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RachelAtWindowSeater
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« on: August 03, 2021, 03:09:47 pm »

Hi Everyone,

I have newly joined the forum and thought I would introduce myself. I am the project assistant for Window Seater and we are developing an app where you can listen to audio stories about the train lines and communities. I am always happy to hear people's thoughts and frustrations about rail travel to help us design something better so please feel free to get in touch!

Aside from that I live close to Evesham so get to enjoy the gorgeous Cotswolds countryside.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2021, 03:19:14 pm »

Hi Rachel & welcome!

One of my frustrations is hearing the hiss (or louder) from mobiles where people listen/watch things on their mobiles without using ear/headphones. Can you add a ‘listen with headphones on’ to the intos on your app please?
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2021, 04:30:46 pm »

Hi Everyone,

I have newly joined the forum and thought I would introduce myself. I am the project assistant for Window Seater and we are developing an app where you can listen to audio stories about the train lines and communities. I am always happy to hear people's thoughts and frustrations about rail travel to help us design something better so please feel free to get in touch!

Aside from that I live close to Evesham so get to enjoy the gorgeous Cotswolds countryside.

Hi, Rachel, and welcome to the forum. Why not post a link up to your web site too ... I know there are a number of interesting journeys there already.

As an aside, I was chatting with Rachel over Zoom yesterday and I mentioned that I have (on a couple of occasions) given a "line commentary" for groups.   Has anyone else done this?  How do you feel it works?

Rachel - for thoughts and frustrations, can I suggest you lurk for a few days and see what people are posting about - a lot of what you're asking for is already written here in public, yours for the reading  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2021, 12:36:57 pm »

Hi Everyone,

I have newly joined the forum and thought I would introduce myself. I am the project assistant for Window Seater and we are developing an app where you can listen to audio stories about the train lines and communities. I am always happy to hear people's thoughts and frustrations about rail travel to help us design something better so please feel free to get in touch!

Aside from that I live close to Evesham so get to enjoy the gorgeous Cotswolds countryside.

Hello from a fellow Vale of Evesham inhabitant and sometimes user of either Evesham or Honeybourne station
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2021, 05:00:12 pm »

As an aside, I was chatting with Rachel over Zoom yesterday and I mentioned that I have (on a couple of occasions) given a "line commentary" for groups.   Has anyone else done this?  How do you feel it works?

An acquaintance did a printed one a few years back: https://www.bargeluciole.com/john-liley#brochure

(I did once get an enjoyable commentary to the WCML (West Coast Main Line) from Carlisle to Glasgow courtesy of a Scottish friend... we were both in the same IRC channel and he knew the line well enough to tell me what I'd be seeing next!)
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2021, 11:58:10 am »

Hi Rachel & welcome!

One of my frustrations is hearing the hiss (or louder) from mobiles where people listen/watch things on their mobiles without using ear/headphones. Can you add a ‘listen with headphones on’ to the intos on your app please?

We can definitely do this! All these suggestions are great because we want to make it a good experience for everyone  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2021, 12:01:59 pm »

Hi Everyone,

I have newly joined the forum and thought I would introduce myself. I am the project assistant for Window Seater and we are developing an app where you can listen to audio stories about the train lines and communities. I am always happy to hear people's thoughts and frustrations about rail travel to help us design something better so please feel free to get in touch!

Aside from that I live close to Evesham so get to enjoy the gorgeous Cotswolds countryside.

Hi, Rachel, and welcome to the forum. Why not post a link up to your web site too ... I know there are a number of interesting journeys there already.

As an aside, I was chatting with Rachel over Zoom yesterday and I mentioned that I have (on a couple of occasions) given a "line commentary" for groups.   Has anyone else done this?  How do you feel it works?

Rachel - for thoughts and frustrations, can I suggest you lurk for a few days and see what people are posting about - a lot of what you're asking for is already written here in public, yours for the reading  Grin

Yes of course! Here is a link to the website for anyone who would like to check it out: https://windowseater.com/

We have already done some lines in England and Wales so if anyone is planning on taking these journeys for holidays this summer (or what's left of it) then please do have a listen.

I'm definitely happy to lurk for a little while and see what frustrations people are facing. As you said there are many posts so I'm sure I will find out lots of useful stuff!
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2021, 12:03:17 pm »

As an aside, I was chatting with Rachel over Zoom yesterday and I mentioned that I have (on a couple of occasions) given a "line commentary" for groups.   Has anyone else done this?  How do you feel it works?

An acquaintance did a printed one a few years back: https://www.bargeluciole.com/john-liley#brochure

(I did once get an enjoyable commentary to the WCML (West Coast Main Line) from Carlisle to Glasgow courtesy of a Scottish friend... we were both in the same IRC channel and he knew the line well enough to tell me what I'd be seeing next!)

This is great, thank you for sharing!
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