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Rail Rover Guide

Discussion in 'Links' started by Western Druid, May 26, 2010.

  1. Western Druid

    Western Druid New Member

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    I got fed up with searching the web for up to date information about rovers and day rangers only to find either the cumbersome national rail web site or sites with information that were out of date so I did my own!
    I hope you find it useful and it will be kept as up to date as possible.

    www.railrover.org

    cheers,
    Kevin
     
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    belle1 Part of the furniture Moderator

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    I have only had a quick look so far Kevin but your site seems excellent.

    Thanks, Neil.

    BTW, Would members like this thread to be a sticky?
     
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    Very easy to understand site. Well done Kevin.
    And yes I for one would like to see this made a 'sticky'.
     
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    hey kevin i checked your link and its quiet useful thanks for the link buddy :)
     
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    Hi Kevin, just had my first look at your site, what a lot of time and effort you must have put in to pull that togother, well done.
     
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    Thanks for the kind comments gents, glad you found it useful.
    And you're correct Ralph, it did take quite some time. It started off as something quite simple and just snowballed! If I'd have known there were so many I probably wouldn't have started it! That's probably why other sites detailing rovers and rangers never get updated.

    Kevin
     
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    Thats a great site well done Kevin most useful
     
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    Thank you for the link!
     
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    An excellent website you have there matey. Will use it for those long days out I have planned.
     
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    Crackin site Kevin! Many thanks, will keep on coming back to it :thumb:
     
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    Excellent site, thanks so much for all the hard work involved in putting this together
     
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    Thanks for the comments. It's now updated for 2011, if anyone finds any errors please let me know.

    cheers,
    Kev
     
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    Perhaps it might be useful for there to an overview header setting out the disgraceful limitations applied by the bigger TOCs preventing use out of some major stations before 10.00 a.m.

    For the national tourer that really makes a difference
     
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    Thanks for the comment.
    I assume you are referring to the All Line Rover?
    The "disgraceful" limitations are clearly listed on the ALR page in red, I don't think there's any need to list them elsewhere.

    Kevin
     
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    Thanks for the info, I was aware of the System One cards.
    There's already three GMPTE rangers listed and adding the System One options I thought would confuse everything so I placed a link to it instead so that anyone wanting more options can take a look.

    I haven't given it any thought to be honest, I wonder how much interest there would be?
    It'll take a bit of research but I'll bear it in mind for the future - perhaps southern Ireland too?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
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    The website be updated for the summer in the next few days.

    Just a heads up for anyone interested. Barry Doe's annual rail rover revue in his "Faredealer" column in Rail will feature in issue 694 (out around 18th April). He's promised to give my website a plug - looks like I've hit the big time! :rolleyes:

    best wishes,
    Kev
     
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    True. It doesn't help that when looking at an alphabetical list, some Rovers don't have logical names.
    Devon comes under D whereas Cornwall comes under R (Ride Cornwall) which is a very good value ticket. £10 for unlimited train & bus travel West of Plymouth.
    South Wales comes under E (Explore South Wales) £69 for four days unlimited travel West of Newport.
    South Central offer a good value ticket for their network, but on the NR website, it's not mentioned in the alphabetical list, but you find out by lookin at the "Offers by TOC" page.
     
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