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« Reply #105 on: December 03, 2022, 00:00:55 »

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Is that subject to DfT» (Department for Transport - about) approval?

It would be interesting to examine the DfT thought processes involved.

Nothing is done without that anymore!  Wink
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« Reply #106 on: June 23, 2023, 16:44:06 »

Modern Railways saying the start date for Grand Union pushed back to end of 2027.

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Grand Union Trains has revised the start date for its new open access service between London Paddington and Carmarthen as it will take longer to order and introduce the new rolling stock for the service. Services may not now start until December 2027, more than two years later than planned.
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« Reply #107 on: June 23, 2023, 16:48:48 »

And GWR (Great Western Railway)'s maximum contract (if they get the additional 3 years) expires in 2028.
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« Reply #108 on: June 23, 2023, 16:49:27 »

Oh dear.  Go-Op or Grand Central to launch first…place your bets please…all bets refunded if neither launches before 2050… Wink
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« Reply #109 on: June 23, 2023, 17:01:38 »

I can't see Go-Op getting off the ground before 2100 frankly
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« Reply #110 on: June 23, 2023, 17:06:14 »

I can't see Go-Op getting off the ground before 2100 frankly

A joint launch with HS2 (The next High Speed line(s)) could be on the cards?  Wink
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« Reply #111 on: June 23, 2023, 18:58:28 »

I can't see Go-Op getting off the ground before 2100 frankly

Why not? It's only 1858 just now.
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« Reply #112 on: July 03, 2023, 21:17:29 »

I've had a look at my copy of "Old Bore's Almanac" for the year 2100 and find:

 - new fares for rail passengers to be charged according to weight to reflect the strain being put on the network. The first 150 kg will be included in the standard fare, with £10 per kg per kilometre for the next 50 miles, and £20 per kg per km over 200 kg. Anyone complaining that the fares now cost an arm and a leg can leave them at the station.

 - Keith Richards will headline Glastonbury on Sunday night

 - Go-Op announce that they will start small, and a new shorter route will begin "soon", between Bedminster and Parson Street

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