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Re: national rail every station

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 16 Sep 2016, 12:59

tractakid wrote:If you have to ask the guard to stop at every request stop on the Heart of Wales line, the rules are ridiculous. He/she'd never agree.
in response to that question I have all ready made contact with that rail franchise top dog.

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Re: national rail every station

Post by A Challenge » 16 Sep 2016, 14:45

palkanetoijala31 wrote:
tractakid wrote:If you have to ask the guard to stop at every request stop on the Heart of Wales line, the rules are ridiculous. He/she'd never agree.
in response to that question I have all ready made contact with that rail franchise top dog.
That is a bit silly, and although maybe if you explain to them they might accept, although you will still probably have some annoyed passengers! Does your reply mean you are going to make it stop?
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Re: national rail every station

Post by RobbieM » 16 Sep 2016, 15:03

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palkanetoijala31 wrote:
tractakid wrote:If you have to ask the guard to stop at every request stop on the Heart of Wales line, the rules are ridiculous. He/she'd never agree.
in response to that question I have all ready made contact with that rail franchise top dog.
That is a bit silly, and although maybe if you explain to them they might accept, although you will still probably have some annoyed passengers! Does your reply mean you are going to make it stop?
Having travelled this line (and every other line in South Wales) in March, I can understand it would be complicated. However, surely the timetable allows for the possibility of the train having to stop at every station? Just means there's less 'catch-up/waiting' time at Llanwrtyd Wells etc.
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 16 Sep 2016, 16:10

I knew this would happen same arguments it can't be done etc. so I have explored the possibilities of stopping also have a back up of some people whom shall remain name less requesting some trains.

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Post by RobbieM » 16 Sep 2016, 16:13

palkanetoijala31 wrote:I knew this would happen same arguments it can't be done etc. so I have explored the possibilities of stopping also have a back up of some people whom shall remain name less requesting some trains.
Certainly the safest option, in my book. All the best for this challenge, when it happens!
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Post by RJSRdg » 16 Sep 2016, 21:06

palkanetoijala31 wrote:
the main thing is to sort Wales out etc but that sleeper can be used multiple times etc.
The extra services to Fishguard which started a couple of years ago will help a little - prior to that change the only trains to Fishguard were for the ferry sailings, making Olympia seem a cinch by comparison!
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Post by The Orange One » 16 Sep 2016, 21:19

410 town shuttle then 412 T5 bus from Fishguard to Haverfordwest, surely?

Wales is simple in concept to do, difficult in timing. What you need though is a friend in a camper van/with a tent so you can sleep reasonably comfortably wherever you need to!
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Re: national rail every station

Post by tractakid » 17 Sep 2016, 00:10

The Orange One wrote:410 town shuttle then 412 T5 bus from Fishguard to Haverfordwest, surely?

Wales is simple in concept to do, difficult in timing. What you need though is a friend in a camper van/with a tent so you can sleep reasonably comfortably wherever you need to!
Are campervans allowed I you don't drive while in one?
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Re: national rail every station

Post by The Orange One » 17 Sep 2016, 17:54

Private TRANSPORT. So long as the campervan isn't doing any transporting, it should be fine surely?

I actually realised that with the Fishguard ferry trains Wales has its own overnight service (Swansea to Fishguard to Swansea), so shouldn't be too much of a worry...
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Re: national rail every station

Post by Das » 27 Sep 2016, 11:05

Hello,yes I have also considered this but without an attempt on the record but including Wight,Midland METRO,a tube challenge,trams on London,Edinburgh,Blackpool,Manchester,Sheffield,Nottingham,Newcastle Metro,a few heritage lines for linking some destinations, and a few rest days(catching up with friends around the UK),all in all im looking at 44 days and a empty bank account,a angry wife and employer.

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Re: national rail every station

Post by Das » 16 Oct 2016, 14:59

Das wrote:Hello,yes I have also considered this but without an attempt on the record but including Wight,Midland METRO,a tube challenge,trams on London,Edinburgh,Blackpool,Manchester,Sheffield,Nottingham,Glasgow and Newcastle Metro,a few heritage lines for linking some destinations, and a few rest days(catching up with friends around the UK),all in all im looking at 44 days and a empty bank account,a angry wife and employer.

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Post by Tube Geek » 16 Oct 2016, 18:21

Das wrote:
Das wrote:Hello,yes I have also considered this but without an attempt on the record but including Wight,Midland METRO,a tube challenge,trams on London,Edinburgh,Blackpool,Manchester,Sheffield,Nottingham,Glasgow and Newcastle Metro,a few heritage lines for linking some destinations, and a few rest days(catching up with friends around the UK),all in all im looking at 44 days and a empty bank account,a angry wife and employer.
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Re: national rail every station

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 16 Oct 2016, 18:39

Tube Geek wrote:
Das wrote:
Das wrote:Hello,yes I have also considered this but without an attempt on the record but including Wight,Midland METRO,a tube challenge,trams on London,Edinburgh,Blackpool,Manchester,Sheffield,Nottingham,Glasgow and Newcastle Metro,a few heritage lines for linking some destinations, and a few rest days(catching up with friends around the UK),all in all im looking at 44 days and a empty bank account,a angry wife and employer.
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Re: national rail every station

Post by RJSRdg » 16 Oct 2016, 21:06

The only Heritage Railway I could think might be useful as a linking line would be the Ffestiniog Railway (connecting the Cambrian Coast Line to the Conway Valley line) - or possibly the Welsh Highland from Porthmadog to Carnarvon then bus to Bangor. I can't think of any other heritage lines which link to NR in more than one place.
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Re: national rail every station

Post by Das » 17 Oct 2016, 19:13

yeah the 2nd one is because I forgot the Glasgow metro the 1st time,yeah I would not be going for any records hence the heritage lines well some of them,and ill also be visiting friends in places that dont even have a rail link,so Ill probably be away at least 44 days if not more,probably when I retire.

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