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    Temporary Closure for Rose Hill Marple

    OK... and how is closing an entire line to allow doubling of frequency on another line not 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' then?
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    The Obesity Epidemic - Causes and solutions.

    I simply can't agree with @Bletchleyite that skimmed milk is pointless. To me it tastes pretty similar to whole milk, just less creamy. It still has the milky taste for tea/cereal. I also confess to preferring margarine over butter, not because of the taste but because of the ease of spreading...
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    Do other manufacturers besides Stadler offer platform level boarding?

    Well if we're being really pedantic... not quite. It wouldn't actually provide traction, just generate power for under floor traction motors.
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    Do other manufacturers besides Stadler offer platform level boarding?

    Except in a few cases where platform length is really at a premium, I don't believe an extra generator car is a massive deal, especially if it can be placed at an end so that it hangs off short platforms.
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    Trivia: Splitting big stations in to separately named bits

    Assuming Regional is Thameslink, what about the East Midlands section?
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    Do other manufacturers besides Stadler offer platform level boarding?

    Is that simply to avoid the danger of bodysides hitting platforms at high speed?
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    If there was a second wave, what would you do if you were in power?

    The option which I certainly don't want is lots of local lockdowns. We've seen how much of a hash has been made of Leicester, and how confusing the rules now are... no more of that please. If people are to continue with their everyday lives then in my opinion Test and Trace needs to be improved...
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    Youtube links and Video sites

    ... speaking of which - I've been following this thread for some time but never posted my own channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMTlNO2aKZQnQXHGGUQ8G0A
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    Blackpool North: The most unfriendly station in the country?

    Yes sorry, I am largely responsible for that... Back to BPN: is there any impression that it's actually understaffed? I've not been there for many years so I'm not sure.
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    Trivia: Splitting big stations in to separately named bits

    Manchester Piccadilly Castlefieldwards? In fact, why not rename Thameslink platforms at St Pancras to London St. Pancras (International) Thameslink (Low Level)?
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    Trivia: Splitting big stations in to separately named bits

    I assume for Manchester Piccadilly Throat you mean p13/14? If so, then while we're at it why not rename Ardwick to Manchester Piccadilly South.
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    Do other manufacturers besides Stadler offer platform level boarding?

    One thing which interests me is whether LHCS could be built low-floor. Of course, that eliminates the problem of where you put the traction equipment, while introducing an alternative problem: where do you put the bogies?
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    Reopening Of Schools

    If people genuinely care too little about their children, or as I said earlier are of the sovereign-citizen "I'm not doing anything I'm told, I have rights to ruin my child's life" persuasion, then forget fining them: they should not be allowed to raise children.
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    Reopening Of Schools

    I agree... but where is this idea coming from that fining innocent people is the only way of getting kids into school? A small minority of the population who have, rightly or wrongly, been completely shielding, are never going to be convinced. But providing some evidence of proper social...
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    Reopening Of Schools

    Why not?

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