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    Coronavirus: Is this the end of physical cash? Will we go completely electronic?

    Is a couple of people handling a bank note or a coin really a more serious risk of contamination than hundreds of people paying by plastic touching the same keypad? This no cash thing just looks silly and counterproductive. The sort of nonsense you always get when anything at all goes awry.
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    ScotRail cancelling services

    Caledonian Sleeper website says all bookings for the Lowlander from Thursday 26th March to 30th May 2020 have been cancelled, so not much point getting to Glasgow Central.
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    Coronavirus virus effect on Heritage lines Summer 2020

    I would answer the question but I simply can't believe anybody can't work it out for themselves.
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    Coronavirus virus effect on Heritage lines Summer 2020

    So which groups in society does the word everyone not include?
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    C4 Dispatches: Investigation reveals number of 'ghost trains' lying idle in Britain

    The whole program could have been lifted straight from a rail enthusiast forum. 10 shovel ready schemes that could improve the whole network? I doubt more than 1 or 2 are shovel ready if that. Thousands of carriages in the middle of nowhere that could be used to reduce commuter crowding? Most...
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    Fixed penalty notice

    Then they should make more of an effort to check them when given. Reminding a dishonest person that their dishonesty could have consequences, if anything, reduces the chances of them giving false details in the future. At least the OP in this case admits they lied. On many threads they are...
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    Fixed penalty notice

    I don't see anything wrong morally or legally with what I have written. The TOC wants its money and obtaining correct details is part of the process of obtaining that money. Obtaining personal details aren't an end in itself. Therefore, saying pay up gives the TOC what it wants - the £100.40. It...
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    Fixed penalty notice

    Providing false details is an offence which could likely end up in court if they find out, which they probably will if you challenge the fare evasion payment demand. You would be well advised to pay the £100.40.
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    fine or prosecution?

    Advice given to not mention the weekly pass just seems wrong. The OP received a standard letter asking for their version of events. Just pretending they didn't lie about having a ticket isn't the best strategy if they want to avoid a prosecution. It was an attempt at deliberate fare evasion...
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    Travel Incident Report issued by Arriva

    Because you are now known to them and if you get caught again they won't be so lenient. As you say you will never do it again you have nothing to worry about.
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    Weird Happenings During Railtours

    Similarish to the opening post, on The Bristol Coal-Stone Haul on 3rd June 2007 50049 ran low on water and was topped up by a hosepipe from somebody’s back garden who lived next to the Tytherington branch. A Spitfire railtour to the Eastleigh area, probably around 2007 – 2009, failed to stop...
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    New MD at Northern (not Arriva) announced

    I don’t understand why so many people in the rail industry, including Robin Gisby in his statement regarding David Brown’s replacement, keep going on about how many challenges Brown faced. It isn’t the number of challenges someone faces that matter but how they tackle and overcome them. Climbing...
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    Porterbrook Cl.769 'Flex' trains from 319s, initially for Northern

    I’m surprised anybody feels quite that strongly about the 195s. I’m not a rail commuter but have made many journeys on 195s and 331s and they certainly aren’t perfect; I’ve made many comments on here about the PIS which is either a joke or a disgrace depending on your viewpoint, and the ride if...
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    Future Of Caledonian Sleeper Class 86s/87

    It had them in the early days. That photo is from 1993. This is from 1990 - https://flic.kr/p/BjMszw
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    Porterbrook Cl.769 'Flex' trains from 319s, initially for Northern

    They're not testing them. Testing is supposedly complete. They are now doing driver training in preparation for entry into service.
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    TPE Mark 5A coaching stock progress (includes images)

    TP02, the last of the Longtown 4, came out of storage today being hauled by 66512 to Crewe CS. https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishrail1980sand1990s/49591885718/in/dateposted/
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    That virtually nobody from Preston wants to go to Milton Keynes. Why travel over 150 miles to look at some concrete cows when we have the real thing up here?
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    All xx:17 departures from Preston call at Milton Keynes and the reason Avanti services are empty between Preston and Blackpool is because there is a massive over provision of services on that route in the winter. During the day many Northern services are also virtually empty. If Preston didn't...
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    The 6th carriage is the DVT. Passengers aren't interested in the internal arrangement of the DVT. If you are suggesting there should be 6 passenger carrying vehicles then this was changed a while back. There is a letter somewhere from Grand Central to the ORR detailing this but I've no idea...
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    TRIVIA - Routes where it's difficult to catch a train stopping at every station

    I think the question related to services where all stations on the route are served but there aren't any services that stop at them all, so Waterloo - Weymouth wouldn't count as no Waterloo - Weymouth services stop at Raynes Park, New Malden, etc, whereas all stations between Man Vic and Leeds...

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