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  • Travelling to and from College and home

    Again, seems like a useful topic.

    For those booking train tickets, I believe there's still enough time to book an APEX fare for some of you.
    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

    Some of you may have manage to wangle "Young Persons Railcards" (though, even old fogies can get them if they are students).

    Without wanting to let people reveal precisely where they are from in the country, it still might be useful to discuss various ways of getting from A to B (hoping CD will fill in the blanks on flights).
    The pros and cons of travelling through London (or other hubs).
    Some might debating ferries or flights from an island (including Ulster).
    Some of you might be driving (can include ferries of course), and might want to coordinate with each other a bit.

    I think steamer might be the only one turning up by Edwardian paddleboat though

    Discuss.
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    Re: Travelling to and from College and home

    If you have any questions about trains and the rail network feel free to direct them towards myself...

    I am in the know...
    Not all Trade Unionists are left wing, socialists or even ugly

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      Re: Travelling to and from College and home

      well I'm happy to give some details away, using my name as username rather did that already.

      I'm driving from west sussex (south west of London) upto Newcastle on Saturday 5th September, may stop off around the midlands to break my journey saturday evening and get to Newcastle for 2pm on the Sunday (6th)

      will be taking the a1 route north of london, m25 around it

      I might have some space for anyone going that way
      Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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      • #4
        Re: Travelling to and from College and home

        pro and cons of travelling through london -

        I can think of a lot of cons, moving luggage on the underground or finding the thameslink (north-south route) is closed for the weekend
        Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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        • #5
          Re: Travelling to and from College and home

          I myself am getting some, as of yet, unknown family member to take my stuff down by car whilst i follow/lead/ride like a lunatic ahead on my motorbike.
          Not all Trade Unionists are left wing, socialists or even ugly

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          • #6
            Re: Travelling to and from College and home

            I have my sisters wedding in hull, east yorkshire on the sat 4th and need to be up in shetlands for sun 5th but managed to get a lift to edingborough and then getting a flight from there. Im thinking about going up on the ferry a week before for a couple of days to drop off my car then it will be at the airport when i get there a week later, comes down to money though.

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            • #7
              Re: Travelling to and from College and home

              Getting a flight from Belfast city airport to Bristol, then my folks ar renting a car from there and driving to plymouth with my stuff. It is the better option. although there is flights from Dublin to Plymouth, and Belfast Int. to Exeter.

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              • #8
                Re: Travelling to and from College and home

                Drivin in my little red car!! from north london. Maybe able to squeeze in one more person..
                I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.

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                • #9
                  Re: Travelling to and from College and home

                  Taxi from Southampton Central station v Taxi from Southampton Airport?

                  Seems as though whether you fly in or come in by train, you are probably better off getting a taxi from the airport.

                  Anyone done this? Any info?


                  In fact, how many are flying or travelling by train to their colleges out of interest?

                  Plane probably costs the same as an apex train ticket, so if you're too late to book train, and can't organise driving, then you might have to do it. What are the hidden costs (apart from taxis to and fro airports and "sundries")??
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                  • #10
                    Re: Travelling to and from College and home

                    luggage charges

                    taxi from airport could be cheaper. Further away from Warsash but motorway most of the way comapred to city centre slow moving traffic
                    Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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                    • #11
                      Re: Travelling to and from College and home

                      I am def taking the train for the simple reason I want to make sure I can easilly pack up all my stuff and move it around easily without the aid of friends and family picking me up in cars........... Do our companies not give us train tickets anyway?? Or is it a case of making ur own way and claiming back the expenses?

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