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East coast trains recently started serving complementary hot meals and alcohol in 1st class on services to and from london kings cross. A sale has been launched for journeys between 14th July and 9th Sept. Tickets on sale for only £25 flat fare instead of upto £195 single.....
Trains operate london-leeds or london -york-newcastle-edinburgh-scottish highlands....
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#1
Hot! There is actually availability too (although you may have to linger a bit after hotel checkout as the only train on the day I had checked left at 3pm)
#2
Thank you!
#3
Amazing for anyone wanting to head up to Edinburgh. On most of the trains it's now CHEAPER to go up there first class!
3 Likes #4
One of the (very very many) perks about living in Leeds over Manchester - East Coast >>>> Grotty Virgin!
14 Likes #5
whats a grotty virgin ?
suspended#6
Have the eastcoast trains been upgraded then? Travelled down to Norwich last year and was on what seemed to be on a relatively old train with tatty finishings. Maybe that was a one off type train. I like virgin 1st class if you're in the very first carriage, the one with the conducors office thing. It's only half a carriage so usually very peaceful.
#7
Thank you
#8
hot from me, good deal
#9
MEGA hot!

PS works from say Scotland to London too and at weekends!

Edited By: brj080402 on Jun 23, 2011 11:00
#10
just booked! fantastic deal. Thanks OP!
#11
Have the eastcoast trains been upgraded then?


No, they've just eliminated the dining car (meals at table available to anyone on train) and replaced it with a airline style "meal on a tray" to first class passengers
#12
Hissy Miss
Have the eastcoast trains been upgraded then? Travelled down to Norwich last year and was on what seemed to be on a relatively old train with tatty finishings. Maybe that was a one off type train. I like virgin 1st class if you're in the very first carriage, the one with the conducors office thing. It's only half a carriage so usually very peaceful.


East Coast trains don't go to Norwich. They run along the East Coast main line from London to Edinburgh via Peterborough York and Newcastle.
#13
Call me picky but £25 single fare isn't that good a deal. First class travel isn't that different from standard and there have been better deals in the past. Back in January East Coast were doing single fares for £8 (albeit standard class) but there was plenty of availability.
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UncleWilly
Call me picky but £25 single fare isn't that good a deal. First class travel isn't that different from standard and there have been better deals in the past. Back in January East Coast were doing single fares for £8 (albeit standard class) but there was plenty of availability.

Cheaper than standard with free meal and alcohol?
It's a MASSIVE deal!
suspended#15
UncleWilly
Hissy Miss
Have the eastcoast trains been upgraded then? Travelled down to Norwich last year and was on what seemed to be on a relatively old train with tatty finishings. Maybe that was a one off type train. I like virgin 1st class if you're in the very first carriage, the one with the conducors office thing. It's only half a carriage so usually very peaceful.


East Coast trains don't go to Norwich. They run along the East Coast main line from London to Edinburgh via Peterborough York and Newcastle.

Sorry, should have added I changed at Peterborough.
#16
Electro
UncleWilly
Call me picky but £25 single fare isn't that good a deal. First class travel isn't that different from standard and there have been better deals in the past. Back in January East Coast were doing single fares for £8 (albeit standard class) but there was plenty of availability.

Cheaper than standard with free meal and alcohol?
It's a MASSIVE deal!


Well now if 2 of you go - return - that's £100. I much prefer the thought of £32 for the same trip (if it existed) as you can buy a whole lot of alcohol with the leftover!!!
4 Likes #17
oilit
whats a grotty virgin ?

just back from zante saw plenty but i have shoes in my cupboard older than some of them
#18
we're going to scotland!

be sure to book a 'quiet' car, as given the sort of punters that will latch on this deal, that is a very good idea.
#19
this is hot deal !!! awesomely hot !!!
#20
UncleWilly
Call me picky but £25 single fare isn't that good a deal. First class travel isn't that different from standard and there have been better deals in the past. Back in January East Coast were doing single fares for £8 (albeit standard class) but there was plenty of availability.


you do realize that this is about the same price as an off-peak, standard single from Cambridge to king's cross where you'd be lucky to get an actual seat many days?

on quality: i travelled from kings cross to york on this service in first some months ago. it was very nice.
1 Like #21
try Reading to Paddington - bargain £42 return at peak - never discounted as they know they can rip us off as always busy - often have to stand - journey is about 35 miles in approx 25-29 mins on an old intercity train - no plug sockets which is a joke these days

Edited By: royals on Jun 23, 2011 11:41
#22
deshepherd
Have the eastcoast trains been upgraded then?

No, they've just eliminated the dining car (meals at table available to anyone on train) and replaced it with a airline style "meal on a tray" to first class passengers

I went on the train the other day and it wasn't an airline style meal... no tray was involved. I was on a train from london to York and had carbonnade of beef, served on a proper plate with proper knife and fork. I then had some sort of pudding whcih I think was a Gooseberry tart. All washed down with a nice glass of Pedigree.

£25 is a cracking price.
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voted cold, never liked Scotland :-)
2 Likes #24
Brilliant ... finally get to take the other half north of Birmingham. She'll probably get a nosebleed X)
#25
Whoever thinks this isn't a deal hasn't obviously been on the train on this route first class. I get this train from Aberdeen to London regularly and it is infinitely better than any other rail company or route. In first class you now get free Wifi for entire journey (not free for standard class), free meals at breakfast and lunch (including snacks inbetween, I had a bacon toastie), free soft drinks and free alcoholic drinks if you're on for a journey 2+ hours. Massive deal at £25, have some heat OP.
#26
Hot deal. Lots of availability at the moment too.
#27
so is it £25 for a child as well (over 5)?

and do infants (under 5) go free? I got a 4 year old, it would be impossible for him to sit on my lap all that way. Does anybody else have this issue regarding under 5's, do you normally get empty seats anyway for them?
#28
scanner
so is it £25 for a child as well (over 5)?

and do infants (under 5) go free? I got a 4 year old, it would be impossible for him to sit on my lap all that way. Does anybody else have this issue regarding under 5's, do you normally get empty seats anyway for them?


I'm curious about this too. We have to go to london just before this offer runs out and it would work out cheaper to take the train than the car if the kids do travel for free.
suspended#29
I mostly travel on the west coast line and the trains are usually quite busy so not much chance of seats for little one unless you pay for it. It's not busy for the whole journey though so could maybe sit on lap for a while untill a seat becomes free?

Personally I usually buy seats as it saves any hastle and if you use a family rail card it's not too expensive.
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UncleWilly
Call me picky but £25 single fare isn't that good a deal. First class travel isn't that different from standard and there have been better deals in the past. Back in January East Coast were doing single fares for £8 (albeit standard class) but there was plenty of availability.

Your're picky !!!


Edited By: the engineer on Jun 23, 2011 12:44
#31
Brilliant offer. Might see if I can tempt the OH to a weekend in Edinburgh.
suspended#32
BTW, if you do decide to buy a family railcard I think there is a 50% dicount code on offer just now with daily mail. Would also give a slight reduction on the adult fair.
#33
Booked a long weekend in Aberdeen in August - to break the school holidays' monotony. There is a current Travelodge saver rooms offer (it was posted several days ago on UKHD, in the Travel section) and I booked 3 nights for £87.90 in Aberdeen Central which is near the railway station. I think the little'un will enjoy the train journey in first class. Thanks for this brilliant deal!
#34
I can't find any of these fares.can someone help please?I tried different dates in july, august and september from Edinburgh to York but no £25 fare comes up....
#35
I would recommend hitting the Edinburgh Festival in August. Accommodation can be a bit pricey then though.
#36
really tempted for a long weekend in edinburgh from london alas cant find any reasonable hotels, so by the time ive got to london then to edinburgh then a hotel its no longer that reasonable, hot anyway!!
#37
Link not working for me?
#38
Working again now - weird!
#39
UncleWilly
Call me picky but £25 single fare isn't that good a deal. First class travel isn't that different from standard and there have been better deals in the past. Back in January East Coast were doing single fares for £8 (albeit standard class) but there was plenty of availability.
no your more than picky, what a stupid post.
#40
crow99
Working again now - weird!
Not working for me ?

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