Southern Daysave

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tufnellpark
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Southern Daysave

Post by tufnellpark » 27 Dec 2017, 12:50

Having followed Geoff and Vicki's exploits (and excellent videos) visiting all the National Rail stations, I thought I would try to emulate them in a small way by visiting all the stations in a region on a day ticket and using their rules ie a train must stop at the station to count (or be a request stop) and car links are allowed. That way I can afford it and have a good day out. I found an Anglia Plus, Kent Rover (3 days), Ride Cornwall and Southern Daysave, all of which provide a reasonably tough challenge to visit all the stations covered by the ticket in a day.

I live in Southern territory so that will be the first one I will try. Having looked at the timetables, I have decided to visit all the stations (154) managed by Southern, using a Daysave (valid after 10:00) plus a single so I can start early in the morning. With other operators managing some stations (Network Rail, Overground, Southeastern, South West) my planned route covers 174 stations. The area covered is Ashford to Havant, Tonbridge to Dorking and routes into London Bridge and London Victoria. In effect a triangle covering all of Sussex, Surrey, South London and a tiny bit of Hampshire and Kent. Is it possible to visit 174 stations in a day? I'll let you know when I give it a go in March/April 2018.

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Re: Southern Daysave

Post by tractakid » 27 Dec 2017, 18:49

So you're not coming to Milton Keynes then? :(
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Re: Southern Daysave

Post by tufnellpark » 28 Dec 2017, 13:41

tractakid wrote:
27 Dec 2017, 18:49
So you're not coming to Milton Keynes then? :(
Afraid not. The stations on the West Coast line are managed by London Midland (or whatever they are called now), so I don't have to visit them.
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Re: Southern Daysave

Post by dstock17 » 30 Dec 2017, 10:59

Good luck with Southern service :lol: :lol:

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