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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-02-06 12:19
Subject: It took how long?
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A while back, I was attempting to buy rail tickets for a trip back from Leukerbad in Switzerland, and noting the insane price quoted by Eurostar for part of the journey, compared to the price for the TGV-Lyrica seat to Paris.

The TGV tickets have finally arrived. The date on the covering letter is 8th January - over 4 weeks ago.

Common, guys, this isn't the US where they will stick mail on cross country trucks. It shouldn't take a letter 28 days to cover the distance from Brig to Royston, when I fully intend to do it* in 2% of that time using surface transport.

*OK, so I won't be coming back from Brig. But the TGV I will board will start there.
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Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate
User: _nicolai_
Date: 2007-02-06 12:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
... Especially given the existence of TGV La Poste (though I don't know if they take post on that route by TGV)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-02-06 12:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Probably no, since it's an odd route that runs Brig to Paris and manages to avoid the most major Swiss cities (Montreux and Lausanne, yes, but no Berne, Zurich, Geneva or Basel).
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