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    Diversion of Snow Hill Line services to New St. on weekends

    I would be saying the same thing if there was proven progress on these projects but so far, there has been zero progress and land needed for the bordseley chord has been sold by the government.
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    Diversion of Snow Hill Line services to New St. on weekends

    Is Snow Hill depot anywhere near Snow Hill station? If so, I would suggest that using tram would be better seeing it is faster and can be cheaper (or even free). And, the point was...? My point was that it's convenient for majority of travellers who are looking to connect at Birmingham city...
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    Diversion of Snow Hill Line services to New St. on weekends

    I suggested this purely for leisure travellers which would be most prominent on weekends. I would suspect that most leisure travellers would be happy to interchange at New St. as it provides more connections, and most commuters on weekdays would be happy to go to any of three stations in...
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    Diversion of Snow Hill Line services to New St. on weekends

    I was reading about Snow Hill Line and its history. Few decades ago, Snow Hill and Moor St. rail stations weren't popular, so trains were diverted to New St. Obviously this has stopped now. I was wondering if there was specific reasons as to why it stopped diverting? I'd imagine it would...
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    HS2 explained?

    The answer for 2) 3), since wikipedia link doesn't seem to answer it, is nobody knows. Most people would say the ticketing arrangement would be similar to HS1. I.e. requiring a specical ticket, routed "via HS2" and is dearer than using classic line. But then I wouldn't expect it to be too...
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    Landslip between Banbury and Leamington Spa (31.01.2015)

    If it takes longer than 2 weeks to investigate and fix the problem, then it'll clash with WCML closure on 14 and 15th feb, effectively leaving West Midlands with no direct link to London.
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    Landslip between Banbury and Leamington Spa (31.01.2015)

    Chiltern's FAQ section says restrictions still apply although bit relaxed. Anytime return via High Wycombe is £99, so not exactly cheap.
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    Landslip between Banbury and Leamington Spa (31.01.2015)

    Is there a way for Chiltern to shift some of their trains to West Midlands?
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    Landslip between Banbury and Leamington Spa (31.01.2015)

    Interesting. Could it because their services are so busy that they're unable to handle any more passengers?
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    Yet another Coalition education screw up

    I would honestly say it was easier back then. Looking at science exam papers today, I would certainly say I would have gotten one or two grades below the original grade if I had attempted it back then. I am of opinion that the grade inflation "problem" is mainly attributed to students becoming...
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    Birmingham to London then back using unusual routes

    Good suggestion. Although any route that I would be unlikely to cover sometime in future would take priority. I see, it costs me an extra fiver if I buy an XC advance ticket to Birmingham from Oxford instead of Banbury. From route improvements on Virgin Trains website linked here. Could this...
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    Birmingham to London then back using unusual routes

    Does that mean I have to use this ticket? If so, the restrictions doesn't really give me a suitable time for arriving into London or leaving from it.
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    Birmingham to London then back using unusual routes

    I plan to go out and return during Easter term holiday, between 28th March and 12th April, staying in London for 3-7 days. The cheapest I can find is £29 super off peak return via High Wycombe for use on FGW and XC trains on the return. It'd mean I would have to use the usual route to London...
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    Birmingham to London then back using unusual routes

    I plan to leave from Birmingham Centro area for London then back during Easter term holiday. I've decided that on return leg, I'll take 10:30 from Paddington to Banbury, and from there I'll be taking XC train to Birmingham on Sunday. I considered taking one from Worcester, but decided...
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    Easter services affected by engineering works

    Looking at timetable, VT trains are either terminating at Rugby or Milton Keynes. LM trains are terminating at Northampton. I can't see anything special in the timetable for Derby and Leicester.
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    Easter services affected by engineering works

    Dropping from 9 tph to 2 tph between Birmingham and London is going to be disaster. It was already bad enough during summer engineering works last year with VT services being diverted via Chiltern main line. Will VT and LM do something to alleviate this? Does FGW alight/pick up passenegers at...
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    Easter Engineering works discussion

    Oops, missed that. Apologies.
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    Easter Engineering works discussion

    It appears that there are quite few line closures across the Network Rail network. The notable ones are GWML near London's end, WCML in Watford and the line between York and Leeds. Closures in GWML mean some of FGW trains are diverted via Banbury, and it seems that their trains will not be...
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    Two new stations: Bermuda Park and Coventry (previously Ricoh) Arena

    Isn't Leamington-Coventry line going to be electrified as part of electric spine? With all electrification projects going on at moment, it wouldn't be too hard to find a few DMUs.

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