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31 Dec 2019 14:28 - 31 Dec 2019 14:38 #51 by thesilentone
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That £1m then is the equivalent of over £10m today.
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31 Dec 2019 16:42 #52 by Taffy-P
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thesilentone wrote: That £1m then is the equivalent of over £10m today.

So only £88million a week more to pay dividends to shareholders as most are overseas government but we are taking back control Boris the buffoon keeps telling you

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31 Dec 2019 17:00 #53 by thesilentone
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Zone pricing on it's way.

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31 Dec 2019 17:16 #54 by CCU
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thesilentone wrote: Zone pricing on it's way.


Only a matter of time before likes of Birmingham, Manchester and West Yorkshire adopt similar to TFL in London - Indeed there are some localised schemes already in place in these areas...

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31 Dec 2019 18:29 #55 by High Street
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thesilentone wrote: The problems with Nationalised Railways was poor service, high prices and dirty carriages.

At the same time losing the taxpayer around £1.0m a week.

Strikes were a regular occurrence as the step from steam to diesel and electric saw jobs disappear. BR's pricing policy was simple " we're losing money " put the prices up. "Oh, less people are travelling by rail " oh, put the prices up "

It was awful.

Today's challenge is climate change and getting cars off the road, however the current infrastructure is not good enough to cope, so we still have high prices.

When Beeching closed all the lines, we were building roads and motorways, history needs reversed.


The last steam train ran in 1968, 51 years ago.
Ernest Sharples, then Transport Minister, that agrees the Beeching closures, did of course happen to own a road building company, the next Labour minister, Barbara Castle, closed more routes, despite Labour in opposition promising to abandon Beeching. Sound familiar?

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31 Dec 2019 18:59 #56 by Tom
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Come on HS, you know you need to provide links (no pun etc)

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31 Dec 2019 21:16 #57 by Chilledsilly
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Couldn't care less if was subbed to one billion a year...money would be better spent than buying votes off DUP

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31 Dec 2019 21:42 #58 by munchymagic
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Chilledsilly wrote: Couldn't care less if was subbed to one billion a year...money would be better spent than buying votes off DUP


You are one bitter cookie Chilled :)

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31 Dec 2019 21:50 #59 by Dancingbear
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The DUP are about the only party that didnt tell a pack of lies through the whole Brexit fiasco. Both labour and the Torys are willing to oversee a break up of our great Union.

There's only one way of life and that's your own!!!

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03 Jan 2020 12:06 #60 by Bumble
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Got on the train at Penrith this morning and tickets and seat reservations (bought separately) have matched. Train clean and not as full as expected. Fingers crossed for a trouble free change at Wolverhampton.

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03 Jan 2020 13:45 #61 by wetheriggscufc
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On trains, I notice that Trainline have now added a Split Fare feature, which reduced some of my recent ones by a couple of quid.

Going to Cardiff on the train, decided to look at www.splitticketing.com/ , brought it down by about 30%, bought them myself manually as well to swerve the cut that they take. All a bit strange but saved a fair bit so worth doing for longer trips.

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03 Jan 2020 13:55 #62 by Happyblue
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Amazing how much better these nationalised rail systems work in other countries compared to our private network.

Owners like the stadium, full of Sh!T
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06 Jan 2020 22:41 #63 by West Cumbria United fan
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How to get to oldham?

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06 Jan 2020 22:53 #64 by ParcelPete
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West Cumbria United fan wrote: How to get to oldham?


First you take her bra off.
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06 Jan 2020 22:55 #65 by NORTHERNSOUL
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West Cumbria United fan wrote: How to get to oldham?


Metrolink

or if you insist on the train it's Rochdale and then the last 4 miles in a taxi

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06 Jan 2020 23:14 #66 by markredfox73
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Or use the west coasters bus ..2 hours gonna coach with me farting is gonna break you though.

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07 Jan 2020 17:07 #67 by lbtufty
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Warning for anyone thinking of going to Cambridge by train on 25 January if we lose the replay (FA Cup R4 weekend).

There will be no trains in or out of London Kings Cross Station, with southbound services terminating at Peterborough on 25 and 26 January.
www.lner.co.uk/travel-information/travel...kings-cross-upgrade/

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07 Jan 2020 17:12 #68 by CCU
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lbtufty wrote: Warning for anyone thinking of going to Cambridge by train on 25 January if we lose the replay (FA Cup R4 weekend).


We’ll be at Home to Walsall?

Cambridge is end of Feb!

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07 Jan 2020 23:21 #69 by High Street
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You change at Peterborough for Cambridge, anyway.

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08 Jan 2020 14:17 - 08 Jan 2020 14:37 #70 by lbtufty
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CCU wrote:

lbtufty wrote: Warning for anyone thinking of going to Cambridge by train on 25 January if we lose the replay (FA Cup R4 weekend).


We’ll be at Home to Walsall?

Cambridge is end of Feb!


My bad, meant 29 February. Applies for some of us heading up in the other direction although you can go via Liverpool Street if travelling from London.

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10 Jan 2020 11:24 #71 by Laffy
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Just got train from Glasgow to Newcastle using the ticket splitter tool.Got four separate tickets for same train but it saved 50pc on the cost.The world is truly mad.
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10 Jan 2020 11:32 #72 by CCU
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Aye, last minute trip to Oxenholme for me today, last min booking on Avanti’s own site saved £6 on the price National Rail was showing...

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11 Jan 2020 10:00 #73 by Laffy
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Trainline locks horns with Virgin over 'split ticketing'

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11 Jan 2020 10:40 #74 by CCU
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Laffy wrote: Trainline locks horns with Virgin over 'split ticketing'


Aye Virgin have relaunched as a ticket seller along the same lines as Trainline...

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