Ten years ago, I’d definitely have been all over this. Probably don’t have the time now tho
Found out recently that buying a ticket between every station on Oxford - Stockport cut off £30 from the ticket price.
That said, any train within WM (i.e. Coventry to Wolves) was something silly like £2.50, which is nice.
Yeah I think it’s after 6.30pm that it’s £2.50 return anywhere within the West Mids which is great value tbf. They even had a promo on for this week where you could get a free return journey anywhere in the area.
I think fares within yer West Midlands, Merseysides, Greater Manchesters, etc are fairly sensibly priced anyway because they get set and/or subsidised by the combined authority (and before them the PTEs).
Oh yeah. Essentially Train Porn right here.
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Just the best way to travel. Feel like it was on a bullet train where the one we went in had the ability to change the direction of the chairs.
Local railways were great as well, got something like this along part of the coast.
oh lord, I miss those Tokyo winter skies so bad
Apparently we’re losing our request stops* with the timetable change in May.
Seem to end up stopping at 3/4 of them on most trips anyway, so it’s probably a good thing to timetable them properly but it’s a shame to lose something a bit quirky.
*Still have 2 or 3 trains a day that stop at Claverdon and Bearley by request, which is another oddity because it’s a normal stop on all the Chiltern services.
Ticked that off as my last wee bit of route learning this morning
Went on this today:
I hVe such a hard on for that
It’s amazing. Flying through the air over the river and above streets. It’s like being in a sci-fi film, but it was built over 100 years ago.
Monorails are obviously complete nonsense… but what if it hangs below the rail?
Back on my bull(et)shit
I love these trains. Large distances essentially evaporate with these things.
Quite tempted to take a diversion next week and go there!
Now on a double decker train, about to cross the Seto Inland Sea. And it has the rotating-to-face-direction-of-travel seats someone mentioned!
I would not like this. For some reason, I prefer to sit going backwards on the train.