Accommodation will be available for the Monday night, it is expected participants will leave Tuesday.
For all train enquiries our main point of info is www.nationalrail.co.uk This will give to details of times etc. However in England the rail network is privatised so different companies are respopnsible for different parts of the country. The main provider for London-Edinburgh journeys is East Coast Rail (http://www.eastcoast.co.uk/ ) and Virgin http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/ (Glasgow). Cheap advance tickets on the train are normally released 3 months before and can be found on www.thetrainline.co.uk. There are very frequent trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh and the journey is only an hour.
If you visit the websites of the nearest airports (below) there may be other airlines that are useful
Newcastle upon Tyne:
If, flying to Edinburgh airport, then take bus 100 (blue bus) to terminus stop; Waverley.
A return ticket for bus 100 cost £6 (travel journey is about 30min).
A taxi journey cost about £20 (can take up to 5 people).
For all train journeys you can make a big saving by purchasing a Young Persons Railcard if you are a student or under 26. They cost £26 but often your saving is much more so they can be worth it. You save a third on offpeak travel, they are also valid for a year and usable across the whole of the UK.
Phew, nearly there! We also aware that some of you may need a visa. Below is some useful information and where to look to check.
Home office website:
This following interactive link tells you whether you will need a visa or not:
purpose of visit is: Visit.
what country are you living in: Romania
Answer: EEA member no visa required!
European Economic Area (EEA) citizens & Swiss nationals have the right of free movement & residence in the UK.
Find out whether your country is within the EEA:
For those who need a visa, you can apply on line:
If, as part of the visa application you need an invitation letter, please contact us with your details and we will write an invitation letter to justify your attendance at the Elasa mini-meeting Edinburgh 2010.
So, have a look in your diaries and begin to think about it! We hope to announce the official opening of applications in early February to allow plenty of time for cheaper advance tickets and planning!
Happy New year to you all
The ELASA Edinburgh 2010 Team
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