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    Avanti ticket issues between Christmas & New Year

    Is anyone having any success in booking Avanti tickets between Christmas and New Year? I'm trying to book a journey between Abergavenny and Aberdeen which always includes an Avanti Leg from Crewe to Edinburgh. I'm only being given options via Manchester (TPE) or Birmingham & York (XC & LNER)...
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    LNER First Class Stirling to Edinburgh - Is it worth it?

    As the title says - is it worth it for the length of the journey? Is anything served to passengers on a 48 minute service? I'd be looking to get the 1034 service which comes from Inverness so I guess food and drink service would already be happening rather than a delayed start as happens on...
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    Avanti - no WiFi = no food or drink. Why such basic customer service failure?

    Currently on an Avanti Super Voyager service. The Shop is closed due to COVID so it's at seat ordering via the Avanti website however you can only order if connected to the train WiFi rather than mobile data. The WiFi isn't working (no IP address) apparently for most of the journey from Euston...
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    TFW counted place reservations

    Have a counter place reservation on a TFW service from Crewe to Abergavenny next week. Does anyone know whether they are limiting those without seat reservations on services so those who do have reservations are given priority on their services because of COVID? Don't really understand counted...
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    Avanti Seat Reservations - What are my options?

    Hi all, Have a booking from Aberden to Abergavenny which includes a portion on Avanti from Edinburgh to Crewe. I bought these on traintickets.com and I only received seat reservations for the Aberdeen to Edinburgh portion on LNER. Avanti is recommending seat reservations at present, I'd have...
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    Lineside video - is this a safe distance?

    Not sure if this is the correct section so please feel free to move if necessary. Genuine question - is the position of the engineering team in this video safe? Can't attach the video as the forums don't allow MP4 files but it is here on TikTok. https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJk99uSg/ I am no...
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    Virgin Trains seat reservations

    Bought tickets from Raileasy for a journey which includes a section on Virgin Trains. I want to change the seat reservations but they told me they'd have to charge a fee so they kindly advised doing so with Virgin Trains for free as the operator of the service. Have contacted Virgin Trains on...
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    Abbeyton Bridge demolition

    The demolition of this bridge on the line between Aberdeen and Dundee is taking place over the Christmas and Boxing Day period when no trains are running. It's amazing to thing it could cost the local council up to £3 million a day if the bridge was to fail and cause the rail line to be closed...
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    Scotrail Boxing Day Timetable Troubles

    Just spotted the following article in my local newspaper: https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/aberdeen-woman-slams-scotrail-for-selling-tickets-for-days-trains-are-not-running1/amp/ A few questions: Have Scotrail ever run trains to/from Aberdeen on Boxing Day? Were trains ever...
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    Scotrail - possible Abellio early termination vote & renationalisation

    MSPs are due to vote this week (Wednesday) on exercising the early break clause in Abellio's Scotrail franchise agreement. The break would be exercised in 2020 with the franchise ending earlier in 2022. More discussion about renationalisation and a future public bid for the franchise. Some...
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    Aberdeen Waterloo branch works

    Track works on the freight branch from Kittybrewster to Waterloo in Aberdeen have begun. Does anyone know how well used the branch is? What sort of freight is generally carried? It ends at the "Waterloo Multi-Modal Terminal" which appears to be operated by Aberdeen Harbour rather than Network...
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    Delay repay on Split Tickets (ATW)

    Recently travelled with my partner using a Two Together Railcard. We were delayed 30 minutes so I am submitting a Delay Repay request to Arriva Trains Wales. Am I correct in thinking that I should claim for the entire journey (ABD - AGV) rather than just the ATW legs? Do ATW generally pay out...
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    Excess ticket to travel earlier

    Asked at Edinburgh Waverley ticket office (VTEC operated) to excess my ticket (full details below) to allow me to travel earlier the same day (in standard class if cheaper than first class). Was told that as it was a VTEC only ticket I could only excess to a VTEC service - the next one being...
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    VTEC online ticket purchase cut off time

    Hey all, Had a last minute trip from Aberdeen to Edinburgh the other day and decided to use the VTEC website to buy my ticket. I chose VTEC as I have always liked the EC buying interface and because of the Nectar points I would earn. I also thought it would save me time at the station ticket...
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    Rail warrant question

    Hello all, I tend to lurk and read all your interesting discussions but I hope you don't mind me asking a wee question. I was sent a rail warrant for a return journey from Aberdeen to Glasgow with the dates of travel being 20/2/15 (outward) and 21/2/15 (return). I presented it at the...

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