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Old May 22nd 06, 05:57 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.rec.cycling
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Richard Adamfi wrote:
Stagecoach Group announced today (22 May 2006) that its innovative
budget rail initiative, megatrain.com, is to sell fares from just 1
on Virgin Trains services from next month.

Wonder if they will forbid holders of 1 tickets from bringing
bicycles with them, as SWT Megatrain do ?

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Old May 22nd 06, 06:05 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.rec.cycling
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Jon wrote:

Wonder if they will forbid holders of 1 tickets from bringing
bicycles with them, as SWT Megatrain do ?


I've taken a bike on with a SWT Megatrain ticket twice now -- nobody's
stopped me and there's nothing in the T&Cs about it.


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Old May 22nd 06, 06:29 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.rec.cycling
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Simon Bennett wrote:
Jon wrote:

Wonder if they will forbid holders of 1 tickets from bringing
bicycles with them, as SWT Megatrain do ?


I've taken a bike on with a SWT Megatrain ticket twice now -- nobody's
stopped me and there's nothing in the T&Cs about it.


On the General info page:-
===
Can I take my bicycle?
megatrain tickets do not allow you to bring your bicycle(s).
===

So no. It may not be in the T&C but it is in the general info - not
unlike on the rest of t'railway.

This is interesting, btw - looks like a bit of internal text that made
the website:-
===
megatrain is a simple low-cost inter-city fare like the successful
megabus which has been run by Stagecoach for over two years.

It is not expected to be highly profitable and must attract a good
number of new customers to justify itself. In order to do that, it
needs to be kept simple for passengers booking and simple for our staff
to implement and monitor. Therefore, in this early trail period of the
product, megatrain is only being offered on lightly loaded trains and
end to end from major cities. If this trial is popular with our
passengers, we may extend to offer to more places.
===

Neil

 




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