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1  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Comedian humiliated for using disabled space on train - BBC News 17th July 2018 on: July 18, 2018, 06:55:54 pm
When I was on a Stagecoach bus recently there was a notice by the wheelchair space to the effect that the space was for wheelchairs and if a pram/pushchair was using it they would have to move if a wheelchair boarded (can't remember the exact words) Perhaps a similar notice by wheelchair spaces on trains would clarify the issue and make it clear that wheelchairs have priority.
2  Sideshoots - associated subjects / News, Help and Assistance / Re: Post Numbers on: July 17, 2018, 07:58:19 pm
Thanks. Hadn't noticed that  Embarrassed Roll Eyes
3  Sideshoots - associated subjects / News, Help and Assistance / Post Numbers on: July 17, 2018, 07:06:05 pm
On occasions I have seen reference to post numbers within threads.  I cannot see post numbers.  How do I get them displayed?
4  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Request stops - replacement of arms by buttons on: July 17, 2018, 09:31:21 am
As I understand it this idea originated in Scotland in respect of the far north line.  There is pressure to speed up the service and many of the request stops only attract a handful of passengers per week.
5  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: MetroBus on: July 16, 2018, 08:26:10 pm
Any indications on loadings now that passengers have to pay. I saw one today just after 1300 at Bromley Heath heading towards the city full of fresh air and nothing else.
6  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues on: July 12, 2018, 07:54:41 pm
They can't be. 5, 9 or 10 only.  1842 booked for Cl 387 where passengers can walk through the train before Slough.  They will have to learn to listen to announcements.
7  Journey by Journey / Portsmouth to Cardiff / Re: Officially 5 cars? on: July 10, 2018, 12:58:01 pm
The normal 3 car services are strengthened at peak times between Bristol and Cardiff/Westbury. That's the theory anyway although it doesn't seem to be happening much at present.  Lack of services from Trowbridge towards Bristol this morning with the 0800 not stopping and the 0851 cancelled.  I imagine that the 0823 was cosy.
8  Journey by Journey / Heathrow Express, Connect etc / Re: Sunday Cancellations on: July 07, 2018, 05:51:38 pm
Also bus services available T5 to T4
9  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Extreme Bustitution on: June 30, 2018, 08:07:45 pm
Not a bustitution but I did have a taxi provided from Shrewsbury to Pwllheli following a missed connection. (Guard gave "right way" without authority from station dispatcher) Got in 45 minutes before the train
10  All across the Great Western territory / Diary - what's happening when? / Re: 15th June 2018 - GWR Community Rail Conference on: June 16, 2018, 06:20:06 pm
Thanks for the very comprehensive reports as I was unable to attend as I am currently in a warm and sunny Mallorca (checking out the railways). See you all on Wednesday
11  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: TPE to run trains without wheelchair provision on: June 13, 2018, 10:44:18 am
I suspect that these are existing Mk3 sets (Ex VT) being pressed into service to reduce congestion.  If they are not used the alternative would be to run shorter, more crowded trains using existing stock.  As long as the affected trains are clearly identified in publicity I do not see a major problem.  After all some buses are not low floor and services which these operate are generally identified.
12  All across the Great Western territory / Introductions and chat / Re: Cava on: June 06, 2018, 06:40:24 pm
Welcome aboard
13  All across the Great Western territory / Diary - what's happening when? / Re: TransWilts Stakeholder Conference - 20th June 2018 on: June 05, 2018, 05:26:49 pm
I shall be attending (flight delays the previous day permitting)
14  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Train Service Compared With Chocolate on: June 04, 2018, 09:01:59 pm
One of the major failures being on the part of NR of which Grayling is the ultimate boss.  Are the DfT officials working around the clock to identify and destroy any evidence against them? Undecided Roll Eyes
15  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: Through train to Corfe Castle on: June 02, 2018, 08:53:02 pm
Had a trip on this today from Gillingham.  Train was well loaded throughout, in fact very full after Yeovil.  Although we dropped a number of passengers at Weymouth these were replaced by joiners at Weymouth, Dorchester and Wareham so that the train was full on arrival at Corfe Castle.  The steam railway offer a reduced rate ticket for passengers off this service (10 vs 13).  The train was equally full on the return journey.  A nice day out, nice weather and lovely fish & chips and a large ice cream.
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