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  1. Andrew

    Weird scheduled stop!

    I am! I'm enjoying my 3tph all taking less than 2h10, thank you.
  2. Andrew

    New NRES website

    It is possible. They're just cheap/lazy/useless. Possibly all 3, it really is a terrible job. It's not just a few bugs, it's *awful*.
  3. Andrew

    New NRES website

    I'm using Google Chrome and it's still awful! The adverts just pour over the text. And why should I have to create a 'user account' to solve my problems - all I want is some train times! (I know I can use TOCs websites, but it is a complete shambles. I've emailed them too. It's a horrendous mess.)
  4. Andrew

    First Great Western Route Map

    Already exist.
  5. Andrew

    Cheapest First class tickets on FGW

    I don't know if it's the cheapest, but £2 between Worcester Foregate Street and Shrub Hill? Bargain! :P
  6. Andrew

    FGW to Install PIS on Thames Valley Route

    I will miss this PIS - they're great! Must be some of the oldest display systems on trains over the whole network?
  7. Andrew

    Manchester - London fare

    And who did you transfer to to BUY from? None of them work - I guess because when you transfer it has the destination Euston wheras somehow it needs to have a travelcard as the destination. Solutions?
  8. Andrew

    Manchester - London fare

    Has anyone managed to find one on any internet booking engine? And what London "station" did you use? Different journey planners have different available, not all of them with any fares available.
  9. Andrew

    East Yorkshire Round Robin

    Is there an easement for Scarborough on the normal ticket? Otherwise you'd be doubling back Seamer - Scarborough. And would the Round Robin be valid on multiple journeys? So for some pairs of stations it might be better to get the Round Robin?!
  10. Andrew

    Manchester - London fare

    So it's an advance purchase Saturday travelcard, reservations required on Outward. And yes, I was also wondering why no booking engines show it valid on any services. That's a more difficult question, I think! Thanks though John - sheds some light on it!
  11. Andrew

    Manchester - London fare

    I've come across a Manchester London Super Off Peak Day Travelcard valid via: Virgin Trains Only and priced £30.55, but can't work out which services it would be permitted on! Can anyone shed any light?
  12. Andrew

    Class 458

    The 6.35 at Martin's Heron is from Reading. There, platforms 4A/4B are *just* long enough for 8 coaches. Anything longer would block the other platform's access, even if you could walk through to those coaches. Not SWT's fault. After Reading's remodelling, and platform extensions elsewhere it...
  13. Andrew

    XC HSTs being shortened?

    Last few Bournemouth services I've seen have been 4 coaches which is ridiculous. Even a 5 coach 22x would be better, never mind about "Oh no, only 7 coach HSTs down to Plymouth!"
  14. Andrew

    ECML Dec 2010 Timetable

    Please learn your three letter codes. KGX and EDB.
  15. Andrew

    CP5 - what next for the railways

    The Matlock-Buxton link has been talked about seriously in the relatively recent past (ie has cropped up now and again in the last 10 years). I wouldn't put it as 'definitely not going to happen'.
  16. Andrew

    Class 180's to.....Northern?

    One of the best bits about BR, and the worst of small Open Access operations.
  17. Andrew

    Hull Trains Struggling for Rolling Stock Again

    As Yorkie pointed out they might do better under different maintenance! Like I've said they've done a good job with FGW for the past few years after their (albeit rather long) teething troubles.
  18. Andrew

    Hull Trains Struggling for Rolling Stock Again

    The 180s were awful at introduction but for the past 5 (ish) years they haven't been too shabby, although I don't know how many diagrams FGW were running (was it 11 off 14? Maybe 12). Anyway, it may be that they're just having a bad spot, which isn't ideal (far from it!) but should be...
  19. Andrew

    Widening lines east of Leeds City

    How many trains per hour use this double track section? The MLs out of Paddington manage 13tph. Maybe resignalling is a better option if the lines are "at capacity" as they stand.
  20. Andrew

    Paddington-Langley tomorrow night

    165s and 166s seem to be a common fleet on FGW now. Certainly I haven't seen any attempt to keep either fleet on or off particular services. Not like the 'Thames Express' services of old!

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