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March 1st, 2006
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Note to self, getting St Albans confused with Saffron Waldon is stupid. What's the best way of getting to St Albans from Cambridge for 7pm on a Monday evening?

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From:ex_robhu
Date:March 1st, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
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Sally is in a hyper LJ mood today isn't she?
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From:arnhem
Date:March 1st, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
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A direct logical consequence of this, I'd have thought? 8-)
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From:atreic
Date:March 1st, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
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Damn, see how you see through me :-)
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From:emperor
Date:March 1st, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
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otoscope ;-p
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From:arnhem
Date:March 1st, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
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http://www.transportdirect.info/ is quite fun, in a complicated way.
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From:arnhem
Date:March 1st, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
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And seems to suggest you want to
a) drive, or
b) get a train from Cambridge to Stevenage, get a train from Stevenage to Hatfield, and get an Arriva-the-Shires-&-Essex/724 bus towards London/Heathrow, getting off at St Albans bus/train interchange.
c) train from Cambridge to Hitchin, National Express 787 to Luton, train to St Albans
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From:gnimmel
Date:March 1st, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Less-complicatedly, train to KX + train from KX thameslink to St Albans thameslink. Probably costs more, but I'd imagine the timing is a lot more flexible since thameslink trains go every 1/4 hour or so, and I'm not convinced it'd take longer than the above public transport routes.
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From:arnhem
Date:March 1st, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's a point. Almost bound to be faster, given the greater number of fast trains into KX as well.

Given that transportdirect.info is apparently run by Transport for London, I wonder if they're deliberately suppressing routes that involve bouncing off a London terminus?
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From:hmmm_tea
Date:March 1st, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
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At a guess I imagine the quickest would probably be the non-stop train to KX and then get the Thameslink back out again...

but that involves going into London, so may be more expensive then alternative longer routes.
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From:the_elyan
Date:March 1st, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
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All train is definitely quickest and most flexible.

I would suggest train to Stevenage and bus from there probably wouldn't be too bad, as the buses go from near the station in Stevenage (though I woyuldn't recommend it if you're returning that night, as Stevenage town centre can get a tad dicey). Don't know times though, and assuming you have a Network card, the all-train may not be markedly more expensive...
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