Attempted to arrange a booking with a model based in Skegness approx' 60 miles from Kings Lynn [ my base ]. Would you believe [ have not kept details ] however a return journey by train or coach is not possible in one day.
My sister lives in Lynn and the trains pretty much only run to/from London from what she says (and not even to Norwich).
There is no direct service from KL to Norwich
Gees uncle Bob you've turned in to national rail enquiries! Haha. I miss the days where we used to call India tomfind out how we get from Coventry to Birmingham on the train to be told to catch the train to London and then change to Birmingham! They had no conception of where Coventry or Birmingham were in relation tomeach other!BobThere is no direct service from KL to Norwich, but you can get there easily by changing trains at Ely. The road journey between KL and Norwich on the A47 is just as slow as the A1 to KL stretch of the A17, with 35mph being a good average any time other than in the middle of the night, but as everybody there seems to drive a tractor it is hardly surprising. Bob PS. Since becoming eligible for wrinkly discount on the trains I've been making much more use of them and have ditched my 'motorway' car, now only running my little 'town' car. The UK's rail network is actually not too bad, just so long as you are not planning on travelling through the London or Birmingham connurbations during Lemming Time when long distance fares are set ridiculously high to try to create more space in the carriages for commuters.
The public transport system in this country seems to be fundamentally broken to me. The train is sometimes cheaper if I know exactly what times I want to travel at least a month in advance, but if not the budget option is always going by car. Whether it's going halfway across the country or popping into town, the cost of petrol and parking is invariably significantly less than the train or bus fare. I know there are other costs involved in owning a car, but as I do have one the additional expense is what counts on a per journey basis. It really should be a luxury to travel on my own in a private vehicle rather than the low budget option, but that's not how it works!
The public transport system in this country seems to be fundamentally broken to me.
did they not ask you if you had a valid passport for this journey???MGThey had no conception of where Coventry or Birmingham were in relation tomeach other!