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    Safety Critical Things Guards do?

    It's often mentioned here that the role of guards is safety critical and thus they are highly skilled professionals not 'just' to sell / inspect tickets and open / close the train doors. What are these safety critical things the guard has to do? Just curious, thanks
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    Nottingham - Aviemore no return tickets?

    I'm planning on going on a trip to Aviemore from Nottingham, I had intended to use the Caledonian sleeper from Crewe on the way there, and come back on the highland Chieftan via York. National rail enquiries dosn't come up with any return tickets, just offers various combinations of 2 singles...
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    Thanks folks, that makes things clearer Engineering, was at Hillhead (fyfe house) when I was in my first year Perhaps this would be a good opportunity to raise the issue of how things may be improved for passengers with more than a briefcase, it seems that such provision is simply not...
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    I'l shortly be returning home from studying in Aberdeen and so was wondering what the current protocol was with putting stuff in the luggage compartment of east coast services. Previously I've simply put my stuff in to find the guard appear, ask where I was getting off, se it was labeled and...
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    I've heard mutterings about it but what stage is it at? or is it just "HST's will need replacing soon, ... yup" with no one actually doing anything
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    Routes that should be re-opened

    another vote for Leeds-Wetherby and to reinstate the wharfedale line-Harrogate line link throgth Otley and the link between Ilkley and Skipton these should all have massive comuter traffic, so why did beeching shut them?
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    Paddington Prompts £4m Fine

    Wasn't it caused by the signal being hiden behind a Bridge and cables in a layout designed bt BR? therefore it was not caused by privitisation as many think but dopey railway designers.
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    however a chav who is good cannot be described as a chav
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    Renationalisation of the railways?

    I originally intended for the poll to have loads of permutations because I consider the curren situation to be a halfway house compramise that dosn't work, what was the idea behind the monopoly track and franchaised tocs, rather than just rather than selling each individual railway as a whole...
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    Renationalisation of the railways?

    There seems to be a lot of people who would like to see the railways renationalised, lets have a vote.
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    Pendolino derailment at Greyrigg

    why does the leasing co have to pay the 180million for the new carriages? surely it would be cheaper for virgin to buy them themselves?
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    First take over American Greyhound!

    don't they realise they could do it properly and make people realise they don't need a car so they get more customers which despite slimer marjins would make them more money, and let people like them
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    National Rail planner updated

    the itineries take longer to read now, having it in text form rather than a table
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    Rank TOCs'

    mine are: 1 GNER 2 Virgin 3 MML 4 first transpenine express (buffet like monty python's cheese shop) 5 first great western 6 northern 7 central trains
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    First take over American Greyhound!

    I don't get first's buisiness methods, what is the point of selling rubbish services for high prices, seems as though they like custom like the plague. so then the fatter marjins are pointless because they sell less and people don't like them
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    First refurbed GNER HST out today

    when will the inverness and Aberdeen services have them? What do you mean say goodbye to comfy seats, mallard ones are comfy, they don't bottom out or wobble like those on hsts'
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    First refurbed GNER HST out today

    whay do they have a hst between leeds and kx or newcastle and kx, don't they have them just for Inverness, Aberdeen, Skipton and Harrogate?
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    mk4 coaches

    so it's just harder suspention that stops them wobbling, nothing like harmonic occilations or whatever?
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    mk4 coaches

    What is the difference from mk3 apart from the push button doors and the tilt profile? also, why do they seem to wobble less than hsts'?