Nottingham to Aberdeen, routeing change?

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Norther Monkey, 14 May 2015.

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  1. Norther Monkey

    Norther Monkey Member

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    I'd appreciate some help from someone who knows a wee bit more than me.

    I have often travelled from Nottingham to Aberdeen via Crewe to use the sleeper up, and return on a day train via the ECML which was a valid route. Planning a trip for next week none of the booking engines now offer this journey. Has the routeing guide changed to prohibit this?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Romilly

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    I can get East Coast, and London Midland, websites to offer the £165 Nottingham-Aberdeen offpeak return on "via Crewe" itineraries.

    And I can get ECML itineraries by setting the "via" option to "Avoid Chesterfield"
     
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    More than I managed with NRE or Scotrail. Plus about a 35% increase on what I used to pay. Something seems to have changed.

    Thanks.
     
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    I was assuming that you don't hold a railcard. Also, the £165 does not include the sleeper supplement. And I haven't found any obvious ways of significantly reducing the cost by split-ticketing.
     
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    Ah, of course the railcard. The dangers of posting having just come off a night shift.

    Thanks for finding that, not sure why it's proving tricky on other sites. Good to know it's still available.
     
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