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Unread 21-04-2010, 10:41   #101
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It seems to be an un-numbered service, but I've sent an e-mail to firstgroup.
It looks like this is run by or on behalf of the ferry operator / port and not as part of the local bus service.

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Dear Mr Moore

Thank you for your email. With regards to your enquiry, unfortunately we do not run any services to Queens Dock Ferry Terminal. Our Customer Services Manager recommends that you get hold of the ferry company to see if they have any transport organised.

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Unread 21-04-2010, 13:30   #102
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I see that Stena have finally relented and now allow you to use the 2.30am Holyhead to Dublin Adventurer as a foot passenger.
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Unread 21-04-2010, 13:58   #103
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www.raileasy.co.uk sells RailSail tickets and also book passage on the relevent ferry when required (usually prebooking only applies to the Irish Ferries "Swift" and Stena fast craft). They do charge a booking fee, and a credit card fee, but I believe they will post tickets (they certainly have a list of countries showing in the address field)
On no condition go on this website, I now have a virus called ' Personal Security' that I nor I.T. at work can get rid of. It bypasses the normal security.
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Unread 21-04-2010, 14:26   #104
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I'm not seeing a problem (that said, I'm not using Windows). Are you certain that was the problem site and not another recently visited site, such tactics aren't unknown.
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Unread 21-04-2010, 19:18   #105
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On no condition go on this website, I now have a virus called ' Personal Security' that I nor I.T. at work can get rid of. It bypasses the normal security.
These fellas are usually on the ball
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/viru...sonal-security
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Unread 24-04-2010, 11:39   #106
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On no condition go on this website, I now have a virus called ' Personal Security' that I nor I.T. at work can get rid of. It bypasses the normal security.
I have used them lots of times, no idea where the virus comes from.
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Unread 25-04-2010, 18:22   #107
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It looks like this is run by or on behalf of the ferry operator / port and not as part of the local bus service.
Having done the trip, I can confirm that the bus exists, but only because I saw it when it arrived when I was already at the ferry port. I took a taxi. 6.60, so it didn't exactly kill me.

The bus stop outside the train station in Swansea was out of action because of road works, but even so, there was no indication of where a bus to the ferry could be had.

On the plus side, the 223 bus from Ringaskiddy into Cork was pretty much at the end of the gangway at the other end.

It's actually not a bad trip if you exclude the getting from Swansea train station to Swansea ferry port.. About 70 quid for the one way from London to Cork. Leave London at 5:45pm. 3 hours on the train from Paddington. Onto the ferry, a few drinks in the bar and off to sleep in a cabin. You then wake up in Cork at 8am the next morning. While the travel seems long, you sleep through most of it.
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Unread 25-04-2010, 18:48   #108
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There's also this service, which was on BE's front page for a while recently.
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Unread 30-04-2010, 13:12   #109
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Default Guide to SailRail from an Irish perspective

I've been doing the boat+train option to London for a while now. For various reasons I think it's a far superior option to going cattle class on Ryanair. The service is also more popular than you'd think.

Given the volcanic ash debacle I thought it might be useful to put up some info about SailRail from an Irish perspective (I know the Seat61 page is good but there are a few Ireland-specific things that he doesn't cover, and I don't agree with his recommended sailings), in case other people find it useful.

I'm on my way to London at the moment and I've done a quick gude to getting to London from Ireland by train and ferry, comments welcomed and appreciated.

If RUI would like to use the content on their own site (again, might be useful to other people), please feel free -- attribution not necessary but would be appreciated.
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Unread 30-04-2010, 16:11   #110
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Thats a nice guide!
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Unread 12-05-2010, 21:35   #111
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Nice guide.

Is there any sail / rail option via Liverpool? I need to go over in the next month and I am mulling over boat or plane. The idea of night ferry with cabin seems to make sense as I don't need to waste a night in a hotel en route.

I am travelling from the Limerick area.
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Unread 12-05-2010, 22:59   #112
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Norfolk line are not part of Rail Sail currently

The over night dinner/cabin/breakfast deal is indeed very tempting
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Unread 21-05-2010, 16:35   #113
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i really think preassure needs to be put on stenaline to reintroduce the HSS now
Looks like its back early from 25 May according to the booking engine. Just once a day though.
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Unread 21-05-2010, 18:59   #114
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Can rail and sail tickets be booked from Europe to Ireland, either direct or via the Uk?
Any links would be appreciated.
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Unread 21-05-2010, 19:27   #115
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Rail Sail applies only to UK-Ireland via either of the 3 crossing points with either Irish Ferries or Stena Line

Norfolk Line and others are not part of the Rail/Sail arrangement

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Unread 22-05-2010, 14:43   #116
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Can rail and sail tickets be booked from Europe to Ireland, either direct or via the Uk?
Any links would be appreciated.
Unfortunately not (afaik) the only one i am aware of is the stenaline harrich to hook of holland service and still you would require two seperate itineries! (ie amsterdam-london, london-dublin)

With this service you can buy tickets online on the uk stenaline website for sail&rail from any dutch station to london liverpoool street via the harrich-hook of holland ferry crossing
It is a seven and a half hour crossing. You have to pay more if you are taking the night sailings but bear in mind those night fares include a cabin on the sailing.
Still though you would have to buy a sail and rail ticket for london to dublin then at a london station!

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Unread 22-05-2010, 18:12   #117
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Harwich (pronounced Harrich).
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Unread 22-05-2010, 19:38   #118
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There'd be nothing to stop you buying a rail and sail from Harwich to Dublin for the same price as a London to Dublin ticket (30.50). So you just need to get to Harwich. The same would be true once you're at any UK port with a station.
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Unread 22-05-2010, 19:43   #119
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There'd be nothing to stop you buying a rail and sail from Harwich to Dublin for the same price as a London to Dublin ticket (30.50). So you just need to get to Harwich. The same would be true once you're at any UK port with a station.
Ah right didnt know you could buy a ticket for dublin-harwich thanks for clearing that up eddie!
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Unread 22-05-2010, 19:47   #120
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Harwich (pronounced Harrich).
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