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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: Yesterday at 05:53:29 pm
Ahem.  When I first read your post TG I thought you were addressing your comment to the poster, II.  Perhaps a slight rearranging of your post is required?
2  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Campaigns for new and improved services / Re: Portishead Line reopening for passengers - ongoing discussion on: Yesterday at 01:23:39 pm
Thanks for posting that WP.  I must admit I was a little bit concerned when I opened the document and Page 2 stated BLANK..... Tongue
3  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: Bristol's Temple Gate layout change planned in ^21m revamp on: Yesterday at 01:19:16 pm
When I first read it I thought they were suggesting demolishing the existing station.....then...phew... Roll Eyes Tongue
4  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: Tardis - the latest way to travel around Bristol? on: July 20, 2018, 09:54:41 pm
In my front line railway union rep days we were always taught that 'Consultation' mean't "Hard luck, this is what you are going to get" and 'Negotiation' mean't "Now then, what would you like?".....
5  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Railway poor performance angers customers who take our their ire on staff on: July 20, 2018, 09:50:16 pm
I thought agreement had been reached that only one guard was needed on a 2x5 IET providing there was a "responsible person" in one five car unit and the train manager in the other.

It had, but as I understand it the RMT have withdrawn the agreement after some sort of incident (I don't know details) involving the responsible person who was not a train manager in the second set.

I did previously post the anouncement here: http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=18792.msg242326#msg242326
6  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Railway poor performance angers customers who take our their ire on staff on: July 20, 2018, 08:56:13 pm
Welcome back to the 1970s...... Tongue
7  All across the Great Western territory / Looking forward - 2018 to 2045 / Re: HS4Air on: July 20, 2018, 05:55:31 pm
I note that nothing Southwest of Bristol gets a lookin again...... Tongue
8  Journey by Journey / London to Didcot, Oxford and Banbury / Re: Oxford Area Resignalling 2018 on: July 20, 2018, 07:21:08 am
Just a quick update (Friday 20/07/2018).  The resignalling seems to be progressing to plan.  Couple of minor non-critical signalling power supply snags and a problem with the Ascott-Under-Wychwood (Charlbury) fringe being sorted, but at the moment all looks reasonably OK for early Monday morning commissioning.
9  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Comedian humiliated for using disabled space on train - BBC News 17th July 2018 on: July 19, 2018, 07:38:22 pm
Thank You.  Every time I try to read something like this it asks me to register.....
10  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues on: July 19, 2018, 07:29:11 pm
This was posted on the WNXX forum (19/07/2018) by a GWR 'Insider':
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Text sent out by RMT ending the agreement whereby a customer host can be in one half of a ten car IET rake and a guard in the other. Allegedly this follows an on board incident, so the RMT insist on a guard in each unit from now on. What do they do on Voyagers was the question asked of me this afternoon. Answer is I don't know, but one thing is certain, GWR do not have enough guards, so expect a lot more 5 cars or tens with 5 locked out. Wonderful.
11  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Comedian humiliated for using disabled space on train - BBC News 17th July 2018 on: July 19, 2018, 07:26:16 pm
...and for those of us who don't use T*****r..... Huh
12  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: Bristol's Temple Gate layout change planned in ^21m revamp on: July 19, 2018, 06:14:30 pm
I can't speak for FTN, obviously, but it's certainly the first I've heard of it. CHP is generally a good thing (I think) but it's not clear from this https://www.energyservicebristol.co.uk/business/heat-networks/ that the heat network they speak of is actually CHP it sounds more like district heating.

Maybe that's what Marv has up his sleeve - instead of the Arenal, we're getting a CHP power station fuelled by unicorn farts.
Please don't make posts like that when I'm drinking my cup of tea....
13  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014 on: July 19, 2018, 03:28:01 pm
....and GOODS..... Tongue
14  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Campaigns for new and improved services / Re: Portishead Line reopening for passengers - ongoing discussion on: July 17, 2018, 11:19:56 am
Yes, not exactly the busy freight branch it used to be.  I think the coal traffic to Aberthaw power station hasn't run for a while, so only automotive traffic at present which is obviously linked to ship arrivals at Portbury dock.  Don't see why that should prevent a half hourly Portishead service (in the peaks at least) without the need for the suggested significant infrastructure works (i.e. another passing loop)......
15  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Campaigns for new and improved services / Re: Portishead Line reopening for passengers - ongoing discussion on: July 17, 2018, 10:37:35 am
Don't think that report elsewhere is accurate to date (it was a historic post on another forum) as RTT shows one train ran yesterday (16/07/2018) after nothing for at least the week before.
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