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« on: January 15, 2020, 10:24:12 am »

Designs for new trains/trams announced: https://www.southend.gov.uk/news/article/1834/proposed_designs_revealed_for_new_pier_trains
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 04:49:15 pm »

         On board Wi-Fi
         USB charging points

Why?
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 05:09:51 pm »

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Why?

Because if Liverpool can have them - Right on track! New Merseyrail train heads for city with wifi and phone charging points - Southend must too  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 05:23:38 pm »

What about a proper buffet? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 09:53:59 pm »

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You'll probably boost your phones battery by about 1% on that short journey and by the time you've navigated the wifi login screen it's probably time to get off.  Huh
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 05:09:26 am »

From the Basildon Standard

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SOUTHEND Pier is set to re-open on Monday, July 6 - but no trains will be in operation and people will have to follow a one-way system to keep safe.

The world’s longest pleasure pier has been out of use since lockdown for the Coronavirus pandemic began back in March.

With further easing of lockdown announced by the Prime Minister, including reduction to 1 metre-plus when social distancing, the council named the re-opening date as July 6.

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Cllr Kevin Robinson, cabinet member for business, culture and tourism, said: “When people visit Southend, they want the whole experience – fish and chips, fun at the arcades and attractions, and a trip down the world’s longest pleasure pier.

“I am delighted to say we can now welcome visitors back to the pier, although not without a rigorous cleaning schedule, and other measures to ensure all visitors can safely enjoy the pier.

“Unfortunately, we cannot run pier train services at this time given the challenges associated with social distancing on the trains.

"We will, however, continue to monitor Government advice and we aim to have the trains back up and running as soon as it is safe to do so.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 06:54:30 am »

         On board Wi-Fi
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Because its Essex  Grin
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