The Public Transport Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Towerslover, 27th Oct 2017.

  1. rob666

    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    Station is still open...it is the line that closed!
     
  2. Benzin

    Benzin TowersStreet Member

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    Difficult when most of the land around is owned by JCB...
     
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    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    Oh...
     
  4. speedy

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    Or a park and ride service. Anything would be better than thousands of cars coming in and out of the park every day.
     
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    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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    But then where would all that car parking revenue go? Think of the poor shareholders for once!
     
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    I thought that they had one?????

    It's called the monorail ;)
     
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    speedy TowersStreet Member

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    We actually gave the monorail a miss and walked last time, the queue time was longer than the time it took to walk
     
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    We've skipped the monorail the last couple of times we've been to Alton. It's very rare for us to take the monorail to the park nowadays.
     
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    X32 does not serve Uttox, it goes through Cheadle and across.
     
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    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    You think a Park & Ride would be free? :rolleyes:
     
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    b2311e TowersStreet Member

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    Park & taken for a ride.
     
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  12. speedy

    speedy TowersStreet Member

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    After all I ended up taking a taxi, we met two people outside the station who were also going to Alton Towers. Was a bit more expensive but we got there for opening and less time waiting for a bus at the end.

    That's the method I would recommend. If not, the X32 bus leaves from opposite Stoke-on-Trent station
     
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  13. Snagglemama

    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    We caught the train from Coventry to Derby as it was half the price of going to stoke on Trent. We then caught the x52 which should be renamed the Wicker man express as it was a white knuckle ride in itself. The driver took out several small bushes trying to pull in at Derby
     
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  14. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Nottsderby are traditionally seen as a cheap crappy operator.

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    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    I don't drive so would do it that way again.
     
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    speedy TowersStreet Member

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    Was it a £10 return from there as well?

    Also was it a 5pm closing? Otherwise you must have been waiting a long time to catch the bus :(
     
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    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    It's a £12 Adult return from derby.
    Regardless of when the park closes the bus leaves 17:30. That even applies on 16:00 closure days.

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    Yeah we were out the park by about 16:15 so very glad I had people to share a taxi with!
     
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    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Oh definitely, I use the x52 a lot (think I spent something like £120 across 2017 on it)

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  20. Snagglemama

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    Wow.
     

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