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1  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: Relettering of coaches for reservations on: December 09, 2018, 05:23:33 pm
Apart of these Hybrid Reservations that GWR are introducing.

Where are these Quiet Carrage stickers for the IETs though? On Mark Hopwood, heís quiet..
2  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: Four track for Filton Bank - ongoing discussion on: December 09, 2018, 05:16:11 pm
Filton bank and Bristol parkway seems closed again, How dare they do that on my Birthday. There is a signal number in Gloucester station with my age on, G??.

I Think it would be nice if we could have a thread on the Gloucester eastgate station, Maybe some members on here would have old pictures.

It closed on the 1st of December 1975 to the disscust of the city, so I was told by John.

Happy birthday DB, you can always go to the beautiful Gloucester City Centre to eat  Wink Grin
3  Journey by Journey / Swindon to Gloucester / Cheltenham / Re: On-train Announcements on: December 06, 2018, 10:28:40 pm
Also towards Cheltenham it says at Swindon to change for Kemble Stroud and Stonehouse etc
4  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: New GWR Timetable on: December 05, 2018, 07:42:25 am
Anyways, noticing the 18th May date put in. I have now been told that most will happen in may and some in December. Looking forward to that!

change "most" to "some"
change "some" to "some more, perhaps most of the rest"

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No trains from Reading to Golden Valley for four hours between three and seven. Both 1742 and 1837 to Cheltenham are now running fast to Didcot Parkway.

As extra trains from London come on tap from London to Bristol and to Cheltenham Spa, you'll probably find that a few more skip Reading and a few skip Swindon.  And that may leave longer gaps than at present.  Taking Chippenham to London - up from 2 to 3 in a peak hour, but one not calling at Swindon so that makes for some 40 minute gaps where the current gap is a consistent 30 minutes.  It also means the advise for Trowbridge / Melksham passengers to "always change at Swindon for London" may have to be looked at and may be different for each TransWilts train.

All I am looking to see is through services to London and better connections across the network.
5  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: New GWR Timetable on: December 04, 2018, 09:31:15 pm
Anyways, noticing the 18th May date put in. I have now been told that most will happen in may and some in December. Looking forward to that!

No trains from Reading to Golden Valley for four hours between three and seven. Both 1742 and 1837 to Cheltenham are now running fast to Didcot Parkway.
6  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: New GWR Timetable on: December 04, 2018, 09:30:07 pm
Waste of paper. No Devon Metro! No extra trains to Cornwall! At least the XC trains are still running past Exeter. And to please Brexit voters the E (EU funding) trains have lost the E and are still there.


 Huh Shocked
7  All across the Great Western territory / Looking forward - 2019 to 2045 / Re: Potential new services GWR could start? on: December 03, 2018, 05:21:09 pm
Why don't  they renovate Cheltenham station by lowering the track creating 4/6 full and terminating platforms below the current station.

The current station station could be converted into a public space, with access to the real station below.

I've no idea of the cost, but this would make Cheltenham much more useful and allow many more local services.

Whilst knocking down the car park, a main road and a stagecoach depot. Not much you can do..
8  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Problems with the Night Riviera sleeper - December 2014 onwards on: November 30, 2018, 09:17:21 pm
A DMU sleeper ! two classes of travel could be provided, "engine under bed" or for a higher price "no engine under bed"

Would beds/mattresses with some padding be allowed ? Or would they be like the seats ? Would Hitachi have to approve the bedding, would it have to have a lurid green stripe.

More seriously, I suppose that this could be made to work but it seems rather improbable. DMU sleepers would almost certainly have to be new build, not converted from existing stock since supplies of same are already inadequate.

Have a day off, he was only making a suggestion that isnít a silly one.

Broadgage seldom misses an opportunity.  However, for me, more likely is a conversion job by Vivarail.  After all, the sleeper timings could easily be kept with a 60mph D Train and they have promised their train interiors are very flexible to meet a TOC's requirements.   Wink

It was more the fact that itís unnecessary to moan about an Intercity Express Train in a thread about the Night Riviera just as he shows dislike towards the DMU.
9  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Problems with the Night Riviera sleeper - December 2014 onwards on: November 30, 2018, 04:46:36 pm
A DMU sleeper ! two classes of travel could be provided, "engine under bed" or for a higher price "no engine under bed"

Would beds/mattresses with some padding be allowed ? Or would they be like the seats ? Would Hitachi have to approve the bedding, would it have to have a lurid green stripe.

More seriously, I suppose that this could be made to work but it seems rather improbable. DMU sleepers would almost certainly have to be new build, not converted from existing stock since supplies of same are already inadequate.

Have a day off, he was only making a suggestion that isnít a silly one.
10  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Great Western Main Line electrification - ongoing discussion on: November 30, 2018, 04:44:14 pm
Are the driver's hours rules without a tachograph the same as those with?

All bus drivers, self employed included, work under domestic driving hours. All drivers can only drive for 5 hours without a full 30 minute break.
11  All across the Great Western territory / Your rights and redress / Re: Rail Ombudsman launched - 26th November 2018 on: November 29, 2018, 04:53:00 pm
From Mark Hopwood in a staff briefing.  Not sure if itís straight to the 15 minute version though.

Mark Hopwood and communication in the same sentence? I feel sick.
12  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: It's in the press. It must be right ;-) on: November 27, 2018, 10:45:23 pm
It has ďliveĒ on the end off it. Thatís the sign of click bait and misleading titles.
13  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014 on: November 27, 2018, 04:40:32 pm
A massive moan on twitter this morning, some blaming GWR as a company for their mistake, others thinking GWR are responsible for running the tracks and signalling.
14  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Great Western Main Line electrification - ongoing discussion on: November 26, 2018, 09:43:17 pm
EDIT: This post went dramatically wrong.

Not without precedent  - glad  it ended  well.



I managed to type in many fonts and mess up quotes  Wink

Whats up!, What happened.

Edit: It has happened again. My phone is glitching so I do apologise if any further issues do occur.
15  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Great Western Main Line electrification - ongoing discussion on: November 24, 2018, 11:34:50 pm
EDIT: This post went dramatically wrong.
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