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    Focus on Covid-19 could be more damaging to other health issues

    Moderator note: Split from https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/boris-johnson-admitted-to-hospital-now-in-intensive-care.203116/ People need to read things like this https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/ discussing NHS England's change of heart... and a lot more commentary about this statement. watch...
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    Carrying shopping: By foot or by cycle?

    Mod Edit: Posts #1 - #14 originally in this thread. Have you really not got a bike? If you can do it on foot, then a bike makes it even easier as it carries all the load for you...
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    WCML wires down and disruption

    Haven't seen / can't find a thread about this: NRE is saying Sounds bad.
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    Q: When is resilience important? A: When it's for a road!

    A recent TV programme “Our Coast” had a section about the Menai Strait and mentioned that the third road crossing is still seen as essential “because the existing road bridges get closed in high winds.” I wasn't even aware that one was proposed, but a bit of Googling reveals it was a serious...
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    Which "rules" are optional?

    Prompted by a discussion in the thread about "Do I Have A Seat Reservation Stalker?" I thought I would widen it out... If you can sit in any seat regardless of the reservation that comes with your cheap ticket why should you bother about being on the correct train or TOC? Discuss...
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    Welsh borders infrastructure work?

    NRE currently is saying Is this something like platform edge adjustments?
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    (Almost) gauntletted track

    The Werrington grade separation thread had a link to the signalbox diagram for Walton https://www.signalbox.org/diagrams.php?id=1036 which seems to have the Up Coal and Up Goods lines so close together that the convergence is protected by home signals and trap points. Is there anywhere else...
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    WCML closures Spring 2020

    https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2020/01/17km-of-railway-track-to-be-replaced-on-the-west-coast-main-line.html says It's a blow to me...
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    State rail operator hunts for staff to run failing routes

    In the "Times" today https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/state-rail-operator-hunts-for-staff-to-run-failing-routes-qk2pl2w6t but as it's behind a paywall I can't see any more! Anyone here tempted? I am tempted - but only to suggest that the DfT should have recruited them a couple of decades ago...
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    Exhausted drivers...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51005755 says Driver fatigue was a factor in the Croydon tram crash too. I just can't understand the UK obsession with not employing enough people to do a job properly. I know it's for the benefit of the shareholders and the top brass's salaries...
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    Poor broadband performance?

    Triggered by this comment I was tempted to reply directly, but realise I shall probably get deleted for being OT, however I wanted to relate our experience of unreliable broadband. About a year ago we got frustrated by the service quality (having paid to upgrade our BT fibre package) so rang BT...
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    Greater Anglia PBoro to Ipswich service abandoned

    I can't see this mentioned elsewhere... NRE say In fact they have withdrawn all their trains, just the 2 XC trains calling at Whittlesea, leaving travellers with the options of either a 2-hour coach journey to Bury St Edmunds or getting into Peterborough by road then paying more - for the...
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    A different (purpose) interlocking...

    Looking at the flickr pictures of Portugal indicated on another thread I came across this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/valeriodossantos/25474251597/in/photostream/lightbox/ It seems to be an above-the-desk version of what normally hangs below a lever frame. If I have understood it correctly...
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    How long to remove trees from line?

    Network Rail info site currently says That is a fortnight away... How many trees can there be across the track?
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    Strange TPE routeing from Glasgow on Tuesdays from December

    I have noticed here http://www.railwaydata.co.uk/timetables/Dec19/timetable.php?table=1 that the 1205 Glasgow to Liverpool starts at 1144 and runs via Whifflet and various Mossend junctions on Tuesdays only! I can see a lot of people missing that...
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    TPE Nova First

    This £10 first class single MAN to YRK ticket http://www.brfares.com/#faredetail?orig=YRK&dest=MAN&grpd=0438&rte=85&tkt=WDU has restrictions, but it is a bit ambiguous: is it only valid on Sundays but not Saturdays, or not valid on Sat and Sundays? I can't find it on the TPE website at all.
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    The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys

    Channel 5 at 8pm: The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys Is it a repeat?
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    Guardian article about redevelopment of Paris Nord

    Far too long to quote in full, so I have just selected a few paragraphs. They like St Pancras (while acknowledging that it is small by comparison with Paris Nord) but personally I think Antwerp is a better example of increasing a station's capacity and updating it...
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    NR Journey planner not working very well...

    I thought I remembered a thread on this, but can't find it by searching either on here or via Google. Friends are travelling Crewe to Euston tomorrow, on 1A35, 1235 Lime St to Euston (1324 off Crewe.) 10 minutes ago the train was missing from the options on...
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    Graffiti in spain

    Just came across this...

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