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Offline olaftab

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2023, 09:13:14 PM »
Good idea, bad price. Everything they do now seems aimed at pricing the commoners out.
Well, commoners don’t support the Villa so it’s ok.

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2023, 12:54:02 AM »
How much is a taxi from New Street to the ground these days? Surely no more than a tenner? Going to get the train from Oakham to Brum on Sunday and spend the day on the absolute lash.

We used to meet in the jewellery Quarter, food and a lot of beer then get an Uber at 2.30 or so - £7.

On the way back you shafted for £15-20 into town by cab drivers and mini cabs but even then if there are three of you it’s cheaper and tbh even for two of you a few quid more to not have to piss about with buses is worth it.

And even then if you walk far enough from the ground you can get somewhere clear enough to get an Uber back too.
Sure if the taxi is not booked you are not insured unless it's a black cab where you can get one anytime

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2023, 08:00:02 AM »
Depending on what time you leave for the ground, the cost of an Uber can shoot up, certainly after 2 I’ve often paid close to a tenner for a trip the same distance from the other side of the ground.

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2023, 08:25:31 AM »
How much is a taxi from New Street to the ground these days? Surely no more than a tenner? Going to get the train from Oakham to Brum on Sunday and spend the day on the absolute lash.

We used to meet in the jewellery Quarter, food and a lot of beer then get an Uber at 2.30 or so - £7.

On the way back you shafted for £15-20 into town by cab drivers and mini cabs but even then if there are three of you it’s cheaper and tbh even for two of you a few quid more to not have to piss about with buses is worth it.

And even then if you walk far enough from the ground you can get somewhere clear enough to get an Uber back too.
Sure if the taxi is not booked you are not insured unless it's a black cab where you can get one anytime

Have you never had a mini cab where they get you to call and book as you get in to get around that?


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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2023, 11:18:49 AM »
I’d probably do the one on the way back and just get an Uber to the ground/Barton’s beforehand. £5 does seem a bit steep, think it’s about 2 or 3 quid up in that cotton town to get back from OT or the Emptyhad. Not forgetting you’ve got to walk down to by Aston station to get them. Hey ho I’m sure some people will partake.

Offline artvandelay

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2023, 11:47:11 AM »
Too many people comparing private hire coaches against subsidised public buses.

Except the coaches to other parts of the country run approx £30 return each. Considering the increase in volume available, the maths doesn't work unless either coaches to away games are not done for a profit, or this one is extorting a decent one

Offline eamonn

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2023, 11:59:57 AM »
Maybe they don't want to deal with change/coins and have decided to "round it up".

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2023, 12:02:10 PM »
Too many people comparing private hire coaches against subsidised public buses.

Well they're going to when you can use an identical service at the fraction of the cost, and I don't know what Den Caney charge these days but at a fiver a pop going backwards and forwards a couple of miles those coaches will be shitting money without any help of subsidies.

It’s not identical as it will be direct rather than stopping every couple of hundred yards but still far too expensive. Might have been handy on the strike days though.

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2023, 12:13:13 PM »
You have to book up away match travel in advance so they know how many are going and what is needed in advance. You also have regular users and I suspect can guarantee four full coaches each away match (guessed at figures). If you direct hired the coach it would normally cost £800 (+extras) for a days hire so a full one at £30 actually costs £1500 so they do make more a profit on them anyway. As they are official through the club normally, I wonder how much used to go back to the club as well.

I honestly don't think these specific transport options will do well personally. The price, the fact most people already have methods to get to Villa Park, and that most fans are probably unaware of them will definitely see them fail.

Offline Pat Mustard

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2023, 12:17:03 PM »
I hope it's not being used as a justification for not offering better options when the North Stand is rebuilt - improving public transport options is one of the conditions isn't it?  It's like a reverse of the leading questionnaire that has led to the Terrace View, in this case it feels like this is an attempt to say we have consulted the people and they didn't want to know.

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2023, 05:28:14 PM »
I don't think a shuttle bus service should have a charge

I've used the International Airport in Birmingham and they don't charge like airports shuttle buses elsewhere so it should be on those guidelines for travellers. 

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2023, 08:15:26 PM »
I don't think a shuttle bus service should have a charge

I've used the International Airport in Birmingham and they don't charge like airports shuttle buses elsewhere so it should be on those guidelines for travellers.
Sentence 1. Fair enough, why not?

Sentence 2. What?

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2023, 08:17:49 PM »
How much do they charge for pie and chips and a pint in the Holte say?

We tend to pay stupid money for shite when in the ground so perhaps stupid money for a bus a what we deserve. Or something.

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2023, 11:15:41 PM »
I don't think a shuttle bus service should have a charge

I've used the International Airport in Birmingham and they don't charge like airports shuttle buses elsewhere so it should be on those guidelines for travellers. 
Lol

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Re: Sunday Travel Arrangements
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2023, 12:44:56 PM »
Shuttle bus return starts at 6pm, which seems odd as the match won't finish until at least 6.20, and it takes a few minutes walk to get to.

 


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