Recent content by YorkshireBear

  1. Y

    Train failing to stop at Conwy 'due to social distancing'

    Over a year since this all sorted and TfW still try to justify this practise. One word, pathetic.
  2. Y

    Best and worst flights

    Best flight. Manchester to Inverness, Loganair, Embrarer 145. Sat on the left side and could see all the Highlands and across to the western islands with a gorgeous sunset. Love the planes anyway but was empty and I think my desk in Manchester to hotel in Inverness was about 2hr 30. Worst...
  3. Y

    TPE Mark 5A coaching stock progress

    Or our track is rubbish! Said tongue in cheek for the avoidance of doubt!
  4. Y

    Is it worth doing both sides of the Rhine?

    Excellent thanks all again. Knew it was worth asking for some gems. I came to exploring Europe's railways quite late and only got a few trips in pre covid so internet research has been a big thing during these times! Planning future trips etc.
  5. Y

    TPE Mark 5A coaching stock progress

    Latest modern railways includes a piece on 68s being withdrawn due to underframe cracks. Has this been reported in the thread or is this new information??
  6. Y

    Is it worth doing both sides of the Rhine?

    Amazing. It was more that I was travelling through the area but could extend journey time if worth it. However I am hoping to stay in Koblenz next year so I will definitely check some of these pointers out. Some I've heard of, and visiting trier is definitely already on my list! Thank you very...
  7. Y

    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    Not sure I would agree there. Track lowering and associated drainage and on this case platform lowering can be very possession intensive. Both likely as bad as each other from disruption perspective. I despise track lowering as it inevitably leads to problems further down the line with...
  8. Y

    Is it worth doing both sides of the Rhine?

    I have done the Rhine Valley railway from Cologne to Mainz, did it on an IC service so went down the West side. I have a potential trip (COVID dependant) and wondered if anyone has done the other side and is it worth it? Or is it just much of the same? Feels like you'd get a different view, but...
  9. Y

    Covid restrictions extended to 19/7/2021. Your views on how this will pan out.

    Interesting breakdown of COVID hospitalisations and deaths with the Delta Variant. I'm slightly suspicious about the deaths, i.e. did they catch it in hospital while in hospital dying of something else, we've had that discussion before. But quite reassuring regarding percentages that have been...
  10. Y

    Covid restrictions extended to 19/7/2021. Your views on how this will pan out.

    While I'm generally in the camp of, if we can't start back to normal with so many people vaccinated then what's the point, the rise in hospital admissions is a slight concern for me as I didn't think that we would get the same level of percentage increases (+40%) as cases were. I need to go and...
  11. Y

    Revised EMR Regional Timetables - From 19th June

    The timing couldn't be worse as we try to get people back on the railways. Is this bad luck or a massive balls up?
  12. Y

    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    Online journey planners mostly being updated for the work at start of August. Still showing the TPE Liverpool services serving Victoria which I assume is an error.
  13. Y

    German-speaking rail enthusiasts

    I am going to use that rail forum to try enhance my German. Thanks!
  14. Y

    Should restrictions be eased fully if Indian Variant case rates do not decline before June 21st?

    I think we all knew, once four weeks was leaked that is what was going to happen.
  15. Y

    Aviation Discussion

    I note it brings the return of British Airways to Leeds Bradford and Exeter!

Top