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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    Christ, Jim. That's outrageous. It's enough to drive a man to drink! On a more serious note, this morning's Today programme reported that northern mayors are meeting today to address the shambolic state of train travel in the region. They certainly need to.
    Some of us had exactly the same problem getting back from Burton to London after our crawl.

    Otherwise...

    ELB - Cowcatcher **¾
    Marble - Manchester Bitter *¾
    Nene Valley - Release the Chimps **¾
    Oakham - Citra **½
    Portobello - APA **½
    Portobello - Market Porter *¾
    Rooster - Yorkshire Pale Ale **
    Sambrook’s - Wandle **¼
    Southwark Brewing - Potters’ Fields *¼
    Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker **
    Timothy Taylor - Landlord **¾
    Twickenham - Azacca Star **½
    Twickenham - Naked Ladies **½
    Vibrant forest - Black Forest Porter **½

    BOTW goes to Kelham Island - Pale Rider ***½, but I've forgotten where I drank it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Some of us had exactly the same problem getting back from Burton to London after our crawl.

    I could well believe it. Then multiply it by X thousand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Some of us had exactly the same problem getting back from Burton to London after our crawl.

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    So how did that trip go Tris?
    Mine was via Brum, the carriage serenaded by ~20 BCFC fans who boarded at, I think, Stafford.
    Then a 3min ("they'll hold the service") change-connection to a slow-train to London, arriving 00:15, crossed london to arrive home at 01:10, what japes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    So how did that trip go Tris?
    I got a later train with BF and his mate (Daryl?) who came part of the way, me and Daryl going all the way, getting off at Euston; can't remember when, but I do recall it was before closing time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    I got a later train with BF and his mate (Daryl?) who came part of the way, me and Daryl going all the way, getting off at Euston; can't remember when, but I do recall it was before closing time.
    I have great sympathy with our northern friends over their ongoing problems.

    My journey back from Burton was meant to be Burton-Nottingham -Grantham-Stevenage -Hertford North but the first leg to Nottingham was cancelled so I travelled initially with Tris and Nige in the opposite direction thus Burton -Tamworth-Nuneaton (where I said goodbye to T&N) -Peterborough (direct service via Hinkley,Leicester,Oakham then Peterborough) -Stevenage - Hertford North.

    As I got off at Peterborough I could see the Grantham - Stevenage service had drawn in ,so with a bit of running up and down stairs I made it onto the same train as I was originally booked on albeit via a much different route.
    So nothing really to complain about.

    (Thank goodness for the National Rail Enquiries app)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    (Thank goodness for the National Rail Enquiries app)
    ...and thank goodness I was with you when you were pinged, otherwise I'd never have found out. I think the moral of the story is to get a train long before the last one is scheduled to leave, so that at least there' one in the pipe as backup.

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