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« Reply #660 on: May 18, 2022, 11:31:59 am »

I guess someone in the "newsroom" googled "Trains - Wales - images"!
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« Reply #661 on: May 18, 2022, 11:35:35 am »

Instead of a new TOC (Train Operating Company),maybe install over head wires.
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« Reply #662 on: May 18, 2022, 11:41:10 am »

or build a new train station above the Liberty stadium.
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« Reply #663 on: May 18, 2022, 01:23:11 pm »

There must be direct services missing out Swansea already, because every time I've got a train from Bristol to Cardiff, it's never gone through Swansea. Or even Felindre...
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« Reply #664 on: May 18, 2022, 01:24:12 pm »

And seriously, if this were to happen, it doesn't sound terribly good for Swansea.
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« Reply #665 on: June 09, 2022, 10:11:12 am »

https://www.facebook.com/NickFletcherMP/posts/pfbid0QPTb2rx4KyWP12GF2sgN3gYvj1kQ58ThAnBmSBRjHm7CsFR92ZfiR8s8Ay4fB1UHl

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Breaking news - #DestinationGBR Update
Having made enquiries with the Department of Transport whilst I am here at Parliament, I’m informed that the Great British Railways Transition Team’s shortlist should be announced in two weeks time.
I’ve left the Railways Minister Wendy Morton MP and the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps in no doubt that it should be a shortlist of one!
#1down4togo #doncasterisgreat




Picture ... some bloke in front of a museum piece that had low availability and high staffing needs due to the technology employed, and which wasn't climate friendly and used up irreplaceable fossil fuel resources.  Acceleration was limited due to low adhesion and lack of powered wheels throughout the train, and that made for poor timings. 

If that's what the Doncaster folks think we need, I offer you an alternative ...  http://mtug.org.uk/hqx.pdf
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« Reply #666 on: June 10, 2022, 07:01:15 am »

I think "Good rail connections right across Great Britain" could come back and bite you some time in the future.
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« Reply #667 on: June 16, 2022, 06:45:00 pm »

https://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/campaign-to-re-instate-bideford-to-barnstaple-train-line-gathers-steam/

Remind me how long it is since 142 Pacers ran on the Tarka (Line from Barnstaple to Exeter) Line.   Guess no-one's taking fresh pictures out in the wilds of Devon any longer ;-)
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« Reply #668 on: June 18, 2022, 05:59:09 pm »

https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/20219652.funding-mid-cornwall-metro-falmouth-newquay/

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« Reply #669 on: June 18, 2022, 06:35:24 pm »

Falmouth to Newquay via St. Austell is a very long way around. there is already a half hour bus service between the two by a more useful route.
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« Reply #670 on: June 19, 2022, 03:32:41 pm »

Falmouth to Newquay via St. Austell is a very long way around. there is already a half hour bus service between the two by a more useful route.
You mean they aren’t actually going to dig new direct tunnels for all these new metros?   Roll Eyes  Huh
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« Reply #671 on: August 05, 2022, 05:02:05 pm »

Article about middle-lane hogging on motorways illustrated with a photograph "of a generic motorway" with no middle lane! Berkshire Live

Perhaps someone on Berkshire Live will read the comment appended to the article and find a more suitable photo.

(I'm not sure what a "generic motorway" is.)
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« Reply #672 on: August 05, 2022, 05:32:02 pm »

Perhaps someone on Berkshire Live will read the comment appended to the article and find a more suitable photo.

(I'm not sure what a "generic motorway" is.)
It's one where they drive on the right.
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« Reply #673 on: August 05, 2022, 05:41:14 pm »

Perhaps someone on Berkshire Live will read the comment appended to the article and find a more suitable photo.

(I'm not sure what a "generic motorway" is.)
It's one where they drive on the right.

Generic is a town in the Bavarian Alps, near Bad Fartzup.
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« Reply #674 on: August 05, 2022, 06:25:46 pm »

Generic is a town in the Bavarian Alps, near Bad Fartzup.

Apparently named after a famous local train spotter who was always first with the news.
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