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Author Topic: Fare challenge - Melksham to Birmingham International, 25.5.2022  (Read 472 times)
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« on: May 20, 2022, 06:44:53 am »

Subject line says it most, really

For Wednesday of next week, to arrive in Birmingham International around 10 a.m. (an hour either way AOK), return departure between perhaps 4 p.m and 5:30 p.m. - two senior adults, one with a senior railcard, both it enough to change trains easily.   Price matters but not 100% ruling "must be cheaper", time spent on travel does not necessarily.

Suggested trains (to me) - outbound:

MKM» (Melksham (Station code) - next trains)  06.36 GWR (Great Western Railway) a  Westbury 06.53 CH dep GWR  07.02 via B&H (Berks and Hants - railway line from Reading to Taunton via Westbury) line> a Reading 08.06  CH Dep XC (Cross Country Trains (franchise)) 08.15> Arr BI 09.36

 MKM  06.36 GWR d  Westbury 06.55 .GWR >arr Southampton 08.07  CH  d XC 08.15 via Bas.> Reading d XC 09.13 > arr BI I0.36 . 

 MKM  07.21> GWR a SDN 07.54 >Gloucester a 08.54 > arr  Chelt 09.03 CH Dep 09.15 XC > arr BNS (Barnes (not Birmingham New Street)) 09.58  CH d10.10 arr BI 10.19

 MKM  07.53> GWR  a SDN 08.19 CH  d 08.30 GWR >Didcot > arr Reading 08.59 CH  d XC 09.13 Ox,>LS>,Cov arr BI 10.36


 Birming INT dep 16.14  XC 3700 > a  Reading 17.41  CH  GWR dep  17.57 >Didcot a Swindon18.26  CH dep 18.52 arr MKM 19.16

 Birming INT dep 17.14  XC3720  > a Reading 18.43 CH  GWR 3095 dep 19.01 B&H a Westbury 19.58 CH d 20.06 arr MKM 20.21


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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 04:29:50 pm »

Cheapest - £51.20 w/railcard - 33% without
Tickets required (prices with railcard)
MKM» (Melksham (Station code) - next trains) - CNM» (Cheltenham Spa - next trains) ADR - £19.95
CNM - BHI Anytime Return £31.25

MKM 0721 - SWI» (Swindon - next trains) 0747
SWI 08212 - BPW» (Bristol Parkway - next trains) 0833
BPW 0844 - BHM 0958
BHM 1010 - BHI 1019

BHI 1613 - BHM 1625
BHM 1642 BRI» (Bristol Temple Meads - next trains) 1808
BRI 1830 - CPM» (Chippenham - next trains) 1855
CPM 1907 - MKM 1916
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 11:34:14 pm »

Do wish to use an easement?

I think all I need to say is Bromsgrove...

Can then be done with spilt Anytime Day Returns with Railcard for a total £32.40

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