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1  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Heritage railway lines, Railtours, other rail based attractions / Heritage Lottery Fund to support railway groups on: Today at 07:25:39 am
Heard this on Today, but can't find anything on BBC website.

HLF website has an entry for Wensleydale Railway Association Ė £50,000. Deadline for funding applications has been extended to 31 July.
2  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: Call for discounts for railcard users on: Today at 06:49:21 am
They have all your details from when you renew!
3  All across the Great Western territory / Meet the Manager / Re: General Passenger Advice - Customer Panel Update at 26th June 2020 on: June 30, 2020, 06:53:59 am
The changes are:
Published 12 May 2020
    Last updated 29 June 2020 - hide all updates

    29 June 2020
    Social distancing guidance updated.

    14 June 2020
    Updated to reflect the upcoming requirement for passengers to wear face coverings on public transport in England.

    28 May 2020
    Added details of how people with coronavirus symptoms can arrange to have a test to see if they have COVID-19.

    23 May 2020
    Addition of text 'You should be prepared to remove your face covering if asked to do so by police officers and police staff for the purposes of identification.'

    12 May 2020
    First published.

4  All across the Great Western territory / Looking forward - after Coronavirus to 2045 / Re: Is there a plan? on: June 30, 2020, 06:48:45 am
Whatever they decide financially, they are not likely to get that many passengers back soon after all their scare tactics over public transport.
5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The West - but NOT trains in the West / Re: Will there be enough places for your (UK-stay)cation this summer? on: June 29, 2020, 07:13:46 am
the relevant local authorities should do their bit and re open public toilets.
This is assuming there are any to re-open. All too many local authorities closed them years ago.
6  Journey by Journey / Thames Valley Branches / Re: Misuse of level crossings - highlighting but not limited to Marlow branch on: June 29, 2020, 07:07:59 am
I think Farnborough North is one of these, or similar.
7  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Freight in our area on: June 29, 2020, 06:52:31 am
link will only work if you're a member

I presume you mean of Bristol Railway Enthusiasts Group.
8  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The West - but NOT trains in the West / Re: Will there be enough places for your (UK-stay)cation this summer? on: June 28, 2020, 08:03:20 am
It will be interesting to see what colour the US is - would the British government have the balls to classify that as red, too?

I suspect not, which could be the reason that the government has not officially released the list, despite repeated requests from the travel industry.
9  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: Electric trains to Exeter? How do you see it happening? on: June 28, 2020, 07:58:18 am
Surely before considering anything else about Salisbury to Exeter, it would need to be doubled throughout, whatever form of traction.

Are RSSB and ORR really at cross-purposes? ORR saying no and RSSB saying can we.? Or have I read it wrong (not unknown).

Would have thought more sensible to do the fill-in of the North Downs Line, or some similar "small" scheme within the South East commuter area (or taking current political dogma literally Merseyside is more likely).
10  All across the Great Western territory / Smoke and Mirrors / Re: When should we stop analysing and do some doing? on: June 26, 2020, 05:44:23 pm
Similar to eightf48544 post, Churchill (not in fashion at present) always said it must be one side of foolscap or less. Writing briefly is a rarely practiced art nowadays. When a document has a 100 page summary I am afraid I have better things to do with my time, at work or otherwise.
11  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The West - but NOT trains in the West / Re: Loss of tourist attraction(s) - just a thinning out, or little left to visit? on: June 25, 2020, 03:45:46 pm
Still no word on when DEFRA will allow the Ferry to restart though!
Snuck back when I wasn't looking

It appears that the Itchenor ferry is also running, but the Hamble ferry appears not.
12  All across the Great Western territory / Active travel: Cyclists and walkers, including how the railways deal with them / Upgraded cycle route in Plymouth on: June 25, 2020, 10:20:52 am
Hope this is of use to people:
some with local knowledge will be better place to judge than I.
13  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The West - but NOT trains in the West / Re: Coronavirus lockdown: All you need to know about new measures on: June 24, 2020, 06:58:07 am
Having no car, so come Saturday week maybe I should try the train and see how it works out.
14  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The West - but NOT trains in the West / Re: Monumental Lockdown: A period of Rejuvenation for Stonehenge on: June 22, 2020, 06:48:43 am
Big badgers?
15  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: Longest journey with legs crossed? on: June 21, 2020, 08:16:03 am
One of the advantages of drop windows?
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