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Author Topic: Melksham to Birmingham International, Day Return, 1st September 2021  (Read 718 times)
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« on: August 18, 2021, 10:52:03 am »

Placeholder just for the moment ... but fare advice being sought.  Arrival by 10:30, return after 16:00

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2021, 11:54:00 am »

If routing via Oxford, I would suggest you split at Banbury.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2021, 12:12:05 pm »

£68.30 without any railcard. Advances available at time of writing. Apparently this saves £53.89 on the direct tickets

MKM» (Melksham (Station code) - next trains) 0533
SWI» (Swindon - next trains) 0559/0633
CNM» (Cheltenham Spa - next trains) 0733/0755
BHM 0845/0904
BHI 0913

BHI 1614
OXF» (Oxford - next trains) 1714/1736
DID» (Didcot Parkway - next trains) 1736/1753
SWI 1821/1852
MKM 1916

MKM - CNM Advance £10.60
CNM-Worcestershire P'way Anytime Day single £8.20
W/Parkway - BHI Anytime day single £10.00

BHI - Coventry Anytime Day single £2.90
COV - BAN Advance £13.40
BAN - OXF OP (Original Poster / topic starter) Day single £7.10
OXF-MKM SOP (Standard Operating Instructions) Single £16.10

OP = Off-peak
SOP = Super off-peak (not as being suggested!)
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2021, 02:53:53 pm »

My bid ... I would go for an anytime day return Melksham to Bromsgrove at £39.70, which can be used via Birmingham New Street under easement 700351.  Stopping short at New Steet and then a £5.40 fare off peak, anyTOC on to International.  Total cost £45.10 - out on the 06:36, back for 20:21, opportunity to try out the Rhubarb Loop. Could save a few pence more by getting a TOC (Train Operating Company) specific ticket for the BHM to BHI trip. Change at Trowbridge and Gloucester in both directions.

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