Railways in General
#61
RE: Railways in General
(12 Jul 2017, 12:27 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/232761...this-man-/

Station is literally a dump!

He has been identified!

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...e-13327075

I've ran out of puns, so feel free to contribute.
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#62
RE: Railways in General
An agreement has been reached to build a new station at Horden on the Durham Coast Line.
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#63
RE: Railways in General
(28 Jul 2017, 3:16 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: An agreement has been reached to build a new station at Horden on the Durham Coast Line.

About time. I hope it is a P&R kind of station. Would be hugely beneficial to Peterlee/Horden/Blackhall.

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL


#64
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RMT unhappy with latest price increases.
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...e-13471764
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#65
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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/for...m-11000578

Regardless whether they're foreign or not, why is this happening?
One of the many flaws of privatisation...
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#66
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https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert...5056b64545

One to keep an eye on.
It seems ages away, but will be here before we know it.

200 year celebration of railways, to tie in with City Of Culture bid for Tees Valley.
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#67
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http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15...t/?ref=rss

History of Darlington railway bridge documented
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#68
RE: Railways in General
Does anyone fancy giving local buses a go?

https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2017/10/09/peo...nted-1981/

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#69
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https://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-...-facility/

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL


#70
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http://www.britainrunsonrail.co.uk/my-ar...-east.html

Britain Runs on Rail officially launched.
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#71
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http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/singl...loser.html

Brief details of strategic plans. VTEC thread needs more reading.
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#72
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42234488?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

Fares set to increase in New Year.

Lord Adonis (who is less than happy with VTEC deal), has already voiced his concerns about the rises.
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#73
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http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2018-0...sport-hub/

Middlesbrough station plans unveiled
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#74
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https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/t...on-tickets

Cheaper 'Happy Stander' tickets launched.
Could save passengers hundreds of pounds a year!
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#75
RE: Railways in General
I've posted details of the bus service improvements in the west country, so thought it prudent to mention the proposed rail improvements

https://travelwest.info/projects/metrowest
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#76
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https://www.aslef.org.uk/article.php?group_id=6486

How much has been siphoned out of the system over the last few years?!
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#77
RE: Railways in General
(01 Jan 2019, 10:55 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: https://www.aslef.org.uk/article.php?group_id=6486

How much has been siphoned out of the system over the last few years?!
Don’t believe the unions. They are playing political ways now. What i mean by that is they are trying to get the Railways back into public ownership which they say will bring benefits but only too their staff wage increases. Most Rail companies make 1-2% profit from the Rail Ticket with a few expectations such as Cross Country which has a monopoly on the Routes they serve and very high prices.

#78
RE: Railways in General
(04 Jan 2019, 2:40 pm)NewcastleOne Wrote: Don’t believe the unions. They are playing political ways now. What i mean by that is they are trying to get the Railways back into public ownership which they say will bring benefits but only too their staff wage increases. Most Rail companies make 1-2% profit from the Rail Ticket with a few expectations such as Cross Country which has a monopoly on the Routes they serve and very high prices.

I cant upload images for some reason, but last year's report from the ORR outlines how much profit (or not) each TOC makes.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://orr.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/26439/uk-rail-industry-financial-information-2016-17.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjHoNWEtNTfAhVNyxoKHYHIAE0QFjABegQICRAB&usg=AOvVaw1kdKL6ObnaTKgoyw9JjYPJ

(hopefully the link works).

So although they may only make 1-2% profit from a rail ticket, multiply that percentage by x and obviously there is the potential to end up at y.
I've no idea whether that ties in with the figures put forward by Aslef mind.
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#79
RE: Railways in General
(04 Jan 2019, 4:11 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: I cant upload images for some reason, but last year's report from the ORR outlines how much profit (or not) each TOC makes.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://orr.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/26439/uk-rail-industry-financial-information-2016-17.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjHoNWEtNTfAhVNyxoKHYHIAE0QFjABegQICRAB&usg=AOvVaw1kdKL6ObnaTKgoyw9JjYPJ

(hopefully the link works).

So although they may only make 1-2% profit from a rail ticket, multiply that percentage by x and obviously there is the potential to end up at y.
I've no idea whether that ties in with the figures put forward by Aslef mind.

Interesting thanks for the link, unions will always say things to get the public behind them which is at the minute keeping the guards which I support to a degree but they have been unwilling to the passengers which is in return for northern meaning strike after strike.

#80
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'Franchising cannot continue as it is'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47378448
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