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total pain in the arse
can't they start hosting it someplace normal?
on your own.
Metro Centre May 2011
You heard it here first! :p
leave toon at 7ish and get to The South between 1 and 2
then possibly meet my friends then get down from taunton to minehead somehow
Sounds perfectly reasonable.
when everyone in wor cabin is getting down separately. so many facebook messages and texts with different combinations of awkward and ballbreakingly long megabus/national express coach deals to get there for £3.46 over 47 hours.
7hours of travel total, lame!
i am leaving edinburgh at midnight. bus to glasgow, change, bus to minehead. AT LEAST 12 hours on a coach.
you realise there's a train along the coast you can get?
I took the train last time, it took me to taunton and I didnt want to wait for the bus to arrive so I got a taxi and ended up VERY expensive, at least this way I can sleep on the coach there without pissing about.
easyjet flight that gets into Bristol at 8:30
express bus thing to Bristol Temple Meads railway station
train from there to Taunton which takes between 30 to 60 minutes
HORRIBLE BUS JOURNEY OF SHIT to Butlins.
Walk into town, eat massive breakfast at tea shop staffed by scary husband and wife team at about 11:00
Job is a good one. Apart from the bus journey which almost makes me vomit.
Get to Central Station for 7.00am.
Fall asleep on the train for five hours.
Get off at Taunton.
Catch the bus to Minehead.
see half a dozen people there, all of whom are obviously ATPers, and give a little nod of recognition to each other.
not to mention the WAITING
2. Book a taxi, like what we did last time. No waiting, no fuss. Easy.
There be less waiting and a better seat.
but that train costs £89 return and the insane multitransport plane version including all of the buses and trains is £70 return. Which leaves some extra drink money for me as a poor cheapskate.
my friends who are getting megabus to london on thursday, then national express to taunton on friday who think they're taking the cheap option are only fooling themselves
took it down to under £60.
My railcard is obviously a massive twat because it's never been that cheap for me :(
Space for two little ones?
I could get there in about 45 minutes. But I don't have a speedboat :-(
Having got the bus 4 times in May I might actually top myself if I ever had to get it again
i don't even know where the bus stop is at taunton.
thing is, my train won't get there until 7.45pm on friday; i'm going to be stuck in cold, dark taunton by myself....dearohdear.
it might be a bit quicker but it was about 80 mins when I got it, 79 of which I was bursting for a loo. Grim times.
i used to do nearly an hor every day on the way to work
It's on a timetable and the people who live on the route are totally dependent on it, so it always takes the same amount of time.
Which is also why they won't let you fill it on the Monday morning
the fare varies from £50 - £60
to and from mbv with a spare space, people on here who know me can facebook me if interested
Though this does give the chance for special ATP-centric mixtapes.*
*CDs, as I don't have a tape deck.
we're driving down I think as it stands atm, even if it's gonna take hours & it'll be in a tiny ford fiesta with 4 of us. Still beats that fucking bus journey from the train station though.