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To Birmingham travel options?
« on: February 17, 2020, 11:45:17 am »
mini ao (with giant portfolio case) has a forthcoming course interview at a non-convenient 9.30am in Birmingham city centre.  Train for two = £160 120 from Oxford.  I've also discovered that Birmingham apears to have NO park&ride locations.  Any good options for drop off in the burbs and then bus into centre?  Anything else?
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telstarbox

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Re: To Birmingham travel options?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 11:48:34 am »
What trains have you found?
2019 🏅 R1000 and B1000

Re: To Birmingham travel options?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 12:16:14 pm »
Expensive outbound commuter train (Nat Rail Enq) to BNS, plus a 15 min walk . 
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.


Re: To Birmingham travel options?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 12:30:07 pm »
I'm assuming mini ao is over 16. How about Cross Country to Leamington - this Wednesday, for example, 7.39 getting in at 8.14 and returning at 17.00 for £57.40 for 2 adults. Then Chiltern Railways into Birmingham Moor Street for c.£22.
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Re: To Birmingham travel options?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 01:03:40 pm »

Kim

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Re: To Birmingham travel options?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 01:31:24 pm »
There are some rail P&R options
https://www.networkwestmidlands.com/ways-to-travel/driving/park-and-ride/

Yes, you can park and drive from most of the local rail stations.

I reckon the Chiltern Line is a better plan, though.  You don't want to be driving around the Wet Midlands Conurbation at morning o'clock.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: To Birmingham travel options?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 02:06:13 pm »
Thanks all, very helpful.

Probably going to go for:
Car to Banbury
Chiltern railways to BirmMS return 
Banbury to Oxf train. ~£5 ea


Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Kim

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Re: To Birmingham travel options?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2020, 06:03:03 pm »
The Chiltern Line trains may also go to Snow Hill, if that's a more useful destination.  (Probably not for BCU, might be for some bits of Aston.)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: To Birmingham travel options?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2020, 04:42:52 pm »
Good point! I wanted to get to Digbeth last week and my short cut across the car park at Moor Street to Freeman St was thwarted; a) because there are building site boards up everywhere and b) because Freeman Street doesn't exist any more! The factory I worked at in the late-70s is obliterated and several other roads have been wiped off the map for HS2. Snow Hill is definitely better for Aston Uni now.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.