Routeing Question: Dewsbury - Birmingham Stns

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sonic2009

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Sorry to ask, Im out at the moment.

Would you agree a Dewsbury to Birmingham Stations return is valid :

Dewsbury - Huddersfield - Denby Dale - Sheffield - Birmingham?.

Many thanks.


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Dewsbury is associated with the following Routeing Points (RPs): Huddersfield Group and Leeds Group.

Both RPs pass the fares check rule (for this flow), so both are appropriate.


Valid Routes from Dewsbury [DEW] to Birmingham Stations:

  1. Shortest Route & routes up to 3 miles longer are permitted
  2. Mapped Routes :
    HUDDERSFIELD GROUP - BIRMINGHAM GROUP:

    LEEDS GROUP - BIRMINGHAM GROUP:
 
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Hi Yorkie. Why the strange route between Manchester and Stockport (I know the Stalybridge Parly goes the wrong way)?
It's an error. No-one has yet devised an accurate shortest route calculator (and even if one is made that is considered accurate; it will probably not be universally considered to be accurate as a reasonable definition is unlikely to be the same as ATOCs definition, which is as yet undefined, nor do I particularly want it to be as all they will do is define it to be anti-customer and they shouldn't be the ones defining it anyway, but we're at risk of going off-topic ;)!) but several people are working on it.

Another shortest route calculator gives the mileage as 110 3/4 miles, with via Denton taken to to be the shortest route (which ATOC said it isn't as the shortest route from Stockport-Stalybridge is direct but shortest routes can apparently be different in different directions, however that is not what they've told the software developers!) which I don't think is, however when you force it to go via Manchester Piccadilly it gives a shortest route of 116 miles. So, if anything, the mileage given above is too short.
 

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For Sonic, from Yorkie's workings:
SY: Huddersfield-Barnsley-Meadowhall-Sheffield-Chesterfield-Derby
CE: Derby-Tamworth-Birmingham
I believe covers your requirements.
 

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For Sonic, from Yorkie's workings:
SY: Huddersfield-Barnsley-Meadowhall-Sheffield-Chesterfield-Derby
CE: Derby-Tamworth-Birmingham
I believe covers your requirements.
Thank you. Its for a journey for a friend of mine, she has to BOJ at Denby Dale at her boyfriends house. I wasn't 100% sure this was a permitted route.

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