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    Tap and Go ticket points appear at Merseyrail stations

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/contactless-points-appear-merseyrail-stations-19257145 New contactless points have started popping up at Merseyrail stations as part of 'exciting new developments' coming to the train network. Video taken at one Merseyrail station by YouTuber...
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    TOCs asked to accept Flybe passengers

    According to the Independent website: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/flybe-news-flights-administration-collapse-coronavirus-outbreak-bust-latest-news-a9376421.html Should be interesting! Moderator note: This thread is purely to discuss the fact that TOCs will be accepting...
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    New MD at Northern (not Arriva) announced

    Northern website says that David Brown has been replaced by Nick Donovan. Impossible to imagine a scenario when the MD wouldn't have been told to "walk the plank".
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    Does not being on the electoral roll suggest an offence has been committed?

    Moderator note: Split from https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/issued-a-penalty-fare-notice-what-is-this.200946/ That's because not being on the electoral roll is suggestive that a criminal and/or civil offence has been committed.
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    Northern Rail passengers 'thank God' after company set to be stripped of its franchise-L/pool Echo

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/northern-rail-passengers-thank-god-17505478 "After years of cancellations, delays and frustrated journeys Northern Rail is set to be stripped of its franchise to operate trains in the north. Many ECHO readers who rely on Northern Rail to...
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    More Northern Resist commuter protests today at Bolton

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/02/commuters-gather-at-bolton-station-in-protest-over-increased-rail-fares Clearly the fight is not over yet.
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    TPE Liverpool to Glasgow direct: did any trains make it through?

    As far as I can see not a single TPE service actually managed to get all the way from Liverpool to Glasgow or vv today.
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    MEN article-"Northern Rail is crumbling from the inside out and things are only going to get worse"

    Article in today's Manchester Evening News https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/northern-rail-crumbling-inside-out-17434320 Once again, worrying stuff about an failing TOC with some interesting insider insights that I haven't seen discussed on here especially:
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    Do all passenger trains through Huddersfield station call there?

    Are there any passenger services that don't stop at Huddersfield? Have there been historically? Going forward should Huddersfield be considered a compulsory stop on every TP service? Thoughts?
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    BoJo 0 Manchester rail chaos 1

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/boris-johnson-train-delayed-victoria-17286714 Interested to see the train carrying the BoJo circus around Manchester was delayed. That's karma for you
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    Merseytravel Walrus Card to be scrapped

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/new-london-style-smart-travel-17132318 I can't see anything like this working until the local transport authorities have seized back control of all the local public transport operations, as is being spearheaded by Greater Manchester.