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Community Level 3DC-DanielC...

DC-DanielColeflax

Sheffield to London and back for £2.50-WOW!

Advantageslots, but mostly the price

Disadvantagesnot too many at all-see review

"I booked tickets with MegaTrain to travel to London and back from Sheffield back in March. I have never travelled to London as much as I do now however I always seem to go with friends or family and never went on my own. I had wanted a day in London on my own for a while however the train fare would normally cost me around £20 return to book in advance and I wanted to go earlier than the dates for which the cheapest fares for the likes of National ..." Read review
26.04.2009

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Community Level 2silver-sarah

silver-sarah

How do they do it?

AdvantagesSame train, same journey, massive discount!

DisadvantagesLimited journey options

"Most people are familiar with the Scottish based budget travel company Megabus, run by Stagecoach. The brightly coloured blue and yellow buses are road travel's answer to Ryanair and Easyjet - offering no frills trips at silly prices. However, Stagecoach's more recent foray into the realm of budget train travel is less well known. I would usually use thetrainline.com to buy train tickets (or preferably southwesttrains.co.uk - who do not charge ..." Read review
29.08.2008

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Community Level 4mark-south...

mark-southside

all aboard for cheap train fares

Advantagescan save a fortune on train fares!!!

Disadvantageslimited choice

"the name megatrain.com might remind you of megabus.com (see my other review on that one) and there is indeed a connection as the two are operations of Stagecoach plc. Stagecoach run bus services throughout the UK and abroad, and have interests in some train franchises. they run South West Trains outright, which already offer cheap fares via their own website megatrain.com however takes things to another level, as Stagecoach have a 50/50 interest ..." Read review
21.08.2006

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Community Level 2PaulineLees

PaulineLees

Megatrain.com

AdvantagesCheap, flexible, countrywide travel

DisadvantagesNone

"Megatrain.com is absolutely fantastic, I cannot sing it's praises enough! The same concept as megabus.com, this company provide amazingly cheap transport around the UK. In this case, via train. The main network of deals travel in and out of London connecting with different Cities. Megatrain.com do not have their own trains, rather seats or carriages within trains that are already running. These are with companies such as Virgin and South ..." Read review
21.07.2007

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Community Level 1thomarnold

thomarnold

Megatrain; cheap and quick!

AdvantagesEasy to use website, and very cheap tickets!

DisadvantagesSeems to good to believe!

"i must admit I was slightly apprehensive the first time I used megatrain; i couldn't quite believe that they could sell tickets for so little, and not being issued with a ticket was off-putting. However, I'm a sucker for a good deal so bought return tickets to Sheffield anyway for a grand total of £11! i turned up at the station, my reference number clutched in hand (they don't issue tickets) A conductor ticked me of on his list and that was that; ..." Read review
25.10.2008

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Fares are reasonable with frequent promotions, staff are generally helpful, all trains have disabled access (despite their age).
Frequent delays, old and dirty trains, some stations lack basic facilities. (*)
Goes to some interesting places
Only covers the east coast of the island (*)
Quick and reliable'ish service.
Very poor customer service. Very expensive tickets. (*)
Cheap, fantastic service, flawless journey
Nothing in the slightest (*)
Fast, smooth, pollution-free at source, cheap for what it is.
Terminus at Shanghai end not very useful (*)
good punctuality, cheap fares
old trains (*)
A great day out for all the family
Parking charge at Haworth station (*)
Quick, Easy, no walking or stairs for the disabled.
I can't think of any. (*)
On-line train ticket booking. Can get cheap tickets.
Often crashes. A bit confusing. (*)
Gets you from A to B...eventually. Friendly staff
Slow, overcrowding, punctuality, horrible toilets (*)
See review
See review (*)
A positive impact on the surrounding area
Very busy at rush hour (*)
Convenience and cash savings
None, so long as you remember it's cash (*)
Fast, pretty reliable, Oyster fares are OK, clean
Delays, weekend engineering works, a lot of the staff are muppets (*)
Surprisingly punctual and clean trains, few delays or problems encountered
Annoying supplements required for Interrailers, erratic station quality (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members


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