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    New law will enshrine ‘right’ of commuters to minimum service during strikes, says Grant Shapps

    So this legislation is a copy&paste of the same legislation somewhere else, eg Germany?
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    How many of our Heritage Railways are in trouble?

    But what are they comparing? There's '10%' mentioned, but thats against 2018, which could have been a very good year for the FR, & an average or bad year for the Talyllyn.
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    Help me identify these family railway artifacts

    He may be listed in a record as a house painter, because he was at that time. It doesn't mean he was always a painter. Could easily have also been a caretaker/general maintenance person at some time. If it is the Holgate workhouse, then it was still that in 1928...
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    Abellio Scotrail Franchise to end early in March 2022

    Not much of an article is it...
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    New law will enshrine ‘right’ of commuters to minimum service during strikes, says Grant Shapps

    So the UCU doesn't do work to rule? They've done it multiple times, they stop marking exams as it's not part of lecturers contracts.
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    Abellio Scotrail Franchise to end early in March 2022

    Edinburgh-Glasgow is also an easy win for improvements, & could well be a profitable route.
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    New law will enshrine ‘right’ of commuters to minimum service during strikes, says Grant Shapps

    Be quite easy to be 'asset-lite'. Most businesses don't own their premises.
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    Abellio Scotrail Franchise to end early in March 2022

    Considering all the mileage in Scotland is already in 'Network Rail Scotland', that might not be that difficult.
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    New law will enshrine ‘right’ of commuters to minimum service during strikes, says Grant Shapps

    Not being anti-union here at all, but certain unions don't have people with brains running them... The education unions do Work to Rule, & that is effective.
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    Abellio Scotrail Franchise to end early in March 2022

    They've activated a break clause, & now have 2 years to work out how to operate it. from wikipedia https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-36353498
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    New law will enshrine ‘right’ of commuters to minimum service during strikes, says Grant Shapps

    What about the management that put in place timetables that fall apart straight away? Or those that order trains that dont work? Or those that cut infrastructure funding so it keeps falling apart & causing delays?
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    New £10 annual charge for Greater Manchester Pensioners' Passholders to use tram and train for free

    Payment processing would be no more than 50p Adding the process to the existing smart reader/pass system won't have cost much.
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    New law will enshrine ‘right’ of commuters to minimum service during strikes, says Grant Shapps

    In the West Midlands, it's not strikes that are the issue. I suspect that's the case across most of the UK. Can we have 'minimum service levels' all the time? If not, why not? [those are the sort of questions to throw at the government]
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    New law will enshrine ‘right’ of commuters to minimum service during strikes, says Grant Shapps

    So only bus & train users, & only during strikes? What about when there aren't strikes, but the infrastructure hasn't been maintained, causing problems for trains & buses? Or a bus operator goes bust?
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    The 2019 General Election Result and Aftermath

    You do know that the majority of that stuff is the remit of local authorities? Economic development is a local authority or combined authority responsibility. Tourism promotion is a local authority responsibility. What businesses should move to these places, & what happens to the places they...
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    The 2019 General Election Result and Aftermath

    So we've gone from 'the last government couldn't get anything done' to 'this one will get stuff done' to 'nothing has changed' So if nothing has changed, then this government won't do anything about nurse numbers, or new homes, or anything else that they mentioned. For them to do something...
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    The 2019 General Election Result and Aftermath

    Developer payments are one-off payments, they don't fund the ongoing costs of providing additional school places. Education funding is also not under the control of local authorities, the funds go directly to schools. So, even if you've predicted a need for extra school places in a location due...
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    The 2019 General Election Result and Aftermath

    What in the past 4 years has prevented the Tories from doing these ideas already? What has changed so that it is only now that there can be an increase in nurses being trained? What has changed so that it is only now that there can be extra house building? etc etc etc
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    Northern Rail Legal Department

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/04337712 ARRIVA RAIL NORTH LIMITED Registered office address C/O Arriva Plc 1 Admiral Way, Doxford International Business, Park, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3XP
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    Avanti West Coast - Three classes of travel to be introduced

    Luggage rack isn't from a Virgin Pendolino, it's one of these; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VR_Class_Sm3

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