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New and continued public topics from 1 Feb 2024 to date
Introductions and chatHealth and safety - comparison with Czech Republic17 Feb 2024
-Travelogue - from 12.2.2024 - through the eyes of a public transport advocate12 Feb 2024
Who's who on Western railwaysRe: Quarter of a century of articles from Christian Wolmar 1 Feb 2024
-Re: English Regional Transport Association (ERTA) 2 Feb 2024
Smoke and MirrorsTOC enquiries via X / Twitter - now for selected enquirers only? 1 Feb 2024
Buses and other ways to travelInspectors or should I say R.P.I.'s to be introduced on First bus22 Feb 2024
-BA sister company raises price 4.5 times between estimate and actual 21 Feb 2024
-Melksham Rail Link Bus - ten years on10 Feb 2024
-Threat of bus service cuts in Somerset from April 2024. 9 Feb 2024
-WECA Citizens’ Panel on bus services 3 Feb 2024
Your rights and redressDelay Repay Anomaly?19 Feb 2024
London to ReadingPaddington Disruption 8 Feb 2024 8 Feb 2024
London to Kennet ValleyRe: Improvements at three Berkshire stations10 Feb 2024
London to Didcot, Oxford and BanburyRe: Tilehurst - the end of catering15 Feb 2024
-Re: Tilehurst station upgrade16 Feb 2024
London to South WalesRugby match switched from Cardiff to Twickenham 22 Feb 2024
London to the WestUXB Plymouth23 Feb 2024
-Re: West Country delays 4 Feb 2024
London to the CotswoldsRe: 2024 Delays and Cancellations - North Cotswold Line 1 Feb 2024
-Re: 2023 Delays and Cancellations 1 Feb 2024
TransWilts lineRail replacement train11 Feb 2024
-Triangle flow chart - Salisbury to Swindon via Westbury 8 Feb 2024
-Passenger Journeys / flows - West Wiltshire and stations to Swindon 3 Feb 2024
-Re: 2024 - Service update and amendment log, Swindon <-> Westbury 1 Feb 2024
Portsmouth to CardiffLandslip - and what it tells us about what can be done.24 Feb 2024
-Re: Westbury - only one platform available for the Salisbury line13 Feb 2024
Bristol (WECA) CommutersRe: New station at Ashley Down, Bristol10 Feb 2024
To Oxford, Didcot and Reading from WestRe: New Oxford - Bristol Service Starting Sept 14th 2024 4 Feb 2024
Wales local journeysRe: Ebbw Vale Town - improvements 1 Feb 2024
-Re: 197s now in service19 Feb 2024
Shorter journeys in DevonRe: Devon delays 2024 9 Feb 2024
Plymouth and CornwallKeyham bomb removal - temporary suspension of rail traffic23 Feb 2024
-Re: Lostwithiel footbridge hits a snag..... there's a design flaw... 6 Feb 2024
-Re: Mid Cornwall Metro - APPROVED 6 Feb 2024
-Re: Long Rock Depot - part of £146 million investment for future11 Feb 2024
Across the WestFlooding 18 February, GWR advising not to travel 18 Feb 2024
-JourneyCheck emails 5 Feb 2024
-Re: Trains idling at termini 1 Feb 2024
-Re: Its signalling Jim, but not as we know it .. 1 Feb 2024
-Re: Boxing Day services - request from GWR for local group input10 Feb 2024
-Re: Rail unions strike action 2022/2023/2024 5 Feb 2024
-Re: Vivarail chosen for fast charging trial on the Greenford branch 7 Feb 2024
-Re: Problems with IET trains from April 2021 2 Feb 2024
-Re: Great Western Main Line electrification - ongoing discussion 2 Feb 2024
-Re: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014 4 Feb 2024
Campaigns for new and improved servicesRe: Bridport branch reopening proposal 7 Feb 2024
News, Help and AssistanceNot AFK and certainly not away from trains. 12 Feb 2024
-Passenger flow data - ticketed journeys between stations 5 Feb 2024
-Coffee Shop time format 1 Feb 2024
-Re: OTD - 6th Feb (2021) - Document Archive added to forum 6 Feb 2024
The Lighter SideWell I never!22 Feb 2024
-"By Emily Goodwin" - someone tell Emily! 9 Feb 2024
-Dogs looking like owners. 6 Feb 2024
-Re: "How well do you know your UK train stations?" - online quiz19 Feb 2024
-Re: Annoying / amusing use of completely irrelevant stock photos to illustrate press articles 6 Feb 2024
Diary - what's happening when?FoSBR Bristol Rail Campaign AGM18 Feb 2024
-The Cwm and Glo18 Feb 2024
-Re: West Wiltshire Rail User Group - Meeting dates for 2024 8 Feb 2024
-Re: Imber bus day19 Feb 2024
South Western servicesAxle counter failures at Sherborne 1 Feb 2024
-Re: Car Parking, APCOA (in this case, Oriental Road, Woking) - a cautionary tale 1 Feb 2024
-Re: Wokingham resignalling 3 Feb 2024
-Re: SWR's new Class 701 trains 9 Feb 2024
-Re: Network Rail plan to close Tan Hill crossing and replace it with a footbridge24 Feb 2024
Cross Country servicesCross Country MD sacked16 Feb 2024
-Re: Cross Country services 1st February 2024 2 Feb 2024
Transport for LondonDudding Hill Loop 6 Feb 2024
-Re: Giving each overground line a separate name and colour15 Feb 2024
-Re: The "Great ball of LEDS" at Stratford: transport implications 15 Feb 2024
Heritage railway lines, Railtours, other rail based attractionsThoughts on multiple unit preservation14 Feb 2024
Media about railways, and other means of transportDog walker pushes through level crossing gates making train slam on brakes.16 Feb 2024
The Wider Picture in the United KingdomLondon to Shrewsbury direct services to end23 Feb 2024
-ORR data on regional and inter-regional rail travel22 Feb 2024
-First/standard class signage: best practice22 Feb 2024
-Williams-Shapps Report: Consultation Outcome & Reply finally published20 Feb 2024
-Rail passenger numbers could nearly double by 205019 Feb 2024
-The Polar Express15 Feb 2024
-IET bodyshells: surface coating failures, or corrosion? 2 Feb 2024
-Labour to renationalise train operators with no compensation 1 Feb 2024
-Re: Diary Of A Reasonably Frequent Rail User18 Feb 2024
-Re: HS2 - Government proposals, alternative routes and general discussion 7 Feb 2024
The Wider Picture Overseas"Keep off the tracks and mind the electrics" - Croatian posters23 Feb 2024
-Balancing the positives and the negatives?21 Feb 2024
Railway History and related topics[otd] 5th February - closures Alton to Fareham (1955) and Winchester (1973) 5 Feb 2024
-Re: OTD - 7th February in various years past 7 Feb 2024
-Re: OTD -5th February (1971) - Taunton to Minehead foundation meeting 5 Feb 2024

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