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1  Journey by Journey / Transport for London / Re: Climate change protests to target overground? on: April 17, 2019, 06:09:59 pm
I thought the main government inaction was Brexit. Or is that government paralysis?
2  All across the Great Western territory / Introductions and chat / Re: Seen on a typical current journey - subjects we have talked about on: April 17, 2019, 11:23:50 am
Not sure the Information Commissioners Office would be too happy about names printed publicaly visible reservation tickets.
3  All across the Great Western territory / Buses and other ways to travel / Re: Starting your journey and feeling it's going to be a downhill experience on: April 15, 2019, 04:41:17 pm
Now it has been "put on the map" it will probably be plagued by hill-climbing cyclists.
4  All across the Great Western territory / Introductions and chat / Re: Ten big questions on: April 15, 2019, 04:37:50 pm
Is there a need for consistency, an end to stop-start investment etc. Maintenance, as opposed to leaving things until they have to be replaced, I realise this is the nature of public funding; money for new flowers no money for cutting the grass. I see various bridges that appear to be held together by the rust.

Integration between different modes of transport. It appeared to happen in my youth. Was that because there was basically on train company and in each area one bus company. At least one of those run for the public good.
5  All across the Great Western territory / Smoke and Mirrors / Re: "I would recommend passengers to sit as far as possible from the engine ..." on: April 14, 2019, 09:28:28 am
The Public Health England Review of interventions to improve outdoor air quality and public health, appears to extol bi-modes over straight diesels. I can't see the connections between the text and the pages of references with the machine I am using here.
6  All across the Great Western territory / Smoke and Mirrors / Re: "I would recommend passengers to sit as far as possible from the engine ..." on: April 14, 2019, 08:02:05 am
Presumably for DMUs, sitting as far from the engines as possible means we will be travelling "Indian style", on the roof.
7  Journey by Journey / London to Didcot, Oxford and Banbury / Re: 175 years of Didcot to Oxford - celebration on 15th June 2019 on: April 12, 2019, 08:20:54 am
And possibly commemorations at the sites of Abingdon Junction, Abingdon Road and Hinksey station who have not survived the course of time.
8  Journey by Journey / Shorter journeys in Devon / Re: Man dies at Stoke Canon level crossing and related incidents - 28 Mar 2019 on: April 10, 2019, 07:48:27 am
It also has to be remembered that local press has been severely cut because of web news. It is now relatively rare for them to be able to cover courts in person.
9  Journey by Journey / North Downs Line / Re: North Camp - Ash Vale interchange on: April 10, 2019, 07:44:28 am
Welcome. Ash Vale was not in the latest list of stations to get accessibility funding announced in the last week or so. It would be a major job. Any time I save cycling from North Camp I lose puffing up the stairs.
10  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Campaigns for new and improved services / Re: Campaigning For A More-Appropriate Train Design - HOW? on: April 08, 2019, 07:59:19 am
My first thought on reading the heading was appropriate for who? The 158 style seems more difficult if the service is very busy (rammed?), as I am sure experience on the service that runs from Southampton to Salisbury (and beyond) shows. Also not very bike friendly (but you would expect me to say that). Neither of these might be a problem in Wales.

As they say a picture speaks a thousand words, I had to look on Wikipedia to check what a 158 looked like.
11  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Hedgehog, anyone? Coming to a railway near you? on: April 08, 2019, 07:41:36 am
Looks as though the OLE would be mercifully quick compared with that.
12  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: C7 Restriction Code on: April 08, 2019, 07:34:45 am
The Reading leaflet is very useful. I also have looked on-line and not found a copy. You would think it was the sort of thing they would make more accessible.
13  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Don't get caught short! on: April 08, 2019, 07:29:55 am
Journeycheck SWR has 80+ Other Train Service Updates which all appear to be toilet problems. To add to the problems The toilets at Fratton are also out of order. Surely they shouldn't have to start a week in this condition.

So spend a penny before you leave.

I only noticed because I was checking in case the Winchester-Eastleigh weekend work had overrun.
14  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where were Finn and I this morning, 6th April 2019? on: April 07, 2019, 11:14:05 am
Unfortuneatly too many primary care providers and some A&E departments underestimate Lyme disease, and tend administer the "pat on the head" and not to worry treatment. There has been a consistent rise in cases per 100,000 over the past years.
15  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Train Horns causing disturbance on: April 04, 2019, 08:28:48 am
I seem to remember some years ago there were similar complaints about Sonning Cutting.

On the wider complaints issue, I can remember when Greenham Common was an active airfield, people moving in and then complaining about the aircraft noise??

I had the reverse problem this morning cycling to work, having been cut up by a car I happen to look over my shoulder to find an ambulance on my tail with blues on but no horns. Usually they sound the horns if there is anybody within sight.
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