Northern Rail Day ranger for £10!!!

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  1. strange6

    strange6 Established Member

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    Incredible offer! Full details at

    http://www.northernrail.org/march10

    If you collect 2 tockens, you can buy 4 rail ranger tickets that will enable you to travel anywhere with Northern for the day. Best to use on a Saturday and have an early start!!!!!
     
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    Already a thread going for this isn't there?
     
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    yes it was my thread and I said I would give more information when I got more information so here it is! (in the most appropriate sextion) so there :-P
     
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    Aha I see.

    As you were then.
     
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    :) Hope you can take advantage of the offer! Not bad value at all
     
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    Worth a look!
     
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    Does anyone know whether tokens appear in all the publications listed, and over what dates ?
     
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    Yes, all the tokens needed will be published in all the publications listed over the coming week. You only need 2 tokens for 4 tickets!
     
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    Not a bad price for people wanting to put themselves through an endurance test. It will test you both physically and mentally. You have been warned.
     
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    Yes, you're right there but that's part of the fun. Best to pick a Saturday so that you can start early and also pick a day when the weather is good!
     
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    As an outsider (I've never travelled on them except from Piccadilly to Oxford Road and back a couple of months ago), am I right in thinking that Northern has a certain reputation as the worst TOC in terms of poor rolling stock, overcrowding, and vicious RPIs?
     
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    They do have some poor rolling stock, particularly the early 150's. Otherwise, they're not too bad. Overcrowding is no worse than any of the southern TOC's but no problem during the day and at Weekends. The RPI's are only viscous if you try to con them or Northern. Overall, Northern do not provide a bad service and their staff are mostly friendly and helpful
     
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    Love it!
    A synonym would be "slimy". <D
     
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    I'm off tomorrow. So how would I get the vouchers? I'm just outside Edinburgh but could pop down on a TPE for next to nothing. Would two vouchers from different local papers on the same day work or does it have to be from different days?

    These rovers would be ideal to get some mates travelling by train again.
     
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    Anyone in the NW willing to get some tokens in for us who are a bit further out?
     
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    Whilst I'll happily complain about Northern Rail's problems till the cows come home (not that many of them are actually directly their fault) but one thing I will say is that Northern Rail's staff (apart from those G4S goons in Manchester) are at worst professional and normally polite and friendly. Can't say I've ever had a bad experience with one of their staff.
     
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    Aye good thinking. No probs in refunding paper/postage costs + I'll dish out a rail map as a thankyou for trouble.
     
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    Agreed. 99% of the guards and drivers I've talked to have been friendly and decent people. All of the bad experiences with Northern have been G4S and the sometimes the barrier people at Leeds.

    Same here, although no railway map from me. I do have some tokens for 50p off a pint at Wetherspoons which I'll happily part with.
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    If it is anything like the tokens printed in for the East Coast special tickets, you could just buy two papers on the same day and use those.
     
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    Me to all expenses paid.
     
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    Anyone know the nearest place to buy a suitable paper near Stoke On Trent? Annoying that we have regular Northern service but the local paper is not printed by that company.
     
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    Appears to be very much a NW promotion - there's numerous papers in Yorkshire that are part of the same company but are not taking part in this one.
     
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    Well, i'll have 4 tickets available if anybody wants them. PM me and I'll tell you my address so that you can send an SAE to me
     
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    Does anyone know when the tokens are being published, are they from the 28th Feb or for example are they in tonight's papers ? . I will have to drive a few miles to get copies, also will 2 tokens from the same edition newspaper be acceptable? Someone from Northern help please.
     
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    The offer appeared in tonight's Johnstone Press North West Newspapers. They are going to print ONE token in each newspaper until Saturday 26th. You have to collect two tokens and then register on the website to print off an application form and then take to be issued at a Northern station.

    Full terms and conditions are here...http://www.northernrail.org/march10
     
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    OK folks! I will have no more tokens left now so don't bother PM'ing. I have replied to those lucky people who can have their tickets
     
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    Do you know if 2 tokens from same edition will do ? Thank you.
     
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    Yes, I would have thought so because the tokens don't have a date on them..;)
     
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    As long as they're original prints but only one token gets printed per edition
     
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    Two tokens from the same date should be alright (so you'll have to buy two papers, might look a bit funny!). Only way that they could make you buy the papers on different dates would be to have the date on the token. Same for any of the other paper offers, like East Coast.
     
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    I can confirm that no dates are printed on the tockens
     
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