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Trains: Dorking to that London
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:38:23 am »
MrsC and I are having a weekend in that London in a couple of weeks time. For reasons best known to my better half, we are staying in Dorking (to be fair, we need the car on the Sunday and I suspect anywhere closer in was prohibitively expensive by the time you consider parking).
We therefore need to get into London on the Saturday and will be using the train. Does it make sense to buy the tickets in advance, or do we just turn up and pay?

Thanks
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Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 12:58:18 pm »
Don't know, but you could have a play here:
nationalrail.co.uk
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Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 01:09:34 pm »
Thanks
I've had a quick look and the fares don't seem too bad.
I'll point MrsC there later. She knows when we need to be in London.
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Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 01:15:01 pm »
Be sure to make time for a visit to the delightful Pilgrim Cycles at Box Hill & Westhumble railway station.

Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 04:16:51 pm »
For local journeys, there is rarely any saving to be made by buying in advance.
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Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 05:55:33 pm »
Be sure to make time for a visit to the delightful Pilgrim Cycles at Box Hill & Westhumble railway station.
I was there today with Pippsy and I put my leg over a Whitedown, which was a nice bike. The frames are made for Pilgrim by Bob Jackson. Then the nice man talked about a Bob Jackson Vulcan, which has Curly Hetchins heritage and I had a little moment.
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Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 07:23:35 pm »
Did you buy a Curly, then, Tim?
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Tim Hall

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Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 08:11:35 pm »
Did you buy a Curly, then, Tim?
Not yet, but it's a distinct possibility as a Mercian* replacement.


*auto correct on this tablet gave Marxian as its preferred alternative. I'm not sure a left leaning bike would be much use.
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Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 08:12:56 pm »
Did you buy a Curly, then, Tim?
Not yet, but it's a distinct possibility as a Mercian* replacement.


*auto correct on this tablet gave Marxian as its preferred alternative. I'm not sure a left leaning bike would be much use.

Maybe on a velodrome?
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Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 09:55:47 pm »
Be sure to make time for a visit to the delightful Pilgrim Cycles at Box Hill & Westhumble railway station.
I was there today with Pippsy and I put my leg over a Whitedown, which was a nice bike. The frames are made for Pilgrim by Bob Jackson. Then the nice man talked about a Bob Jackson Vulcan, which has Curly Hetchins heritage and I had a little moment.
While all of this is true, my reason for mentioning Pilgrim Cycles was the fact that they serve a fine mug of tea, and delicious cake, in a very pleasant setting :-)

Tim Hall

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Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 10:12:31 pm »
Be sure to make time for a visit to the delightful Pilgrim Cycles at Box Hill & Westhumble railway station.
I was there today with Pippsy and I put my leg over a Whitedown, which was a nice bike. The frames are made for Pilgrim by Bob Jackson. Then the nice man talked about a Bob Jackson Vulcan, which has Curly Hetchins heritage and I had a little moment.
While all of this is true, my reason for mentioning Pilgrim Cycles was the fact that they serve a fine mug of tea, and delicious cake, in a very pleasant setting :-)
GPWM.  Sorry for the slight derail (see what I did there?)

Anyway, SteveC, beware of Works On The Line throwing a spanner in the works. I know that trains from further south into Dorking are banjaxed in a few weeks time, but I'm not sure where the blockage is. Keep a close eye on the National Rail website.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 10:15:04 pm »
For local journeys, there is rarely any saving to be made by buying in advance.

There are no advance fares between Dorking and London.
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Re: Trains: Dorking to that London
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2019, 06:35:15 pm »
Thought I'd resurrect this just to say thank you. In particular

There are no advance fares between Dorking and London.
Thanks - exactly the information we needed.

Be sure to make time for a visit to the delightful Pilgrim Cycles at Box Hill & Westhumble railway station.
Unfortunately we're just using Dorking as a dormitory. We have commitments in that London on both Saturday and Sunday.
Don't know, but you could have a play here:
nationalrail.co.uk
Again, thanks. I can't remember the last time I was on a train so am out of touch with such things.

Steve
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