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Llangollen Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by 14xx Lover, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Pete Thornhill

    Pete Thornhill Part of the furniture Staff Member Administrator Moderator Friend

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    That’s not a bad idea, a members meet. Nat Pres has certainly supported LR before with the SSS galas.

    A nice social event for our members which contributes to the railways funds sounds a win win situation, and is possible.

    I suppose it depends on interest really.
     
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    10 people buying a ticket, refreshments etc is better than no people....
     
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    As long as the costs incurred do not exceed the income.
     
  4. Pete Thornhill

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    To be fair, I was thinking more that we all just agreed a particular day and paid our fares…
     
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    Does anyone how much the tickets are going to be? I've looked but couldn't find any information.
     
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    Am sure that Llangollen would welcome anyone who wants to get their hands dirty in helping them to open fully....
    To start the ball rolling I am going to get my hands dirty..
     
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    An update suggests reopening is still conditional and looks like it will be just convential tickets to start?
    https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/no...n-railway-train-services-restart-20969352.amp
    The ex railway PLC website looks like it may need some security attention and updating before the trust can sell online tickets again?.
     
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    I can’t say for sure, but I’d heard it’s around a fiver. Turn up and pay cash on the day. From what I gather the card readers and ticket printing machines were owned / rented by the PLC so there’s probably still a little work to do around that side of things!

    There is a lot of work going on at Llangollen and Berwyn this week making the stations look presentable for passengers.
     
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    We've been under pressure for some time to start accepting card payments but, until now, have resisted due to the costs of using a traditional card reader (our tickets are only 1.50 a ride anyway). However from Sunday we have used a "Sum-Up" card reader which has proved very successful. It is 'early days' but customers seem more willing to by multiple trip tickets when using a card compared to using cash. The cost of the unit was 119 pounds complete with SIM card and IIRC the only charge is 1.6% of the transaction with no other upfront costs - all you need is a mains socket and a mobile phone or wi-fi signal. For a few pounds more you can get a model which prints a receipt - this receipt could be used as a ticket.
    Just a suggestion as ours paid for itself on the first day of use.
    Ray.
     
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    I assume it is contactless capable too for cards and Apple Pay etc. ? Not used cash or card since COVID arrived.


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    You can get even cheaper card readers. For example, square do one which is £22.00 they charge 1.75% though and that is a basic reader which works on a smart phone.

    Even the one you have bought isn’t a huge cost compared to traditional PDQ terminals.

    It’s certainly much easier to take card payment these days than it used to be.
     
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    They will be, even the most basic offer contactless these days.
     
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    Cheers, I might see if my dad is interested in trip over on friday.
     
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    It’s been a long wait but trains restart today. Hourly DMU service to Berwyn between 11.00 and 16.00. There will also be a 19.00 and 20.00 service this evening to coincide with the opening of the Llangollen international music eisteddfod. The cafe at Berwyn will be open for refreshments.
     
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    Excellent news that trains are running again from today.....Lots of hard work by all involved I'm sure! Hope it goes well.
     
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    Great news, good luck to everyone. Here's to a brighter future.
     
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    Good Luck.
     
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    Here is first passenger train
    crossing the Dee Bridge at 11.05 this morning.

    Bob 20210709_110438.jpg
     
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    Oh god, @Paulthehitch is going to be all over the 'linear scrapyard' element of those containers and you've only just started running again… ;)

    (Congrats, really good to see trains running again after such a tough time)

    Simon
     
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    They are for storage in the carriage works. If anybody wants to come and paint them feel free !

    Bob.
     
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