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31  Journey by Journey / Transport for London / Re: Tapping in/out. A cautionary tale. on: October 29, 2021, 12:33:01 pm
There’s possibly a case for better signage at that particular gateline.  Maybe “Exit from National Rail” as a prominent banner type sign above it.  I’m assuming the gate you used would have had a green arrow?

I think it’s more obvious when you do the same journey Offpeak and have to go via the main concourse gateline where it’s immediately obvious you’re not entering the underground yet.

Paul

Agree. I'm pretty clued up, but was still caught out. Big, prominent 'Exit from National Rail' sign and I may well have used the correct ticket.

And yes. It's been many years since I arrived in Waterloo early doors and the platform entrances to the Underground were open. Pretty sure the last time I used one such entrance there were no National Rail barriers.
There was quite a big project to improve and widen the west end of the peak hour subway about the same time as the main gatelines were installed. About 2011 maybe?  Previously I think there were various openings with steps down to the slightly lower LU passageway near the Waterloo & City station, I think they were bypassed and you now have to use another gateline. 

I’ve never found an accurate diagram of it all at that level. I noticed new steps were added at the platform 1-4 end during the 2017 work, they now face outward towards the platform end to avoid a u-turn.

Paul
32  Journey by Journey / Transport for London / Re: Tapping in/out. A cautionary tale. on: October 29, 2021, 11:42:56 am
There’s possibly a case for better signage at that particular gateline.  Maybe “Exit from National Rail” as a prominent banner type sign above it.  I’m assuming the gate you used would have had a green arrow?

I think it’s more obvious when you do the same journey Offpeak and have to go via the main concourse gateline where it’s immediately obvious you’re not entering the underground yet.

Paul
33  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: South Western Railways Waterloo - Bristol services axed on: October 28, 2021, 11:17:20 am
SWR» (South Western Railway - about) new National Rail contract is online today:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/first-mtr-south-western-trains-limited-2021-rail-contract

I haven’t looked into the documents but it includes a new business plan and TSR (Temporary Speed Restriction) that might be of interest.
34  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Class action v South Eastern & SW Trains. on: October 23, 2021, 10:00:01 pm
I’m pretty sure the original reasoning for only selling them at ticket offices was that as an extension to an existing travelcard, there was no other way of checking you really had a valid travelcard.

Still not sure how any individual would prove they’ve lost out in the past.
35  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Annoying / amusing use of completely irrelevant stock photos to illustrate press articles on: October 20, 2021, 03:01:22 pm
I note that Trowbridge will be losing its through SWR» (South Western Railway - about) ELECTRIC service to Waterloo.

At least it is an SWR train!
BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) have also used a 701 for today’s story…
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-58979185
36  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where were Finn and bignosemac, Autumn 2021? on: October 10, 2021, 02:51:44 pm
I think it’s the corner between the bridge and the ramp to the platforms B/C island.

There’s a number of different constructions, the ramps down to the platforms are timber roofed, the tubular sections across Waterloo Rd are relatively modern, but the bridge that crosses the three platforms is an older floor and walls with a more modern roof.  As Stuving notes it isn’t a 90° turn but I think the camera exaggerates the view.

Aerial view from Google:
37  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: SWR Services to Reading on: October 08, 2021, 07:11:16 pm
You mean ECS (Empty Coaching Stock) from Reading to Salisbury via Southampton? If so, why?!!
I think it’s theoretically for route knowledge training for diversions, there aren’t any normal public DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) services on the stretch from Basingstoke to Eastleigh, since the last few peak extras were converted to 450 operation a couple of years ago.

Paul
38  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: SWR Services to Reading on: October 08, 2021, 03:47:14 pm
Rather than operate in service after that latish evening service into Reading, amazingly it returns ECS (Empty Coaching Stock) all the way to Salisbury!
In the normal working timetable it also runs via Southampton, and takes far longer than the obvious route. That might be why they don’t run it in service.

Paul
39  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Railway History and related topics / Re: Horse drawn stagecoach to Minehead. on: October 07, 2021, 09:38:39 am
If stage coaches still operated, after Brexit effects would there currently be major problems with hay supplies, and a shortage of qualified drivers trained for multiple working - of horses?  Huh

Paul
40  All across the Great Western territory / Your rights and redress / Re: Delayed Railcard on: October 04, 2021, 07:26:04 pm
Many thanks to those who have replied to my query.  I did phone Passenger Assist at Great Western Railway and Cross Country, the belt and braces approach, to ask about excessing.  Both told me to do it on the train via the train manager, should the Disabled Railcard not turn up. 
That really is unhelpful.  There is not supposed to be a way of excessing a fare to remove a railcard discount, the conditions of carriage are quite clear that if no railcard is carried then a new ticket is to be sold, and a refund given afterwards (limited to only once per year) if entitlement can be proved retrospectively.

As is often the case TOC (Train Operating Company) helplines, Twitter reps etc etc are often worse than useless about detailed fares rules.

Paul
41  Journey by Journey / London to Reading / Re: The end of an era - or at least a gas holder on: October 04, 2021, 09:57:46 am
Someone posted about the apparent dangers of gas holders to modern thinking, I was wondering if records show how many were bombed intentionally or accidentally during WW2, and what the resulting damage was?

Secondly, recent news about a general lack of storage has sometimes been illustrated with images of traditional gas holders, but were they really ever providing medium term storage, or did they simply act as accumulators to deal with demand fluctuation over the normal 24 hour peaks and troughs?
42  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Storing petrol on: October 03, 2021, 11:01:27 pm
And fuel tankers have to display signs warning of the flammability of the contents, but I suppose you can not expect the average motorist to understand that.

Doesn't everyone know their 3YE-1203 from their 1T-1910?
The Highway Code does explain the existence, (but not the detailed meaning), of Hazchem signage - and I think the average motorist is supposed to have read it…

Paul
43  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Railway bridges struck by road vehicles - merged topic, ongoing discussion on: September 30, 2021, 03:45:24 pm
Apparently, all was not exactly what it seemed.....

…and a week on from that non-story the tabloids have all just repeated it, quoting the Sun’s version…  Roll Eyes
44  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: "‘the worst train service in the UK" on: September 30, 2021, 03:18:41 pm
Durhamshire  Huh or County Durham?
45  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: Network Rail service? on: September 30, 2021, 02:25:11 pm
I think for future reference the Wessex rail head treatment trains in this area, Hants/Dorset etc, mainly run from Totton Yard nowadays, they are typically Q paths valid for the whole timetable period - so the same paths can be used for other purposes such as de-icing, weed killing or track inspections.

Here’s a Totton to Totton service from the 29th that might be what was noted by PhilWakely yesterday:

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:C04469/2021-09-29/detailed

Paul



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