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    • Markh19999
    • By Markh19999 11th Mar 18, 9:59 PM
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    Manchester Piccadilly protest
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    • 11th Mar 18, 9:59 PM
    Manchester Piccadilly protest 11th Mar 18 at 9:59 PM
    I was on a train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
    Today. 11th March 12.16. 13.30

    It left Manchester Oxford Road at about 13.00 when it came to a stop and stayed that way until 15.30 because of a protest on the track. They transfered everybody to a diesel train and took us the few meters to Piccadilly (not Manchester Airport) . I jumped straight into a taxi for Manchester Airport but missed my flight scheduled for 16.25.

    We sat there for over 2 hours and obviously weren't allowed to leave. If we were I'd have easily made the flight finding alternative travel arrangements.

    Got told about a controlled evacuation that was supposed to happen at 14.10 but it never did. We were about 100 yards from Piccadilly and not that far from Oxford Road.

    I'd already paid for flights/ hotel and missed it because the people I'd paid to get me there were effectively holding me hostage (bit much, but I couldn't leave!)

    Is there anything I can do?

    Thanks
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    • LilElvis
    • By LilElvis 11th Mar 18, 11:08 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 11:08 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 11:08 PM
    I was on a train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
    Today. 11th March 12.16. 13.30

    It left Manchester Oxford Road at about 13.00 when it came to a stop and stayed that way until 15.30 because of a protest on the track. They transfered everybody to a diesel train and took us the few meters to Piccadilly (not Manchester Airport) . I jumped straight into a taxi for Manchester Airport but missed my flight scheduled for 16.25.

    We sat there for over 2 hours and obviously weren't allowed to leave. If we were I'd have easily made the flight finding alternative travel arrangements.

    Got told about a controlled evacuation that was supposed to happen at 14.10 but it never did. We were about 100 yards from Piccadilly and not that far from Oxford Road.

    I'd already paid for flights/ hotel and missed it because the people I'd paid to get me there were effectively holding me hostage (bit much, but I couldn't leave!)

    Is there anything I can do?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Markh19999
    Claim on your travel insurance for any losses that are covered by your policy?
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 12th Mar 18, 12:45 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 12:45 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 12:45 AM
    Answered on your other thread.
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    • Markh19999
    • By Markh19999 12th Mar 18, 9:56 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 9:56 AM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 9:56 AM
    Cheers Keith
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