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« on: August 08, 2020, 07:15:56 am »

From Ian Visits

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The train company, LNER is offering discounted mid-week travel across its network, from London to Scotland.

They have 50,000 tickets for LNER trains from £5 each way, for travel between 10 August and 3 September, Monday to Thursday only – and that includes the early morning trains.

As with most of these deals, you need to be rather flexible with your plans to be able to book the cheapest options. Unusually and very nicely, the trips don’t have to be off-peak, as I can see the cheap offers appearing on the booking page as early as 6am for some departures, giving you more time to spend at your destination.

Trips need to be booked by midnight on Wednesday 19th August.

Some example trips include:

London to Grantham – £5 one way
London to Leeds – £10 one way
London to York – £10 one way
London to Newcastle – £15 one way
London to Edinburgh – £20 one way
Travel right now is more pleasant than normal thanks to the quieter trains, so you can have a trip outside London for a low price and on a quieter train. Bliss!

How are we doing in lower cost advance tickets in "GWR land" ... I have frankly rather taken my eye off the ball in watching for advance tickets ...
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 09:39:43 pm »

Good to see the train companies (DafT) promoting their product again, but how may of us want to travel by train for leisure? I used to use the train to visit a town, to explore it's canals, museums, pubs, then a leisurly trip home, again stopping off at an intermidate town for another pub. But will I want to do that now, I am just over 50, so whilst a keen cyclist, and we do have some cracking pubs here in the Christchurch area, so will I ever want to go on a train powered pub crawl again? Also the uncertainty over future employment once the job retention scheme ends in October, lots of questions. A poll perhaps..
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 06:00:25 am »

... lots of questions. A poll perhaps ...

Yes, though our in-forum polls are limited to a single question on each of them.  I would dearly love, on a few but important occasions, to have an ability here to ask multiple questions, of different types, and correlate the answers ...

You are very welcome to start a poll or two. Do take a look at the poll of a month ago at http://www.passenger.chat/23731 where I asked "What will put you off travelling by bus in the near future?". That is not the same question, and now a month out of date, but something to take a look at as you phrase a question, think of possible answers (to avoid too many "other" responses), and try to write in such a way that your question is not a leading one.   Happy to help set up / phrase question, etc ...
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 09:15:48 pm »

From the Independent too ...

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The nationalised train operator on the East Coast main line has cut fares to 20th-century levels in a bid to win back passengers.

LNER, which runs from London King’s Cross to Yorkshire, northeast England and Scotland, has today launched a short-term promotion that undercuts most normal Advance fares.

Flat fares start at £5 one-way from London to Grantham in standard class. The journey to Leeds is £10, to Newcastle £15 and to Edinburgh £20.


I find myself wondering if we may see some GWR promotions coming up ... wonder what the marketing planners might be planning; seems like it might be being allowed.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 09:29:20 pm »

Soak up the Swindon air. get the latest catch in Swindon.
(Swindon is under watch by the Director of Public health for Corona Virus, yes THE Tracy Daskiewicz, though she is in charge of Wiltshire, Swindon UA - Dr. Ayoola Oyinloye)
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 09:41:00 pm »

Soak up the swindon air. get the latest catch in Swindon.
(Swindon is under watch by the Director of Public health for Corona Virus, yes THE Tracy Daskiewicz)

Maybe not Swindon, but how about a cheap trip from London to Trowbridge or Stonehouse, Port Talbot or Neath, St Austell or Thornford International?
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 09:43:40 pm »

Soak up the swindon air. get the latest catch in Swindon.
(Swindon is under watch by the Director of Public health for Corona Virus, yes THE Tracy Daskiewicz)

Maybe not Swindon, but how about a cheap trip from London to Trowbridge or Stonehouse, Port Talbot or Neath, St Austell or Thornford International?

5 go to Port Talbot?
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2020, 09:57:37 pm »

Any GWR Railway station to Melksham for £5 return.....
(T&Cs: any GWR train, no break of journey in either direction, you must travel on a train scheduled to call at Melksham)

Next Month, Dilton Marsh, condition, must detrain.
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 10:10:20 pm »

Soak up the Swindon air. get the latest catch in Swindon.
(Swindon is under watch by the Director of Public health for Corona Virus, yes THE Tracy Daskiewicz, though she is in charge of Wiltshire, Swindon UA - Dr. Ayoola Oyinloye)

Tracy was the Director of Public Health for Wiltshire at the time of the Novichok poisoning but has recently moved to a post in Deputy Director of Population Health and Wellbeing for South-West England at Public Health England. I am not sure who has replaced her at Wiltshire Council. 

The Director of Public Health for Swindon Borough Council is Steve Maddern.

Dr Ayo Oyinloye is a Public Health Consultant with the NHS in Swindon
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2020, 10:21:53 pm »

Info was copied from the .gov website, yes I thought she had been promoted, Wikipedia is correct. Should have known never to trust a government website.
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2020, 12:11:14 pm »

Any GWR Railway station to Melksham for £5 return.....

Or £10 single?
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