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changing train from stansted to bath

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changing train from stansted to bath

we would like to book National Rail Express from London Stansted Airport to Bath.

The time schedule is depart from STN at 7.15am and arrived Bath at 10.39 am with 2 changes. Train depart from Stansted at 7.15am, 8:01am arrive

Liverpool street ,8:01am depart from liverpool, 9am arrive at Paddington, and again 9am train depart to Bath.

my question is: why the ticket schedule are so tight? if i buy the ticket, do i have time to run to another platform to catch another train? or i should buy the ticket separately ?

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1. Re: changing train from stansted to bath

The transfer from Liverpool Street to Paddington is by tube, not train.

The system simply takes the arrival time at Liverpool Street and the departure time at Paddington and calls that "tube". It doesn't relate to the actual journey time.

The system has given you 1 hour to transfer between stations. It will take 22 minutes on the tube and service frequency is every 5 minutes. (checked for next Sunday 3 April at TFL journey planner).

Take the Circle Line or Hammersmith & City Line towards Kings Cross St Pancras. Alight at Edgeware Road. 18 mins. Wait 2 mins.

Take the Circle Line towards High Street Kensington or District Line towards Wimbledon Underground Station. Alight at Paddington. 2 mins.

The rail journey planners all have inbuilt minimum connection times between stations.

Edited: 27 March 2011, 13:36
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Must be some strange quirk on the TFL route planner, but there is no need to change a Edgware Road for Paddington. Circle and H&C trains run directly from King's Cross/St Pancras to Paddington.

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<<Must be some strange quirk on the TFL route planner, but there is no need to change a Edgware Road for Paddington. Circle and H&C trains run directly from King's Cross/St Pancras to Paddington.>>

The quirk is that 'Paddington' is shorthand for the District/Circle/Bakerloo part of the station, and that's what you get if you just put Paddington.

If you put Paddington H&C you get the 'other' station

But yes, a bit daft.

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4. Re: changing train from stansted to bath

Will you be arriving into STN on a weekday or a weekend?

If it's a weekday, you'd be trying to cross central London in the height of the rushhour. If you were able to wait a while at STN, have a cup of coffee perhaps, bwfore you start the journey, you could avoid the worst of the rush hour. Depending on what type of ticket you wish to buy, you may also get a cheaper ticket if you don't start the journey until "off peak". (That varies by route, usually after 1000 will be off peak).

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5. Re: changing train from stansted to bath

The above is sound advice, do not travel on the London Tubes before 09.30.

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6. Re: changing train from stansted to bath

The OP should be travelling on a Sunday. We can tell this by the train times from Stansted.

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7. Re: changing train from stansted to bath

Hi, thanks. I have a clear picture now and know how to catch the train

to Bath.

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8. Re: changing train from stansted to bath

>>The OP should be travelling on a Sunday. We can tell this by the train times from Stansted.<<

In that case, please let us know your actual date of travel. The tube is subject to engineering works at weekends, including line closures. Let's check that day, and if there are works we can provide alternative routes.

Anyhow, an hour should be ample time for the connection.

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