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  1. TheWalrus

    Why is Chiltern Driver Only Operated south of Banbury but not north?

    I vaguely remember this under TT, how regular was it though?
  2. TheWalrus

    Why is Chiltern Driver Only Operated south of Banbury but not north?

    Which services operated north of Banbury before Chiltern? Did Leamington and stations north have services into Paddington?
  3. TheWalrus

    Train announcements with a sense of humour

    How did he do Cheltenham??
  4. TheWalrus

    Train announcements with a sense of humour

    Sure it must have been him I had on the Maesteg to Cardiff last week. He sang as we cane into Bridgend, Pencoed and Cardiff.
  5. TheWalrus

    Does anyone know if there are concrete plans to reconnect Liverpool to XC network? No speculation!

    They ran to Poole up until 2003, however I’m not sure how frequently.
  6. TheWalrus

    Rail Finance Statistical Release 2018-19

    That may be the case a nd Maybe that is what I read but it was a long time ago.
  7. TheWalrus

    Rail Finance Statistical Release 2018-19

    If I can find it in an old magazine I have somewhere then yes.
  8. TheWalrus

    Rail Finance Statistical Release 2018-19

    The railways may be subsidised £7.1bn but how much do they pay back into the treasury? I know a few years back they paid more back overall than they were subsidised.
  9. TheWalrus

    Rare Station Announcements

    A lot better than Birmingham New Street announcing Pwllheli service and Gloucester announcing the Maesteg!
  10. TheWalrus

    Rare Station Announcements

    This includes the Crewe-Swansea vie HOWL and pronunciation seems pretty accurate.
  11. TheWalrus

    TRIVIA: Anywhere a Sprinter Family Train Hasn't Been?

    Berks and Hants? (Not including Basingstoke branch)
  12. TheWalrus

    Driver took a wrong route

    Hpw can the driver take a wrong turn on a train? Surely it’s down to the signalman?
  13. TheWalrus

    Chiltern Railways between Birmingham and London - always this bad?

    Left Marylebone on the 15:40 on Friday, full with a few standing. Came back on the 1146 off Leamington today which had ample capacity but the one before was very busy.
  14. TheWalrus

    Great Western Consultation Response, Worcestershire

    Yes I have. I was only aware of it being extended to 2019. I’m not on the ball as much as I was.
  15. TheWalrus

    Great Western Consultation Response, Worcestershire

    Will we have to endure another 3 years of unreliable GWR??
  16. TheWalrus

    East Midlands Franchise 2019-

    Thank god for that, GWR are shocking.
  17. TheWalrus

    Connectivity issues between the Hampshire & Dorset coast and Devon & Cornwall

    How about a few off-peak journeys Soton-Exeter via Westbury? Could also incorporate the Salisbury 6 service and use stock not working between the peaks subject to availability?
  18. TheWalrus

    Go-Op developments...

    Here we go again, not this one again, another crazy proposal! Although Taunton to Swindon could be useful to me!
  19. TheWalrus

    New South Western franchise: Awarded to First/MTR

    May need those two minutes if specifies in the rules of the plan. Could be padding or engineering allowance.
  20. TheWalrus

    New South Western franchise: Awarded to First/MTR

    Can someone link me to this? I've not seen it and would be interested to read it.

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