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Author Topic: Special train - 23rd March 2019 - Bristol Bath and Chippenham to London  (Read 797 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 05:08:43 pm »

I don't remember any such conclusion being reached. Personally I'd much prefer that there were no limitations on what can be discussed here, provided it is done politely.
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2019, 05:25:11 pm »

Sorry, I donít think this Forum is the place to promote Brexit views or events, either for or against.  Anymore than we should get on to fox hunting, badger culling, the NHS, immigration etc.  Let's keep this Forum for GWR related issues (or related light-hearted and related diversions) - which I think was a conclusion from our day at Westbury.

I don't remember any such conclusion being reached. Personally I'd much prefer that there were no limitations on what can be discussed here, provided it is done politely.

And I'm coming at this from a third angle.

Unless I'm being blind, I don't see anywhere this thread has turned into a discussion about the right and wrongs of Brexit.  It's about a special train - perhaps the very first IET charter that GWR have run.   It's about crowd and passenger control and flows on the railway, and how and when special trains are flagged up.

I ask myself "what if the train was carrying people to a demonstration in favour of renaming Mars Bars to Venus Bars" or "what if the train was carrying Everton fans [Liverpool supporter here]" ... I suspect the discussion would have been just the same.

This is posted in "London to Swindon and Bristol" and it is about a train from Bristol to London (I think we allow versa vice, especially as it returns later in the day).  There are ... other ... places on the Coffee Shop where wider discussions including Brexit concerns may be politely discussed - for example the business of ensuring that enough spares are available for GWR trains if the whole thing goes messy, and whatever happens in the next month the impact on GWR of changes in passenger flows brought on by economic changes.
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2019, 06:06:56 pm »

I based my earlier comments on the following:

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Intent of trip is to let you join "Put It To The People March" and on that basis I have some doubt as to whether it's wise or potentially inflammatory for me to post it on the forum.  HOWEVER .. it's a GWR special, all views welcome (on the forum if potentially not on the train), tickets on sale so I'm posting and putting my tin hat on!


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The purposes of the Group are:
* providing a voice for the community
* promoting sustainable, healthy and accessible travel
* bringing communities together, supporting diversity & inclusion
* supporting social and economic development

To work towards these aims, the Group will operate an internet forum for discussion of matters relating to the Great Western Railway primarily, railways and public transport generally and connected topics.   (My bold)

However, I'm just expressing a view, quite relaxed about it really.

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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2019, 06:25:56 pm »


To work towards these aims, the Group will operate an internet forum for discussion of matters relating to the Great Western Railway primarily, railways and public transport generally and connected topics.   (My bold)

However, I'm just expressing a view, quite relaxed about it really.


My turn to bold ...  I wrote "Intent of the trip is to let you join " and not "Intent of the post is to let you join " ... and went on to talk about the rail aspect.    Very much aware I was sailing close to the wind.  "HOWEVER .. it's a GWR special ..."

Also relaxed ... and NOT travelling on that train.  My Facebook feed is filled far too much with views in all directions and I've other things to do that protest one way, protest the other way, or not protest because the folks who are doing it have it right.
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2019, 09:13:07 am »

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I'm not seeing any "1Zxx" stuff on Real Time Trains ... looked at Chippenham and Bath Spa.   Any clues, anyone?

It's on now

08:11 from Bristol, 08:26 from Bath, 08:41 from Chippenham

Returns from Paddington at 18:37
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