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 on: Today at 07:26:59 am 
Started by grahame - Last post by Electric train
Paddington's Platform 13 for functionality and ease of access

 on: Today at 12:34:11 am 
Started by grahame - Last post by bignosemac
The longest platforms currently in public use in the UK (United Kingdom) are some 792m in length.

I was expecting someone to ask "Huh?" with this post.

Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal.

 on: Yesterday at 09:09:43 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by Richard Fairhurst
I understand that some of the Bord na Mona railways are being looked at for cycleway conversion, as part of extending the Eurovelo 2 route from Athlone to Galway. Not necessarily the most stunningly scenic route, I'd have thought, but good that they might be remembered in some form.

 on: Yesterday at 08:53:28 pm 
Started by RailCornwall - Last post by RailCornwall
Due to a fault with the signalling system between Truro and Falmouth Docks the line is blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
Customer Advice:
Owing to difficulties sourcing replacement road transport customers are advised not to travel. Customers may use the local bus routes below to complete their journey.
First Kernow route T1: Penzance (Station) - St Erth (Station) - Hayle - Camborne (Bus Station) - Redruth (Station) - Truro, First Kernow route T2: St Ives (Bus Station) - Carbis Bay - Lelant - Hayle - Camborne (Bus Station) - Redruth (Station) - Truro, First Kernow route U1: Truro (Bus Station) - Penryn (Station) - Falmouth (The Moor) and First Kernow route U2: Redruth (Station) - Penryn (Station) - Falmouth (The Moor) are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.

Tiger indicates all services cancelled for the rest of the day.

 on: Yesterday at 07:59:11 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by broadgage
UK (United Kingdom) electricity whether for railway or other purposes already contains significant renewably generated power. Not just wind but also solar and hydroelectric power.
The year round average is variously reported as being from 40% to 50%.
This percentage is liable to increase for two reasons, firstly growing concerns about climate change, and secondly the current high price of natural gas is shifting the economic argument away from gas and towards renewables.

Diesel fuel by contrast is about 95% fossil fuel, and doubts exist as to the environmental merits of the other 5%.

So railway electrification is a good thing now, and will get still better.

 on: Yesterday at 07:44:38 pm 
Started by grahame - Last post by Celestial
And an hourly service from Crosskeys to Newport starting in December, extended the full length of the line once the long awaited double tracking is completed. Unfortunately with a 49 min wait southbound, it's unlikely many passengers from north of Crosskeys will use the service to get to Newport - I guess that's just a function of the current infrastructure and when they can fit the extra services in.

 on: Yesterday at 06:35:48 pm 
Started by infoman - Last post by Surrey 455
Is their any point considering we already have a National scheme

It gives a 66% discount on BRI» (Bristol Temple Meads - next trains) to WAT tickets after Jan 1 2022...........................

Ha Ha, that's two months after the promotion ends.  Grin

Book from 20 September for travel from 18 to 31 October to save more than 30% on train tickets – and save an additional third when you use your Senior Railcard!

 on: Yesterday at 05:39:57 pm 
Started by GWR 158 - Last post by Electric train
Mark Hopwood told the MMPA AGM (Annual General Meeting) last night that he expected them in service ‘by Christmas (this year) and Bourne End/Marlow branch ‘could expect a visit’ - but no further details of routes expect the Gatwick/Reading route.

Not sure they will get one to Marlow from Bourne End, unless the S&C (Settle and Carlisle ) has been altered on Platform 1 at Bourne End

 on: Yesterday at 05:16:37 pm 
Started by Jamsdad - Last post by stuving
Now there's an idea. How about naming each train service on a line ... I could add the surname, but I guess I should check first - notable people who have been significant in bringing the services forward (folks I have worked alongside) might include Lee, Phil, Duncan, Gordon, Peter, David, Stephen and Paul ...

Of course some trains have names of their own - you may have seen Patrick at the 40th anniversary do last week. Though oddly, when Patrick retired in February last year it was after 41 years of service ...

 on: Yesterday at 05:09:35 pm 
Started by GWR 158 - Last post by ChrisB
Mark Hopwood told the MMPA AGM (Annual General Meeting) last night that he expected them in service ‘by Christmas (this year) and Bourne End/Marlow branch ‘could expect a visit’ - but no further details of routes expect the Gatwick/Reading route.

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