Nottingham to Grantham - 26th April

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  1. P156KWJ

    P156KWJ Established Member

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    Hi,
    This Saturday I have a couple of railtours to see. After seeing the Welsh dragon at Nottingham, I was intending on getting a direct service from Nottingham to Grantham, but it turns out there are no trains due to engineering, and Nottingham-Norwich RRBs can't stop at Grantham any way. So instead I am intending on going via Newark, but no through fares are available via Newark, so would it be best if I buy a cheap day return from Nottingham to Newark Castle, then a another C.D.R. from Newark North gate to Grantham on NXEC? Slightly annoying, as it costs about £6 from Newark to Grantham, and yet it's only just over 10 minutes!
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    But there is busses running between Nottingham and Grantham anyway ....
     
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    I know, the skeggy services stop there, but I will only use RRBs at absolute last resort, it's enough to put anyone off travelling by bus, being stuck on a stupid coach with loads of chavs going to skegness scabness
     
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    Assume you have a child fare, and going by NFM95 (slightly out of date), £3.15 CDR to Grantham, but as you say travel via Newark is not permitted (Map PS).

    NOT-NCT is £2.25 CDR + £2.70 SDR for NNG-GRA totals £4.95.

    I can't find any better splits TBH. Of course, allow for inflation in these prices.
     
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    don't think they've increased, went to grantham in february and thought it was reasonably cheap, considering petrol and parking otherwise
     
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    ^Might only be by a couple of pennies, of course. My local routes only went up 5p at the last increase, and they're not much cheaper than these.
     
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    I know you can't get as many bargain fares to London direct from EMT any more, because of the switch of a lot of them to megatrain.com which seems okay actually, although the £1 tickets are +50p booking charge and at stupid o clock.
     
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