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« on: July 31, 2022, 10:23:56 am »

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"We believe the men had an altercation on board a train before the victim was assaulted on platform eight."
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2022, 10:53:38 am »

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I thought there was a strike, or was that the cause of the altercation?
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2022, 11:19:59 am »

GWR (Great Western Railway) ran only a few trains at Reading yesterday, ending at 8 pm. CrossCountry didn't have a strike, so ran a service all day. They also ran a Reading-Paddington shuttle, up to 23:30, presumably (at least in theory) to make their services more useful. SWR» (South Western Railway - about) also had no drivers' strike, but the Reading line was closed for engineering - so there were buses. Thus at Wokingham we had no trains, but buses replacing only the SWR ones. I didn't see whether we had any engineering going on.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2022, 11:45:33 am »

CrossCountry didn't have a strike, so ran a service all day. They also ran a Reading-Paddington shuttle, up to 23:30, presumably (at least in theory) to make their services more useful.

I think you might be getting your XC (Cross Country Trains (franchise)) (Cross Country) confused with your XR (Crossrail) (Crossrail - Elizabeth Line)
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2022, 11:46:45 am »

Platform 8 sort of indicates a reversing XC (Cross Country Trains (franchise)) service. But no doubt we’ll find out eventually. Totally shocking. I hope they lock up the perpetrator.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2022, 12:22:13 pm »

Info from BTP (British Transport Police) https://www.btp.police.uk/news/btp/news/england/detectives-launch-murder-investigation---reading/
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2022, 12:48:26 pm »

CrossCountry didn't have a strike, so ran a service all day. They also ran a Reading-Paddington shuttle, up to 23:30, presumably (at least in theory) to make their services more useful.

I think you might be getting your XC (Cross Country Trains (franchise)) (Cross Country) confused with your XR (Crossrail) (Crossrail - Elizabeth Line)
Of course I am. I hope that doesn't mean I've now got a problem with long words - the ones with two letters.
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