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    Hottest Week Since 1961 ....REALLY????

    LBC announced in their newses yesterday afternoon that temperatures had reached 34 degrees somewhere in Britain for six days in a row, making it the hottest week since 1961. The claim was repeated on the BBC News at Ten (or maybe the weather forecast after) and there is mention of it in at least...
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    What should we do with empty statue plinths?

    There seem to be a number of empty statue plinths around the country, probably (justifiably) with more to come. So what should happen to the empty plinths? I see nothing wrong with statues, they provide a focal point in many instances, so I personally would like to see them re-used. If people...
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    Annual Season Didcot - London

    My daughter and her partner have recently moved to Didcot. He partner works in London (Victoria) and will buy an annual season ticket. He has noticed that that the cost of a ticket to London Terminals is £5096, or £5932 for an all zones travelcard, and that the ticket prices are exactly the same...
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    Gatwick Airport to Exeter, 14th July

    I'm trying to help out some Canadian relatives who are going to a wedding in Exeter in July. Their plane is due to land at Gatwick at 8.25am on Friday 14th July and having had a look at Nationalrail.com I saw that the cost of the super off-peak return via Reading was £86.40 (or £84.30 to...
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    Euro 2016 - Travel to Marseille

    I've been lucky enough to get a ticket for the England v Russia match in Marseille on Saturday 11th June but arranging travel is a bit of a headache, so I was wondering if any kind people here might be able to educate/enlighten me as to the most economic way of getting there. From the research...
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    Open BVE Still Available?

    Having been away from BVE for a couple of years (since my computer hard drive broke) I thought I'd re-download it but I can't find it anywhere. The official home page says "Server not found". Does anybody know if this is a temporary issue or is it now gone for good? (Although I see that there...
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    Overhead line problems at Radlett

    Looks as though there is a major problem as the FCC website says that there will be no trains between Luton Airport Parkway and London for the rest of the day. Looks like its going ot be chaos tonight! What annoys me though is that I won't be able to travel to Bedford this afternoon unless I...
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    Ex GWR Loco on M1 18.4.12

    A bit of help to satisfy my curiosity please. I was driving through the roadworks on the M1 near junc 12/Toddington Services when I suddently saw that there was what looked like a Castle or Hall in what looked like ex-works condition on a lowloader travelling in the opposite direction...
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    Canadian nephew causing me a headache - (Virgin/London Midland validity)

    Our nephew, who is a football coach in Vancouver is visiting England next week. He will be going to Chelsea v Copenhagen on Wednesday 16.3, then travelling to Stoke City on 17.3 and staying with them until Saturday 19.3. The problem is that he says he will either be going to see Stoke on...
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    Stations with unnumbered platforms

    For example Esher used to have 4 platform faces, platform 1 on the up slow, platform 3 on the down slow, and an island (which is still there but now unused) in the middle between the fast lines which was known as platform 2. The only train that I can recall using platform 2 was in the 1960s...
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    East Coast Journey Planner Error

    I'm going to York from Hertford North next week. The National Rial Journey planner gives a fare of £38 for the 11.39 from Hertford North, changing to East Coast at Stevenage and again at Peterborough, which is fine. It then diverted me to the East Coast website to buy a ticket where yesterday it...

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