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« Reply #45 on: January 01, 2008, 03:22:35 pm »

Of course FGW (First Great Western) should have Mystery Shoppers, but two points FGW would have to pay for them and second the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers) would be up in arms, calling for strike action over Mangement Harassment of the Idle.
Far easier to let the Honest Pay the fare of the Dis-honest.
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« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2008, 08:11:36 pm »

Is the cause there are gates at Cardiff, Newport, Bristol TM(resolve), Bristol Parkway, Bath Spa Swindon Reading & Paddington.

I may of missed off a few stations
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« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2008, 10:31:13 am »

Also gates at Exeter St Davids and Plymouth. They also want to install them at Penzance.
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« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2008, 10:51:45 am »

Also gates at Exeter St Davids and Plymouth. They also want to install them at Penzance.
They need them at Truro before Penzance! it's the busiest station in Cornwall by far!
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« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2008, 11:03:29 am »

I'm surprised Exeter Central doesn't have any TBH (to be honest) as trains from Exmouth practically empty and then fill again at Central.
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« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2008, 11:18:19 am »

I'm surprised Exeter Central doesn't have any TBH (to be honest) as trains from Exmouth practically empty and then fill again at Central.
They do have people at the main entrance in the mornings checking tickets, I have heard rumours from the right places that Exeter Central will get barriers.
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« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2008, 03:53:23 pm »

I have to say the gates at St David's are a pain - people just bunch up at them and don't know what to do.  The staff try and help get people through but then just get in the way, and then to top it off you get some guy with a bike who then blocks the path of even more people.  It turns into a mess every morning!  The door at St.Davids needs to be twice as wide at least....

Oh, and people who "carriage jump" should be thrown off the train, you know the people - you've selected a door to get on the train and then the door next to you clears and people start pilling on - then jump into the carriage you've selected.   GRRRR!
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« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2008, 02:33:10 am »

I'm surprised Exeter Central doesn't have any TBH (to be honest) as trains from Exmouth practically empty and then fill again at Central.
I take it that you have never been on any train from Exmouth between 0700 and 0900 weekdays then? Huh
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« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2008, 06:56:05 am »

One of the problems with the 142's - is there is 2 coaches that on most services, will end up being a free for all!
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« Reply #54 on: January 12, 2008, 09:43:22 am »

I'm surprised Exeter Central doesn't have any TBH (to be honest) as trains from Exmouth practically empty and then fill again at Central.
I take it that you have never been on any train from Exmouth between 0700 and 0900 weekdays then? Huh

Sorry, I meant that everybody seems to get off a packed train at Central from the Exmouth direction. There is no way i am saying they are empty Wink
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« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2008, 10:17:03 am »

One of the problems with the 142's - is there is 2 coaches that on most services, will end up being a free for all!
There is booked to be an ATE on a few of them for that reason.
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« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2008, 10:04:49 pm »

One of the problems with the 142's - is there is 2 coaches that on most services, will end up being a free for all!
There is booked to be an ATE on a few of them for that reason.
I know - I was just pointing the fact out, that on quite a few still it is, but they are trying to get more Revenue Bods around the area.
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« Reply #57 on: January 13, 2008, 01:31:02 pm »

What I find sad, is that Tickets bought over the Internet and posted to your home, tend to be Humping Great Big Tickets, 5 times the size of tickets that can work a "Gate Line".
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« Reply #58 on: January 13, 2008, 03:31:07 pm »

If they're the long grey-ish ones, I used to get those from Bath Spa when I bought my week's worth of tickets going up to Cheltenham Spa a couple years ago. Back then I found them easier to carry around than the small orange ones (Less likely to lose those too) and they were easier to find when I'd stuck them somewhere in the top of my bag!
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« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2008, 05:46:04 pm »

What I find sad, is that Tickets bought over the Internet and posted to your home, tend to be Humping Great Big Tickets, 5 times the size of tickets that can work a "Gate Line".

We got both the big tickets and "Gate passes" last time.  Hardly cutting down on the paperwork, but I don't suppose a few tickets will make much difference to our carbon footprint  Wink
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