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nnydd



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: Megatrain expanded Reply with quote

Date Originally Posted: 05/04/2006 12:25 PM

£1 Megatrain now services several more train stations in South West England including Bath, Bristol, and Exeter. Not many services per day, and not at best of times.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date Originally Posted: 06/04/2006 1:06 AM

Yes, I saw that!

New megatrain routes from London to Bournemouth and Weymouth starting on the 20th April and from London to Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Salisbury and Yeovil starting on the 22nd April.

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Not many services per day, and not at best of times.


Well, I think, fairly predictably, fares this low are always going to be for seats that can't be sold any other way.

Nonetheless, I hope that this trial proves successful and that megatrain continues to expand across the UK.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date Originally Posted: 06/04/2006 3:09 PM

I dont think they can expand to the whole UK. Megatrain is own by SouthWest train which only serves current cities.

The only way this £1 fares spreading throughout this island is only if other train companies take up the idea.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date Originally Posted: 06/04/2006 4:50 PM

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I dont think they can expand to the whole UK.


You're right - the megatrain brand can only operate on train companies like Southwest Trains which are subsidiaries of the Stagecoach Group.

But Stagecoach has a 49% stake in Virgin Trains as well, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date Originally Posted: 19/06/2006 6:39 PM

wah, your prediction almost comes true. megatrain has expanded again! hurrah!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Date Originally Posted: 19/06/2006 10:43 PM

Yes, megatrain is - as first predicted on attitude Travel back in April - now operating on Virgin Trains.

The new megatrain routes available are:

1) Manchester - Oxenholme - Carlisle

2) Carlisle - Glasgow and Carlisle - Edinburgh

3) Edinburgh - Dunbar - Berwick upon Tweed - Alnmouth - Morpeth

4) Birmingham - Southampton - Bournemouth

5) Bristol - Exeter - Plymouth - Penzance

Given that until now, megatrain has only been operating direct routes from London Waterloo railway station, that's quite a route network expansion!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am at the mo living alternately between Bath, Bristol and Cardiff. Really hoping it will connect Birm and Bristol in the next expansion!!
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