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East Midlands Trains - extra service added on Sunday evening after the match

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1 hour ago, alanharper said:

 

4pm is BT Sport's "slot" and that's the game they chose. Shame they couldn't just swap the times with the BBC when they chose our game but it's up to them. 

 

What I don't understand is BBC1 showing an FA Cup tie that's of little interest to anyone other than Chelsea and Wednesday fans at primetime on a Sunday evening thus cancelling old people's favourite shows like Countryfile and Antiques Roadshow when there are no cup games on earlier before the 4pm game. Surely they'd have been better off showing our game at 2pm, which makes more sense for both the TV schedules and the travelling supporters? 

If it was at Hillsborough it’s the perfect tie to show (if there’s a replay it’s guaranteed to be televised I reckon). A famous old Championship club hosting a big six team is exciting FA Cup stuff. But it being at the PL stadium it is a bit of an odd pick. Though this is the same BBC that thought Wolves/Liverpool was the tie of he round last time out so who knows. 

 

Think kick off times are for foreign audiences. FA doubled their international revenue with a new deal this year. 

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11 minutes ago, hawksmore said:

£79 for a single & £80 for the return.

 

Absolute jokers. 

 

 

£1 for the extra journey...no brainer.

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23 minutes ago, hawksmore said:

£79 for a single & £80 for the return.

 

Absolute jokers. 

 

 

£1 extra is for the return is standard across the whole rail network for an off peak ticket 

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3 hours ago, ohgoditsjames said:

Scheduling an extra service on a mainline for unsociable hours on a Sunday isn't straight forward. They have to redirect freight traffic, plan for signal changes and alter other services that use the line, plus they have to get the staff to work hours they'd normally not work. 

 

... with a bunch of p1ssed up Wednesdayites! 

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It'll be a 1970's train. That doesn't mean to say you have to give it the 1970's treatment :tango:

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2 hours ago, nevthelodgemoorowl said:

It'll be a 1970's train. That doesn't mean to say you have to give it the 1970's treatment :tango:

Where the unions call a strike at the last minute and it gets cancelled. 

 

 

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14 hours ago, beloved_aunt said:

If it was at Hillsborough it’s the perfect tie to show (if there’s a replay it’s guaranteed to be televised I reckon). A famous old Championship club hosting a big six team is exciting FA Cup stuff. But it being at the PL stadium it is a bit of an odd pick. Though this is the same BBC that thought Wolves/Liverpool was the tie of he round last time out so who knows. 

 

Think kick off times are for foreign audiences. FA doubled their international revenue with a new deal this year. 

 

It was picked by the BBC before the Luton replay. They wanted the Big team Vs lower league slight local rivalry. We spoiled the plans by getting through.

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16 hours ago, hawksmore said:

£79 for a single & £80 for the return.

 

Absolute jokers. 

 

 

 

Only £25 on Rotherham Owls bus, given ourselves 9 hours to get there, should be back for work Monday morning. lol

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So just the other 5200 people to sort getting home then

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21 hours ago, dewsburyowl58 said:

Who is moaning ? 

 

The bloke who is saying everyone is moaning!!

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13 hours ago, nevthelodgemoorowl said:

It'll be a 1970's train. That doesn't mean to say you have to give it the 1970's treatment :tango:

most trains what east midlands use are early 1980`s trains anyways what have had a lick of paint and seats changed ,you still on a lot of them have to wind the window down and open from outside ,and trains suspension`s are f**ked you bounce up and down and need your head putting in a neck brace after the experience so guess its still an upgrade on the 1970`s ones , do they have blocked bogs and a constant stink? I thought east mids were doing us a favour with the extra train but a pig might have hired it especially for us lol 

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On ‎23‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 19:26, hawksmore said:

£79 for a single & £80 for the return.

 

Absolute jokers. 

 

 

 

That's only if you buy a ticket for each journey...............Imagine them drawing lots for who's going to be conductor on the homeward bound one. :biggrin:

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Is 1 hour 15 mins (ish) enough time for folks to get back from Stamford bridge?

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On 23/01/2019 at 17:40, alanharper said:

t primetime on a Sunday evening thus cancelling old people's favourite shows like Countryfile and Antiques Roadshow when there are no cup games on earlier before the 4pm game.

 

Anyone got a stream for Countryfile?

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On 23/01/2019 at 19:26, hawksmore said:

£79 for a single & £80 for the return.

 

Absolute jokers. 

 

 

 

  • So anyone could purchase the ticket at £59 2130 train and board the 2118 and pay no extra cost? Even now?
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  • Yes, all tickets for the 2130 will be valid on board the 2118 too. ^SS
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