New Mega Train routes from Glasgow to Birmingham £2.50 return or £1.50 single/ other routes available too (services run by Virgin Trains) @ Megabus Starts 14/07/2008 - HotUKDeals
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They stopped these a while back,but have now returned from 14th July,just tried this out.
Glasgow to Birmingham 14th July return 22nd July £4.50.
But other dates I have found are from £1.50 single ie Glasgow /Birmingham a return 30th July to 6th August £2.00 return plus 50p booking fee = £2.50.....now that is cheap.

Or singles £1 plus 50p booking fee.
They have added other journeys too ie from Edinburgh,see website for journeys timetables available.

The trains you catch are run by Virgin trains and tickets only available for certain trains.

Just my luck I need to travel on the 10th July and it's going to cost me £30 single on normal train sites,this is how i came across this, I could'nt see it posted before.
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#1
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Wed 06 August 2008 http://www.megatrain.com/uk/assets/train.gif
Glasgow Central - Birmingham1 seat = £1.00
1 passenger
10:10 Depart Glasgow Central Birmingham 14:41

http://www.megatrain.com/uk/assets/train.gif Birmingham - Glasgow Central
1 seat = £1.00
1 passenger
11:03 Depart Birmingham
Glasgow Central 15:25
This service is operated by Virgin Trains Would you like a text reminder?
Booking Fee: £0.50
#2
Thu 17 July 2008 http://www.megatrain.com/uk/assets/train.gif
Birmingham - Oxenholme1 seat = £1.00
1 passenger
08:03 Depart Birmingham Oxenholme 10:11
This service is operated by Virgin Trains Would you like a text reminder?
Wed 23 July 2008 http://www.megatrain.com/uk/assets/train.gif
Oxenholme - Birmingham1 seat = £1.00
1 passenger
14:53 Depart Oxenholme Birmingham 17:11
£2.50 return too :w00t::thumbsup:
#3
Wooooow absolutely fantastic find thankyou!!!! My son wants to go visit his cousin in Preston for a week during the summer and I can get him return train tickets from Glasgow for £2.!! Heat and Rep added. Id rep ya ten times if I could!
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therealslimkaty;2421686
Wooooow absolutely fantastic find thankyou!!!! My son wants to go visit his cousin in Preston for a week during the summer and I can get him return train tickets from Glasgow for £2.!! Heat and Rep added. Id rep ya ten times if I could!

My pleasure,I'm getting to see my grandkids as an extra visit too for £2.50 :w00t::-D
#5
awesome! Does the mega train operate like normal train (i.e. they have stops in between along the way) or just two stops from Brimingham to Glasgow non-stop? Does anyone know? Cos I want to meet my friend who can pop in at Derby station. Thanks!! :)
#6
it operates exactly the same as a virgin train it is run by them just cheaper!
#7
Tiny B
awesome! Does the mega train operate like normal train (i.e. they have stops in between along the way) or just two stops from Brimingham to Glasgow non-stop? Does anyone know? Cos I want to meet my friend who can pop in at Derby station. Thanks!! :)


They ARE normal trains. Just the tickets are sold by someone else. You'll be on the same train as people paying normal rail fares.

You aren't allowed to break your journey with these tickets, i.e. you get on where you say and you get off at the end. And nowhere in between. So your friends could join you on the same train if they like, but you couldn't get off to meet them. Or rather you could get off but the ticket is only valid on that train so you'd need to get straight back on again.
banned#8
they have nothing on the dates i want. thank you for the post
#9
Tiny B;2421945
awesome! Does the mega train operate like normal train (i.e. they have stops in between along the way) or just two stops from Brimingham to Glasgow non-stop? Does anyone know? Cos I want to meet my friend who can pop in at Derby station. Thanks!! :)

It's the same trains as Virgin cross country,I used this before they stopped these routes, it's usually 1 carraige they set aside for the cheaper tickets,but no difference at all,except they are soooo much cheaper :thumbsup:
FAQ Link below
http://www.megatrain.com/uk/help/travel_train.php
#10
toecaps;2422216
they have nothing on the dates i want. thank you for the post

I think it's July,August at the mo,so it looks like a couple of months in advance, I need some in Oct,so will wait till August to book :)
#11
they have silverstone journey section..but its way too expensive..
#12
So this is *from* Glasgow to Birmingham only (from the starting location)?

I did it from Birmingham to Glasgow and only got the bus fares. Shame, I wouldn't have minded a few days up in Glasgow.

*EDIT* Just tried again with different dates, it seems that booking too far ahead in August was the issue. £2 single is too good to miss out on.
#13
I love cheap stuff as much as the next man, but they don't need to sell tickets for a quid. If rail companies just sold tickets for a reasonable price in the first place, the trains would be packed.

A flexible return ticket from Birmingham to London off peak - that will be £61, thanks. For a 90 minute journey.
#14
Great find.
#15
thanks all for ur answers to my question! :)
#16
FAQ: My reservation states the main terminus; can I board elsewhere?
"Please note that the departure and arrival times displayed are for the main terminus points you selected. You must board and alight at these points, and it is a condition of travel on megatrain that you may not board or alight at other points on the route. If travelling on services operated by East Midlands Trains, you will be charged the full single fare for the actual journey made. On services operated by South West trains Penalty fares will apply if passengers alight or board at any other points along the route, other than the stations listed on the tickets. "
Just one more thought (out of the blue or out of stupidity), since the staff are checking the ticket on the train, so even if my friend is broading on another station, which is between brimingham to glasgow, as long as he got his ticket checked on train, they will not know which station he broad cos usually the staff just put a cross on my train ticket when they check it. So technically speaking it can do so, can i? The same apply to the station that we alight cos no one was checking the ticket at the exit .. usually just on the train, once they check our ticket, they dont really care which station do we alight right?

Or we have to be locked in the same carriage and will set us free when we arrived at the terminus..:o:o
#17
Tiny B
Just one more thought (out of the blue or out of stupidity), since the staff are checking the ticket on the train, so even if my friend is broading on another station, which is between brimingham to glasgow, as long as he got his ticket checked on train, they will not know which station he broad cos usually the staff just put a cross on my train ticket when they check it. So technically speaking it can do so, can i? The same apply to the station that we alight cos no one was checking the ticket at the exit .. usually just on the train, once they check our ticket, they dont really care which station do we alight right?

Or we have to be locked in the same carriage and will set us free when we arrived at the terminus..:o:o


Technically speaking, what you're positing is called travelling short and is, obviously, not allowed. On the former Cross Country journeys the train managers check tickets several times and may want to know why you were not onboard when they checked the previous time. Getting off early is likely to be less of a problem, especially if there are no ticket barriers or staff. However it's still against the rules and your ticket would be invalid.

It all depends on the risk. If one gets caught, it will cost you at least the price of a Standard Open Single for your journey or a penalty fare. Compared to the cost of (say) buying a Saver Return, it's a decision that merits careful consideration.

It should be noted that the train managers only require resonable suspicion that your ticket is invalid to charge the penalty fare. You may have to pay and appeal later.
#18
oic. thanks for ur reminder
cos my experience with the train was only the early morning one from Derby to Brimingham so my observation is limited. Thx!
#19
Fantastic prices to Edinburgh as well, £2! I need to figure a time that's decent to visit though, and a place to stay, heh
#20
great deal :thumbsup:

could be doin with a wee trip dwn to Birmingham :-D

xx
#21
I'm going in late October. Shame the dates only go up to September. :-(
#22
A good place to stay in Edinburgh is The Glasshouse which you can get from Hotels.com(thro Quidco)
#23
Thanks for that - just managed Glasgow to Preston mid August for £4!!

Annie

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