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Grrr I'm so pissed off!!!

I have an interview at Manchester uni on the 20th (well an open day type thing mainly...). Trying to find decent priced rail tickets. What a hassle! I've got bloody broadband so what's the damn problem?!?!

It would seem that the cheapest tickets (and then a few more expensive ones) are for arrival at Manchester at about half 10. But I need to be there for 12! What the hell am I going to do until then for 2 hours in the cold!?!? And for that one I have to get to London Euston by 7am. What a headf*ck. If anyone could suggest what I could do for two hours before heading off to the uni then I will stop complaining and get the tickets. Please help!!!
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Have a look round on your own
Explore the union
Get food

Have you tried looking at travelling by coach to see if that is any better for you?
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Grrr I'm so pissed off!!!

I have an interview at Manchester uni on the 20th (well an open day type thing mainly...). Trying to find decent priced rail tickets. What a hassle! I've got bloody broadband so what's the damn problem?!?!

It would seem that the cheapest tickets (and then a few more expensive ones) are for arrival at Manchester at about half 10. But I need to be there for 12! What the hell am I going to do until then for 2 hours in the cold!?!? And for that one I have to get to London Euston by 7am. What a headf*ck. If anyone could suggest what I could do for two hours before heading off to the uni then I will stop complaining and get the tickets. Please help!!!
go by train and take that one. (see manchester = bad). You probably want to leave about an hour spare incase anything happens to the train, so its not really that bad. Go and look around the 'nice' city.
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Have a look round on your own
Explore the union
Get food

Have you tried looking at travelling by coach to see if that is any better for you?
Coach... where should I look?
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Coach... where should I look?
http://www.nationalexpress.com
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http://www.nationalexpress.com
Cheers!

Had a look... nehiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!! The earliest one arrives at Manchester at 12:50! That's no good to me!!!
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Cheers!

Had a look... nehiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!! The earliest one arrives at Manchester at 12:50! That's no good to me!!!
Pity, coz the coach is much cheaper and the trains from london --> manchester are awful.
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Pity, coz the coach is much cheaper and the trains from london --> manchester are awful.
still, they're better than sitting on a tiny coach for hours and hours. Yuk.
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These train times arent bad

Outward
Thursday 20 November 2003
Depart 07:10 07:42 08:00 08:10 09:00
Arrive 10:32 11:16 10:46 11:25 11:44
Changes 1 1 0 1 0






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from 15.50 GBP
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http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/planmy..._2003111131339
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These train times arent bad

Outward
Thursday 20 November 2003
Depart 07:10 07:42 08:00 08:10 09:00
Arrive 10:32 11:16 10:46 11:25 11:44
Changes 1 1 0 1 0






SINGLE FARES
from 15.50 GBP
Click here for single fares Click here for single fares


http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/planmy..._2003111131339
None of the times I want are available. Thanks a bunch for trying though.
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Grrr I'm so pissed off!!!

I have an interview at Manchester uni on the 20th (well an open day type thing mainly...). Trying to find decent priced rail tickets. What a hassle! I've got bloody broadband so what's the damn problem?!?!

It would seem that the cheapest tickets (and then a few more expensive ones) are for arrival at Manchester at about half 10. But I need to be there for 12! What the hell am I going to do until then for 2 hours in the cold!?!? And for that one I have to get to London Euston by 7am. What a headf*ck. If anyone could suggest what I could do for two hours before heading off to the uni then I will stop complaining and get the tickets. Please help!!!
depends wot u call cheap, u cud fly. i kno it mite sound daft but it was £40 wen i did it. only takes 1/2 hr.
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depends wot u call cheap, u cud fly. i kno it mite sound daft but it was £40 wen i did it. only takes 1/2 hr.
Where can I look for that? I didn't consider flying at first because it would be a hassle getting to an airport.
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Where can I look for that? I didn't consider flying at first because it would be a hassle getting to an airport.

not sure. . .my m8 bookd it. think it was BMA tho.
most airlines do them cheap. the earlier u book em the cheaper u get em.
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Bah never mind, I'll just buy the train tickets and give my dad a heart attack. Might visit Old Trafford while I'm there!
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Bah never mind, I'll just buy the train tickets and give my dad a heart attack. Might visit Old Trafford while I'm there!
have a look around the great stadium which is the city of manchester stadium
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Bah never mind, I'll just buy the train tickets and give my dad a heart attack. Might visit Old Trafford while I'm there!
boooo!! u dnt wana do that!! trafford centre is a much beta idea!!
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have a look around the great stadium which is the city of manchester stadium
Might do that too (in which case I ain't wearing my Man United top!). I'm going to walk in, find it empty and think it's just before kick-off (reference to low turnout at first City game in COMS)...
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I am going to Manchester on the 20th too. I got a train ticket from Bristol to Manchester for £22 (I bought 2 singles which was about £10 cheaper than a return!). Don't go on the coach, it will take ages and will be really uncomfortable; on the train you can get a table seat and stretch your legs!

Like you, i was well pissed when I found I had to go there for interview. I will have to wake up at some god awful hour, spend the whole day on a bloody train and miss a whole day of lessons at school plus my evening maths class. Furthermore, they are just gunna ask questions like 'why do you like maths?', 'why do you want to come to Manchester?', to which everyone will give a largely similar answer. Also, in all honesty, Manchester is fourth on my list of universities I want to go to.

What course are you going for?
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I am going to Manchester on the 20th too. I got a train ticket from Bristol to Manchester for £22 (I bought 2 singles which was about £10 cheaper than a return!). Don't go on the coach, it will take ages and will be really uncomfortable; on the train you can get a table seat and stretch your legs!

Like you, i was well pissed when I found I had to go there for interview. I will have to wake up at some god awful hour, spend the whole day on a bloody train and miss a whole day of lessons at school plus my evening maths class. Furthermore, they are just gunna ask questions like 'why do you like maths?', 'why do you want to come to Manchester?', to which everyone will give a largely similar answer. Also, in all honesty, Manchester is fourth on my list of universities I want to go to.

What course are you going for?
Course? Maths. More and more I've been thinking to specialise in statistics...
And yourself?
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Maths and Philosophy.

On the maths part of the course, I hope to do as much pure as possible! I cannot stand statistics, lol.
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