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    Track Widening Schemes that never happened

    I believe the line north of Sheffield Park was double tracks but the Bluebell Railway either singled it or it was single by the point they took over and they decided they didn't want it to be double track.
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    GWR Brighton services

    Bit like the Monday morning only 0:50 Waterloo to Portsmouth service via Guildford. Not that, that is running at the moment and I think may have been scraped regardless.
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    Surfers call on GWR to review board-on-trains ban

    The problem is you can't take a surfboad on full stop. They don't take into account it's size. It's a blanket no. Now common sense might suggest a guard turn a blind eye but would someone want to risk it? https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey/journey-information/on-board/luggage-allowances...
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    GWR Brighton services

    What makes Portsmouth a more popular destination than Brighton for GWR? Is it simply they need to terminate a train somewhere and Portsmouth has lots of space?
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    How, in practice, does a wheelchair user travel on a DOO service?

    To go back to the earlier point someone raised on about not thinking about others, someone who is blind won't be able to read that, as it is an image unless it is all stored as alternative text for the image that is.
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    Ticket gate-dodging with a valid ticket

    Is it always due to people thinking their ticket isn't valid?
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    How, in practice, does a wheelchair user travel on a DOO service?

    Well if the staff board them and then there are staff to disembark them, one might think does a guard need to know? However, surely in the case of an emergency it might make sense but like you say, it doesn't mean they do know. 1600906891 Balcombe Station is step free via a ramp to platform 1...
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    How, in practice, does a wheelchair user travel on a DOO service?

    Worth nothing that is on a line whose trains all run with guards. Of course you were at stations with staff.
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    3tph on North Downs Line

    Well 7 minutes surely should be long enough to get from platform 4 to platform 1 and 2 at Gatwick Airport. I personally think the change time should be 6 minutes as it is at places like Wimbledon but that's a whole other discussion and I can't see anything ever changing.
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    3tph on North Downs Line

    What happens if it deosnt work on rails? Do they just run the fast trains to Redhill or will there be no demand if they only run to Redhill? Finally, as long as I don't mind taking an unofficial 7 minute connection at Gatwick Airport, I will be able to get from Haywards Heath to Guildford...
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    Query around services from Guildford to Waterloo services on 19/09/20

    Thanks for the replies. I figured in the end it was due to engineering works. Just seemed odd for the service to be running 5 minytes ahead of the other one and stopping at precisely the same stations! I don't remember that being the case previously during engineering works. I did wonder if it...
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    London Victoria to Gospel Oak Oyster card fare

    So I made up journey. First stop was Queenstown Road (Battersea) as I hadn't noticed I was being route there with a wall to Battersea Park. Then I reboarses a train from Battersea Park to Victoira. I'd forgotten that I was within the off peak time period for the ticket smhut when I showed the...
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    London Victoria to Gospel Oak Oyster card fare

    But I enjoy playing the game of trying to travel for the cheapest price and figuring out how this is done. I'm fascinated by rail fares and timetables. --New post-- The following TfL web page gives you an indication of now busy each station is during the day Monday to Friday. Word of warning...
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    London Victoria to Gospel Oak Oyster card fare

    Originally I was looking at Guildford to Hampstead Heath and that came up with a fare for £14.45 from memory. Then some friends suggested Gospel Oak. Looking up the fare to Gospel Oak on National Rail Enquiries App also comes up with the £14.44 fare. Perhaps there is an additional fare it's...
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    Query around services from Guildford to Waterloo services on 19/09/20

    This Saturday (19/09) there are x34 Guildford to Waterloo services and x39 Guildford to Waterloo services. The latter originally come from Portsmouth. They are stopping at the same stations. These being Worplesdon, Woking, Clapham Junction and Waterloo Does anyone know why? It seems odd for...

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