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    Avanti Advance - What can I do?

    Hi All, I’ve got an AP for this evening from Euston to Carlisle. I was originally booked on the 17:57 Avanti Pendolino as far as Lancaster, where I was to wait for 40 mins and catch the 20:55 Pendolino (18:30 off Euston) as far as Carlisle. The 17:57 is now being terminated short at Preston...
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    CCTV: Regulations and GDPR

    Not sure of the best forum to place this thread in, the thread could equally apply in general discussion. First of all, this is not another thread to discuss the effectiveness and/or mandation of face coverings, which has been done to death. Scotrail have published an article, where they...
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    Delay Repay - ticket acceptance from staff

    Hi all, I’m a tad confused on a delay-repay claim I’ll be making soon. I have an advance ticket for the 13:15 Exeter St. David’s - London Paddington (the 10:15 off Penzance). This service has been delayed due to the incident on Monday at Plymouth and is currently around 55 minutes late. When...
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    Scotland: “Beyond Level Zero” 09th August

    For us in Scotland, “freedom day” is supposed to take place on 09th August, with an announcement tomorrow on what the ‘new normal’ will look like expected tomorrow. The current ‘expectation’ seems to be that the mask mandate will be retained until next spring, with all other measures being...
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    Milton Keynes - Euston Avanti Only - Break of Journey permitted?

    Came across a ticket anomaly I’m curious about earlier: I’ve got an Avanti Only Off-Peak Day Return from London Euston to Milton Keynes (Restriction Code JD) On the return leg, from Milton Keynes to London Euston, certain Avanti services were advertised as calling at Watford Junction...
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    19th July Lockdown Easing - Observations and Compliance

    Now that lockdown rules are as good as over in England, a thread comparing voluntary levels of compliance with masks and social distancing in different parts of the country seems like an interesting idea. I’ll be down in England later so I shall comment on my observations then. What is the...
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    Scotrail Delay Repay

    Hi All, I’m seeking some advice regarding a claim for delay repay I am making with Scotrail. I have made an intial claim and they have rejected it, I do however believe I am fully entitled to 100% compensation in these circumstances: I intended to travel from Dumfries to Edinburgh on...
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    Upgrading a Standard Advance to a First Advance

    I purchased a standard class advance ticket from Dumfries - Aberdeen (Dumfries - Carlisle with Scotrail, Carlisle - Haymarket with Avanti and Haymarket - Aberdeen with LNER) for Thursday 20th May. I'm looking to upgrade this and I see that the 1st advance is a good price just now. Am I able to...
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    Signalling into Crianlarich

    I was on a WHL train today and, when leaving Crianlarich, it got me thinking. What is the procedure for signalling trains into Crianlarich from the north? For example: If (just in theory) a service was running on the Oban branch and the Fort William branch, one of these services was late...
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    Trivia - Extremely Late Running

    Across the network, it’s well known (amongst the general public) that services don’t always end up running to schedule. Whilst the majority of services run to time and most late services are only slightly late, there are occasionally more severe delays which can take up several hours. What is...
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    Class 221 engine cut-out whilst moving.

    I’m currently on 1M16 on 221104 and the engine on the coach I’m in (coach G) just suddenly stopped running whilst passing polmadie depot, it’s not started since, I can hear the engine running in the other coaches and we’re running to time. Is this common practice? I didn’t know it was possible...
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    Avanti - 1M20 being worked by 221 using 390 path?

    Recently, Avanti have started diagramming 1M20 (15:40 Glasgow Central - London Euston via Trent Valley) to run as 2 x 221's as opposed to the normal 390 that would operate this route. Strangely, it seems as if the timing load has not been adjusted to account for the lower EPS speeds permitted...
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    Scotland - Framework out of the pandemic - 23rd February 2021

    With an announcement from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon only hours away, what are your expectations for the Scottish government’s strategic framework to remove lockdown restrictions? Nicola sturgeon has admitted she would like to broadly do things at a similar pace to the UK, however last week...
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    22nd February - Roadmap out of the pandemic, lifting of restrictions.

    With one week to go, what are your hopes, worries and predictions surrounding next week’s roadmap out of the pandemic? When do you think different restrictions are likely to be lifted and what do you think is the correct pace towards normality? Personally, I’m feeling optimistic. I’m confident...
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    East Coast Trains - Is this still going ahead?

    I remember reading a while ago that a new OA operator was to start running Edinburgh - London runs (hardly any stops inbetween) on the ECML with new all standard class units (803's I think). I've not heard a thing about this, has this been/is this likely to be scrapped due to COVID? Unsure what...
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    When will restrictions finally end?

    It’s clear that, with this new strain, we are going to be living under even tougher restrictions for many months to come yet. With much uncertainty, it’s often difficult to see a way out from the never-ending, ever-changing rules and laws which restrict our freedoms so severely. With over...
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    Newark Northgate - Tube Map?

    I’m currently on a down LNER to Edinburgh and we stopped at Newark northgate around an hour ago. I noticed when departing that there’s a fairly large poster with a tube map on it at the station. Does anyone know why this is there, given the station is well over 100 miles from London? It seems a...
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    Scotrail staff sitting near cabs

    I’ve noticed recently that whenever I’ve travelled on Scotrail recently, there is normally a staff member sitting near each cab. On a 6 coach train, this can mean 4 staff members sitting at different cabs. It seems a bit odd that this is happening but it is happening consistently (particularly...
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    Should we go back into lockdown at this point?

    There’s been a huge increase in the media and government talking about the prospect of a “second lockdown” lately. I know two local authorities who have told all their schools to get all assessments done ASAP for a second lockdown in October, and it’s beginning to look like we may be going...
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    Railway “Seat Guru”

    Not sure if anyone is familiar with this, but I came across the site “seat guru” when researching seats for a flight recently. It’s essentially a far more detailed seating plan than is available on the airline website for as many aircraft in as many configurations as possible. Main features...

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