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  1. kieron

    Is there a list or map of Foot crossings?

    The underlying data is here. If you have a GIS program, you can filter it to find whatever data you wish to.
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    Loss of taste and sense of smell now official symptoms of coronavirus

    There's a long list of symptoms for COVID-19 on the WHO web site. It says: The government can decide what to include or exclude in the things it publishes, of course.
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    How should the world make China pay for Coronavirus?

    If it was easy for people to find out how it spread to humans, we'd probably already know. As it's a disease which has few, or no, symptoms for most people who catch it, it's likely that the first person who caught the virus doesn't realise he or she had it. We may never be able to trace the...
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    How should the world make China pay for Coronavirus?

    Scientists seem to know quite a lot about how the outbreak started as it is, and research is continuing today. What benefit do you think an "independent investigation" would bring?
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    How should the world make China pay for Coronavirus?

    I think countries each have to work out what they do in response to the disease. I don't see how trying to "make China pay" will prevent anyone from becoming infected, or reduce the amount of suffering which results from this. It can wait. Leaving "the world" to one side, the UK will do nothing...
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    How should the world make China pay for Coronavirus?

    Sadly, a number of countries have elected very divisive people to high office. Perhaps "the world" will be able to do something about your concerns once some of them have left the international stage.
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    National Routeing Guide update

    Some more changes were published this afternoon. Changes from 07 May 2020 (304) to 13 May 2020 (305). Permitted Route changes: Carlisle (CAR) to Liverpool Group (G18) gain CG+EV No effect. CG+CV (which was already a valid map combination) covered the same routes. Kirkham & Wesham (KKM) to...
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    TRIVIA: Are any services in violation of the Railway Regulation Act 1844? (specifically in speed)

    The Act talks in terms of trunk, branch and junction lines. I don't think the track between Whitchurch and Coryton was considered to be any of those, so the speed of trains over that section would not be taken into account. You could take the line to be Heath-Coryton, though. Going by the...
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    Northern Consultation Dec 2020

    Other than the paragraph in the Form P document for the Northern consultation (for which Greybear33's summary here makes sense to me), has anything been published by Network Rail about plans for TfW in Dec 2020 or beyond? The notion of standardising TfW services could cover quite a lot, as the...
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    National Routeing Guide update

    Some more changes were published yesterday (Thursday). Changes from 06 May 2020 (303) to 07 May 2020 (304). Permitted Route changes: Preston (PRE) to Runcorn (RUN) gain JK+LC lose CU+CV This journey is no longer valid via Manchester or via Bolton. Easement changes: Added: 700911 (Map)...
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    Transport for Wales 769's

    If TfW fitted 769s out to a lower spec than their existing fleet, then they would end up doing Pembrokeshire-Manchester runs sooner or later.
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    National Routeing Guide update

    Some easements were removed from the routeing guide this afternoon. Changes from 27 Apr 2020 (302) to 06 May 2020 (303). Easement changes: Removed: 700897 (Map) Due to engineering work diversions on the weekend of 25 and 26 April 2020, Cross Country services will be diverted between...
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    One of the Most Pointless Covid19 Headlines?

    I think it may be like the "no brown M&M" thing. If you use an old-fashioned term when referring to people in a disadvantaged group, people are more likely to worry that other aspects of your attitude towards people in this group are also old-fashioned in some way. If anyone's interested, by...
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    One of the Most Pointless Covid19 Headlines?

    I don't think the word "disabled" was what attracted Ianno87's attention. For the Guardian's take on the terminology, their style guide is on their web site. You would need to search for things, though, as there doesn't seem to be any way to link to a specific term on the (rather long) pages...
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    One of the Most Pointless Covid19 Headlines?

    No, it was CaptainHaddock. I don't know the Guardian that well, but I think there are a couple of phrases in that quote which they would generally avoid using.
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    National Routeing Guide update

    The timetable has "fixed links" listed in it between Heathrow and Slough/Feltham (so it says it takes an hour to get between Feltham and Heathrow, rather than saying there's a bus leaving at such and such a time). The Reading and Woking buses are in the timetable, and these are the ones which...
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    Saver Half (SVH) product on Avanti West Coast to end from May fares round

    People talk about "revenue neutral" here quite a bit, but any change the rail industry makes will have an effect of some sort on what people do. Some people will buy different tickets (remember that Avanti sell a lot of advance tickets, which are all priced as single fares), some will decide to...
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    National Routeing Guide update

    A new easement was added to the routeing guide this afternoon. Changes from 22 Apr 2020 (301) to 27 Apr 2020 (302). Easement changes: Added: 700910 (Circuitous Route) Customers travel From or via Reading to London Heathrow (bus terminal) on tickets priced (00951) AP RAILAIR READING or (00953)...
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    Trainspotting: is this currently essential?

    I don't know about Halfords, but I believe B&Q was initially closed for anything except collection of things bought on-line. If the shop you saw had just gone back to opening as normal, then a rush is not at all surprising, as people make visits they've had to put off for the last few weeks. At...
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    Saver Half (SVH) product on Avanti West Coast to end from May fares round

    How do you feel these people would gain? As far as I can see, someone like that booking on-line to travel tomorrow would be offered an SOS one way and an SVH the other, at a cost of half the price of an SOR and half the SVR price. Someone booking to travel in June would be offered a SOS and a...

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