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1  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Storm Dennis - 15th/16th Feb 2020 on: February 13, 2020, 08:45:49 am
Dennis is the usual spelling of the boy's name in the Netherlands, and the Netherlands joined the storm naming group this year.
2  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Westbury North Junction Renewal December 2018 - January 2019 on: January 04, 2019, 06:01:06 pm
Apologies for my earlier message, the one I was on at the time was the one I was talking about, I now see that the the question was about a train that was nowhere near!
3  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Westbury North Junction Renewal December 2018 - January 2019 on: January 04, 2019, 01:04:16 pm
It didn't go through Westbury station, took the curve and reversed onto Westbury avoiding line.
4  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Teaching people how to open doors on: November 27, 2018, 05:21:02 pm
I seem to remember that when HSTs were first introduced there was an aluminium plate on the inside of the door covering the space where an internal handle would have been. It would therefore, surely, be a very simple matter to fit handles inside, now that they have central door locking.
5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Bumper picture quiz - November 2018. on: November 10, 2018, 05:12:38 am
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6  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: 1C04 on: August 17, 2018, 10:58:32 am
After staying for "Just one more" in The George, Crewkerne yesterday, and then having to walk at a very brisk pace not to miss my train I began to wonder why they didn't build the town a bit closer to the station. I think, perhaps that Misterton would be a more accurate name for the said station.
7  Journey by Journey / London to Swindon and Bristol / Re: New GWR Hitachi Trains on: July 24, 2018, 04:11:23 pm
Actually I could never understand why internal door handles were not fitted to trains once they had central door locking.
8  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Shortage of rolling stock since September 2017 - ongoing problems, and subsequent discussion on: July 01, 2018, 07:21:44 pm
GWR’s 153368, 153318, 153382 & 153372 were seen passing Bristol Parkway bound for Etches Park for a new life. Why are they still leaving when there is a shortage here?
9  Journey by Journey / Bristol (WECA) Commuters / Re: Reliability from Avoncliff on: March 26, 2018, 07:29:20 am
It seems this morning even GWR can't puzzle the system out:

06:02 Salisbury to Gloucester due 08:32
06:02 Salisbury to Gloucester due 08:32 will no longer call at Dilton Marsh and Avoncliff.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
Last Updated:26/03/2018 05:31
10  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: First turbo to Weymouth? on: March 22, 2018, 02:44:40 pm
I have noticed (or not noticed actually) that a regular passenger who usually gets off at Thornford has not been seen on the train over the last few weeks, I do hope that he hasn't given up on train travel due to this "Train Fault".
11  Journey by Journey / Bristol (WECA) Commuters / Re: Sad incident near Weston Milton - person hit by train - 6 Mar 2018 on: March 08, 2018, 11:53:29 am
I feel it rather unfortunate in such a sad time, when the cause of death is yet to be determined, that the Bristol Post web page on this incident is headed by a very large Samaritans video and finishes, after the news article, with three paragraphs about people thinking about taking their own lives and how to contact The Samaritans.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/15-year-old-girl-killed-1307705?utm_source=bristol_post_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=EM_BristolPost_Nletter_Text_Story3&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter&ptnr_mid=5663442&ptnr_rid=1273175&icid=EM_BristolPost_Nletter
12  All across the Great Western territory / Buses and other ways to travel / Re: Late nights and senior cards on: February 14, 2018, 01:05:01 pm
Buses of Somerset charge a flat fare of £2 to use an oldies' bus pass before 9.30, it is rather a shame that other First Bus areas don't seem to do this. I shall be trying it out in the near future when I am at last entitled to the said pass.
https://www.firstgroup.com/somerset/tickets/ticket-types/concessionary-pass-holders
13  All across the Great Western territory / Smoke and Mirrors / GWR don't want to hear from me on: January 18, 2018, 07:19:59 pm
I'm just wondering whether other members have tried clicking on the "Contact Us" button on the GWR Journeycheck or Train Running link on this forum and have got the same "404 This page does not exist" response?
14  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: Keeping the price of your rail travel down. on: January 04, 2018, 08:34:51 pm
How about if any franchise operated by or in partnership with any foreign-owned or foreign nationalised railway operator would not be allowed to charge a higher fare per kilometre than they do on their home turf?
15  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since September 2017 - ongoing discussion on: October 23, 2017, 09:45:43 pm
It does seem to be an absence of adaptability, we have had the best part of a year of short formed and cancelled trains in the Bristol area, it is absolutely ridiculous that the commuter trains in the evening from Bristol Temple Meads have often been cut from 4 or 5 coaches to 2, it is high time that trains should not be cancelled when the next one on the route is more than, say 30 minutes later, and unless that following train has sufficient capacity, this has certainly been a very poor year for 'customers' in the Bristol, Yate, Frome areas, let alone Melksham. Most years in the summer the trains to Weymouth have been 5 coaches, this year they actually ran one that was 1 coach and had to leave loads of people behind at Trowbridge. I'd like to sign this as "Not Impressed"
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