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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Sometimes, living in London makes life easy - I could just walk to Olympia :-)

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Drive down or stupid money on the train for me

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin
    Type your preferred times and dates into National Rail Enquiries - with a start of "Birmingham New Street (BHM)" and destination of "Kensington Olympia (KPA)".
    Check out Chiltern trains from Snow Hill Station to Marylbone too - when i used to commute to London a few years back they were much cheaper (about £50) and if you booked in advance it could be as little as £20 (even get breakfast thrown in sometimes!)

    Chiltern trains take a different route - but usually only fifteen minutes longer than the New Street Station trains - just check the timetable though, occasionally they will throw in a train that stops at every single station along the way - and that can take hours.

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Just looked at trains from Manchester Piccadilly - only direct one takes FOUR hours!!

    Would need to change at least twice both ways..

    Unless I can get someone with a car to assist - gonna speak to The Boss today see if he's going down this time..

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    Just looked at trains from Manchester Piccadilly - only direct one takes FOUR hours!!

    Would need to change at least twice both ways..

    Unless I can get someone with a car to assist - gonna speak to The Boss today see if he's going down this time..
    Are you sure did a quick search on national rail for jan 9th and got:

    Depart: 06:35 Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
    Arrive: 09:01 London Euston (EUS)
    Travel By: Train
    Retail Service ID: VT753000
    Train Company:

    * Virgin Trains service from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston

    Seating Class: First Class available.
    Catering Code: Restaurant for First Class passengers.
    Cycle Policy: Train has a cycle policy.
    Duration: 2:26

    Total Journey Duration: 2:26

    I have added pocket timetable created from national rail website fyi..


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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Cheers Russ - thoughy a Taxi may be requried as first bus from my house isn't til 06:15!!

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Train for me on the thursday. It should be nice and cheap as i now have a railcard thingy that the school bought as me and another member of staff took 10 kids to sheffield recently! 5 hours on the train!!

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    I'm getting the tube.. i only live about 20 mins away

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Travelling from Oxenholme Lake District to Euston on the wednesday (£77 return), do a bit of BETT on Wed aft, comedy store wed night, more BETT on thursday then 3 or 4 o'clock train back home.

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Would love 2 days in BETT but that won't work, so will be Leeds to London for me looking around £50 return at present.

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Would love 2 days in BETT but that won't work, so will be Leeds to London for me looking around £50 return at present.
    Yep - I think I'm pretty lucky to get it I have to say.

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    I'll be getting the train, takes about 1hr 10 mins from where I live to victoria station, then the tube from there. Costs a rediculous £37 peek rate return thou, but still the cheapest and most convenient way to get there.

    Mike.

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Train in the early hours of Tuesday (meetings at work on Monday including Governors' in the evening that I just *can't* get out of!) and then head back about 12 on Sunday ....

    About an hour from St Pancras to Kettering ... and it'll be a taxi from the hotel to the station ... I will be using the underground the rest of the week (advice for people using public transport ... the Oyster Card is a blessing!)

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Can't argue with the Oyster, I got one when I was down in summer as I love London nice place to go for good Theatre and its great, just whizz through no cash and ticket worries, just have mine on auto topup and its great saves loads of time and effort.

    Wish I got all that time in BETT though You will be broke won't you by the end of the week Tony all that Theatre to go watch

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    Re: How are you getting to Bett '08

    Not doing a single show at the moment ...

    On the Tuesday night you are too wired and worried that everything will be ok the next day.

    On the Wednesday night you are fixing the things that were just not right during the day so the you make Thursday even better.

    On Thursday night you go out for the meal with others from the stand as you know nothing can go wrong for Friday.

    On Friday night you are too exhausted to do anything other than sit in the bar and rant about visitors and you are trying to scrounge tie-wraps so that nothing gets pinched the following day.

    On Saturday you sleep ... even when your wife comes down and you go to a show ... you sleep ... even through the glorious opening strains of Innuendo!

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