Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
 21/11/2018 - First Bath Bus panel
21/11/2018 - Consultation end - Angel Road
26/11/2018 - TransWilts Board and Members
26/11/2018 - Bath Clean Air consult ends
28/11/2018 - Melksham RUG
28/11/2018 - WECA Scrutiny
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail News GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
November 19, 2018, 06:13:51 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[164] Four track for Filton Bank - ongoing discussion
[109] Time for a new generation of integrated transport
[75] Something rather special - near Bristol - 16th Feb 2019
[51] Wanted - someone who majors in politics - to help revitalise r...
[23] Network Rail to abolish station toilet charges in 2019
[19] Tests of engine-less trains commence
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: A new member  (Read 701 times)
old shire
Transport Scholar
Posts: 1

View Profile Email
« on: September 03, 2018, 11:46:32 am »

Good morning to you all. l have been viewing this forum for quite a few years and have gained a lot of information from it. l have decided to join as l hope to give some knowledge back. Also l would like to give praise to Grahame for what he did on the imber running day. On the train from westbury to warminister he asked a person if the seat next to her was available (she had her bags on it). She said yes with a grimness on her face but Grahame had helped  an older person get a seat. l wished he was on the 150 that l got back to Bristol as a guy took up 3 seats!

Edit note: spacing inserted, to separate original text from 'likes' - purely in the interest of clarity. CfN.  Smiley
« Last Edit: September 10, 2018, 11:35:27 pm by Chris from Nailsea » Logged
Global Moderator
Hero Member
Posts: 4848

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 02:08:01 pm »

A very warm welcome to the forum old shire.
Four Track, Now!
Global Moderator
Hero Member
Posts: 3829

I know nothing. Really.

View Profile Email
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2018, 09:33:37 pm »

And welcome from me as well, old shire!

Now, please!
Hero Member
Posts: 22543

View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 07:24:39 am »

Good morning to you all. l have been viewing this forum for quite a few years and have gained a lot of information from it. l have decided to join as l hope to give some knowledge back. Also l would like ...

And welcome from me as well, old shire!

And a welcome from me too. Please add views and thoughts as well as knowledge - I look forward to seeing further contributions from you. Wink

I'm presently the Community Rail Officer (CRO) for the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership - though leaving that role as my replacement comes on board.  And it's my view that a CRO on his/her territory may/should act as a lightweight safety net to help his/her passengers/customers.  Thus the occasional asking someone to move their bags, asking someone to step back onto the platform when they have gone trackside to photograph a steam special, helping them find onward transport when a connection into the last train of the days fails (at an unstaffed station) as I did yesterday, and many more little things have been - for me - part of what I have done.   So - thank you for the praise to which I respond "thank you, just doing my job", even though my view of that job is not universally shared.  That question of the CRO (and other Community Rail rep) role is an interesting one - I'm going to raise it in the How Stuff Works area where it's more academic than personal, and add you (Old Shire) to the "Transport Scholar" group which you clearly are

Other members can join "How Stuff Works" just by asking me or any other member of the admin team.


Coffee Shop Admin, Member of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and some more things besides
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants