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16 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:
23 minutes ago, welshbairn said:
Is that the new trains? I know it's got a lot more expensive if you're on your own, they don't allow randoms to share cabins anymore.

I travelled about a year and a half ago. I'm not sure when they upgraded so couldn't tell you if it was an old or new one tbh.

Would have been an old one, they're just upgrading right now.

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Would have been an old one, they're just upgrading right now.
Ah. Well it can't be much worse tbf!

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2 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:
4 minutes ago, welshbairn said:
Would have been an old one, they're just upgrading right now.

Ah. Well it can't be much worse tbf!

I got one about 20 years ago and had a great sleep. Probably as fat as you are now though. :1eye

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42 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:
48 minutes ago, welshbairn said:
Is that the new trains? I know it's got a lot more expensive if you're on your own, they don't allow randoms to share cabins anymore.

I travelled about a year and a half ago. I'm not sure when they upgraded so couldn't tell you if it was an old or new one tbh.

They upgraded in April.

They describe it as a being more like a hotel. That's maybe so but £190 is still a fair old price for a room even when considering travel is involved. But I suppose they've compared it to a late night flight + London hotel overnight to justify their prices. Be interesting to see how often they sell out.

It's £335 for a double room.

Last time I went I used the seats but my main memory was it was absolutely freezing. If they've got that sorted with the new carriages then fair enough. 

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They upgraded in April.
They describe it as a being more like a hotel. That's maybe so but £190 is still a fair old price for a room even when considering travel is involved. But I suppose they've compared it to a late night flight + London hotel overnight to justify their prices. Be interesting to see how often they sell out.
It's £335 for a double room.
Last time I went I used the seats but my main memory was it was absolutely freezing. If they've got that sorted with the new carriages then fair enough. 
My cousin works on the sleeper, new trains have been disastrous so far. Aircon that has a mind of it's own, and many of the rooms have been unusable due to water leaks. Lounge car doesn't open now until the train has left and there are limits on who can use it and when.

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3 hours ago, peasy23 said:
5 hours ago, Dunty said:
They upgraded in April.
They describe it as a being more like a hotel. That's maybe so but £190 is still a fair old price for a room even when considering travel is involved. But I suppose they've compared it to a late night flight + London hotel overnight to justify their prices. Be interesting to see how often they sell out.
It's £335 for a double room.
Last time I went I used the seats but my main memory was it was absolutely freezing. If they've got that sorted with the new carriages then fair enough. 

My cousin works on the sleeper, new trains have been disastrous so far. Aircon that has a mind of it's own, and many of the rooms have been unusable due to water leaks. Lounge car doesn't open now until the train has left and there are limits on who can use it and when.

sounds just like the old coaches. I wonder if the new ones will still let snow in like the old ones 

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Kicked off the train at Bellgrove because of a failure in the points. I thought if you had a valid train ticket and the train wasn’t operating that you didn’t need to buy a ticket for the bus?

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Unless someone pregnant, infirm or elderly gets on presumably
I'd trust none of the above to drive a trolley round a supermarket, never mind a train.
Having now experienced German transport system they put shame to our country amd I’m glad I don’t have to rely on scotrail.
[mention=27442]Stellaboz[/mention] isn't so keen.
I'm not. They're fucking hopeless and see cancelations and delays constantly between Köln and Düsseldorf, two cities with huge commute long traffic daily. The timetable is restricted as f**k too meaning either a crowded, late or non existent trip home.

The Swiss though. The Swiss know what the f**k they're doing.

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40 minutes ago, Adam said:

Kicked off the train at Bellgrove because of a failure in the points. I thought if you had a valid train ticket and the train wasn’t operating that you didn’t need to buy a ticket for the bus?

Normally you have to wait until Scotrail post about ticket acceptance being in place.

 

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On 09/05/2019 at 11:25, Boghead ranter said:

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:1eye

That’s almost as good as the end of season offer Celtic had a few years ago - buy the home shirt and the get away one free OR buy the away shirt and get the home one free.

They were being serious, too.

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Random one, but I'm right in saying that I can get off a stop early even if there are ticket gates, can't I?

Say I have a return to Glasgow from Milngavie, but want to get off at Partick (and then on in Glasgow again for the return leg) I'm ok to do that without having to buy two singles to the different stations?

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29 minutes ago, Ross Forbes said:

Random one, but I'm right in saying that I can get off a stop early even if there are ticket gates, can't I?

Say I have a return to Glasgow from Milngavie, but want to get off at Partick (and then on in Glasgow again for the return leg) I'm ok to do that without having to buy two singles to the different stations?

Fairly sure you can do that yeah. I’m certain I’ve done it a few times.

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Random one, but I'm right in saying that I can get off a stop early even if there are ticket gates, can't I?
Say I have a return to Glasgow from Milngavie, but want to get off at Partick (and then on in Glasgow again for the return leg) I'm ok to do that without having to buy two singles to the different stations?
If its a return I think you can only break the return journey.

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1 hour ago, Ross Forbes said:

Random one, but I'm right in saying that I can get off a stop early even if there are ticket gates, can't I?

Say I have a return to Glasgow from Milngavie, but want to get off at Partick (and then on in Glasgow again for the return leg) I'm ok to do that without having to buy two singles to the different stations?

Done that loads of times.

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1 hour ago, Ross Forbes said:

Random one, but I'm right in saying that I can get off a stop early even if there are ticket gates, can't I?

Say I have a return to Glasgow from Milngavie, but want to get off at Partick (and then on in Glasgow again for the return leg) I'm ok to do that without having to buy two singles to the different stations?

Jumped off at Haymarket the other day (no pun intended) with a ticket for Waverley and the barrier accepted the ticket no problem.

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Random one, but I'm right in saying that I can get off a stop early even if there are ticket gates, can't I?
Say I have a return to Glasgow from Milngavie, but want to get off at Partick (and then on in Glasgow again for the return leg) I'm ok to do that without having to buy two singles to the different stations?
As long as it's not a named advance or super advanced ticket, I think that's right. If your ticket says "any permitted route" I think you're on solid ground. There were some cases where special discounted fares applied to (e.g. Edinburgh to York) which meant it was cheaper than getting a ticket to say Newcastle that led to people falling foul to that.
Jumped off at Haymarket the other day (no pun intended) with a ticket for Waverley and the barrier accepted the ticket no problem.
Don't Edinburgh tickets just have "Edinburgh" on them rather than a specific station?

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So long as its a normal return ticket, on a Scotrail service, you can break your journey at any station(s) on the return.

Its useful for the pub crawl along the Fife Circle or along the Argyle line.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

Fairly sure you can do that yeah. I’m certain I’ve done it a few times.

 

1 hour ago, UsedToGoToCentralPark said:
2 hours ago, Ross Forbes said:
Random one, but I'm right in saying that I can get off a stop early even if there are ticket gates, can't I?
Say I have a return to Glasgow from Milngavie, but want to get off at Partick (and then on in Glasgow again for the return leg) I'm ok to do that without having to buy two singles to the different stations?

If its a return I think you can only break the return journey.

 

1 hour ago, welshbairn said:

Done that loads of times.

 

47 minutes ago, bobbykdy said:

Jumped off at Haymarket the other day (no pun intended) with a ticket for Waverley and the barrier accepted the ticket no problem.

 

7 minutes ago, Salvo Montalbano said:

As long as it's not a named advance or super advanced ticket, I think that's right. If your ticket says "any permitted route" I think you're on solid ground. There were some cases where special discounted fares applied to (e.g. Edinburgh to York) which meant it was cheaper than getting a ticket to say Newcastle that led to people falling foul to that.Don't Edinburgh tickets just have "Edinburgh" on them rather than a specific station?

 

1 minute ago, Jason King said:

So long as its a normal return ticket, on a Scotrail service, you can break your journey at any station(s) on the return.

Its useful for the pub crawl along the Fife Circle or along the Argyle line.

Cheers guys. I thought it should be alright, so I'll just go for it.

If I get done you can all chip in to the Crowdfunder to pay my legal fees...

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24 minutes ago, Salvo Montalbano said:

As long as it's not a named advance or super advanced ticket, I think that's right. If your ticket says "any permitted route" I think you're on solid ground. There were some cases where special discounted fares applied to (e.g. Edinburgh to York) which meant it was cheaper than getting a ticket to say Newcastle that led to people falling foul to that.Don't Edinburgh tickets just have "Edinburgh" on them rather than a specific station?

Will state either Haymarket or Edinburgh Waverley on the ticket depending on what destination you ask for but they cost exactly the same.

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3 minutes ago, bobbykdy said:

Will state either Haymarket or Edinburgh Waverley on the ticket depending on what destination you ask for but they cost exactly the same.

You're correct on the cost.20190522_165104.thumb.jpg.0e8cd10b2c416c09847b59fc3fb93347.jpg

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