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  1. J

    Oxford Vaccine phase one trial shows great promise

    In the UK, the Oxford Phase II trails began recruiting ages 56-69 ( and, I think, 70+ for some groups / centres ) back in May 22nd. (See: https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-05-22-oxford-covid-19-vaccine-begin-phase-iiiii-human-trials ) Are there no similar opportunities in the US?
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    Failing Grayling Back In a Job (or not!) - Chairmanship of Commons Intelligence and Security Committee

    As far as I can tell wikipedia's account of this is accurate... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_cat_strategy
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    Failing Grayling Back In a Job (or not!) - Chairmanship of Commons Intelligence and Security Committee

    Amazing that No 10's resident "superforecaster" failed to predict this outcome ( no doubt - after lashing out - he'll be back re-editing his blog to show how he knew it would happen all along.)
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    London Waterloo to Reaing or beyond - Valid via Windsor Stations

    That's interesting, John - this highlights the difference between the way journey planners work compared to the public-facing routeing guide. As far as I know, journey planners will use the route via Kensington Olympia as the shortest route basis even though it clearly doesn't meet the "over...
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    London Waterloo to Reaing or beyond - Valid via Windsor Stations

    To recap, applying the normal public-facing routeing guide rules would suggest that going via Windsor is *not* valid. However, as journey planners will offer this route (without multiple tickets) it is currently valid just by virtue of that fact. The OP is travelling from Waterloo. As an...
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    London Waterloo to Reaing or beyond - Valid via Windsor Stations

    By "should be" I just mean that it's not an unreasonable route. It's nowhere near 10 miles longer than the shortest route from Waterloo to Reading (which is the relevant comparison). No station is passed through twice so where is the doubleback?
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    London Waterloo to Reaing or beyond - Valid via Windsor Stations

    I agree - it should be a permitted route. The rail legs for the journey come in at 3.38 miles over the shortest route by rail so I guess that margin may indeed account for this behaviour.
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    London Waterloo to Reaing or beyond - Valid via Windsor Stations

    Yes, NRE accepts the route from Waterloo to Reading via Windsor (walking from Central to Riverside) and at least a couple of retailers will sell it. I have to admit, I can't work out how it's valid.
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    Trainsplit sending data to Facebook?

    OK, thanks - that's an interesting answer. I agree that the bits of information you've mentioned so far are "innocent" but if that's all your talking about then they're certainly trivial to obtain directly. I would never choose to get that info from a third party (least of all facebook)...
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    Trainsplit sending data to Facebook?

    What additional information do you get that isn't available from the DOM ?
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    Two Together identical tickets?

    A large majority of Two Together Railcard holders will be buying two identical tickets but I dont think that the terms and conditions actually require you to do so (although the tickets must be purchased at the same time). As far as I know, most (or all) public-facing retail systems are...
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    Buxted to East Croydon Saturday 11th July

    To expand: national rail enquiries shows 3 bus legs: Buxted - Crowborough - Oxted - Purley. Occasionally buses are loaded into the timetable as separate legs even though they run through - I think it's possible that Crowborough - Purley could actually be a through bus. Presumably they're...
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    Evesham to Banbury Routeing Question

    If you want to follow the mapped route from Evesham to Banbury via Swindon on map combination HP+RF then from Evesham you'd need to start by reaching a Worcester Group member (ie Shrub Hill, Foregate St or Droitwich Spa ) by the shortest route(+3m) or a direct train and then you need to head...
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    Annual Gold Card - Multiple Trips in a day

    There's a permitted route from London to Sevenoaks via Grove Park>Sundridge Park>Bromley North>Bromley South. For a ticket that allows break of journey there's no need to complete (or to intend to complete) the whole journey. The OP's wife has a season so she can also switch between any of the...
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    Annual Gold Card - Multiple Trips in a day

    Thanks, yes, you're right of course. The fixed link means the Bromley South Group - Grove Park link on SV covers the route via Bromley North. And, as you say, the over-general (and hence over-restrictive) coding of negative easement 700578 ( where underlying easements 701535/6 preclude...
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    Annual Gold Card - Multiple Trips in a day

    Yes, it surprised me that Bromley North isn't a routeing point group member. ( There is a fixed link between North and South in timetable data. )
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    Annual Gold Card - Multiple Trips in a day

    Unfortunately, there isn't a Bromley Routeing Point Group. Bromley North isn't a routeing point group member ( its only associated routeing point is Grove Park) There is a Bromley South Routeing Point Group but that includes Bickley and Bromley South only.
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    National Routeing Guide update

    I agree. In that respect rp_calc is exemplary.
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    Impossible to use fare route?

    The route via Tamworth is the shortest route from Sheffield to Euston (using the RG data) . At least one retailer is offering the £60 route 00370 SVS.
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    Impossible to use fare route?

    Thanks - I should have spotted that - that's a good point.

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