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Topic: Re:when to buy long distance train journeys
Posted by: Thomas Barry
Date/Time: 08/08/15 09:28:00

Two things:
1) Book as early as possible
2) Try to avoid obvious peak times - leaving early morning often helps as does avoiding Fridays - the 2nd October being a Friday

I get a staff discount on lightly used Virgin trains on that line and the latest they're available even now is on the 14:07 - the cheapest train being the 11:07, so if you're travelling on a Friday and want the fastest journey leave by lunchtime or pay through the nose.

Alternatively the London Midland only option to Liverpool is likely to be cheaper but take a lot longer - I can find a 20.50 fare on their website at 18:49 but it takes 3.5 hours with a change of train.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 09:01:00 Rachel Dwyer
   Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 09:28:00 Thomas Barry
      Re:Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 09:45:00 Andrew Craig
      Re:Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 11:51:00 Richard Jennings
   Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 09:46:00 Graeme MacLure
      Re:Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 10:03:00 Rachel Dwyer
   Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 10:12:00 Graeme MacLure
   Re:when to buy long distance train journeys 08/08/15 10:20:00 James Robinson
      ".. now virgin have taken it over the prices have gone up."08/08/15 10:53:00 Andy Murray
         Re:".. now virgin have taken it over the prices have gone up."08/08/15 12:14:00 Thomas Barry

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