I will be having my official training in Bricket Wood, which will end on a Saturday morning. After which, I will probably arrange for a "pick up baggage" service to have my luggage send back to Singapore, while I travel light.
1) My eventual destination is to stop over in Edinburgh for the night, or to arrive there Sunday early morning. Do you think its a good idea for me to spend a few hours walking around York? If I catch a 11am train, I will reach York by 2pm, and I can walk around the city before heading out to Edinburgh by 8pm. Can I finish walking the main attractions in York within that 5 hours? Or I might as well skip York?
2) As UK have a few rail companies, I am having a bit of trouble trying to book the rail tickets. Is it the same booking from any company's website?
3) As Bricket Wood is out of the way, which train station should I go to to go up to York or Edinburgh? Most trains will travel back to London before heading up to those cities. Is there any way I can go around that?
4) Train rides cost around 40 pounds each. Is there any discounts or cheaper method to travel? I do not see any early bird discount or internet booking discounts. I don't mind taking a bus if the traveling time is not too long.
Thank you for reading my long list of questions! Appreciate any assistance. Cheers