Thanks Paul, that's interesting about the barriers. My office is at Piccadilly Circus and at going home time I can get to STP for the 17.37 whereas from CHX the first direct one is at 18.01 so it's really worth going high speed at that particular time.
I have a similar question - if I get a Folkestone to Motspur Park off-peak return with Network Card going up on Sunday night, if I then go to work at Piccadilly Circus from MOT on the following Thursday morning I know I'll need an extra ticket from MOT to Piccadilly Circus because the Network...
There seems to be a new announcement on SWR as Chessington-bound trains arrive at Motspur Park - something to the effect that contactless and Oyster PAYG are not valid beyond "the next station". That's not right, is it? Seems really random.
This all makes me feel old - remember watching FBC going up from our office high up in the General Offices at Waterloo, then visiting the shell to see where our desks were going to be. Very happy memories of that building.
Years back Connex South Eastern ran a coach service between Ashford and Calais via Eurotunnel. The coaches were run by Eastonways and were plain white with a Connex South Eastern logo on them. Actually would be a useful service even today but it generally ran less than half empty, with most...
455s on SWR are horrific in hot weather - barely a breath of air gets through, especially on the /9s that seem to have particularly tiny windows. The ex-508 trailers in the /7s are probably the best bet.
Another odd example was Bembridge on the Isle of Wight - didn't have space for a full engine release space on to the run-round loop so had to have a short turntable instead. Not sure if there were other examples of this.