VTWC advance tickets not available 12 weeks in advance

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  1. Arctic Troll

    Arctic Troll Established Member

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    I'm looking to head down to London from Carlisle in the first week of April but VTWC advance tickets aren't on sale. I understand that the weekend tickets (I'm coming back on a Sunday) might yet to be finalised, but I'm surprised the weekday ones aren't.

    Is there any engineering works planned that I'm not aware of, or are VTWC just being tardy?
     
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  3. Wallsendmag

    Wallsendmag Established Member

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    Its NR not VTWC the booking horizon is T-6 currently
     
  4. Joe Paxton

    Joe Paxton Established Member

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    See:
    NRE - Temporary changes to train timetables

    The slip back from T-12 weeks for timetable confirmation has been the case for coming up to a year now.

    The RDG press release explaining the situation is dated 23 Feb 2018.

    (I've got some idea things were in a bit of a mess even before that announcement, but maybe I'm misremembering).
     
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    LNER and Northern have their tickets on sale, so wondered if there was a reason for VTWC not to. Seems not!
     
  6. Joe Paxton

    Joe Paxton Established Member

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    WCML more complicated than the ECML?

    The whole situation is a bit of a mess. That said. things could always be far worse.
     

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