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    Rail Operations Group - 769s & 319s to be used on freight between West Mids and Central Belt

    There is still road access to higher number platforms 11-15 at Glasgow Central, maximum vehicle height would be 10 foot 6, plenty of open room at platform 11 for turning etc
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    Misuse of Spouse travel Pass

    Also to use an example, I have a company credit card, if I misuse it I fully expect to be sacked, but if I misuse it I don't think it would be reasonable for my boss to also get the sack even if he had responsibility of making sure I knew where and when it could be used, yes maybe some form of...
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    Misuse of Spouse travel Pass

    Personally I would now put in an appeal, again nothing to lose, get proper advice how to do this, I would be going along the lines that the sanction is unreasonably severe as it was not your direct actions that led to the situation, it was the actions of "someone" who's actions you were...
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    My daughter fined for no ticket - help?!

    Convictions are not wiped clean when 18 Unless It's a specified offence or a custodial sentence which will stay forever, then for under 18s it stays on their record for 5 and half years
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    Misuse of Spouse travel Pass

    Evidence may have helped you "get off" with it, but even with no evidence and found to have committed gross misconduct that wouldn't have been simply a dismissal, again it would all have went down to your relationship with manager etc there would have been a fair chance of a sanction short of...
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    Misuse of Spouse travel Pass

    What sort of relationship do you have with your manager? And manager taking the conduct hearing if different? Have you a spotless discipline record? Good sickness record? Would you say manager likes you? Are you a pain in the ass for them? Do you help them out when they ask? Help out with rest...
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    WCML Disruption in Scotland (02/02/2021)

    Assistance required at rear for brake force
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    WCML Disruption in Scotland (02/02/2021)

    At around 80 miles, it would take best part of 24 hrs at 3mph to get there, longmoor at 3mph would seem more likely or a higher speed to Polmadie, 10 mph probably be enough not to impact services in the morning Edit just seen your next post, answers that one then!
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    GWR dispute regarding journeys between Totnes and Exmouth

    But again, you seem to be a bit vague, have you made at least 20 trips in the last 3 years from other stations?
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    GWR dispute regarding journeys between Totnes and Exmouth

    To just be trying their luck they must believe that you have made more than just 5 journeys, have you made 20 journeys by train between any destinations in the last 3 years, also if they are looking for a 2k settlement for 20 journeys that's likely 20 journeys of around a ticket value of £100...
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    GWR dispute regarding journeys between Totnes and Exmouth

    So not making any other journeys really at all, even from other stations? As what they could be looking at in your journey history etc is say you bought a ticket for a shorter journey from another station to but then picked it up at ivybridge, they could tell where the ticket was collected from...
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    GWR dispute regarding journeys between Totnes and Exmouth

    You say you only have taken about 5 journeys from Ivybridge in your life, what other journeys do you normally make?
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    Guard Training overview

    That's not the route learning taking 10 weeks, that's the classroom stuff, route learning is done after and depends on how many routes you need to learn, Class room stuff will include pts, company procedures, rules, revenue etc taking around 8 to10 weeks Then you have route learning(length...
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    Trivia: which settlement would be furthest from a rail service, if Bude loses that status?

    Cambeltown to Girvan 32 mile still closer than Larne 40 mile Southend is 31 to girvan and 32.8 to Larne all by crow flies Glenbarr a small village just north west of campbeltown comes in at 34 miles by crow flies to ardrossan harbour Oban is closer to campbeltown than arrochar by road at 86 miles
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    Trivia: which settlement would be furthest from a rail service, if Bude loses that status?

    Nearest is Hexham at 35 miles from kielder by road, Haltwhistle is 19 by crow flies
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    Trivia: which settlement would be furthest from a rail service, if Bude loses that status?

    Sticking to mainland UK, Campbeltown to Girvan by crow flies is 32 miles across the clyde, or by road distance Campbeltown to Oban 86 miles got to be up there, there's a few smaller villages near Campbeltown that could increase that by a few miles
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    Student Travel Window: Impact on Capacity of Train Services

    Never mind the students, the Xmas travel window will end on the 27th, no trains on 26th coupled with 27th is a Sunday, that will be the busy day
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    Epilepsy & Train Driving

    Again what exact effect do they have on you? That website gives a range of things including being "frozen" for up to 2 minutes, to get proper advice you would need to say exactly what effect these seizures have on you
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    Epilepsy & Train Driving

    What exactly do the seizures do to you? Ie how are you aware of them etc if they have no affect on you?
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    19/11/20 - M20 accident & HS1

    Can take a while to be reported sometimes, there was a bridge strike near Carlisle recently where a fire engine struck a bridge and the fire brigade took about 2 hours to report it themselves, numerous trains ran over that section at high speed before the got round to reporting it to network...

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