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    Quarantine

    As I keep pointing out, the end goal was to save lives, protecting the NHS was only a step in achieving that. We still need to protect the NHS, and we still need to save lives. This is a virus that escalates rapidly, exponentially, as we saw when it first arrived, and as we can see now in other...
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    How to provide a location to 999

    I presume that google maps is giving my location by GPS as there is no WiFi signal available. High precision GPS will surely just give the wrong location more precisely.
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    Quarantine

    I am sorry, but that is a truly preposterous thing to say. What is the point of having an NHS?
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    Do restrictions apply on the use of public transport in Wales? Are leisure journeys allowed or not?

    If it is anything like the system that CrossCountry have adopted, it will be a nightmare. Attempting to book ahead on XC now is next to impossible, as the limited number of socially-distanced seats on each train is rapidly used up, leading to a "train full" message for just about every train...
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    Do restrictions apply on the use of public transport in Wales? Are leisure journeys allowed or not?

    I see that TfW have now added the message "Essential travel only in Wales. Transport for Wales services are for key workers and essential journeys only. You must wear a face covering." as a travel disruption warning for their services. So this message appears like any usual travel disruption...
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    Quarantine

    It is a number set slightly higher than our current infection rate. Personally, I would have preferred them to set a rate slightly lower than ours - at one time that wouldn't have been difficult! The actual target back in March was to save lives. Ensuring that the NHS wasn't overwhelmed was a...
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    Quarantine

    Actually it is the threshold where they start considering action (or dithering, depending on your point of view). There are several countries above 20 that I don't believe are currently restricted, but obviously could soon be if their numbers are consistently going in the wrong direction...
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    Delay repay when walking across London on split tickets? Help?

    For an interchange like Euston to St Pancras, you probably could walk it as quickly as taking the tube. But not Euston to Paddington. According to google maps, it takes 47 minutes to walk from Euston concourse to Paddington concourse. While you could probably do it quicker if you are a fast...
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    How to provide a location to 999

    Are they the same co-ordinates that Google maps uses to work out where I am? When I am at home, that routinely tells me I am in a village 3 miles away.
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    How to provide a location to 999

    Agreed that they only need circa 38,500 words, but they still need a database of 5.3e13 squares to map onto those 38,500 words?
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    Quarantine

    With a virus that escalates exponentially, a week is a long time. If they waited a week, things could have got a lot, lot worse in the affected countries. For example, it is now widely accepted that the week's delay in imposing lockdown in this country is the main reason we had one of the...
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    Quarantine

    I think the places visited are quite different too. How many of us in the UK want to go and spend a fortnight in sunny London? A day, yes, or perhaps even a weekend, but for a week or a fortnight most are looking for somewhere with a beach. Whereas how many overseas visitors were coming here...
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    West Somerset Railway

    Agreed, you need to consider the costs and returns. Would extending to Taunton bring in sufficient extra income to justify the significant investment and ongoing costs involved. Highly unlikely, I would have thought. There is already a reasonable bus connection.
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    How to provide a location to 999

    But doesn't that mean the whole lookup table has to be pre-loaded onto your phone? How big is that?
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    TfL Railcard Strategy with Contactless Cards

    And for those that have Oystercard with railcard discount, rarely are they asked to show the railcard. Probably only if the inspector thinks the discount doesn't fit the passenger.
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    Experiences of heritage railway operations post lockdown

    Supermarkets are an interesting comparison. I live in Snowdonia, a part of Wales that has attracted record numbers of English tourists recently. In Wales, we have never been required to wear face coverings in supermarkets, and prior to tourism reopening few did so. If you were right about the...
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    Experiences of heritage railway operations post lockdown

    So, your opinion has been heavily influenced by a couple of fringe sceptic social media groups. And you are telling the rest of us to ignore social media and the mainstream media!!!!!
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    Experiences of heritage railway operations post lockdown

    And you really think cruise ships are a good example to follow?!!!!!
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    Delay repay when walking across London on split tickets? Help?

    You also need to be very careful when using TfL's journey planner. For most journeys between two locations, it gives you door to door times. However, if you ask for a journey between two TfL stations, the time given will be for TfL platform to TfL platform, with no allowance for the time...
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    UK officially enters recession

    Wind turbines - because we were slow to adopt them, other countries took the lead. Nuclear power stations - because we stopped building them, so our manufacturers had no market. We our now buying nuclear power stations that other countries developed for their home markets. Subs - a very small...

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