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    Trivia — Shortest Routes Between Stations of the Same Name (For Example: Catford to Catford Bridge)

    The line through Upper Warlingham splits from the BML at South Croydon, not Purley. However if you removed Purley these would still be correct.
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    Do Eurostar trains run at 186mph?

    Using the term 'trundle' here very lightly :lol:
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    Trivia — Shortest Routes Between Stations of the Same Name (For Example: Catford to Catford Bridge)

    I didn't think direct services were needed, just that the connection exists and is useable? Assuming it isn't, then a quick glance suggests you'd need to travel to Edinburgh, down to York, Leeds, Manchester, Preston, Lancaster, Leeds then back up. This would also make Upper Tyndrum to Tyndrum...
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    Trivia — Shortest Routes Between Stations of the Same Name (For Example: Catford to Catford Bridge)

    Coulsdon Town to Coulsdon South: Clapham Junction - Wandsworth Road - Brixton - Medway - Margate - Ashford - Tonbridge - Redhill - Coulsdon South. 1618698474 Reversing isn't allowed. I'll have a think now and see what I can come up with. EDIT: Falkirk High - Croy - Bishopbriggs - Ashfield -...
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    Do Eurostar trains run at 186mph?

    Very true, at that point you might as well just have a different train, and well ... we do.
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    Luton DART and Luton Airport Parkway Updates

    That's got to be one of the nicest-looking people mover's I've ever seen! In fact maybe even one of the nicest-looking UK trains I've seen.
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    Do Eurostar trains run at 186mph?

    It's done in a similar vein to not advertising Clapham Junction stops on fast southbound SWR trains, or Stratford stops on Northbound GA intercity trains. It would be nice if you could though, but I believe it would require the UK to join the Schengen zone, and whilst I would certainly be up for...
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    CAF Inneo for the DLR

    If you've grown up around fleets that seemed fairly new or modern when you were younger, it's hard to say exactly when things start to look 'dated'. For example I have always seen the B90/92 as quite a modern hi-tech train, even though they are coming up to 30 years old now. By contrast, when I...
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    West Coastway timetable changes May 2021

    Are they all 313s at the moment? I'd quite like to have a go on one to be honest :D
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    CAF Inneo for the DLR

    Exactly. If the issue is trying to get lots of standees in then you could quite easily come up with a 2+1 seating layout with some gaps that has almost as much standing room as a longitudinal seating layout, with far far superior comfort and passenger experience. Longitudinal seating takes all...
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    Northern withdraws some CAF trains due to yaw bracket failures

    That's true. Plus if there are a significant number that haven't been built yet then rectifying this potential problem would be very easy.
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    Any Avanti Voyagers booked to Glasgow?

    Is that just because they're DMU's and can't keep up? And by extension, is the northbound run padded out a little more, which means this doesn't happen?
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    Northern withdraws some CAF trains due to yaw bracket failures

    Oh dear... let's hope this doesn't unfold into anything more serious. It's been a while since large numbers of a class have had to have been withdrawn for a problem, let alone a whole family of classes. TfW management will maybe be wearing brown trousers at the moment.
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    CAF Inneo for the DLR

    Without wanting to open any particularly large cans of worms, There is pretty much nowhere for them to go, unless Essen fancies more ex-DLR stock!
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    West Coastway timetable changes May 2021

    I would imagine whatever stock replaces the 313s would most likely be 4-car, and would be able to fairly easily operate in multiple with SDO etc. Really at least one of the Portsmouth - Brighton and Southampton - Brighton could do with being 8-car, I've been on some pretty full trains on the...
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    West Coastway timetable changes May 2021

    Perhaps a start would be to split the Portsmouth/Southampton and Bognor services up as they did with the Littlehampton and Eastbourne services, and have each of them run as 8-car minimum, then you'd get at least half of the services along that bit of the West Coastway Line doubled up. I...
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    West Coastway timetable changes May 2021

    I'd say perhaps an additional south coast express service (following the same pattern as GWR services, maybe even continuing east of Brighton?) is what's needed in an ideal world to help regulate the traffic flows a little bit.
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    Trivia - longest journey time and distance between stations outside London

    When East Coast Trains come in there will be some Stevenage-Newcastle runs, is that longer than Watford-Carlisle?
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    Southeastern Maidstone - Blackfriars 2022.

    Going slightly off-topic, but this service really is just a bit pointless. If it did run semi-fast via lewisham as per the old Gillingham service, it might actually be useful, but instead it stops almost everywhere (and the few stops it does skip are often passed through at such a low speed that...
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    Southeastern Maidstone - Blackfriars 2022.

    I also heard that TL to Rainham was being scrapped and also (from another thread here I believe) that TL were planning to serve Reigate after the remodelling work there was done, but I just can't see how those two would fit together on a timescale.

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