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    LNER reservation compulsory from 18 May! Will other operators follow suit?

    How will this work if your journey involves two TOCS, each insisting on reservations, involving a tube journey across London? You catch the first train but it runs late, or there is a delay on the tube, so you miss your connection? Do you get turned away by the second TOC?
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    LNER reservation compulsory from 18 May! Will other operators follow suit?

    I think the answer is to avoid contagion by dressing appropriately https://plaguedoctormasks.com/costume/
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    LNER reservation compulsory from 18 May! Will other operators follow suit?

    So what about those connecting onto LNER's services with tickets bought from other operators?
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    LNER reservation compulsory from 18 May! Will other operators follow suit?

    So the traveller arrives at the London station for the final leg of the journey a few minutes before departure and is supposed to try to book a seat using a mobile phone or risk being stranded there for hours or even overnight? Bonkers!
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    LNER reservation compulsory from 18 May! Will other operators follow suit?

    How is this compulsory reservations system going to cope with delays on connecting services, particularly via London? What if the incoming train arrives late, or there is a delay on the Underground, what is the traveller supposed to do when he arrives at the other terminus only to find his...
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    Abellio Greater Anglia Class 755s (Regional Trains)

    And accompanied by the jingle from the TV programme!
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    Abellio Greater Anglia Class 755s (Regional Trains)

    Like on "Countdown" do you mean?
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    Abellio Greater Anglia Class 755s (Regional Trains)

    So if the driver doesn't operate the doors the pax have to, possibly spreading the virus.
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    Abellio Greater Anglia Class 755s (Regional Trains)

    Do the external doors now open and shut automatically at all stations?
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    Great Western Electrification Progress

    Railways would be more visually appealing if designers were to take inspiration from Rowland Emett.
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    Abellio Greater Anglia Class 755s (Regional Trains)

    If you choose to live next to a railway line or an airport, you must expect noise.
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    Abellio Greater Anglia Class 755s (Regional Trains)

    How difficult is it to restore? Is it just a matter of cleaning the muck off or does it require a total repaint?
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    Abellio Greater Anglia Class 755s (Regional Trains)

    Not allowed. Social distancing! #CrownPointVirus
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    Class 745 Stadler FLIRTs (Intercity Trains)

    By keeping the train frequencies high, each passnger will be able to have more space. This will reduce the spread of infection.
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    Why were headcode boxes discontinued?

    Travellers need to know the departure time for their destination and the platform number. Google Maps can tell you this well before departure boards at stations like Paddington do.
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    Why were headcode boxes discontinued?

    Some quick method of identifying which train is at the platform would be useful (the ultimate destination is insufficient, as trains have different stopping patterns). It would also help those with seat reservations. The identification doesn't need to be on the trains themseves, as long as...
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    Why were headcode boxes discontinued?

    They are useful to the public. When I commuted from south London the punters all knew that even headcodes were for Victoria, odd numbers for Holborn Viaduct (yes, it was that long ago), useful when other methods of announcing trains failed (which was fairly often). Why was the practice discontinued?
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    Why were headcode boxes discontinued?

    Where are they to be found? Including them in the public timetable would perhaps be a start.
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    Why were headcode boxes discontinued?

    So used within the railway industry, but not divulged to the public.
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    Why were headcode boxes discontinued?

    Moderator note: Split from https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/class-745-stadler-flirts-intercity-trains.191504 In the old days, trains used to display these codes at the front. They seem to have disappeared now, or have I been looking in the wrong place?

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