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« Reply #720 on: December 21, 2023, 18:15:54 »

Are you absolutely certain that those three ex-Vivarail units currently gathering graffiti at the Reading depot are not going to end up replacing 150s in Cornwall  Grin
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« Reply #721 on: December 21, 2023, 20:54:17 »

230001 is lined up for the Greenford Branch trial, evidently.  Anything long term will depend on how that trial goes.....
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« Reply #722 on: December 26, 2023, 06:21:15 »

HS2 (The next High Speed line(s)) - Cancelled north of Birmingham, but to serve Maidenhead?

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Last week Network Rail apologised to passengers for the train disruption faced in the past month and said the ‘industry response wasn’t good enough’.

This statement comes following the company meeting with Maidenhead MP (Member of Parliament) Theresa May. According to sources, 'the meeting was successful, problems were outlined and solutions put forward'.

Following the meeting, she said: "Most of the problems are down to Network Rail. I have been clear with them about how bad the service has been in recent weeks and the need for action.

"They need to get on with the job of making sure we don’t see the sort of delays and cancellations people have experienced recently.

"I impressed upon Network Rail the need to restore a reliable service for Maidenhead, Twyford and the branch lines. These recent delays risk undermining consumer trust in rail travel at a time when we should be encouraging travel by rail."
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« Reply #723 on: January 09, 2024, 17:15:22 »

Reading buses announces long delays on Jet Black 1 service The article shows a 17 bus.
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« Reply #724 on: January 18, 2024, 08:19:38 »

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/somersets-newest-railway-station-not-9040446

Who knew that Penzance was in Somerset...
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« Reply #725 on: January 19, 2024, 09:29:51 »

Not a stock photo, but worth noting as a rather spectacular goof by a well-known writer.

Here's Giles Coren in the Times reviewing Charlbury's gastropub, the Bull. He spends quite a lot of time talking about Adlestrop:

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And now, when we finally did get there, it was cold and wet and grey with not a cloudlet or a haycock to be seen. But it was beautiful, just the same. Though the station is long gone, the branch line closed since before I was born, and all that remains is the station sign, mounted now on a bus stop as you drive into the village.

I know Cotswold Line punctuality hasn't been great recently, but "closed" is taking it a bit far.

(Later in the same article, he finally gets round to writing about the Bull. "Without restaurants in pubs, there would be no pubs at all in the countryside now. Just like there are no goddam railway stations." Charlbury, of course, has both a railway station and two pubs-which-aren't-restaurants. One of them, the Rose & Crown, is literally over the road from the Bull. Coren probably parked his Land Rover on the double yellows outside it.)
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« Reply #726 on: January 29, 2024, 17:54:36 »

And for today's bridge strike on the Cotswold line, the Worcester News has used a predictably-accurate photo.
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« Reply #727 on: January 30, 2024, 07:11:40 »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) news at 07:05am Tuesday 30 January 2024

LIVE from London Waterloo.with a location described as WESTMINSTER.
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« Reply #728 on: January 30, 2024, 17:44:22 »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) news at 07:05am Tuesday 30 January 2024

LIVE from London Waterloo.with a location described as WESTMINSTER.

Did they use a stock photo that was irrelevant to the news item? That's what this thread is for.
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« Reply #729 on: February 06, 2024, 21:18:47 »

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« Reply #730 on: February 06, 2024, 21:24:29 »

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« Reply #731 on: February 26, 2024, 13:34:49 »

From GWR (Great Western Railway) itself....  Five coaches to Gatwick would probably be welcomed in place of a turbo.

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« Reply #732 on: March 13, 2024, 10:57:13 »

IET (Intercity Express Train) services on the Severn Beach Line?  The Beeb appear to think so.

https://www-bbc-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-68551905.amp?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a9&usqp=mq331AQGsAEggAID#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=17103254713751&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com
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« Reply #733 on: March 13, 2024, 17:03:47 »


I know Cotswold Line punctuality hasn't been great recently, but "closed" is taking it a bit far.


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