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« Reply #150 on: December 12, 2019, 12:52:15 »

Anyway, so it’s Pershore is it?  With no replacement bus required?  Thought that might be the case.
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« Reply #151 on: December 13, 2019, 16:05:44 »

Institut Catholique d'Arts et Métiers?

I remember asking my dad one happy Sunday afternoon what YTYTK stood for. I must have been twelve of thirteen.

'You're too young to know', he said, deadpan.
'Aw! Please tell me!' I replied.
You're too young to know', he repeated somewhat more forcefully, and walked away.

That is certainly a lot of squirrels in such a modest drey!

You know, I've forgotten what ICAM stood for myself, what with all the shenanigans of the past day or two .

EDIT: I couldn't agree more!
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« Reply #152 on: January 07, 2020, 09:39:04 »

Parkway station has reappeared in RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) for services from Sunday, January 26th.
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« Reply #153 on: January 07, 2020, 20:28:39 »

Institut Catholique d'Arts et Métiers?

I remember asking my dad one happy Sunday afternoon what YTYTK stood for. I must have been twelve of thirteen.

'You're too young to know', he said, deadpan.
'Aw! Please tell me!' I replied.
You're too young to know', he repeated somewhat more forcefully, and walked away.

I walked into a pub offering free WiFi, and asked for the code.
"You have to buy a drink first" said the barman, as deadpan as a senior squirrel.
So I bought a pint, plus a G&T for the lady, and asked again.
"You have to buy a drink first" said the barman. "All lower case, no spaces."

Parkway station has reappeared in RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) for services from Sunday, January 26th.

Let's see what happens! Sadly, I will be away (not very sadly in truth), so will rely on others for reports.
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« Reply #154 on: January 25, 2020, 12:03:52 »

Tickets are on sale to / from the new Parkway station as from tomorrow Sunday 26th. We've been here before, so I'm not holding my breath, but I will be at Shrub Hill tomorrow morning to see if the 10:13 will indeed be stopping at Parkway. If so, then I'll try and buy a return ticket from the ticket office, get the 10:13 to Parkway, have half an hour to look around the station, and then the 10:50 back to Shrub Hill. However, I suspect I'll turn up at Shrub Hill and be disappointed again!

UPDATE: Just rung National Rail Enquiries and have been assured that services are running to Parkway tomorrow, so I'm going to go for it!
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« Reply #155 on: January 25, 2020, 12:31:07 »

UPDATE: Just rung National Rail Enquiries and have been assured that services are running to Parkway tomorrow, so I'm going to go for it!

Excellent ... we would love a report, please  Grin
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« Reply #156 on: January 25, 2020, 16:58:12 »

UPDATE: Just rung National Rail Enquiries and have been assured that services are running to Parkway tomorrow, so I'm going to go for it!

Excellent ... we would love a report, please  Grin

I went down there just now. The station names are on the platforms. Still no access off the roundabout to the car park, but the blockage is now reduced from nuclear bunker specification to single Heras panels, so presumably these will be removed overnight.
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« Reply #157 on: January 25, 2020, 17:53:47 »

Hi all - I can confirm that this is an error and Worcestershire Parkway is not scheduled to open tomorrow. Worcestershire CC have not yet released an opening date.
The stops there are taken into account in the WTT (Working Time-Table) but should not appear in customer info/sales channels. It looks like there are a couple of dates where the stops appear publicly.
We are looking at why this has happened but in the meantime we are flagging on the main page of our website. Any tickets purchased will be fully refunded.

Thanks to everyone who raised it on here.
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« Reply #158 on: January 25, 2020, 18:02:09 »

Hi all - I can confirm that this is an error and Worcestershire Parkway is not scheduled to open tomorrow. Worcestershire CC have not yet released an opening date.
The stops there are taken into account in the WTT (Working Time-Table) but should not appear in customer info/sales channels. It looks like there are a couple of dates where the stops appear publicly.
We are looking at why this has happened but in the meantime we are flagging on the main page of our website. Any tickets purchased will be fully refunded.

Thanks to everyone who raised it on here.

Welcome to the forum, Dan.

Thanks for flagging that up so promptly.

Worcestershire Parkway is not opening tomorrow - sorry!

For the benefit of members - yes, the "we" in the above really is GWR (Great Western Railway)  Cheesy
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« Reply #159 on: January 25, 2020, 18:46:03 »

Thanks for the confirmation, it saves me a wasted trip tomorrow! It's just a shame that so many staff these days rely too much on what their computer tells them. In addition to contacting the call centre I also asked at the Shrub Hill ticket office, and both places checked their computer system and told me quite confidently that trains were running tomorrow.
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« Reply #160 on: January 25, 2020, 22:11:43 »

Thanks for the confirmation, it saves me a wasted trip tomorrow! It's just a shame that so many staff these days rely too much on what their computer tells them. In addition to contacting the call centre I also asked at the Shrub Hill ticket office, and both places checked their computer system and told me quite confidently that trains were running tomorrow.

Not calling now on GWR (Great Western Railway) Journey Check
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« Reply #161 on: January 26, 2020, 04:38:08 »

Thanks for the confirmation, it saves me a wasted trip tomorrow! It's just a shame that so many staff these days rely too much on what their computer tells them. In addition to contacting the call centre I also asked at the Shrub Hill ticket office, and both places checked their computer system and told me quite confidently that trains were running tomorrow.
I have a lot of sympathy for the staff at the call centre and at Shrub Hill - given that it's supposed to be opening quietly, then this sudden appearance in the databases on a Sunday morning is exactly what one would expect.

Even more cunning would be to "open" it without putting anything in the databases - just tell the drivers to start stopping there. The first stealth station on the national network...
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« Reply #162 on: January 26, 2020, 09:37:25 »

A large number of entries in journey check today to address this of which this is an example.
26/01/20 08:37 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 11:25 will no longer call at Worcestershire Parkway Hl.
This is due to a train not stopping at a station it was supposed to.

I love the reason given.
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« Reply #163 on: January 26, 2020, 14:17:41 »

Thanks for the confirmation, it saves me a wasted trip tomorrow! It's just a shame that so many staff these days rely too much on what their computer tells them. In addition to contacting the call centre I also asked at the Shrub Hill ticket office, and both places checked their computer system and told me quite confidently that trains were running tomorrow.
I have a lot of sympathy for the staff at the call centre and at Shrub Hill - given that it's supposed to be opening quietly, then this sudden appearance in the databases on a Sunday morning is exactly what one would expect.

Even more cunning would be to "open" it without putting anything in the databases - just tell the drivers to start stopping there. The first stealth station on the national network...

Or maybe the first pop-up station...
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« Reply #164 on: January 27, 2020, 18:01:14 »

Thanks for the confirmation, it saves me a wasted trip tomorrow! It's just a shame that so many staff these days rely too much on what their computer tells them. In addition to contacting the call centre I also asked at the Shrub Hill ticket office, and both places checked their computer system and told me quite confidently that trains were running tomorrow.
I have a lot of sympathy for the staff at the call centre and at Shrub Hill - given that it's supposed to be opening quietly, then this sudden appearance in the databases on a Sunday morning is exactly what one would expect.

Even more cunning would be to "open" it without putting anything in the databases - just tell the drivers to start stopping there. The first stealth station on the national network...

Or maybe the first pop-up station...

But in all seriousness, this getting ridiculous. The station has been structurally complete for months. Just.get.it.open!
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