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mvb12
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1 of 17  Thu 9th Jul 2015 12:27pm  
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2nd post Chaps :-) Does anyone commute from Cov to London? Would only be 2/3 days max for me in the weekday as work from home but wondered if anyone else does this trip on a regular/daily (mon-fri) basis? whats the way people travel in? Cov to London Euston, or drive closer and get a train closer to London? Edited by member, 9th Jul 2015 1:51 pm
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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2 of 17  Thu 9th Jul 2015 2:21pm  
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Welcome to the forum mvb12, I am sure you will get lots of useful information from other forum members. Tying in with your post about moving. Have you considered Leamington Spa. My daughter has travelled quite often from Leamington to Euston and I think it is quite a reasonable trip. Leamington is a nice area as well and the shopping centre there is very nice as well.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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3 of 17  Thu 9th Jul 2015 2:35pm  
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Leamington to Euston? Don't think so - it's Marylebone Oh my
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Annewiggy
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4 of 17  Thu 9th Jul 2015 2:42pm  
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Sorry, did not do my research properly Blush
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mvb12
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5 of 17  Thu 9th Jul 2015 6:21pm  
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Thanks guys. tbh any central London station would be good as connections thereafter is quick easy.
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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6 of 17  Thu 9th Jul 2015 7:25pm  
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If you want trains to London Coventry is very quick these days, around 50 minutes if you get a Virgin train. We took the kids to the museums a few months ago and they never had time get bored on the journey and start getting disruptive. It didn't seem to take long before we got to the conurbation of London. If you're doing that journey a lot, then I'd recommend an area by the station. I don't think Leamington has fast trains to London.
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mvb12
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7 of 17  Fri 10th Jul 2015 9:25am  
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Thanks guys, Was hoping more people commute to London from Cov. could possible be a carriage of just 1 Big grin
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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8 of 17  Fri 10th Jul 2015 9:45am  
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Hi MVB 12, Hi all Wave Whilst getting to London from Coventry is fairly straightforward, the cost is another thing. The cost of an annual anytime season ticket, even using London Midland, the slower of the current operators, will cost over £7000.
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mvb12
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9 of 17  Fri 10th Jul 2015 10:11am  
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Hi PhilipInCoventry, the ticket price isn't a problem I was tying to gauge if anyone else does this commute, I work from home frequently so not too much of a headache.
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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10 of 17  Fri 10th Jul 2015 1:58pm  
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There are definitely commuters from Coventry to London, I know of a few in Earlsdon (they chose the area for that reason).
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pixrobin
Canley
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11 of 17  Fri 10th Jul 2015 7:46pm  
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When I commuted from Coventry to London it was £16 per week. That was early 1975 - 40 years ago.
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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12 of 17  Sun 12th Jul 2015 11:02am  
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Hi mvb12, the way I've always done it is to cycle to the station, then either leave my bike there or take it on the train if there is space and use it to get to wherever I am going in London (provided it's not too far). It's by far the cheapest and easiest, apart from London traffic Roll eyes
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mvb12
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13 of 17  Tue 14th Jul 2015 3:43pm  
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Being only 1 hour away by train, I really would have thought people from Coventry would be commuting to London. Cycling could be an option to Cov station, not sure about the other side tho. haha
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Dreamtime
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14 of 17  Tue 14th Jul 2015 4:33pm  
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What's the London Underground like for travelling these days ?

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MisterD-Di
Sutton Coldfield
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15 of 17  Tue 14th Jul 2015 4:36pm  
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I lived in Coventry until 1996 and the reason we moved was ultimately down to problems with commuting. I worked in Sutton Coldfield, where we now live, but needed to get there by car every day. My wife worked in Birmingham centre and commuted by train every day. The trains were just so crowded and unreliable that we had to do something so we moved. I hope you have more luck getting to London by train. Personally, I avoid trains like the plague in this country.
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