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jmd
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Train stations

This may come under useless information but it will not be to me.
I am travelling to Leicester from Worksop on Thursday.  There are choice of 2 routes.  Worksop to Sheffield and then Sheffield to Leicester[London train].
Or, Worksop to Nottingham and then Nottingham to Leicester[London train].
Now, of Nottingham or Sheffield -  which is the best station for changing trains at;  in other words - which has easy access platforms in a hurry with clear directions/signage?
I have never used either of them before.
Interesting that there are 2 ways of getting to same place - possibly I can use one, one way and the other the other way!
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Re: Train stations

might be useful to someone who knows the station (s) which platforms you will be arriving on..... and also which platform you are departing for Leicester  from.....
Do you know where you are going when you get to Leicester?
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Sheffield Midland Station has been rebuilt and refitted within the last 2 years. It now has loads of electronic signage all over the place.
People who use it seem pleased with the result.
My teenage daughter has used it a few times to travel to Nottingham and has no problems.
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jmd
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yes, I know where I am going when I get to Leicester - have been sent a map and train times for a meeting there.
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Sheffield is pretty signposted.
You may even fall on the right platform right away iirc.
The only issue with Sheffield is if you do need to change platforms via the bridge, you just need to ensure you don't head towards the light. No, you are not being stabbed (or at least I hope not), but you are heading towards the trams, which are not going to get you anywhere fast.
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When you get to Leicester...... the way out is via a upwards stairway, which is quite long and steep... (quite wide) so make sure you don`t have too much baggage.....  alternative, see if you can find some station staff to help you with finding the lift ! ! ....
Mind you , it might have changed since 1965 ! ! ! !
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thanks shutter -  but only going for day - so no baggage but it may have changed if you were last there 43 yrs ago! Smiley
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Sheffield Midland does have a lift but as you said you won't need it.
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I think that was the last time I went home on leave by train ! ! !....I had a huge kitbag and a very heavy case, with all my kit in them.... I was going to a new draft at the end of my leave.....
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I was going to a new draft at the end of my leave....

You should watch what you eat in your sandwiches then, no pickled onion
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As far as train stations go, Sheffield is pretty decent.
Well signposted, good access to platforms etc.
The Sheffield --> London train is also a pretty good service.
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The Sheffield --> London train is also a pretty good service.

*sigh*
Everybody knows that its really the Leeds to London train, and we just lend it to you so you don't feel left out.  Grin
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out of fun try this http://traintimes.org.uk/map/  give a picture like this real time.  red blobs are trains
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nobody is saying anything about Nottingham?  so may use that route - just to find out what it is like! Smiley
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I've only been there once and don't have anything memorable to say.
It was a generic train station Smiley