Leicester to Nottingham rail/bike commuting.....

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  1. Swayzak

    Swayzak Guest

    hi

    This may be a bit of a specialist question...

    I am going to be commuting for 6 weeks soon and wish to take my bike on the train. I have been
    assured by both midland mainline and Leicester station that I will be able to take my bike on free
    of charge.

    Can any local person advise me as to the best route from Nottingham train station to Nottingham City
    Hospital ?

    thanks

    swayzak
     
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  2. Tony W

    Tony W Guest

    "swayzak" <dp75@le.ac.uk> wrote in message news:30315643.0307220026.1b0a574e@posting.google.com...
    > hi
    >
    > This may be a bit of a specialist question...
    >
    > I am going to be commuting for 6 weeks soon and wish to take my bike on the train. I have been
    > assured by both midland mainline and Leicester station that I will be able to take my bike on free
    > of charge.
    >
    > Can any local person advise me as to the best route from Nottingham train station to Nottingham
    > City Hospital ?

    From memory its through the centre then up the Mansfield Road, onto the Hucknall Road and your are
    there. There are parallel quieter roads for those of a nervous disposition.

    T
     
  3. Mike Gayler

    Mike Gayler Guest

    dp75@le.ac.uk (swayzak) writed in news:30315643.0307220026.1b0a574e@posting.google.com:

    > hi
    >
    > This may be a bit of a specialist question...
    >
    > I am going to be commuting for 6 weeks soon and wish to take my bike on the train. I have been
    > assured by both midland mainline and Leicester station that I will be able to take my bike on free
    > of charge.

    Personal experience says that you will have no problem with your bike at Leicester station (ask the
    freindly platform staff (and they are!) to show you where the lifts are). Nottingham station is
    AFAIR staffed by Central (rather than Midland Mainline) and so you may notice a (negative)
    difference!

    Mike Leicester
    >
    > swayzak
     
  4. In message <bfivns$f87pn$1@ID-161007.news.uni-berlin.de> "Tony W" <tonyREMOVE@chapmore.co.uk> wrote:

    >
    > "swayzak" <dp75@le.ac.uk> wrote in message news:30315643.0307220026.1b0a574e@posting.google.com...
    > > hi
    > >
    > > This may be a bit of a specialist question...
    > >
    > > I am going to be commuting for 6 weeks soon and wish to take my bike on the train. I have been
    > > assured by both midland mainline and Leicester station that I will be able to take my bike on
    > > free of charge.
    > >
    > > Can any local person advise me as to the best route from Nottingham train station to Nottingham
    > > City Hospital ?
    >
    > From memory its through the centre then up the Mansfield Road, onto the Hucknall Road and your are
    > there. There are parallel quieter roads for those of a nervous disposition.
    >
    That is correct, but bear 2 points in mind. 1 Central Nottingham especially the area around Market
    Square has just now an AMAZING amount of road works, due to laying tram track. You may well have to
    get of and walk around these obstacles! 2 If you find other quieter roads, you may need to remember
    some of them have tram tracks in them. As yet there are NO trams actually running except for
    training the drivers.

    Best wishes, Robin.

    --
    Robin Phillips, Beeston, Notts., NG9 1BT Phone: 0115 922 4930 http://www.beeston12.freeserve.co.uk/
     
  5. Swayzak

    Swayzak Guest

    Mike Gayler <gaylers@REMOVEntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:<Xns93C0D08E41A73gaylersifrancecom@62.253.162.115>...
    > dp75@le.ac.uk (swayzak) writed in news:30315643.0307220026.1b0a574e@posting.google.com:
    >
    > > hi
    > >
    > > This may be a bit of a specialist question...
    > >
    > > I am going to be commuting for 6 weeks soon and wish to take my bike on the train. I have been
    > > assured by both midland mainline and Leicester station that I will be able to take my bike on
    > > free of charge.
    >
    > Personal experience says that you will have no problem with your bike at Leicester station (ask
    > the freindly platform staff (and they are!) to show you where the lifts are). Nottingham station
    > is AFAIR staffed by Central (rather than Midland Mainline) and so you may notice a (negative)
    > difference!
    >

    Thanks alot everyone. I think I'll give Nott station a ring a see how different their attitude is to
    Leicester. I don't want to end up getting stranded there !
    > Mike Leicester
    > >
    > > swayzak
     
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