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    Modern Railways: LNER and compulsory reservations

    I wouldn't ever actually advocate using it, because it will definitely show up if anyone does a manual review of this stuff.
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    Modern Railways: LNER and compulsory reservations

    Quick tip: if you use Google Mail and have an email address ending gmail.com, dots are irrelevant, but a lot of email validation systems don't know this. So, if your email address is example<AT>gmail.com, then any permutation of example with any number of dots in it (ex.a.mple<AT>gmail.com or...
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    The Great British (Rail) upcycling experiment.

    Fair enough. But there's still an environmental and passenger experience advantage to being able to run your extra DMUs on electricity when it's available. Is there any reason why the 319s couldn't be reformed to 3-cars? Is it just because the wheelchair accessible area & toilet are in the...
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    The Great British (Rail) upcycling experiment.

    But there's a massive tradeoff in that all of the places which operate DMUs of a similiar age or older have OHLE not third rail so they couldn't be run as bimodes.
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    Do first class ticket holders get compensated if their train only conveys standard class?

    Having checked NRCoT, I stand corrected. I thought the rules referenced first class accommodation (in which case you could have argued that this included standing accommodation) but it does specifically say seats which is fairly unambiguous.
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    Do first class ticket holders get compensated if their train only conveys standard class?

    The precedent seems to be that standing in a first class area does in fact count as travelling first class for ticketing purposes. People have definitely been charged a supplement or PF'ed for it in the past.
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    Modern Railways: LNER and compulsory reservations

    Obviously if you just take someone else's random seat because you don't want the hassle of finding your own then yes. I think there would have to be an exception for people swapping seats on the agreement of both parties. Otherwise I can imagine threads on these forums along the lines of "a...
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    The Great British (Rail) upcycling experiment.

    If any mk3 EMU is converted it'll be more 319s. The technology is already proven on those, plus the 319s already having pantographs gives them the advantage that they can act as bi-modes as well.
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    Modern Railways: LNER and compulsory reservations

    If their aim is to eliminate all standing I hope they have a few dozen extra IETs on order, and the paths to run them in...
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    Rolling stock game

    Class 156 from Deansgate to Wigan Wallgate
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    Use of first class by pushchairs

    One where people who pay a lot of money for a nicer travel experience don't want it ruined by someone's screeching child? I have no objection to babies being on the train - I just think if they are making a lot of noise then parents should take steps to reduce the disruption caused to other...
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    CAF Civity for TfW

    ... hint, hint... :D
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    Use of first class by pushchairs

    In general, no, assuming the noise was not too loud - but I believe that everyone has some degree of duty to avoid creating too much noise. It is public transport after all; respecting other members of the public's desire for a quiet and pleasant journey is important. As such, if the baby...
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    Use of first class by pushchairs

    I appreciate that the parent's position here is a little difficult if they need to get that train and there is nowhere to put the pushchair, but if I had paid for first class on that service I wouldn't want there to be a baby there making noise. The obvious solution to me would be for the...
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    Trivia: Stations/Lines that receive a better service during times of disruption

    During engineering works there are often more Avanti services calling at Wilmslow, Stockport and/or Stafford.

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