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  1. Metroman62

    3 Spies Junction? Coventry - Nuneaton Line

    Oh thanks, that explains why I could not find any details!
  2. Metroman62

    3 Spies Junction? Coventry - Nuneaton Line

    I went to school in the Coventry area in the 1970s. We would sometimes go and see what was happening at the sidings at what I think was called 3 Spies Junction. This is where the line from the Kersley Coal Mine joined the Coventry to Nuneaton line. The line went from there over a level crossing...
  3. Metroman62

    Long Walks at High Wycombe Station

    Wycombe station is built on a stagger, so if you want to go from the main entrance to platform 3 for faster trains to London, it's quite a walk to the end of platform 2, then over the bridge to platform 3. But it also can be a long walk to a London bound train on platform 1 as if it is a short...
  4. Metroman62

    Trainspotting apps

    Would http://trainlogger.co.uk/ Be of use?
  5. Metroman62

    LNER Azuma (Class 800/801)

    They seemed to line up pretty well in coach K, i did not see every seat in the other first class coach, but what I did see looked OK
  6. Metroman62

    LNER Azuma (Class 800/801)

    I travelled on the Azuma yesterday from Leeds to Kings Cross. I travelled in coach K, First Class. I have travelled on the equivalent coach on a GWR IET and must say the LNER version looks much brighter. My wife thought it was a different type of train to the GWR one, the difference was that...
  7. Metroman62

    West Midlands 153 and 170

    I caught the same service yesterday with a 170 / 153. The 153 stopped in front of me, the door light came on, I pressed but nothing happened! I am sure the unit was in use, but I moved quickly to the 170. I don’t know if the door did open, but can they be slow?
  8. Metroman62

    West Midlands 153 and 170

    Thank you. It does look a strange combination. I will keep a look out for this train set to make my journey more interesting
  9. Metroman62

    West Midlands 153 and 170

    Today, March 29, I caught the 16:35 from Kidderminster to Dorrigde. I was surprised to see the third carriage was a class 153, a separate unit. When I got of at Smethwick G Bridge I am pretty sure the front unit was a 170. I travel to and from Kidderminster about once every 2 weeks and...
  10. Metroman62

    Should Grand Central replace their 180s?

    I travelled on a 180 from Bradford Interchange on Feb 3 to Kings Cross. We arrived on time. I was surprised to see two 180s waiting at Bradford, I don’t know if that is a rare thing. I had not been on a 180 for a few years. I was in coach E and noticed the coach “wobbled” quite a lot when...
  11. Metroman62

    Passenger info screens - why yellow?

    Marylebone used to have a departure board made of red LED s. When the sun came our, you (I) could not read it. They replaced it with an orange version, much better in bright sunlight.
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    Passenger info screens - why yellow?

    Contrast is important, so bright text on a dark background is very easy to read (especially if you have poor vision). The new screens on trains are sometimes awful, white text on pale blue may look pretty but is harder to read than white text on a dark blue background. The current yellow /...
  13. Metroman62

    The inadequacies of LNER's electronic seat reservation signs

    Interesting display today on 16:45 Leeds to Kings X. No announcements about any reservation issues. Mind you my Cross Country train on Friday did not have its reservation displays working so it’s not just this new system that has issues
  14. Metroman62

    Chiltern Railways train crew shortages

    As a user if their services on a Sunday on the Aylesbury line, the cancellations are very annoying. It’s a poor service from mid morning anyway so a cancellation can cause a big delay
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    The inadequacies of LNER's electronic seat reservation signs

    Am on the 20:33 from Kings Cross to Leeds and my seat is reserved to Durham! My wife’s and others around us show Leeds. No coloured lights either. Gremlins at work. Shame the display can’t show seat number as well, it would save having to look elsewhere. Not good when you are visually impaired...
  16. Metroman62

    Chiltern Railways train crew shortages

    Also annoying when they run extra trains to Wembley by cancelling trains on the Aylesbury /Amersham / Marylebone service as they have been doing. So they get more revenue from extra Wembley passengers bur existing customers suffer
  17. Metroman62

    Can rescue locomotives push the trains they're rescuing?

    On 10 October, at around 2pm, I believe I saw a red class 67 on the "London" end of an LNER train in platform 6 at Leeds. i believe 91105 was at the buffers and the class 67 was attached to the dvt at the other end. If what I saw was correct, I was puzzled by the composition of the train. If...
  18. Metroman62

    Why do Disabled railcards exist?

    That is why I have the card. I can’t drive so don’t have a choice of travel often, so am grateful for the card
  19. Metroman62

    Chiltern Railways train crew shortages

    As at 11:55 6 trains show as being cancelled
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    Chiltern Railways train crew shortages

    The Metropolitan Line is not running from Harrow on the Hill to London this weekend with Chiltern as the suggested alternative, so its rather annoying to have cancelled Chiltern services

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