TRAVEL: NORWICH, MANCHESTER UNITED, FA CUP
I would be grateful for bookings for Norwich and Manchester United please. However, it is possible that due to varying circumstances we may not get a group trip for either game.
For Manchester United, although it is unfortunately taking away numbers from an official trip, I would recommend that you might like to buy the Advance fare, currently at £40 return, in case a group trip falls through and the Advance fare goes shooting up.
NORWICH – Saturday 2nd. January
A Group fare would cost £20 from Liverpool Street with Anglia (09:35 or 10:02 departure arriving into Norwich 12:27 or 12:50 respectively). However there are travel problems in that this involves a tube to Newbury Park, then a bus to Ingatestone and then train to Norwich. Same on the return journey.
The alternative is travelling from Kings Cross via Cambridge/Ely. Example below:
Kings Cross depart: 10:14
Cambridge arrive: 11:02
Cambridge depart 11:12
Norwich arrive: 12:30
Norwich depart: 17:35
Cambridge arrive: 18:59
Cambridge depart: 19:15
Kings Cross arrive: 20:05
I am informed that London – Cambridge – London is £16.50, but only £10.90 if you have a Network Card. The legs Cambridge – Norwich – Cambridge has a Group Save fare of £45.60, making it £11.40 pp if there are four people. Also Group Save for 3 people available.
I have e-mailed London Canaries to see what they are doing and awaiting a reply.
MANCHESTER UNITED – Saturday 23rd. January
Euston depart: 09:40
Manchester Piccadilly arrive: 11:49
Manchester Piccadilly depart; 18:55
Euston arrive: 21:20
NB: As mentioned above, some are able to get a cheaper fare from outside of London and some can also get it cheaper with their railcards. In addition some regulars are not going which could well mean we do not get enough for a group trip and I would not put people off buying an Advance fare now before the fare increases.
The FA Cup 3rd round draw is I believe on Monday 7th. December in the evening. Grateful if you could get in touch quickly if we have a possible trip. qa
Thanks to all.