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O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Newbie Railroader (Eazy)25/4 08:56Wed Apr 25 08:56:31 2018

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Gonna be doing this a while, it's £31.75/day for an all day ticket - I'm hoping for advice from seasoned commuters on bringing that down?

Could do a season ticket for maybe three months but no longer; will travel around within London enough days so need that to be factored in.

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By PGTips (PG)26/4 00:28Thu Apr 26 00:28:43 2018In response to O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Been commuting for 25 years... Season tickets are the best option but if you aren't using the tube every day then suggest just a 'London Terminals' one.... 1 month and 3 month season tickets are available if you are going in every day... but if you don't travel every day there is a ticket option called the 'carnet' that is a batch of return tickets that can be used within a certain period of time... might be worth looking at that ?

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Eazy26/4 12:34Thu Apr 26 12:34:12 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/prb225ca2e6e40ef93d44bccd007b205.aspx

Gets difficult to calculate if there's additional unpredictable journeys within London, I think if regular working from home becomes the norm it's worth considering.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By HITCHIN CALLING25/4 11:36Wed Apr 25 11:36:49 2018In response to O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Welcome to the "fun".
I travel in from Hitchin to KX.
My understanding is that season tickets always give best saving option.
If I remember wen I last renewed mine online it gave you the saving you were making in screen as opposed to day/week tickets etc.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By AndyC25/4 11:48Wed Apr 25 11:48:13 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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The season ticket calculator is here:

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/en/s/seasonticket/calculator

Which gives you options for London terminals only or travelcards covering the whole of London/all modes.

Remember that from the 20th May most of our trains will be going direct to st Pancras/ farringdon/ city thameslink/ Blackfriars/ London bridge instead of kings cross so you might not necessarily need the travelcard. But travel beyond st Pancras is a small extra cost over 'London terminals'.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Sev25/4 13:21Wed Apr 25 13:21:56 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Remember? I didn't know it in the first place.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By AndyC25/4 22:08Wed Apr 25 22:08:52 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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It's was originally called Thameslink 2000, has only taken 20 years to get there 👍

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Rotterdamboro25/4 23:08Wed Apr 25 23:08:33 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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The new timetable looks a nightmare. They appear to have added nine minutes on to the journey from Welwyn North to Kings x and vice versa. 39 minutes from 30. God knows why

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By AndyC26/4 07:48Thu Apr 26 07:48:26 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Looks like 33mins journey to me? Welwyn north xx:17 and xx:47 arrive xx:50 and xx:20? At the moment it's xx:19, so 2 mins longer?

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Rotterdamboro26/4 22:56Thu Apr 26 22:56:40 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Check the trains back in the evenings from Kingsx. Timetabled to take 39 mins to wnorth

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Owen27/4 06:28Fri Apr 27 06:28:44 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Yep, they're given 10 minutes from departing King's Cross to departing Finsbury Park. It's currently 5-6 minutes.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Dave (daveadkins)25/4 23:57Wed Apr 25 23:57:09 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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1st world problems.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Eazy25/4 13:44Wed Apr 25 13:44:56 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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First I've heard of it, but there's a big timetable revision across the southeast and as far as the destination differences the changes appear to be limited to Thameslink - see their link in the list: https://www.railplan2020.com/timetables

Affected trains stop at St Pancras so no big deal. Ta for the info chaps.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By AndyC25/4 22:12Wed Apr 25 22:12:29 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Indeed. Anyone who uses the train from Stevenage will be wanting to have a good look at this before 20 May:

https://www.railplan2020.com/-/media/goahead/railplan2020/may-timetables/gn-may-2018-great-northern-inc-thameslink-through-services-mondays.pdf?la=en

There will be a big change this May, then more gradual changes in December, May 2019 until the final timetable in December 2019, with more trains transferring from kings cross to cross London each time.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Eazy26/4 12:37Thu Apr 26 12:37:29 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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It was recently suggested to me that Stevenage would be coming "off the main line" in 2020, I can't find any info but the suggestion is that Virgin trains would no longer stop there.

Not a problem if other services are enhanced accordingly I guess, in any case as Wallace said to me when I ran into him at the station the other day... wait and see.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Ratman4626/4 14:57Thu Apr 26 14:57:04 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Platforms 1-4 have been extended so the new trains that Virgin will be using can stop at Stevenage.

Found info about it on the council's website.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Eazy27/4 13:02Fri Apr 27 13:02:38 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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T'would seem so:

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/network-rail-to-extend-platforms-at-stevenage-station

Also platform 5?

http://www.thecomet.net/news/stevenage-station-s-fifth-platform-could-be-built-in-2020-says-transport-minister-1-5380510

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By AndyC26/4 13:45Thu Apr 26 13:45:41 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Not heard that, and would doubt it as below. It attracts big numbers from all across herts/cambs to the east coast service

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Sev26/4 13:28Thu Apr 26 13:28:45 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Would be annoying for me on a Saturday if that happens.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Freemo26/4 13:09Thu Apr 26 13:09:21 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Can't imagine that would happen, Stevenage is a big catchment area for journeys from the home counties to points north without the need to go into London, surely a moneyspinner for the franchise holder. We're on a fast bit of line so stopping doesn't increase journey times.

For example, my boss occasionally drives from Bucks to get the train to Leeds.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By AndyC26/4 13:47Thu Apr 26 13:47:21 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Stopping does increase journey times, by about 4/5mins on intercity services. Which is why they had a swap around a couple of years back and we only get stops on the Leeds services now, other than late morning/early evening. All the york/Newcastle/Edinburgh don't stop to give faster journey times to london

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Freemo26/4 18:34Thu Apr 26 18:34:25 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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I think the timings are the same if they skip Peterborough, as half the Leeds ones do during the day. So no need to sack Stevenage off those ones

Edited by Freemo at 18:34:57 on 26th April 2018

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Sev26/4 13:50Thu Apr 26 13:50:14 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Wondered why my options from Newark decreased somewhat. Used to get on trains from Newcastle/Edinburgh.

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Lock1325/4 21:02Wed Apr 25 21:02:13 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Thanks that's handy - hadn't seen that before - straight to London bridge pretty good

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Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to London

By Bankerbob26/4 14:29Thu Apr 26 14:29:44 2018In response to Re: O/T Commuting from Stevenage to LondonTop of thread

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Not if you work in Mortlake...

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