cherokee red wrote: samengland wrote:
No worries - I understand! I was considering holding the event in Carlisle but this would mean those coming from the south would have the same issues, and it wouldn't be wry good for those flying in as Carlisle Airport has no scheduled flights to it
The next event could always be in Carlisle next time, it's easily accessible from Scotland - or Newcastle for that matter... Or maybe even Glasgow and Edinburgh
What station are you travelling from, if you don't mind me asking? Did you do the journey via the west coast, or east? Transpennine run from Edinburgh - Manchester direct
I'm sure people will bring cameras along too!
Heh, it's OK I totally understand the location being where it is. At the moment, it's easier for me to get to Glasgow and travel from Central Station down. If I had an easy way of getting to Edinburgh, that might be an option. Supposed to have a link open, but my station still isn't open yet =\
I've looked in to the train times for you.
There is a way of you getting all the way from Airdrie to Manchester before 12.
National rail says that if you departed Airdrie at 06:42 you can be in Manchester Piccadilly for 11.18. The issue here is that it says you need 30 minutes to walk from Glasgow Queen St to Glasgow Central - I'd say it takes about 10 tops - 5 if you speed walk which is why it's making the journey unnecessarily long.
I've worked out a journey for you - you could get the 07:12 (not quite as early!) from Airdrie which gets you in to Queen St for 07:37.
You could then easily catch that 08:00 from Glasgow Central to Preston (10.15) changing there on to the 10:23 Preston to Manchester Piccadilly where you arrive at 11:18.
Your other option would be to maybe travel down the Friday night to Carlisle? Then just do a day trip to Manchester from Carlisle - The 08:31 from Carlisle gets you in to Manchester at 10.30 with no changes at all, and that 11.18 arrival in to Manchester departs Carlisle 09:09.
I hope that this helps you consider whether you're able to make it - sometimes National Rail can throw out some strange journey times particularly when it allows ridiculously long connection times (walking distances)