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    As I thought the system is geared to serve primarily London. All lines lead to London, with cross country non-existent. To get to Leeds should be minutes, but it will not be. The system should be meshed network, not an easy way for southern based businessmen to get to branch office and back in a day. They say they will consider Manchester to Leeds in consultations. The Northern Cities need to trade with each other more to release the dead paw of London. We always get the scraps.


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    I seen this on the news. It's about time we got the real Hi Speed trains as they do in France.

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    Can u imagine how expensive they'll cost to go on. They'll have a premium rate fare and we'll just grin and pay it

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Can u imagine how expensive they'll cost to go on. They'll have a premium rate fare and we'll just grin and pay it
    I went to London last year and it was 260 return. That was second class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I went to London last year and it was 260 return. That was second class.
    Wow! Book ahead,and it's only 56!

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    I was thinking that too, Steve. That's still quite expensive though, ain't it

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