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« on: June 26, 2018, 05:40:07 pm »

I have noticed purple furniture at 2 stations . so far, apart from the 345's


At Taplow and Burnham new benches on the platforms with purple arm rests.

Anyone spotted other purple items
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 09:30:15 pm »

I have noticed purple furniture at 2 stations . so far, apart from the 345's


At Taplow and Burnham new benches on the platforms with purple arm rests.

Anyone spotted other purple items


They're actually rather nice. Taplow is a much better station environment generally now that TfL have taken over (no offence Ted)......just a shame NR vandalised our lovely old footbridge.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 09:55:41 pm »

They're actually rather nice. Taplow is a much better station environment generally now that TfL have taken over (no offence Ted)......just a shame NR vandalised our lovely old footbridge.

I thought it was their contractor that did the vandalising - not authorised by NR
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 10:25:17 am »

And the old iconic GWR seats (the original one) will be scrapped. They could be donated to Broadway or other ex-GWR heritage stations. But I expect TfL hasn't clue about these, and the contractors authorised or not likely don't care.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 10:29:26 am »

And the old iconic GWR seats (the original one) will be scrapped.


Why not put a notice on it' "OFFERS INVITED", money raised to be given to a charity, I am sure many people would love it for their garden to sit on in this weather.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 10:33:45 am »

And the old iconic GWR seats (the original one) will be scrapped.


Why not put a notice on it' "OFFERS INVITED", money raised to be given to a charity, I am sure many people would love it for their garden to sit on in this weather.

Indeed. Perhaps CJB would care to suggest that to TFL and any interested parties could bid for them?

Ellendune - not sure how it works on the railways but elsewhere I think you'll find that if you appoint a subcontractor and they mess up, you have to take responsibility and carry the can, they're acting on your behalf.......although I do get that on the railways shifting blame is an epidemic.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 12:58:28 pm »

Ellendune - not sure how it works on the railways but elsewhere I think you'll find that if you appoint a subcontractor and they mess up, you have to take responsibility and carry the can, they're acting on your behalf.......although I do get that on the railways shifting blame is an epidemic.

If you are a contractor and your subcontractor messes up that is so.  But NR are the client and the main contractor normally takes all that risk.  Reputational damage will be incurred by Nr of course. 
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