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    DOO: why in some places and not others

    It can also be to do with companies. For example, Southern has had DOO on their metro services for a long time, including between Epsom and Dorking, where they share the line with SWR who don't use DOO.
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    Trivia - journeys which start in one direction before doing a 180 degree (ish) turn

    Crewe to Liverpool (Northern) - goes the complete wrong way Northeastwards into Manchester, then uses the Castlefield corridor to U turn and run Southwestwards down the CLC to Warrington, then turns West and then finally Northwest into Liverpool.
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    Trivia - journeys which start in one direction before doing a 180 degree (ish) turn

    Wolverhampton to Walsall Waterloo to Weybridge via Staines Purley to Tattenham Corner Gravesend to Ashford Waterloo to Kingston via Richmond London Victoria to London Bridge
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    Croydon tramlink possible extension to Sutton under threat due to Covid-19

    Not really. Since all the trains that go onto the Epsom Downs line go the really long way into London, basically all journeys (other than from Croydon) are easier to change at Sutton. It would be much easier to change at Sutton onto a bus/tram right to the doorstep of the Cancer Hub than to...
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    Is a rail replacement bus (RRB) a train? (for legal purposes)

    Class 139 on the Stourbridge shuttle?
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    DfT advise TOCs that full timetable is to be restored on 6 July

    Same on the Southern side. The only difference between Saturdays and weekdays is that the service starts roughly an hour later, and theres no peak extras (basically just no Thameslink to East Grinstead and Littlehampton, Southern London Bridge to Eastbourne, some extra metro services from London...
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    Croydon tramlink possible extension to Sutton under threat due to Covid-19

    It is reasonably easy if you go through the driveway of one house. Have the trams share the short section of road with cars between the one way system (which the tram will run on) and Sutton station, then curve onto Mulgrave Road. Where the road bends, curve the other way, through a driveway...
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    Croydon tramlink possible extension to Sutton under threat due to Covid-19

    The Epsom Downs Line cannot have any more services, since it is a single line. In May 2018, the service was increased from 1tph to 2tph all day, and that's the highest frequency possible. A tram carrying on from the one way loop in Sutton, down Brighton Road, past Sutton station (an extra...
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    Trivia: station codes with letters not in the station name

    St Helier (SIH) - there's no I between the S and H, it is after the H. Similarly in Queenstown Road, the code is QRB, where the B stands for Battersea.
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    TRIVIA: Station abbreviations that are often used for the wrong station

    SUT (used for Sutton (Surrey) but is for Sutton Coldfield) LEA (used for Lea Bridge, Lea Hall and Lea Green but is for Leagrave) LAP (used for Luton Airport Parkway and Lapworth but is for Lapford)
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    Class 701 'Aventra' trains for South Western Railway

    I'd give a quick guess and say the order is: 707s (Southeastern are in dire need) 458s 4/8 car 455s 455+456 formations 450s (run more as 12 car)
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    Trivia: Largest town/city that isn't served by more than one major city

    Has Thameslink services to St Albans and Luton.
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    The next station is...!

    Wallington
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    The next station is...!

    West Croydon
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    The next station is...!

    Anerley

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