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    SNCF to restore Nice and Tarbes night trains?

    Mark Smith, the man in Seat61, has linked to a report in the Nice daily to the effect that the French government intends to reinstate two of the axed Intercites de Nuit - the Tarbes service IIRC was a portion of the surviving service on the Toulouse route...
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    Altered Settle-Carlisle and Bentham line services from 17 Feb

    A flag-up, as I don't think it has been mentioned on another thread: 3 offpeak services each way have been witdrawn between Leeds and Skipton. Trans affected are 1220/1418/1518 ex Leeds 0941 Lancaster/1033 Morecambe/1049 Carlisle. Local information is that this is to reduce congestion at Leeds...
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    Arezzo, Italy, secondary railways

    Does anyone have uptodate information regarding the secondary lines from Arezzo to Sinalunga and Stia? A few years ago these had some vintage stock in regular weekday (?schoolday) use, including ex FS E424 locos among other delights. They clearly now have modern units for some services - is...
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    Amersham Oyster Validators

    Mods, please move if you think it could have a better home! For a single offpeak journey between Central London and Wendover or Stoke Mandeville, it is clearly cheaper to use Oyster PAYG as far as Amersham. Are there validators on the platforms, and if so, approximately where? (This is just...
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    Peterborough engineering work this weekend

    This weekend all down main line trains are running to slightly amended times and booked Slow Line from Fletton to Tallington. I've just passed through the section on the 1730 ex KGX but the only signs of work are - a scaffolding barrier between DS and DF at PBO - a couple of JCBs sat idle in...
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    UK TOCs to no longer accept Interrail passes from 2020 (decision now reversed)

    Mod note: The first four posts in this discussion have been split from this thread in International Transport. A tip from a colleague, which I will take advantage of in the autumn: If you live a fair way from London, an Interrail 3 days in a month plus ES passholder fares is a very economical...
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    SE £20/25 Kent Coast summer offer

    Question from a relative living in SE-land - does this ticket forbid BoJ? Restriction code is OP https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/destinations-and-offers/offers/summer-offer. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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    WCRC on Lakes Line at Easter.

    Apologies if I have missed a thread about this, but apparently WCRC are running a shuttle on the Windermere branch on Easter Eve and Easter Day when the main line is closed. Otherwise both branch and main line are RRBs. No timetable on RTT as yet...
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    Bohemian byways to Berlin and back - May 2017

    Anyone who has sampled the railways of the Czech Republic and Slovakia is liable to be bitten by the bug – and that was certainly the case for me. After my taster in 2016, I had no difficulty in persuading my wife that our summer holiday in 2017 should be to Vienna and the Czech Republic and to...
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    30907 goes East part 2 - Slovakia, May 2016

    Saturday 28 May Leaving Prague on the Friday night sleeper , I eventually got to sleep, and was woken at Zilina in Slovakia where the elderly East German sleeping car was detached, and attached to the first Rychlik of the day to Banska Bystrica car. The experience of being shunted by a...
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    30907 goes East part 1 - Czech Republic, May 2016

    Shredder's latest report has prompted me to join the noble army of reporters and enthuse about Czech and Slovak rail travel. If you want shed visits, numbers and such you'll be disappointed, so please press the back button now. I note the class of loco and stock, punctuality and loading, but...
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    Using headcodes in posts

    http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=144775 Not sure this really warrants a new thread but....picking up on thie above thread about headcodes, should we ask forum members to avoid using headcodes on their own without explanation, as we do with Three Letter Codes? Not only are they not...
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    Maghull car park

    Afternoon all! I need to be in Liverpool for about 1530 tomorrow and return around 1930, travelling from Blackburn. Time pressure means that an all-rail journey isn't realistic. Maghull is just off the M58 and seems to have a good car park. Anyone know whether I'm likely to get a space around...
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    Any class 444s diagrammed to Portsmouth?

    Evening All! I am travelling down to Portsmouth at the end of the month. Are there any booked 444s to Portsmouth around 1630-1700 Weds outward and returning middle of the day Mon or Sat? Google hasn't got me very far, just wondered if anyone on the forum knew. Happy to go via Botley if...
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    Oebb confirms interest in expanding sleeper network.

    The coming demise of CNL has, I think, been discussed on this forum but I can't find the thread. Anyway, OeBB's annual report confirms their interest in taking over some of the present CNL routes. As well as the routes from Munich to Italy (which are interwoven with OeBB and other operators'...
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    ATW LHCS on 31 August

    I've established from RTT that the Manchester set is running its booked workings on Bank Holiday Monday west of Warrington BQ. It's perhaps a bit early to ask, but has anyone any insight as to whether Gerald might be in use for relief services, and if so which? There was a reference to Saturday...
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    Preston-London Any Permitted valid via Blackburn?

    Please could someone confirm or otherwise my interpretation of the NRG? I need to be in London for 11am on a weekday for which the 0758 PRE-EUS is the obvious choice, and with a Senior Railcard the Off Peak Return at £57.35 is unbeatable. The return is in my own time and the next day, and I...
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    Nuneaton - St Pancras alternative route for VT during blockade?

    Obviously the VT blockade buster route between Euston and Nuneaton isn't an option this weekend, but is there an operational reason (as opposed to a commercial one) why VT couldn't run a shuttle using some of its Voyagers between STP and NUN via the Wigston curve? Platform lengths at STP would...
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    ? ré 1978 photo of catering vehicles at Paddington

    In this post from Germany http://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?30,7293278 two of the photos show a row of Mk 1s, mostly catering vehicles plus a BSK, in the Parcels Platform at Paddington. The year is known but not the date. Any idea why these were there? I don't think there were...
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    London Eurostar CIV on TVMs

    Waiting for a train to Bradford the other day, I spotted a new-looking (white) TVM at the platform entrance at Accrington and, having a few minutes to spare (and no-one else queuing), I checked it out. I was pleasantly surprised to find the walk-up fares to LOE/LNE showing up - is this a...

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