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    Glasgow Queen Street refurbishment and remodelling

    Thanks for the photos ... it looks great and I can't wait to see it in real life.
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    Scotland post-Brexit - what happens next?

    I, and no doubt some others in Scotland, are watching the Brexit process with interest - in particular Northern Irelands experience. If it quickly settles down to something sustainable as far as day to day business and travel is concerned, then that will give confidence to Scots that leaving...
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    Scotland post-Brexit - what happens next?

    The FOM I was referring to was that currently provided by the Common Travel Area covering the British Isles, not that provided by the European Single Market.
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    Scotland post-Brexit - what happens next?

    Citizenship isn't an issue. It's the rights different countries choose to grant citizens of other countries that matters. And as you are supposing (completely reasonably) that FOM would most likely be agreed across the British Isles, then the arguments about what colour of passport people have...
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    Scotland post-Brexit - what happens next?

    What is the word "global" doing in this sentence? In what way would an independent England be more global than, say Italy or Germany, if not in reference to the former British Empire?
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    [Portugal] New Stadler FLIRT for CP - Comboios de Portugal

    This is excellent news ... I will be able to get my bicycle up to Viana and the Minho area from Porto next time I'm there, so long as there are enough 2240 diagrams, or the Arco stock will allow cycles (I doubt they'll be, or at least won't be convenient)..
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    Trivia: Abandoned railway lines that have been turned into cycle/footpaths

    The Longniddry (ECML nr Edinburgh) to Haddington branch. The Pencaitland path in East Lothian has a few information boards at the sites of various historic coal mines which the railway served. The Strathpeffer branch from the Dingwall and Skye railway is in the process of being turned into a...
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    Borders Railway - 5 years on

    I have made regular use of this line to get from Edinburgh out into The Borders with my bike on weekends. The cycling routes available from Stow, Galashiels and Tweedbank really are fantastic and represent a latent market for Scotrail - if a 153 conversion was added to this line and marketed, I...
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    Diagram map of the whole UK network

    Very impressive! I noticed a couple of errors: Galashields should be Galashiels Dunkeld should be "Dunkeld and Birnam"
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    Diagram map of the whole UK network

    Nce map! It's missing the Stirling to Alloa line. My PDF viewer is rendering Paisley Canal Street twice, once to the north of the Clyde. Is there any operational significance to the angle at which lines branch or combine?
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    Stations with excursion platforms

    The terminus at Tweedbank on the Borders Railway was built with and two, especially long platforms so that steam specials could use the line.
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    ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion

    I am learning Portuguese and haven't checked it with Google Translates, but here it is ... https://www.publico.pt/2020/03/21/economia/noticia/estado-emergencia-transportes-terco-teletrabalho-obrigatorio-1908832
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    ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion

    Portugal is changing their law to reduce passenger numbers in vehicles to one third the original licensed number for exactly this reason.
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    Train announcements with a sense of humour

    I love the ScotRail guard on the HML with the superbly melancholic voice. Arriving at Dunkeld & Birnam, "Please take care disembarking as the platform here is *unbelievably low*." On another trip north, he came down the train looking for passengers travelling beyond Inverness so he could let...
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    End of the station's word!

    Newtonmore
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    End of the station's word!

    Galashiels
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    Settlement Association

    Tain in Ross-shire, like Alkborough has a bombing range on its coastline.
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    End of the station's word!

    Stow (Borders Railway)
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    End of the station's word!

    Kennishead (Glasgow)
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    End of the station's word!

    Eskbank (Borders Railway)

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