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    Covid Vaccine Scam Text Message

    I have been informed of a scam text message telling recipients that they are to have the COVID jab but need to contact the address given with all their details plus bank account etc. The website looks like an NHS site but is of course a scam. As the first people to get the jab are mainly elderly...
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    DRS Locomotive stabled at York

    Once again a DRS class 66 is stabled at York alongside platform 11. One was there last week but moved off before the weekend. My question is what are they there for, is it a thunderbird covering their services or are they for driver training. If it is the latter then they don't do much and if...
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    Trans Pennine via Castleford

    TP I have noticed are running via Castleford regularly. Seems to be services to/from Redcar. Is this because of the virus timetable or some other reason? Whatever it's nice to see some different stock on a regular basis. If only they could call and reinstate a direct service to York but what...
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    Fare Evasion, An own Goal cannot help.

    it appears that Fare Evasion is a considerable problem across all routes and TOCs. I wonder if a lot of it is not as a result of actions by the railway and is in fact an own goal. When nearly all tickets were purchased at the station, face to face as it were, coupled with most stations manned...
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    Rail Safety Officer

    On my Northern train this afternoon was a large man, dressed in dark clothing, with a high vis vest which said on the back Rail Safety Officef, or something similar. I haven't encountered one of these people before and it occurred to me to wonder what powers, if any, he had over those that all...
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    Chaos at Exeter Central

    on Saturday 14th whilst on a weekend break with my wife, I went from Exmouth to Exeter Central on a very nicely refurbished 150/2. It was busy but on arrival at Central it was soon apparent the all was not well. We went up the stairs to the passage towards the barriers and were joined by people...
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    What did I see?

    Yesterday, Sunday 17th, I was on a service from Bletchley to Euston. As we went by Willesden depot I glimpsed what looked like a 4 car unit in an Orange Livery. I saw that the front seemed to be curved. As we ran into Euston another seemed to be leaving but on our return there was no sign of...
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    How much will 4 PAYG tube journeys cost?

    I am visiting London this weekend and I don't have an Oyster card. I know I can use a debit card but wonder if I did 4 journeys on the tube all within zones 1and 2 how much would I be charged overall? Would it be a fare for each journey or just one charge for the lot. Would I be better off...
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    Mount Washington Cog Railway

    i travelled on the line last weekend and found it very interesting. I rode the steam service which runs the first and last trains of the day. I was surprised to see that the Diesel trains, each with one coach pushed up the hill ran in groups of 3 trains about 50 or so yards apart. This was both...
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    Incorrect stock formation information being advertised (Wakefield Westgate)

    This morning I took a friend to Wakefield Westgate to catch a train to Glasgow Central. She had a pre booked first class ticket. The service was a XC one and the station is run by LNER. On platform two the television information clearly stated first class is at the rear of the 5 coaches. The...

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