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    South Wales 'Metro'

    I had no idea about this! When was this done? Is there any more information online or anywhere about this? I grew up in Sully, and the removal of the railway and subsequent building over almost all the alignment through the village has always been so frustrating. Peak traffic was always bad...
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    Vintage Lourdes pilgrimage trains

    Some of the older/more traditional pilgrimages have remarkably formal uniforms (whereas most pilgrimages just make do with a uniform T-shirt), so you might've seen one of them. And a lot of pilgrimages will indeed have quite the party, both at Lourdes and in transit. The Order of Malta was...
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    Vintage Lourdes pilgrimage trains

    A little less vintagely, I was part of a Lourdes pilgrimage in the early 2000s, which involved a chartered TGV from Calais-Ville direct to Lourdes. We'd arrive by coach (usually via Eurostar, but a couple of times from the ferry) in the early morning and load up the TGV ready for a 6am or 6:30am...
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    Conwy Valley Line - Now Reopened

    I was the only passenger when I went down on Tuesday, on one of the extra shuttles. I was outnumbered by the conductor and three BTP officers... In the two full days I spent on the Maes, I lucked out and happened to be indoors during every downpour—until Friday night in front of the outdoor...
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    Conwy Valley Line - Now Reopened

    Those of us who are getting intercity services from far afield could really do with proper times being published earlier than at the very last minute It's a good job I long ago gave up on the possibility of advance fares, and resigned myself to getting a walk-up ticket instead!
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    Conwy Valley Line - Now Reopened

    Is that a list of trains as at North Llanrwst station through the day on Monday 5th? That looks like it's just the standard timetable, no additional services yet.
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    Conwy Valley Line - Now Reopened

    TfW have put out a press release announcing 14 additional daily services (seven round trips perhaps?), but they're not yet in the journey planner and their Twitter team doesn't know about them. Is there any suggestion yet of when they'll be? I'll be travelling up next Tuesday and would like to...

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