The Public Transport Thread

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

  1. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Should have also mentioned I meant weekends

    For towers a taxi is required, a "train" to Uttoxeter return with 16-25 Railcard is £5 and taxi is £40 so £45 total.

    This weekend isn't the best for train fares, but going from derby to staines by train without splitting is £38.40 and £3.70 return for the 950 so £42.10, a small saving but still a saving.

    Depending on the derby station works it's sometimes possible to get split tickets totaling about £35 with the same 950 [email protected]£3.70.

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  2. speedy

    speedy TowersStreet Member

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    @ihaveaspergers do you visit Blackpool? How easy is it to get to from where you live?

    Travel to Alton Towers is so expensive, I probably wouldn't bother if I was on my own
     
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  3. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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  4. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    So just as bad as the x52 from Nottingham and derby.

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  5. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Any chance anyone here would be interested in a minibus group hire from somewhere like derby or Uttoxeter?

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  6. MattyH

    MattyH TowersStreet Member

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    Surely just getting a taxi would probably work out cheaper?
     
  7. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    £40 return from Uttoxeter.
    It would be cheaper if it was just me but if there were a few people wanting to join up it might not be.

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  8. Snagglemama

    Snagglemama TowersStreet Member

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    When is this for?
     
  9. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Some point scarefest, no idea on dates or prices as trying to figure out if anyone is interested before I get quotes.

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  10. BarryZola

    BarryZola TowersStreet Member

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    Surprised you don't get a Limousine service from your front door with the trusty VIP pass :D
     
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  11. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    That's called booking a minimum £70 return taxi.

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  12. speedy

    speedy TowersStreet Member

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    I'm bored studying so I'm looking at theme parks online again :oops:

    In the UK at least I've got all the "low hanging fruit" so to speak, I think the only easy accessible park left for me is Chessington.

    Reason for posting is: I'm thinking of a way to get to Oakwood. From Aberdeenshire it's four trains and over a day of traveling so not feasible. :( I suppose I'm here to ask, anyone traveled to Oakwood on public transport before? Which city did you come from? It just seems to take ages to get there from any major city. I'm looking for other parks I can combine it with
     
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    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Have you thought about flying by plane?
     
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  14. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    For 2019 there is a slight improvement in the buses from Stoke to the park, the buses will run Easter weekend, May Day bank holiday weekend and then June-August.

    There is also a return bus from the park to Stoke at 10.50 each morning for anyone who has stayed over night and wants to return in the morning.

    It’s still a pretty poor service but any progress is good I guess.

    https://www.firstgroup.com/potteries/plan-journey/alton-towers

    There are still no buses from Uttoxeter and only weekday buses from Notts/Derby. Despite what Alton Towers are telling their customers on twitter.

     
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  15. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    And people wonder why I'm saving up to buy an ebike to cycle from derby to towers...

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  16. Error

    Error TowersStreet Member

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    Not hardcore enough, peddle up those hills.
     
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  17. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    More good news public transport fans. New bus service to launch between Stafford-Uttoxeter-Alton Towers from 18th May.

    Timetable and prices not announced yet.

    https://www.dgbus.co.uk/
     
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  18. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    I'm sure DG operate the staff buses, is this service going to be for the public?

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    ringo TowersStreet Member

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    You’d assume as it’s on their website it’s for public use
     
  20. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    You would but ive seen what some operators do, NottsDerby for example list the Rolls-Royce shuttles.

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