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Rail travel over Christmas

There are no through trains between London and Sheffield* between Saturday 21st December and Saturday 28th December inclusive.

Therefore there will probably be no cheaper Advanced fares to/from London. 

Journey times will be a lot longer as buses will link Leicester and Bedford.

*Only EMR London (and Luton Airport) trains affected

 

 

Weekend trips to London also affected on:

Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 3rd November

Sunday 10th November

Saturday 16th November - Sunday 17th November

Sunday 1st December

 

East Midland Railways

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Thanks, Annie. That's a long time -- any idea what they'll do? Is this part of the electrification? Their website is a big vague.

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21 minutes ago, Dozer said:

Thanks, Annie. That's a long time -- any idea what they'll do? Is this part of the electrification? Their website is a big vague.

Yes -it is part of the electrification north of Bedford. Some bridgework and station remodelling.

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19 hours ago, Annie Bynnol said:

Rail travel over Christmas

There are no through trains between London and Sheffield* between Saturday 21st December and Saturday 28th December inclusive.

Therefore there will probably be no cheaper Advanced fares to/from London. 

Journey times will be a lot longer as buses will link Leicester and Bedford.

*Only EMR London (and Luton Airport) trains affected

 

 

Weekend trips to London also affected on:

Saturday 2nd November - Sunday 3rd November

Sunday 10th November

Saturday 16th November - Sunday 17th November

Sunday 1st December

 

East Midland Railways

Sorry but what do you expect? Least impactful time

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3 hours ago, haddy said:

Sorry but what do you expect? Least impactful time

Strange reply, I don't know why you are sorry.

I expect major engineering work to take place at the "... (l)east impactful time" as it is a regular occurance on our rail network during major infrastructure projects such as the ongoing  electrification, bridge and platform work between Bedford and Corby which usually need a long possessions and that this is the best time to do it.

However some people do think ahead and make travel plans in advance to get the benefit from reservations and cheaper Advance tickets.

 

Reservations and cheaper Advance tickets are often not available during these periods and some may now decide not to travel on MML because of the 'bustitution' and travel via Doncaster/Retford on the ECML or Tamworth/Stockport on the WCML.

 

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