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post Nov 8 2017, 08:00 AM
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Do the striking train drivers have a point; expecting just one person to look after a train simply isn't safe?

The bosses answer is that advances in technology mean it is very safe and the drivers are just being Luddites.

However, as regular users of the rail 'service' see, on a daily basis, the technology the rail firms use simply isn't up to the job. How often are there delays because of 'signalling problems', why won't rail cards etc. let you through the barriers, why won't they display platform numbers on their iPhone apps, the list goes on.

So perhaps the drivers have a point!


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post Nov 8 2017, 09:11 AM
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Anyone who has been on a train late on a Saturday night with a drunken rabble digesting their football teams performance is grateful of the guards presence , the fact that he could , in reality , do very little if things got heated does not distract from the psychology .
The amount of money lost through industrial action over this issue would have paid the guard's wages for an awfully long time .
And what does the Minister in charge do ? **** all ! angry.gif


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post Nov 8 2017, 10:32 AM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Nov 8 2017, 11:11 AM) *
The amount of money lost through industrial action over this issue would have paid the guard's wages for an awfully long time .

Not to mention lost fares due to unmanned trains and stations.
EDIT : Sorry unstaffed! dry.gif
(Must keep the gender police happy!)
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post Nov 8 2017, 06:45 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Nov 8 2017, 10:32 AM) *
Not to mention lost fares due to unmanned trains and stations.
EDIT : Sorry unstaffed! dry.gif
(Must keep the gender police happy!)

Trains are indeed 'Gender Neutral' as apparently is everything else if the media is to be believed.


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post Nov 8 2017, 08:35 PM
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Nov 8 2017, 06:45 PM) *
Trains are indeed 'Gender Neutral' as apparently is everything else if the media is to be believed.


Women only carriages soon. Be just like talibanland. Marvellous.😂
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post Nov 10 2017, 09:31 AM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Nov 8 2017, 10:35 PM) *
Women only carriages soon. Be just like talibanland. Marvellous.��

You can't do that now though can you?
How would you cater for all the other genders?
No, trains have to be "gender neutral" like Top Shop and their changing rooms! laugh.gif
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