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    Non existent station on departure board!

    Short Term Plan overlay for 10-28 January, beyond that date it is (so far) just a passing time at Princes Street Gardens.
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    Trivia: ”Single station” towns with station name suffixes

    I had a recollection that both Filton stations were open for a short period due to a solitary objection being received about the closure of the old station. Being that long ago though, I could be mistaken.
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    Trivia: ”Single station” towns with station name suffixes

    Replaced the previous Filton station (they co-existed for a while), and the Abbey Wood suffix refers to its closeness to the MoD base.
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    Non existent station on departure board!

    The timing point at Stoke Tunnel (SOKEJN being it's TIPLOC), where the train stops for 1 minute, has incorrectly been input to the train schedule as a passenger stop rather than for operating purposes. As the platform screen doesn't have that location in its list of valid stations it displays...
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    Trivia: ”Single station” towns with station name suffixes

    Bletchley used to be a town in its own right, but when Milton Keynes was created in the mid-1970s it became a suburb of that larger conurbation - as did Wolverton, Fenny Stratford and Woburn Sands.
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    Trivia: ”Single station” towns with station name suffixes

    As a resident of the town, and former denizen of the Parcels Office, I can state that Northampton station has not used the Castle suffix in any shape or form since around 1967. However, what's left of the sidings immediately north of the station is known, operationally, as Castle Yard. Anybody...
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    Trivia: ”Single station” towns with station name suffixes

    Simply Lincoln since St Marks closed...
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    Personal Nostalgia

    Tap changers on AC multiple units leaving a station.
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    Old Railway Comedy Sketches on TV help

    I recall Not The Nine o'Clock News sketch about a ticket office/travel centre, explaining when a Saver ticket could or could not be used - is that the one you were thinking of?
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    Personal Nostalgia

    What's an "Area Manager"?
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    BR1B/BR1 railway keys

    Carriage connecting doors on Mk1 stock. Some internal doors on Class 321s.
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    Personal Nostalgia

    This one...
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    ScotRail booking/ticket office 'cuts'

    But a significant proportion of those owners (particularly the elderly) are reluctant to use them for anything other than phone calls or text messages. That may be because they are technophobes, or because they fear getting scammed or perhaps because their eyesight it too poor to adequately see...
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    Scottish Grand Tour ticket

    In the same way that Britain was great when it was an island?
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    (Retired safeguarded) Staff travel restrictions

    The solution is, probably, to check the RSTL website each time you travel - to make sure that you have the latest restrictions list. Especially as timetables are changing so frequently at the moment.
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    (Retired safeguarded) Staff travel restrictions

    Is staff travel a deferred wage, or is it a taxable benefit?
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    Which timetabled passenger train which has the most reverses?

    East Sussex Coast services at Eastbourne.
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    The Bad Advice Thread

    115v electrical appliances work twice as fast when plugged into a UK 230v socket.
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    Gritty Underground Stations

    Most of the stations on the north side of the Circle Line between Paddington and Liverpool Street. Even where they have been refurbished they don't really look fresh.

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