Thu 26 August 2010

The tickets were purchased today at Glasgow Central
04:28 Glasgow Central - London Euston : Virgin Trains
Walk to London Kings Cross
10:35 London Kings Cross - Doncaster : East Coast
17:30 Doncaster - York : East Coast
18:33 York - Glasgow Central : Cross Countr

The normal return fare, between Glasgow Central and London is £373.00
The break down of tickets is as follows :

Glasgow Central - London Euston
First Class Advance Single £49.00

London Kings Cross - Doncaster
First Class Advance Single £38.75

Doncaster - York
First Class Anytime £19.50

York - Glasgow Central
First Class Advance Single £38.50

The total cost was £145.75, a saving of £227.25

Travel by private car from home to Glasgow, to arrive no later than 03:45
There are no car parking charges

04:28 Glasgow Central - London Euston
Operated by Virgin Trains
Reservation Coach G Seat 01
The above reservation was made in error
Initially I used Coach G Seat 45, however as soon as the reservations appeared I noticed the error, and so moved to Coach G Seat 33
Shortly after departure I was advised by the host that the Chef was not available until Carisle, so I was offered a choice of tea or coffee, cereals, and toast
I declined the cereals and was presented with a four slices of toast
At 05:50 I ordered the Great British Breakfast
I was offered another breakfast shortly after departure from Preston, ordering a Bacon Roll
This service was operated by 390005
This service arrived in London Euston at 09:05

10:35 London Kings Cross - Doncaster
Operated by East Coast
Reservation Coach M Seat 31
There was a regular offering of drinks, biscuits, and crisps
The locomotive was 91120
This service arrived in Doncaster at 12:18

17:30 Doncaster - York
Operated by East Coast
Reservation Coach M Seat 07
The locomotives were 43290 + 43299
This service arrived in York at 17:54

18:33 York - Glasgow Central
Operated by Cross Country
Reservation Coach A Seat 39
Shortly after departure I was offered drinks, biscuits, and crisps
There were no hot drinks, neither were there any snacks
There no catering facilities after Newcastle
The locomotives were 43378 + 43357
This service arrived in Glasgow Central at 22:30

Travel by private car from Glasgow to home