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post Oct 17 2018, 03:31 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Oct 17 2018, 01:15 PM) *
Nothing to do with our railway managers then, phew!

Just one thing, do you know any other organisation that would permit anyone to run 'tests' on mission critical systems, plant, or machinery without it being thoroughly checked elsewhere? Or did our highly paid, professional, very competent managers simply 'forget'.

We really are a class act aren't we? International sales here we come..... laugh.gif

Isn't that the point of having a test though?
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post Oct 17 2018, 05:49 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 17 2018, 04:31 PM) *
Isn't that the point of having a test though?


Yes, of course, BUT surely you test the basics off line and if you really can't you have a full team standing by to put things right. There are a good few very serious questions that need to be answered here because at first sight it would seem some serious foreseeable errors have been made.


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post Oct 17 2018, 06:24 PM
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Sort of railway equivalent of the double decker bus getting stuck under the train bridge. One would have thought the minimum height of any cable would be the first measurement to be checked.


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post Oct 18 2018, 08:04 AM
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Good points. I wasn't sure of the details before.
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post Oct 18 2018, 08:17 AM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Oct 17 2018, 09:44 AM) *
All the time the government dole out subsidies I've every right to comment.

Of course you and everyone else has evert right to comment. just don't see the point of criticising something you never use?
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post Oct 18 2018, 08:26 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Oct 17 2018, 01:53 PM) *
The people responsible for providing us with a rail ‘service’, or not as the case may be.

So Network Rail, Hitachi, Agility Trains, DFT, GWR and all the sub contactors associated with the electrification project?
Here's a list of most of them.
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post Oct 18 2018, 08:27 AM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Oct 17 2018, 07:24 PM) *
One would have thought the minimum height of any cable would be the first measurement to be checked.

What on earth do you mean Sir W?
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post Oct 18 2018, 04:16 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Oct 18 2018, 09:17 AM) *
Of course you and everyone else has evert right to comment. just don't see the point of criticising something you never use?


I'd dearly like to see the massive diversion of capital into further 'improvements' to an outdated transport infrastructure. All electrification does is alter the fuel used by railways, it doesn't address the fundamental issues - which will simply remain.

Surely we can now see HS2 should be stopped, we have far more important things deserving investment.


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post Oct 19 2018, 04:32 AM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Oct 18 2018, 05:16 PM) *
Surely we can now see HS2 should be stopped, we have far more important things deserving investment.

Fair enough comment OTE, but if so I don't want to hear any more how Japan, France et al have superior rail systems to us and no more complaining about overcrowded trains because the current network is bursting at the seams and without new lines will not cope in the future.
(actually, as many of you point out, it's not coping now!)
All to do with our ever increasing population!! rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif
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post Oct 19 2018, 03:42 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Oct 19 2018, 05:32 AM) *
Fair enough comment OTE, but if so I don't want to hear any more how Japan, France et al have superior rail systems to us and no more complaining about overcrowded trains because the current network is bursting at the seams and without new lines will not cope in the future.
(actually, as many of you point out, it's not coping now!)
All to do with our ever increasing population!! rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif


Good point. How about bringing back the French and German management approach? That might actually solve the problem rather than simply line the pockets of the city slickers taking their wadge at every opportunity.


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post Oct 19 2018, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Oct 19 2018, 05:32 AM) *
Fair enough comment OTE, but if so I don't want to hear any more how Japan, France et al have superior rail systems to us and no more complaining about overcrowded trains because the current network is bursting at the seams and without new lines will not cope in the future.
(actually, as many of you point out, it's not coping now!)
All to do with our ever increasing population!! rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Do you think HS2 is going to fix that!
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post Oct 20 2018, 05:45 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Oct 19 2018, 11:35 PM) *
Do you think HS2 is going to fix that!

In the case of HS2 only on the North /South corridor.
Other routes will need further investment of some sort or other otherwise the crowding etc. problems will continue.
It's like all the other services in the UK, NHS, energy, roads etc.
Unless the population growth is stemmed, which is unlikely, then further investment will be needed or they will crumble.
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post Oct 24 2018, 07:19 PM
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Oh dear, the railways demolish the myth that nationalisation = strikes! Presumably, the 'wrong sort of privatisation' is to blame. Still, at least we have a two for one bargain with privatised strikes; they have another failure as well, signalling.

Not quite sure how 'electrification' is going to solve these two issues!


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post Nov 26 2018, 09:19 AM
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Two soddin carriages ... pathetic!
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post Nov 26 2018, 01:22 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Nov 26 2018, 10:19 AM) *
Two soddin carriages ... pathetic!


I'm pretty sure that the new Electrostar trains come in sets of four carriages so hopefully this will be a thing of the past in the near future.
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post Nov 28 2018, 08:47 PM
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Reading Station’s concourse is bloody lethal when wet, whoever approved that surface needs the sack.
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post Nov 30 2018, 03:01 PM
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Never mind. You'll have the privilege of paying 3% extra for it from next year.


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post Nov 30 2018, 06:25 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Nov 30 2018, 03:01 PM) *
Never mind. You'll have the privilege of paying 3% extra for it from next year.


Apparently if we "crash" out of the EU trains won't be running anyway, along with everything else according to the doom and gloom merchants so don't worry about it.


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post Dec 2 2018, 09:56 AM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Nov 30 2018, 03:01 PM) *
Never mind. You'll have the privilege of paying 3% extra for it from next year.

Fortunately from that perspective, my place of work is changing so will not be directly impacted by the increase.
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post Dec 2 2018, 02:09 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Dec 2 2018, 09:56 AM) *
Fortunately from that perspective, my place of work is changing so will not be directly impacted by the increase.

Good.


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