldn't be surprised if they start running that if they lose the SWT franchise actually... remember Stagecoach have a 49% share in VT.
 

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These fares are amazing! Remember, Exeter to Plymouth isn't much more, and you can do Exeter-Penzance cheaply on Virgin Values. I think I may consider a trip at some point - haven't ever done that route from London Waterloo :)
 

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hmm stock they are using for this? *knows very little about this megatrain*
 

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What routes are the TPE 158s going to be going onto when they arrive?
 
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They will be replacing the Turbostar services, so, generally Totton to Romsey via Eastleigh and also replacing the supplementation of other services.
 

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Mainly:

Portsmouth - Class 444s
Southampton - Class 442s/Class 444s
Bournemouth - Class 442s
Weymouth - Class 442s
Salisbury - Class 158s/Class 159s/Class 170s
Yeovil - Class 159s*
Exeter - Class 159s*
Bristol - Class 158s
Bath - Class 158s

*May be Class 158s once SWT get their new three cars from TPX.
 

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One other thing, the 170's will be going to Trans Pennine Express (probably on the Manchester Airport - Blackpool / Barrow / Windermere services).
 

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Coxster said:
Mainly:

Portsmouth - Class 444s
Southampton - Class 442s/Class 444s
Bournemouth - Class 442s
Weymouth - Class 442s
Salisbury - Class 158s/Class 159s/Class 170s
Yeovil - Class 159s*
Exeter - Class 159s*
Bristol - Class 158s
Bath - Class 158s

*May be Class 158s once SWT get their new three cars from TPX.
What about Plymouth/Paignton and Penzance?!
 
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