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    Weather Disruption caused by storm Ciara (February 9th, 10th and 11th)

    Thank you for the further information information.
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    Weather Disruption caused by storm Ciara (February 9th, 10th and 11th)

    The Manchester Piccadilly Twitter feed posted some photos inluding this one: I assume this is some sort of evacuation? Looks like a class 221and class 390 side-by-side.
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    Northern Pacer Withdrawals - Info?

    It seems like there's been an outbreak of coronavirus on this thread! :lol:
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    Northern Pacer Withdrawals - Info?

    Please don't give them ideas... :lol:
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    Nothern delay repay calculation

    I completely take your point about the free tickets. :lol: I setup my delay repay account when I was a season ticket holder. Cash payments for the regular peak-time delays made sense then. Now I travel only occasionally, and off peak, the free tickets are much better value than the minor...
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    Nothern delay repay calculation

    Thank you, that's good advice. I'm going to request free tickets as compensation in future....
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    Nothern delay repay calculation

    I claimed compensation for a delayed return journey from Eccles - Wigan. I was travelling on the 19th December on an Off Peak Day Return fare, which is £6.50. Northern have calculated compensation of £1.63 based on a delay of 48 minutes (which was broadly the correct delay): Your planned...
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    Northern Class 142 sightings

    I was also on 142004 which was coupled to 150127 on the 17:03 departure from Wigan to Victoria station.
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    Couple of hours in London

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Phone usage on public transport

    A few years ago when I was travelling on a TGV service from Lille to Lyon. A chap sat in the middle of the carriage answered his phone and proceeded to have a conversation (loudly, but not excessively loud). Within a minute of this two other passengers, independently from each other, who were...
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    Southport Line shortforming.

    That choice of 'it's a Pacer or nothing' has been the implicit offer to commuters in the North for decades now. I agree that in an ideal world each Pacer would only be withdrawn once the suitable replacement unit enters service, but I can only hope the Pacers withdrawal will at last...
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    Arriva Rail Northern to be stripped of franchise

    What's the significance of Shapps' full name to this matter?
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    First Trenitalia (Avanti!) WCML branding, naming and livery

    So there is another 90 minutes until the sky falls in... :lol: