Ba757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1814 times:
On a recent inspection of a route map i noticed Air Southwest serves BRS-NWI and that seems the only non - london to somewhere else in southern UK . could flybe offer NWI - SOU as it is one big trek around the M25 and a diffacult train connection waterloo to liverpool st . 2 x daily dash 8s could work ?
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4939 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1779 times:
Flybe also fly NWI-EXT
Its a shame the train from Ipswich/Colchester/Chelmsford to Baisingstoke was withdrawn a few years ago. If that started at Norwich and finished at Southampton it would have provided a quality cross London train service
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19399 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1758 times:
Not sure about the viability of that route, but it is cheap - and not too long - to travel Norwich-London-Southampton by train. Indeed, the Norwich-London Liverpool Street sector costs from just £5 - and when I travel the route, which is several times per week, I get it at that price 9 times out of 10. (The other 1 time is at £10 - the second-cheapest price.) It takes just under 2 hours and operates every half-hour on weekdays (hourly at particular times).
From Liverpool Street, simply transfer by tube to Waterloo, thence board a Southampton-bound train. It takes about 1 1/4 hours to Southampton and costs from £16.00 one-way - expensive.
So, you could get Norwich-London-Southampton for £27 one-way including 1x £3 tube ticket, and it should take, centre-to-centre, about 3.75 hours. Not bad.
Or as a London-Southampton-London ticket costs from £16.75 - just 75p more than a darn one-way ticket - you could get Norwich-London-Southampton-London-Norwich for £32.75 - including 2x £3 tube tickets.
[Edited 2006-07-21 16:19:29]
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Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1687 times:
Quoting Christa (Reply 2): I would have thought though that a service from SOU-NWI may not be "worth" operating, as an airline could use the aircraft on a similar more profitable route, for example SOU-LBA.
SOU-LBA already has BE and T3! SOU-NWI could perhaps work as a 'tag on', such as extending ABZ-NWI to ABZ-NWI-SOU.