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    Will you & your family travel for leisure if masks are still mandatory?

    Yes. I like my beer too much to be spending leisure journeys in my car!
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    What Bits of Pandemic Life will you Continue with when all Restrictions are lifted?

    One thing I really hope does stay is LNER.co.uk/reserve. The easiest way, ok possibly second only to XC's TMR text service, to reserve a seat on a train with short notice by far. Obviously the mandatory reservation policy that accompanies it needs to go, sharpish.
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    Expensive station car parks...

    But no overnight parking IIRC. Every cloud...
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    Guess the Station...

    Great Malvern?
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    Expensive station car parks...

    Apart from the fact that there's a large Council run car park off Sheffield Street (round the corner from the entrance to the official station car park for those who don't know) for £3.80 per 24 hours. It was £3.50 for a good few years. The station car park drops to £7 at weekends for the record.
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    Hove to Bristol day trip

    Precisely! The intercity trains were all marked reservations compulsory at some point between March and July last year, in the same way Avanti's were. (The latter only being enforced at Glasgow Central and nowhere else) I asked last summer whilst on a Devon+Cornwall rover wether I'd need...
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    Hove to Bristol day trip

    It's a Covid thing. GWR do not enforce it though, unlike LNER.
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    How widespread is contactless payment on UK buses?

    Warrington definitely take contactless on the CAT branded routes, don't think they do on anything else though. It's very poor really, though they do have an app that sells day tickets-at least.
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    Caledonian Sleeper

    LNER have banned alcohol on all of their services.
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    What’s the point in barriers?

    I got tailgated onto the tube at Tottenham Hale by someone last March, he'd arrived on the GA service like me and gave the gate line staff a sob story. They couldn't do anything but let him out. I'd clocked him hanging around by the wide gate but as I had luggage there was nothing I could do...
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    Caledonian Sleeper

    I Suspect in a lot of cases, onboard catering is not being provided due to the vastly reduced passenger loading, rather than anything to do directly with Covid restrictions. Certainly GA were more than happy to serve me with alcohol (obviously without a substantial meal) in December whilst...
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    Caledonian Sleeper

    Evidently the deadly killer virus only affects Anglo-Scottish passengers drinking alcohol whilst using LNER and Caledonian Sleeper seats. Those using Avanti, CrossCountry, TPE, BA, (presumably Easyjet and Loganair) or indeed Cally Sleeper rooms are evidently unaffected.
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    Caledonian Sleeper

    No alcohol in the seats?? I was thinking of booking a few trips, glad I saw that. What nonsensical gentlemen's vegetables is that?? Presumably I would be allowed to sit and drink soft drinks and eat all night, so what difference would it make assuming you stayed seated?
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    Urgent TOPS Requests

    Thanks a lot!
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    Urgent TOPS Requests

    I asked someone last night to check but I've been let down. Could I have the GTR GX branded 387 allocations for the VIC-BTN services starting at 11:29 please? I think there's 4 or 5 diagrams.
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    What Bits of Pandemic Life will you Continue with when all Restrictions are lifted?

    One thing I'll definitely miss is being able to park easily near work!
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    Guard announcing connecting services to other operators' stations

    Forgot about those. GTRs Gatwick Express branded trains announce in several languages onboard too when working a GX service.
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    Trivia - Extremely Late Running

    It was indeed. I remember it well, it was my birthday and I was working nights. The last passenger arrived at my station at around 04:30 who had been on the affected service. A truly horrendous night for all concerned.
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    Urgent TOPS Requests

    Thanks very much.
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    Urgent TOPS Requests

    Could I have the whereabouts of 222008, 222014, 222016, 222017, 222101, 222104 and any 180s to venture North of Derby this afternoon please?

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