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getting the train

Post by indiansummer » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:41

Think the train i'm planning on getting will get me to Alfreton for about 7.10, or something.

i gather i then need to get a bus and then a train to the site - any ideas what time i'll be looking at for arriving at the site? before the 20 minute walk to the campsite, i mean.
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Re: getting the train

Post by in search of lazy jane » Mon Jul 21, 2008 16:46

indiansummer wrote:Think the train i'm planning on getting will get me to Alfreton for about 7.10, or something.

i gather i then need to get a bus and then a train to the site - any ideas what time i'll be looking at for arriving at the site? before the 20 minute walk to the campsite, i mean.
Service H1 goes from Alfreton Bus Station direct to the campsite but unfortunately the last one is at 6.10.

So the next option is http://www.trentbarton.co.uk/busmapping ... 28&Find=Go" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and the 7.35pm 9.2 service dropping you off at the railway (between Swanwick Church & Ripley, Cube Bar) at 7.52 at Butterley station.

The train from Butterley is supposed to leave at 19:45, but can be delayed for you if you call me when you know you're on that bus.

It'll take you to Swanwick where you can walk along to the campsite during or after the show.

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Train tickets from St. Pancras to Alfreton for sale!

Post by String Bean Jen » Sun Jul 01, 2012 21:58

Hi! I would like to sell 2 *return*train tickets between London St. Pancras and Alfreton. They're for Indietracks travel. We bought them for £36 each (so, £72 total) and would like to sell them together. However, we're willing to negotiate and go lower on the price to get rid of them. You have to take the exact train times between St. Pancras and Nottingham and Alfreton. Here are the times:

* FRIDAY, JULY 6 - 12:15 from St. Pancras to Nottingham; then 14:15 from Nottingham to Alfreton

* MONDAY, JULY 9 - 12:33 from Alfreton to Nottingham, then 13:28 from Nottingham to St. Pancras

Please let me know if you or some friends would like to buy them. You can do a bank transfer and I can meet you in Angel (where I work) or centrally sometime this week to exchange. Thank you!
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Re: getting the train

Post by RITH » Fri Jul 05, 2013 13:16

I'm scheduled to arrive at London Stansted at 9:40 AM. Is anyone else travelling from London to Indietracks by train that Friday? I don't mind travelling alone at all, but it could also be nice to join others in the same train (I haven't booked train tickets yet).

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Re: getting the train

Post by darvé » Fri Jul 05, 2013 13:30

Hi Dennis,

There are (i think) 12 of us going up on the train from St Pancras at 1255, gets into Derby at around 1530, we are booked in first class (as we're a bunch of middle class wankers - as it seems is everyone in indiepop these days) but dont let that put you off!

You'd be more than welcome to join us, we're in coach A (and have reserved seats) but i'm sure there would be vacant seats around, otherwise, even if you're in standard class then we're all heading in the same direction when we get to Derby.
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Re: getting the train

Post by RITH » Fri Jul 05, 2013 13:37

Thanks davo! I'll be travelling as cheap as possible, so I won't join you in first class, but I'll have a look that train tonight. From wherever I'll arrive I have to go to the campground. I assume you mcw's will be staying in a more luxury place. The trip is the same though, isn't it?

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Re: getting the train

Post by tobifail » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:59

i am getting the 1155 train from st pancreas to derby.

i will be enjoying a wide range of m & s cocktails.

if anyone wants to come and watch they are more than welcome
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Re: getting the train

Post by RITH » Sat Jul 20, 2013 13:27

I'm a little bit concerned about booking my train tickets in advance, because I have no idea when I'll get out of the airport, whether I'll be able to find all my transfers quickly, et cetera. Is it a lot more expensive/complicated to buy tickets at the stations? How much difference should I expect?

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Re: getting the train

Post by a layer of chips » Sat Jul 20, 2013 13:34

Dennis, just buy the advance off-peak options if you're worried about timings. Think they're the same price if you buy them on the day at the station, though.

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Re: getting the train

Post by RITH » Sat Jul 20, 2013 14:11

It's just the train tickets I should buy in advance, right? Subway- and bustickets are available for regular prices at the stations?

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Re: getting the train

Post by Trev » Sat Jul 20, 2013 14:19

RITH wrote:It's just the train tickets I should buy in advance, right? Subway- and bustickets are available for regular prices at the stations?
Yep. In London get an Oystercard as it saves you money on journeys. There is a £5 charge (refundable, apparently) for the card, though.
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Re: getting the train

Post by RITH » Sun Jul 21, 2013 22:21

I ended up booking the 13:55 train from St Pancras to Derby, to be on the safe side in case my flight is delayed.

6 transfers from London Stansted to Golden Valley?! It takes me about an hour to get from Amsterdam to London, and then five (!) hours to get from London to Indietracks. Crazy.

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Re: getting the train

Post by crystalball » Sun Jul 21, 2013 22:28

It'll be worth it. :)

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Re: getting the train

Post by RITH » Mon Jul 22, 2013 09:41

crystalball wrote:It'll be worth it. :)
I'm sure. I'm getting a bit stressed about the whole trip, but it'll all work out fine. As long as I can find the right platforms, ticket machines, streets, et cetera.

If anyone happens to be in the same 13:55 train: I should be in coach B, seat 35A.

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Re: getting the train

Post by Dear Sir » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:00

RITH wrote:
crystalball wrote:It'll be worth it. :)
I'm sure. I'm getting a bit stressed about the whole trip, but it'll all work out fine. As long as I can find the right platforms, ticket machines, streets, et cetera.

If anyone happens to be in the same 13:55 train: I should be in coach B, seat 35A.
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Re: getting the train

Post by RITH » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:50

Dear Sir wrote:RITH, can you make a point of tracking me down to say hello at some point? I have been meaning to meet you since Bowlie. (This is Thom/Linn's boyfriend BTW)
Sure Thom! It's too bad Linn's not coming along for this.

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Re: getting the train

Post by String Bean Jen » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:59

Hi all,

Something I struggle with every year is knowing what times the train runs between Butterley Station and Swanwick (the festival site). I inevitably end up missing a band because my taxi arrives to the hotel and then Butterley late and the next train isn't for an hour (you can walk to the site from Butterley but that takes 20-30 minutes). I can't find any information on the Indietracks website (unless I've missed it), nor on the Midland Railway website and I've been digging! (Indietracks on there and the timetable for other weekends). On the Midland Railway site, it says there will be a special service running but then doesn't say what the times are.

Do the Indietracks organisers know the train times between Butterley and Swanwick for Friday - Saturday? I'm sure first-time festival-goers would appreciate it too. Thank you.
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Re: getting the train

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jul 22, 2013 14:23

Here's the timetable from Butterley to Swanwick.

http://www.midlandrailway-butterley.co. ... 201314.pdf

I'm pretty sure those times look familiar from previous years. If not, the walk is dead nice.

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Re: getting the train

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jul 22, 2013 14:26

Or a non-PDF version here. Think it's the blue version over Indietracks weekend.

http://www.midlandrailway-butterley.co. ... ables.html

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Re: getting the train

Post by heidisuperhero » Mon Jul 22, 2013 14:28

Me and some others are getting the 11.55am train from St Pancras to Alfreton - whoop whoop *toots the party horn*

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