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If you've ever wondered why Burnley has a reputation of, how can I put this, being a little cut off from civilisation, consider this.

I am in Nottingham, a distance of 74 miles from Burnley as the crow flies. I have researched possible train routes and the journey time varies from 4 hours 38 minutes to 5 hours 36 minutes.

I'm driving there.
1h 24m to go 43 miles by car from me in North West Leeds!
 

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Gonna be a long drive instead now. Looking further forward trains look a little disjointed for Newcastle in Nov and Leeds in Dec, hoping that’s because they haven’t finalised timetables yet
 

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Gonna be a long drive instead now. Looking further forward trains look a little disjointed for Newcastle in Nov and Leeds in Dec, hoping that’s because they haven’t finalised timetables yet
There's a separate thread for Newcastle md but there's engineering works between Peterborough and Doncaster which means a disrupted service (reduced frequency and longer journey time)
 

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There's a separate thread for Newcastle md but there's engineering works between Peterborough and Doncaster which means a disrupted service (reduced frequency and longer journey time)

yes; really testing our mettle for these away games aren’t they !!
 

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Please add me to the list of angry people who have already booked their journey and now have a rail replacement bus service to contend with.

Luckily I was arriving In Burnley at 12 (it's not a night game etc) and departing Leeds at 8:15 so there is enough leeway to make the game and then train home. Not even a direct bus to Burnley either, two buses needed each way argh.
 

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Please add me to the list of angry people who have already booked their journey and now have a rail replacement bus service to contend with.

Luckily I was arriving at 12 and departing Leeds at 8:15 so there is enough leeway to make the game. Not even a direct bus to Burnley either, two buses needed each way argh.
Join the 17 of us ( so far ) in blackpool
 

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Trying to sort out train from London to Burnley is a complete and utter nightmare; I've decided to go with the club coach and it will probably be quicker given all the rail disruptions.
 

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Going via leeds, no e mail about bus to Burnley yet :confused:
 

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..............looks like the scooter and sidecar for this one...................

I think you may be on to something 😀...it is certainly a challenge to work out a route to and from this one.
 

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Going via leeds, no e mail about bus to Burnley yet :confused:
It looks like rail replacement service for either of the two main train routes. Euston - Burnley (via Preston) involves rail replacement from Blackburn. This still looks pretty pricey. Kings Cross - Burnley via Leeds involves rail replacement from Hebden Bridge. So it may not be too bad
 

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Going via Leeds, only 1 stop on replacement bus (Hebdon bridge)
Leeds-Hebden Bridge-Burnley is a loong journey by road. Think Bromley-Eastcote-Harlow.

Blackburn-Burnley is a much shorter drive on faster roads.
 

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Leeds-Hebden Bridge-Burnley is a loong journey by road. Think Bromley-Eastcote-Harlow.

Blackburn-Burnley is a much shorter drive on faster roads.
..........it's all ok...........he has a history of this..................
 

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I did not fancy driving much for away games, so I can have a drink etc but it costs so much to get the train even with a railcard! Hoping to do the full 38, so trying to keep costs as low as poss.
 

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Going via Leeds, only 1 stop on replacement bus (Hebdon bridge)

Leeds-Hebden Bridge-Burnley is a loong journey by road. Think Bromley-Eastcote-Harlow.

Blackburn-Burnley is a much shorter drive on faster roads.
I misread this originally and may have made an error in my earlier message so in case it helps:
The replacement bus leg is only for Hebden Bridge to Burnley. The first part is a train.

If you pick an option via Todmorden however, it seemingly is two buses. This seems to crop up on several options going home at least, though not all.
 

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I’m on the 8.33 from Kings X, gets into Leeds 10.47, train to Hebden Bridge 10.58, gets in 11.40, cab to Burnley 20min, anybody want to share?
 

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Not sure if anyone would be interested in this route but I am taking a Euston to Manchester return and then a £10 national express coach from Manchester to Burnley. The coach is quicker and more direct than the replacement buses. More or less 50 quid in total with a railcard

Good work that mate
 

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And the coach is £10 return just to clarify, very difficult journey but I'll take 1 train and 1 coach with a bit of flexibility on timings as the coaches are every 30 mins ish
 

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Just a long drive up from Somerset for me. I looked at trains but looks too difficulty and costly and getting back difficult
 

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£72. Euston to Burnley Central. 2 changes on outbound (Manchester & Preston), 1 on return (Preston). Buy a return to Milton Keynes (but stay on train), a one way each MK to Burnley & Burnley to MK (stay on train). Limited to the trains/times booked. No railcard.
 

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£72. Euston to Burnley Central. 2 changes on outbound (Manchester & Preston), 1 on return (Preston). Buy a return to Milton Keynes (but stay on train), a one way each MK to Burnley & Burnley to MK (stay on train). Limited to the trains/times booked. No railcard.
Can you show which trains please
 

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Not sure if anyone would be interested in this route but I am taking a Euston to Manchester return and then a £10 national express coach from Manchester to Burnley. The coach is quicker and more direct than the replacement buses. More or less 50 quid in total with a railcard

Thank you for sharing this..it sounds a safer bet as I was worried about all the connections to get back to Leeds. If one goes wrong there was a strong chance I'd miss my return train at Leeds so this Manchester/National express idea looks less stressful 🙂
 

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I am staying in a hotel in Accrington from Weds - Saturday with the family. The enemy will drive so i can drink. All these train issues made up my mind. Nice place but only downside is trains from Stoke to Accrington are not feasible so I am going to have to not do that one. It would have been great if we had pulled out preston or burnley in the cup.

Much of me wishes i was with the TW8 casuals in blackpool but my liver and wallet disagree
 

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Driving - £50/£60
Train - £70 with a railcard.

Only the coach which is £35 seems better value at the moment!
 

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It looks like a bus replacement service from Blackpool to Burnley now on the day of the match according to National Rail site.
 

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an option if anyones travelling via Manchester Piccadilly , come out of the station take the footbridge on your left, cross the tramline , go down the side of the canal and court , walk along Canal St take a right , to Chorlton bus depot that's about a 8 min walk across from the bus station their is the X43 Witchway runs between Burnley & Manchester every 15 mins cost @£9 return, they are very distinctive double decker black & amber buses ..cheaper if two travelling or a group of you .Burnley bus station is 10 mins walk from the ground.
 

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If anyone knows of a spare junior ticket for this one please PM me. Thank you.
 

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If anyone knows of a spare junior ticket for this one please PM me. Thank you.
Many thanks DaddyBee I now have this sorted. Thanks also to DougieB who also offered.

COYB!!
 

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20 or so of us will be training from Blackpool . 🍺 🐝
Heading to Blackpool from Stoke on the Thursday morning. Weather looks grim for Thursday and Friday so I thought I'd take in the Blackpool Tower afternoon tea dance.

Fleet John and you regular Blackpool chaps would have done this in the past I'm sure. Any thoughts on what I should wear? Do I need to pack a dinner suit?
 
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