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Posh Harry
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Hi all

For those looking to travel by train to orient on Saturday, there are engineering works after Peterborough so you will be travelling via Cambridge and it will put an extra hour on your journey.

On the way back most of the trains are worse and it will be an extra hour and a half.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but thought I would let you know to help plan journeys.

UTFM

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Just checked my ticket. 3 hours from Doncaster to Kings cross.


from the banks of the river humber, to the shores of sicilly
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I’ve been to London a couple of times over Xmas on the train  both journeys home went through Lincoln( didn’t stop ) then onto donny. Both  times approx 4 hours 😠
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If anyone is driving A1, across to the M11 via the A14 then park at Westfield Stratford (tons of parking) 1 stop on the Central Line to Leyton. West Ham are away Friday night so shouldn’t be busy around there.


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Quoted from HertsGTFC
If anyone is driving A1, across to the M11 via the A14 then park at Westfield Stratford (tons of parking) 1 stop on the Central Line to Leyton. West Ham are away Friday night so shouldn’t be busy around there.


Be aware of the new A1/A14 junction (following the years of new road building)
It’s a few miles further south down the A1, and “A14 East” / Cambridge is well signed but is a bit complicated so keep your wits about you  
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Thanks fella, saved me some grief as I hadn't noticed.
Supposed to get in Kings Cross before 9am but it's now nearer 12.30pm after the best part of 4 hours, same going home.
Might swerve it now but drunk off as looking forward.
They always say it's for improvements to the service and for our benefit, balderdash.
Another month and I come back from Hamburg on a Sunday with the same excrement.
From leaving the hotel, crossing the second largest city in Germany , to landing at Heathrow is four hours.
London to Scunthorpe seven hours.
This country is copulated.
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Just have to get the Orient Express then - but it's murder on there!!
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Driven a couple of times and always managed to park near the ground...permit parking is generally Monday to Friday. Was like two blocks away last time...


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Might be worth looking to go via Sheffield (or Nottingham)  into St. Pancras.


If the football is bad you can always watch the gulls.
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Might be worth looking to go via Sheffield (or Nottingham)  into St. Pancras.


Just checked, it's possible but still a very long journey (long waits between trains) and a dash back to station after game. So not rely an option.  


If the football is bad you can always watch the gulls.
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I find trains far to head blagging 😅
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If any of you live in Scunny or nearby, the Megabus is a great shout. Picks up at the big Tesco, then takes you to East Midlands Parkway and you get a train from there to St. Pancras. Usually costs about a tenner and takes roughly the same amount of time as the train.
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Fly from Kirmington?
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Quoted from Son of Cod
If any of you live in Scunny or nearby, the Megabus is a great shout. Picks up at the big Tesco, then takes you to East Midlands Parkway and you get a train from there to St. Pancras. Usually costs about a tenner and takes roughly the same amount of time as the train.

Good call but it's 21 notes one way on Saturday and usually full of scrotes, not the most reliable time wise either as I've had mates be over four hours late due to traffic etc.
Can't get back on it really as last one leaves just after 5.

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Quoted from HertsGTFC
If anyone is driving A1, across to the M11 via the A14 then park at Westfield Stratford (tons of parking) 1 stop on the Central Line to Leyton. West Ham are away Friday night so shouldn’t be busy around there.




Westfield Stratford absolutelyt brilliant shopping for the wife. Give her a fiver and tell her you will pick her up at 5-30 or better still stay overnight at the Premier inn which is on site.
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Quoted from GYinScuntland

Good call but it's 21 notes one way on Saturday and usually full of scrotes, not the most reliable time wise either as I've had mates be over four hours late due to traffic etc.
Can't get back on it really as last one leaves just after 5.


Ah okay, fair enough. I've never been delayed with it or paid more than £15 but I think I've only ever used it midweek. And yeah haha the people on there are a mixed bag for sure, there is always some twit who decides to talk on their phone all the way down.
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I've checked my booking ( to London with Hull trains ) and fortunately it seems that there's not too much of a delay arriving into KX

Fingers crossed they keep to the new times otherwise it'll mean a race across London if they can't do what their website now offers
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Just have to get the Orient Express then - but it's murder on there!!


See what you did there....  
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