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    Mornington Crescent

    The Forum Quizmasters recently heard from dormant forum user @MrsTrellisNW regarding an unrelated matter. And this prompted a decision to set up a game of the ever popular Mornington Crescent. So if you're somewhat stuck for something to do why not drop in on our little game and have a go...
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    'New variant' of coronavirus identified

    Breaking in the last hour as part of Matt Hancock's statement to the House: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55308211 I'm not sure if there's anything particularly to worry about at this stage but I'm setting up a thread so we can try and keep any relevant discussion in one place ;)
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    And you thought your job was bad! (Dealing with OHLE in sub-zero temperatures in China)

    Came across this tweet last night and thought it might be of interest: https://twitter.com/Ogilvie_CJ/status/1330640786711588865?s=20 I'd recommend clicking through to see the video as it really is a bunch of guys hammering away on the wires using sticks! From one of the replies it sounds...
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    Road pricing back on the agenda to replace loss of fuel and vehicle excise duty due to electric vehicles?

    I think this has cropped up a few times in various threads over the years but from Sky News this morning: https://news.sky.com/story/road-pricing-sunak-eyes-40bn-tax-threat-from-electric-vehicle-drive-12133772 Considering that a move to electric vehicles will, no doubt, over the coming decade...
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    England's new three-tier lockdown system

    Big day today for England (and in particular the North) as a quick rundown of what we can expect today Johnson is currently chairing COBRA to finalise plans, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer is expected to give a briefing at some stage this morning laying out the data that triggered this action...
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    Strategy for new Nightjet routes centred on Switzerland

    Just came across this tweet from ÖBB: https://twitter.com/unsereOEBB/status/1305782576456622080 It also includes the below map showing the range of routes: So a range of services starting from Zürich and serving Vienna, Prague (via Linz), Budapest, Graz, Zagreb, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague...
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    The Russia Report - Finally published

    The day has arrived at last! The Russia Report has arrived. I've not had chance to read it nor indeed any real reaction but you can find the full thing here and there's a short news article below: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53484344
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    EasyJet to close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle along with over 700 pilots made redundant

    Not good news from EasyJet today: https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/breaking-easyjet-close-hubs-stansted-22277556
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    EasyJet: Nine million customers details accessed including credit cards in 2,200 cases

    EasyJet have had a bit of bother! https://news.sky.com/story/easyjet-nine-million-customers-details-accessed-by-hackers-11990962
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    RAIB Safety Digest: Track workers in near miss on WCML between Carlisle and Lockerbie

    The RAIB have published a safety digest on this incident from November 2019 where a group of track workers had to jump clear of a Virgin Trains service approaching at 125mph with less than a second to spare: Link Drilling into it it appears that the lookout to the north and the LOWS...
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    COVID-19 Temporary Sub-Forum

    Dear All, The Forum Staff have decided that during the current pandemic that, as this represents such a large fraction of discussion currently, that a dedicated sub-forum is warranted. Our intention behind this sub-forum is to try and contain all the thread directly related to COVID-19 in one...
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    COVID-19 Temporary Sub-Forum

    Dear All, The Forum Staff have decided that during the current pandemic that, as this represents such a large fraction of discussion currently, that a dedicated sub-forum is warranted. Our intention behind this sub-forum is to try and contain all the thread directly related to COVID-19 in one...
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    COVID-19 Temporary Sub-Forum

    Dear All, The Forum Staff have decided that during the current pandemic that, as this represents such a large fraction of discussion currently, that a dedicated sub-forum is warranted. Our intention behind this sub-forum is to try and contain all the thread directly related to COVID-19 in one...
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) temporary sub-forum

    Dear All, The Forum Staff have decided that during the current pandemic that, as this represents such a large fraction of discussion currently, that a dedicated sub-forum is warranted. Our intention behind this sub-forum is to try and contain all the thread directly related to COVID-19 in one...
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    RAIB report released into runaway locomotive on Welsh Highland Railway

    RAIB have reported on this incident from last year. Seems like, from a quick skim through the summary, another spotlight on the management practices within the heritage sector. You can find the full report here and I've included the summary below.
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    Mileage Competition 2020

    Mileage between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020 (inclusive) only. Travel for leisure or commuting purposes only. Mileage covered on all railways counts towards your total, including heritage lines, foreign mileage, trams, light rail and LU - providing you can find accurate mileage data...
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    PRM-TSI derogations: DfT publish letters with the details

    The DfT have today in the last few hours before the deadline kicks in published the various letters to operators, ROSCOs and the ORR that give exemptions for various pieces of non-compliant rolling stock and the conditions that are attached to those exemptions (for instance, only some units...
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    Sad news regarding member PermitToTravel

    With great sadness I have to tell you all that PermitToTravel (Fahad Sadah) has passed away in the last few weeks. He was a long standing member of this Forum and indeed quite a few of us knew him personally from his attendance at Forum Meals and other Meets. He always brought a great sense of...
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    Mornington Crescent

    In need of some post Christmas Day action? Look no further than the current thrilling game of Mornington Crescent that is exploding across our screens in the Quizzes & Games section of the Forum at this very moment! Find all the details here!
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    The 2019 General Election Result and Aftermath

    We've talked about how we might vote! We've discussed the campaigns, the policies and our how my opinion is better than yours! And we had an abortive attempt to even have a discussion of how we actually voted (sorry about that but we definitely didn't need three threads :lol:)! But all that is...

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