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    London Fares Railcard or Oyster

    I'm beaten by this one, despite having looked at the TfL website, which I found quite poor. Though maybe it's me being dim. My aunt and uncle are heading off to London for the weekend shortly. They each have a Senior Railcard. They also have PAYG Oyster cards from a previous visit, and they...
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    Newport - What a dump!

    I've previously made a few comments about what a horrible place Newport station is, but after I had to change trains there a few days ago, I'm in full rant mode! My train arrived at platform 1, I jumped off and looked around for the departure screen. There isn't one! In order to see a list of...
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    Film of the Year

    I'm a bit bored of all the political and terrorism related threads in General Discussion, so i thought I'd start one on a totally different subject! What do people consider is the best film they've seen that has been released in the UK this year? Does anyone think it was Mrs Brown, Da...
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    Old Buses in Mid Wales

    Driving between Llandeilo and Llandovery recently, we saw a collection of old buses and coaches in a yard (on the left hand side heading north). A lot fo them seemed pretty derelict, and I wondered if these vehicles might be awaiting restoration. Does anyone know anything about it?
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    South Devon Railway Gala

    Is anyone here connected with the South Devon Railway? I've just had a look at their website, and there is a gala on this weekend. I have been on the line about 35 years ago, and I am tempted to make another visit! Any insiders advice or info on the gala weekend, the line and the area...
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    South Devon Railway Gala

    Is anyone here connected with the South Devon Railway? I've just had a look at their website, and there is a gala on this weekend. I have been on the line about 35 years ago, and I am tempted to make another visit! Any insiders advice or info on the gala weekend, the line and the area...
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    Rovers/Rangers and Bank Holidays

    Is Good Friday classed as a Bank Holiday if you have a ranger or rover ticket which is restricted to after 0915 on Monday - Friday? Do different TOC's treat it differently, or is there a national agreement?
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    Llanelli to Redruth

    This is Greenback's partner. Greenback is not well at the moment, so he can't check and I don't know where to look! What I would like to know is whether there are cheaper flexible tickets for a New Year trip to Redruth than the Off Peak Return of £100? It would be leaving on 30 Dec and coming...
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    Defining trains as peak or off peak?

    Mallard raises this point in another thread: http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=53999 I'm interested in whether this approach might work. I can see some advantages, but I wonder how it would work on routes where there are different peaks. In the other thread I used West Wales to...
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    A plea for help - What is this book?

    I wonder if some of you have come across a paper back book I spotted WH Smith's in Southampton a few months ago? It was about the lead character finding herself in an alternative London. It seemed to be quit elight hearted, and my other half was quite taken with it. I've looked in all the...
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    I'm a Celebrity - Leave Them there!

    Branching off from the worst TV thread, which celebrities would you happily stick in the jungle and never let out? My top 10: 1. Katie Price - Uuurrrgghhhh 2. Kerry Katona - Ruined herself 3. Michael McIntyre - His voice grates and he's desperately unfunny 4. Terry Wogan - well past his...
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    Cardiff Central

    This is something I've noticed every time I've caught a West Wales train from Cardiff in the last few years. I've meant to bring it up before, and hearing a female passenger complaining about it to her partner on the phone yesterday has brought it to the front of my mind again. The trains...
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    Llanelli - Shrewsbury Change of route Excess

    Just a qucik question to check my calculations are right! I am thinking of going to Bridgnorth via the train and bus on Saturday for the SVR diesel event. If I buy the day return via the Heart of Wales line at £21.80. and the bus back from Bridgnorth is late causing me to miss the 1805...
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    Beer Festivals

    How many members of legal drinking age attend beer festivals? What is your favourite? I've just found out there is one in Carmarthen this weekend. Well, actually it starts tonight! Has anyone ever been?
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    Lower Fare Rises for Wales?

    The BBC has learned that fare rises for ATW will be limited to RPI + 1%. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-14976876 It seems that the WG would prefer that passengers should not bear as much of the subsidy burden as in England and more money should come from the central taxation pot instead.
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    BBC Wales reports of threat to Welsh ticket offices

    I watched BBC Wales News while having lunch, and I was puzzled to see a story about the possibility of ticket offices being closed to save money. The gist of the report was that a UK government report suggested that the closure of 25% of ticket offices across England and Wales would save...
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    Cardiff City fans can't use Ninian Park station

    I tlooks as though there is concern that the platforms at Ninian Park in Cardiff can't cope with the numbers of fans expected to descend upon the station for Cardiff City home games. It's much closer to the new stadium than the alternative Grangetown, and as far as I know there were no problems...
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    Cross Country in the 1990's

    The various threads on XC, and the recent one asking for extra carraiges in particular, have caused me to think about some of my journeys under BR and Virgin across the network in the 1990's. For a large part of the decade my brother was based in the West Country, whihc meant regular trips...
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    Crisps on Trains

    What brand of crisps are available on the Inter City TOC's? I seem to recall munching Piper's or Burt's, but I can't remember which company or companies have them. Sorry if it's a bit of an inane thread!
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    Swiss Railways

    Mrs Greenback and I are considering a trip to Swoitzerland either later this eyar or next year. I haven't been to Swotzerland since 1986, so Iw as just wondering if anyone can give some recommendations on where to go and what to do and see? I always liked Lucerne, would that be a good base...

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