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    Website to track railway lines travelled on

    Does anyone know of a website where I can mark the railway lines I've travelled on to create a map of them? Ideally one which includes railway lines outside of the UK too. I'm pretty certain such a thing exists as I've seen people's maps on Twitter but I've searched around and can't find any...
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    NFC Ticketing

    For my final year project at university I'm looking into attitudes towards future train ticket types on the UK rail network, in particular NFC ticketing. If you could support me by completing my questionnaire below, I would really appreciate it as I value the input from rail users and...
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    Railway book suggestions

    I've recently caught the reading bug but have really struggled to find any appealing literature on the railways. Any suggestions for notable books you recommend reading about the railways would be really appreciated. To give you some idea of what I'm interested in, I enjoy the business...
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    Passenger journeys by route statistics

    I'm looking for data relating to the number of journeys undertaken between London and Manchester by train (preferably for the past 20 years), are these available in the public domain? I've had a good look on the ORR and ATOC with no joy but thought it would be worth asking anyway. Many thanks...
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    Proposal to improve East-West connections

    This is the culmination of a few ideas I've read on here over the years, I've done my best to formulate a fairly realistic proposal and would to like hear your thoughts on it. - Extend the Cardiff to Nottingham service through to Lincoln and scrap the existing Leicester to Lincoln service -...
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    Work Experience

    I'm in Year 13 at the moment just finishing Sixth Form, hopefully studying Transport & Business Management at university from September. I've lined up some work experience this summer with a haulage company but would really like some work experience in the rail industry for a week, preferably in...
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    Returning to a different destination

    Despite using this forum for almost 2 years and reading frequently through some of the tricky scenarios I've been left stumped at my own rather simple one :p I'm planning on getting an Off-Peak Day Return (£10.30) for the 16:57 Long Eaton > Sheffield. I'll be returning late however and no...
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    Guardian article: XC's Head of Communications gives out incorrect information

    Interesting article on the Guardian website where head of Communication at XC is interviewed about the expensive walk-up fares on the network. From reading it and some opinions on Twitter, XC come out of it very arrogant and almost unprofessional. Whilst some expensive fares could be justified...
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    Station Dwell Times

    After quite a worrying scenario last Monday, it got me wondering what are unacceptable dwell times in stations, or at least enough time to get off the train? I was returning from Leeds Festival to Derby quite early on Monday morning on an XC HST with my hands completely full clutching chairs...
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    Trouble at Leicester

    I arrived at Leicester station at around 19:40 this evening following a rugby match. Numerous police were arriving and parked at the station (Around 5 vehicles) and I found the police had boarded an EMT Nottingham to St Pancras train. There seemed to be an awful lot of arm waving and arguing...
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    Spare Passenger Units

    Hi long-time lurker here, apologies if my railway knowledge isn't quite up to it atm or if this has been posted before. Just been wondering especially with all the over-crowding on certain services these days which spare passenger units there are in storage yet other members of the class are...

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