O/T Trains

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  1. JammySAFC

    JammySAFC Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if any of you would know about the train stops from london kings cross to Newcastle city centre

    Im travelling up by train for the swansea game later in the month and want to know if there are any stops that are close to the SOL

    I was planning on getting the metro from from NCC to the SOL via the metro, but this would mean im about 10/15 minutes late to the game, and as we all saw from the spurs game, a lot can happen in the first 10 minutes sometimes.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. Rick O'Shea

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    An earlier train? Surely Shirley?
     
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  3. Nordic

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    Light jog from Darlington?
     
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  4. Vincemac

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    Try the Durham get off and check for train to sunderland and then you don't need to go to skunk land <bubbly>
     
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  5. JammySAFC

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    i booked this train because it was 12.50 for a return! trainline have a big sale or something, trains at other times were looking at £40/£50 quid more
     
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  6. Billy Death

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    Vince is right, Durham's your best bet mate.
     
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  7. Nads

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    Yep, hop off at Durham and get a local, job sorted.

    You might even find that that's getting you in late as it's giving you a half hour wait or longer for connection on Metro, in reality, this is 5 mins.

    What time you into Newcastle?
     
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  8. Vincemac

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    yeh bus station 100 yards from train station pop on bus return by bus and pop on train home simples <bubbly>
     
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  9. JammySAFC

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    half 2 with no delays.

    Durham sounds like the answer, cheers lads
     
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  10. Nordic

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    Make sure which train you're on. The fast train only stops at York, Darlo and Newcastle. The slower train stops at Durham too.
     
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  11. Nads

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    If you got into Newcastle at 1430 mate you would be there for 3 easy enough, they are giving you too long a connection times, it's about 1 min from mainline platform to Metro.
     
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  12. JammySAFC

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    Awesome. Good to know. I've been on the metro quite a bit but only once from Newcastle to Sunderland when I was 8 or something, couldn't remember how long it took
     
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  13. Nads

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    When you were 8 mate the Metro to Sunderland didn't exist!

    Newcastle to SOL is about 20 mins, you'd just about make kick off, worth checking the Durham option if your mainline train stops there, but I'd imagine a bus from Durham takes longer, and Durham to Newcastle is only 10 mins or so.
     
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  14. Vincemac

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    Yeh if he got off the train in Durham even at 1345 he would not get to the ground in time for kick off. It's about 25 mins on bus from Durham to park lane then there's the walk to the ground.i think if you arrive at newcastle at 1400 then quick change onto metro to sol that's best option <bubbly>
     
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  15. JammySAFC

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    Thats why i dont remember then! ahaha
     
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    I'm not sure if you're starting off at King's Cross or not, but if you are, there's a direct line to Sunderland Jammy.
     
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  17. Nads

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    Doesn't that take about 3.5 years to get there though?
     
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  18. Blunham Mackem

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    No idea mate. I commute into KC everyday and I usually see the Central Line service to gods own country on a nearby platform. It doesn't seem to have that many stops, it's direct into the town centre, and only 10 minutes walk to the stadium, so it might be worth checking out. Just an idea anyway.
     
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  19. Billy Death

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    The Grand Central took me nearly three hours from York. It's a ****ing joke.
     
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