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Bianchi Boy

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Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« on: January 09, 2016, 03:22:41 pm »
Virgin East Coast trains have declared that tickets are now available until the Friday 1st April. So the stampede will now start for ticets to get back after the Arrow. I have a place booked on a Cross Country train that terminates at Reading so I can go to sleep and not miss my stop  :thumbsup:

This year I will be entering a team from Reading Cycling Club!

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Graeme

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Re: Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 10:04:32 am »
Got mine... York to Durham. Still plenty of choices available when I looked yesterday.
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Re: Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 04:14:41 pm »
God go with you, Graeme!  But in case she doesn't, I'd book something from Peterborough, too, if previous attempts count for anything!

peter

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Re: Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 04:21:48 pm »
God go with you, Graeme!  But in case she doesn't, I'd book something from Peterborough, too, if previous attempts count for anything!

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Re: Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 12:51:20 pm »
God go with you, Graeme!  But in case she doesn't, I'd book something from Peterborough, too, if previous attempts count for anything!

peter
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Re: Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 01:10:33 pm »
Graeme has form for not completing.

I blame Mr Smith. I'm fairly sure that Graeme is far too Christian to do so.
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Re: Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 02:37:20 pm »
Which booking system is recommended to get bike reservations as well?


Re: Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 03:45:58 pm »
Which booking system is recommended to get bike reservations as well?
I'm not sure there are any online systems that do it.
I hoofed it down to my local station and bought ours there, but it's a right  :sick:  for those with no manned station within easy reach.
 

Re: Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2016, 03:54:50 pm »
Which booking system is recommended to get bike reservations as well?
Virgin East Coast lets you reserves bike spaces online at the same time you book your tickets (It's in a tiny font down the bottom but it is there).
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Re: Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2016, 04:41:00 pm »
You can book bikes on the Transpennine Express website too (assuming the service lets you - it does tell you which parts of the journey aren't bookable if there's a problem, though), and others, which use the same system, I think.

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Re: Train tickets for Easter Arrow out NOW!
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2016, 04:50:03 pm »
London Midland and Chiltern still use launchpad so you should be able to book bikes on those too :)
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