Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by Davo2428, May 20, 2019.
not really interested in footy, plays it at school, but doesn't really follow it. hates NUFC thou
Aye it's the first train. I filled in the bit to reserve a seat so think it might be all unreserved
If it's like ours going down last time, only half the bogs were working and the queue was constantly half way down the carriage
Took the bus last time, hearing about everyone being crammed on the train made me decide to take the car this time, should be a nice stress free trip!
B is always unreserved as it's the at the very back and the buffet car is always unreserved too. The rest of the train will be available for reservations.
8.38 durham straight to millers bar all the lads are there
Perhaps refraining from drinking until the destination is reached may help?
There's 5 of us, kids included, doing this.
We took the train last time, but avoided the busy times (sat morning and post 7.30 on the Sunday) and it was fine. GC in particular had a brilliant system in place.
We thought about the early Sunday trains but after hearing of the chaos and standing heading down on Saturday and staying 2 nights
Good luck to all those of you doing this. But glad I’m not
As with last time, if you've got a flexible ticket then it might be worth making your way to Leeds/Doncaster/Sheffield on Transpennine Express or CrossCountry and changing there for a train not originating in the NE. It will add time on to your journey of course but you will be pretty much guaranteed a seat.
I'm on the 7:54 with seat reservations, better not be anyone in my seat.
Don't think the trains will be as busy as last time due to how last minute this is. Think a lot more are driving or going by coach.
I had a reserved seat in B for the Checkatrade.
but won't the Durham - Doncaster/Leeds/Sheffield part of the journey be horrendous anyway? On the transpennine?
Nah cos vast majority will be on LNERs. If you've bought tickets already then ticket offices should be able to do you reservations as well (or you'll be able to get them online if you've not bought).
Take your word for it.though I don't understand why people wouldn't book transpennine - thought it was cheaper as much as anything else!
The TP trains will be dead mate. The LNER trains from Leeds will probs be busy, but you will get a seat. The London trains from Sheffield/Derby/Manchester will also be dead
Think the trains on Saturday will be pretty chocka - Bank Holiday weekend then stick thousands of us on the trains last minute
For the Checkatrade I drove to Donny, got the Grand Central Sunday morning that started in Bradford. No stops and everyone was sat all the way down. Same on the way back on the Monday. I had a reserved seat both ways.
This time I'm getting the LNER from Wakefield as I was worried Donny would get to the final. Booked seats, train starts in Leeds and only 2 or 3 stops until London.
People need to wise up, think outside the box as the trains will be shite again from up here.
Even with the price of petrol to drive down and parking fees I'm still saving about £70 on the price of the train too.
I got in the train from Newcastle at 9 last time with a bag of cans and just stood with the lads. Was great crack and 3 hours pissed over. Booked through superbreak too, they automatically give you an open return for a month. So you can jump on any LNER train
Me and the lads had a seat reservation and they wouldn’t let us on. They’ll probably make it up as they go on the day again
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