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Andy Capp
post May 9 2011, 11:54 AM
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Would anyone in the know please tell me what the approximate cost of a taxi journey (2 adults from the rank on a Sunday afternoon with no waiting at lights) measuring 1.8 miles would be?
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post May 9 2011, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 9 2011, 12:54 PM) *
Would anyone in the know please tell me what the approximate cost of a taxi journey (2 adults from the rank on a Sunday afternoon with no waiting at lights) measuring 1.8 miles would be?
This, perhaps
Otherwise this

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Andy Capp
post May 9 2011, 02:17 PM
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No less than £8.34 (before resting rates). The same time and journey on a Saturday would be £5.73. So £9.20 would be about right then.
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post May 9 2011, 05:02 PM
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Occasionally I have to go to London on business and I've had to use the Taxi (leaving the car at home) and I've noticed that the Taxi fares have gone up.
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post May 9 2011, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ May 9 2011, 06:02 PM) *
Occasionally I have to go to London on business and I've had to use the Taxi (leaving the car at home) and I've noticed that the Taxi fares have gone up.

I'm sure you are right.........
Train station parking is very cheap.......
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post May 9 2011, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (NWNREADER @ May 9 2011, 07:09 PM) *
I'm sure you are right.........
Train station parking is very cheap.......




Is it? Or are you winding me up? I don't know what they charge at the station but I imagined that they were expensive.
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post May 9 2011, 09:24 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ May 9 2011, 07:16 PM) *
Is it? Or are you winding me up? I don't know what they charge at the station but I imagined that they were expensive.


Station Car Park, just over a fiver all day; not that bad in comparison. Bikes are free and other end, 'Boris Bikes' save hassle and cost.


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post May 10 2011, 12:57 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ May 9 2011, 09:24 PM) *
Station Car Park, just over a fiver all day; not that bad in comparison. Bikes are free and other end, 'Boris Bikes' save hassle and cost.


I have to agree, if you have to travel by car it's now cheaper to drive and park at the station. If you are able, bike in or walk in and do the same at the other end or use the tube!!!
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post May 10 2011, 04:02 PM
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QUOTE (Richard Garvie @ May 10 2011, 01:57 PM) *
I have to agree, if you have to travel by car it's now cheaper to drive and park at the station. If you are able, bike in or walk in and do the same at the other end or use the tube!!!

If you want a seat (1st class) then it's £90.00 each way to London at peak rate.
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post May 10 2011, 04:36 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ May 9 2011, 10:24 PM) *
Station Car Park, just over a fiver all day; not that bad in comparison. Bikes are free and other end, 'Boris Bikes' save hassle and cost.




OK, thanks for that... I'll give it a try next time I go to London.
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post May 10 2011, 04:46 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 10 2011, 05:02 PM) *
If you want a seat (1st class) then it's £90.00 each way to London at peak rate.


Slightly unfair, as the return is 'only' £89.
Seats in pleb areas are reservasble FOC.....
trains to London from Newbury
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post May 10 2011, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE (NWNREADER @ May 10 2011, 05:46 PM) *
Slightly unfair, as the return is 'only' £89.
Seats in pleb areas are reservasble FOC.....
trains to London from Newbury

Are you gong to ask that rather frail old lady to vacate your reserved seat? tongue.gif
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post May 10 2011, 05:10 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 10 2011, 06:04 PM) *
Are you gong to ask that rather frail old lady to vacate your reserved seat? tongue.gif

That rings a bell....


Frail old lady? Never seen one on the cattle run that the commute becomes - especially east of Reading. Those 'frail old ladies' have pointy elbows and sharp umbrella.......
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post May 10 2011, 06:01 PM
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QUOTE (NWNREADER @ May 10 2011, 06:10 PM) *
That rings a bell....


Frail old lady? Never seen one on the cattle run that the commute becomes - especially east of Reading. Those 'frail old ladies' have pointy elbows and sharp umbrella.......

Alright, that toothless gorilla with 'hate' tattooed across his face? tongue.gif
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post May 10 2011, 07:36 PM
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Standard class is fine with me - much nicer class of people.


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post May 10 2011, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ May 10 2011, 08:36 PM) *
Standard class is fine with me - much nicer class of people.

Obviously..... That is where I go!
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post May 12 2011, 12:59 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ May 10 2011, 08:36 PM) *
Standard class is fine with me - much nicer class of people.


It's interesting how we have a thread with references to 1st Class and Standard Class - presumably this is how the rail companies term them?

Don't they think that people will want to travel 2nd Class?
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post May 12 2011, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (blackdog @ May 12 2011, 01:59 PM) *
It's interesting how we have a thread with references to 1st Class and Standard Class - presumably this is how the rail companies term them?

Don't they think that people will want to travel 2nd Class?


With first great western terminating their contract early, will we have any trains?
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post May 12 2011, 02:08 PM
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QUOTE (Jayjay @ May 12 2011, 02:57 PM) *
With first great western terminating their contract early, will we have any trains?

FGW ( 2011 ) ltd will take over.
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post May 12 2011, 05:14 PM
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QUOTE (Jayjay @ May 12 2011, 02:57 PM) *
With first great western terminating their contract early, will we have any trains?

That is a commercial 'ploy' to enable them to get a longer tenure now (if selected) so an investment programme can start now and not be wasted by the tenure not being renewed in a couple of years time. They want assurance re return on investment.
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