Sunday, 6 January 2013
A trip to Leicester?
Whilst checking trains for my usual Monday away-day I noticed that the single fare from Derby to Leicester (or vice-versa) is currently £2 for the majority of trains as long as they are bought in advance on-line . The website (NationalRail) suggested that you could even get this £2 fare in First Class so you might also get a cup of tea (in a china cup!!) and a biscuit thrown in. We cannot let this very rare opportunity to get train tickets at a reasonable price escape so I am suggesting a trip on Tuesday 12th February. Dep Derby at 10:20, ride to Abbey Park for a cuppa, thence on to Watermead Park, Syston, loop round to Rothley to the cafe in the station car park where we can a. watch a steam train go through and b. have a bacon butty. As long as we are back into Leicester to be on the 16:04 departure back to Derby the cheap fares hold good. Distance around 30km, nothing strenuous. Comments (enthusiastic or otherwise) welcomed.