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Message 1444506 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 14:25:00 UTC - in response to Message 1444504.  

Ah but what would have been the case if they ignored Dr Beeching and left the railways alone?

We would not be wasting public money on a HS2 link 40 years later.
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Message 1444509 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 14:30:22 UTC
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I wonder here Sirius if the problem was not so much about carrying out
Beeching's recommendations as it was down to the mistake of pulling up
the closed lines then selling off the land. There's many areas today where
they would like to re-run the trains but the land to run them on has since gone.
Also, much of the increase in train commuting is down to traffic congestion on
our roads plus lack of availability of cost effective car parking. So one
could construed, that from my point of view, increase in train commuting is down
to it being an accident rather than an act of design.
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Message 1444513 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 14:39:22 UTC - in response to Message 1444509.  

No not mistakes, just pure stupidity and short sightedness. As the recent Olympics proved, Britain's athletes can do well but just where are the school playing fields?

Just how many have been sold off for housing developments because some puke of a councillor had interests in the development companies?

Now that chicken is coming home to roost with the obesity issues amongst the young. Just where can they train or play sports?

Too many old fogeys are saying NIMBY!
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Message 1444561 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 16:56:50 UTC - in response to Message 1444560.  

A classic example being the London to Exeter West Country route, which has doubled its daily services by converting many miles back to twin track.


Which just confirms the sheer stupidity and short sightedness of local and national governments.
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Message 1444935 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 6:30:42 UTC - in response to Message 1444513.  
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No not mistakes, just pure stupidity and short sightedness. As the recent Olympics proved, Britain's athletes can do well but just where are the school playing fields?

Just how many have been sold off for housing developments because some puke of a councillor had interests in the development companies?

Now that chicken is coming home to roost with the obesity issues amongst the young. Just where can they train or play sports?

Too many old fogeys are saying NIMBY!


Just to prove the point.....

Don Valley Stadium to be demolished

I bet though that their council tax will increase year on year to cover the wage increases and expense fiddling of those councillors!

Wonder if the land will be reused for housing and if so, which councillor has interests in the development company?
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Message 1445001 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 12:48:21 UTC - in response to Message 1444999.  

"Ladies and Gentlemen.

We are sorry for the lack of service this morning. There will be no trains operating on this line until further notice. We will restore service as soon as possible.
The reason for this is that some sections of track have subsided causing the rails to buckle.

Oh by the way Ladies and Gentlemen, as we no longer have booking offices, please note that the ticket machines only hold so much change, so it would be appreciated that you use the correct amount"

Nice one TfL, leave the staff open to robberies when emptying the machines. Wasn't that the main reason to put the booking offices inside in the first place?
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Message 1445007 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 13:51:49 UTC

750 jobs cut? I didn't even realise they had this amount of staff on the
stations.....never seem to see them when I've used the tube. Therefore I don't
suppose we'll notice much difference when they have gone, just makes you wonder
then, "Where have these staff been hiding all these times"?


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Message 1445008 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 13:55:47 UTC - in response to Message 1445007.  

2 per booking office. Anywhere from 3 to 6 in the bigger stations.
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Message 1445010 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 13:58:39 UTC

Saw one in the booking office last month at Harrow & Wealdstone Station....

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Message 1445011 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 13:59:19 UTC - in response to Message 1445010.  

outlying stations only have the one.
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Message 1445014 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 14:03:49 UTC - in response to Message 1445011.  

outlying stations only have the one.

This is a mainline overground and Underground station with five platforms,
perhaps they multi-man them during peak times only.


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Message 1445019 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 14:22:51 UTC - in response to Message 1445014.  

Yes, sorry forgot to mention that. Practically all stations that have booking offices are double manned during peak hours.
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Message 1445600 - Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 19:03:13 UTC
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By 2020 we should be out of the muck, but no sooner though.
Got deflation coming soon, now that's gonna' be fun.
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Message 1445877 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 5:13:30 UTC
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Interesting....

Defence deal 'dead in the water'

""The project had been "driven through" by Chief of Defence Materiel Bernard Gray "with very little support in MoD and the services", the peer said.

"Should not he now, in the circumstances, given that it has collapsed, consider his own position and consider resigning?""

Must have been a very big envelope.

Wot, and lose his 'money for old rope?' No chance!

Absolutely love it!

Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war
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Message 1445935 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 12:22:32 UTC - in response to Message 1445926.  
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Must have been a very big envelope.

I hope that it is not being alleged or suggested that a public figure has taken a bribe. If so, that is a very serious matter, and could well have consequences.
Is that a fact?

It seems to me that there is a lot of misreporting, and mischief making going on everywhere.
Including the BBC, now there is an amazing thing for you.

BTW, no comment on your glorious leader being an idle git?
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Message 1446265 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 11:33:22 UTC

Missing coppers

Brilliant comment!

"With all the cuts to the police force, is anyone really surprised that actual policing is going down the toilet? Every single year we hear that the police have cut X number of jobs in order to save millions per year, due to government insistence on 'better value for money'. This doesn't take into account that policing can't be a business and that policing is not something you can run by accountant."

Better value for money? How about a fixed rate of pay for snivel serpents and MP's then, that will save millions alone!
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Message 1446355 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 19:04:19 UTC - in response to Message 1446335.  

compensation


"They claimed parading alongside taller male recruits caused them to over-stride and develop spinal and pelvic injuries, the Mail on Sunday reported."

Very surprised you had the termerity to post that seeing as you totally disregard the Waily Fail. Slow news day for your buddies in Blair Brown Cameron then?
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Message 1446546 - Posted: 25 Nov 2013, 11:38:08 UTC

Didn't take long

Time to abolish all regional forces and combine into one national force.
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Message 1446563 - Posted: 25 Nov 2013, 13:33:46 UTC - in response to Message 1444999.  
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Tube office closures



Standing room only

"Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin also proposed stripping out first class carriages from busy routes to make more room for standard ticket holders."

Bet that's gonna upset the wannabe 1%er's.....

...oh wait a minute, they have their own Gulfstreams :)

Ah the poor Lib-Dems hate working too hard so gets all MP's an extra weeks holiday next year....

We're only here for the holidays
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