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London Train to Durham

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London Train to Durham

On the east coast rail website, for the past couple of days they've carried a message that tickets are available for travel till 4th November with the exception of 2 weekends. My travel happens to be on one of these weekends, 22 October. How do I get the discounted tickets. When will they be released.

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1. Re: London Train to Durham

They'll be released sometime in the future. That you can't book now means that the final timetables haven't been settled because someone wants to spend the weekend digging up the track.

Just keep trying.

Edited: 16 August 2011, 19:57
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2. Re: London Train to Durham

Unfortunately you seem to be travelling during the autumn half-term, when many special prices are unavailable. In most areas holidays will be 21 to 31 October in 2011.

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3. Re: London Train to Durham

Thank you. Very helpful

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4. Re: London Train to Durham

You could have a look at Grand Central trains these run between Kings Cross and Sunderland which is not too far from Durham. Probably not ideal if you were wanting to be in Durham centre but could be an option if you were heading onto somewhere in the surrounding area.

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5. Re: London Train to Durham

The problem is not that it is school half term as that would just mean that the timetables would be available but the prices not as good as normal. Therefore it must be some delay in issuing the timetables - which normally means that somewhere between London and Edinburgh someone is planning to do some track maintenance.

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6. Re: London Train to Durham

'which normally means that somewhere between London and Edinburgh someone is planning to do some track maintenance.'

Almost certainly the case. Advance fares are often unavailable if there is planned maintenance that weekend. By all means keep trying, but you may find you have to buy an Off-Peak ticket. Don't buy an Anytime, you don't need one to travel on a weekend.

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You can always travel with National Express, ticket prices are much cheaper. Tiemtable here: nationalexpress.com/destinations/…425.pdf

For more info & bookings visit: www.europebus.co.uk/london-to-newcastle/ or nationalexpress.com

Edited: 18 August 2011, 17:21
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8. Re: London Train to Durham

You can always travel with National Express, ticket prices are much cheaper. Timetable here: nationalexpress.com/destinations/…425.pdf

For more info & bookings visit: www.europebus.co.uk/london-to-newcastle/ or nationalexpress.com

Edited: 18 August 2011, 17:21
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