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Old 03-06-2018, 17:51   #496
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So much for this being 2018 where sadly if you commute on certain northern rail routes one third of their trains will run without wheelchair access.

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Documents leaked to the Disability News Service show that wheelchairs will not be able to travel on 12 of the 34 hourly services to and from Liverpool and Scarborough via Manchester Victoria, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.
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The documents say there will be “no space on the train for wheelchairs” and that “the trains will run without wheelchair or cycle provision”.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/...or-train-route
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More chaotic chaos on our chaotic railways..

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The under-fire rail operator Northern has been accused of breaking promises after it asked to extend the closure of a line in the Lake District following weeks of misery for commuters.
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Cumbrian businesses have warned the closure of the line risks doing irreparable harm to the region’s tourism industry.
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Train passengers set for 3.5% fare rise sadly.

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Rain passengers are set to face a 3.5 per cent fare increase, as new research shows commuter satisfaction has plummeted in the last decade.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...show-commuter/

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This is definitely my cup of tea.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-eng...on-countryside
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Ministers are “actively considering” axing the entire £56 billion high speed 2 rail network, it has emerged.

A senior Cabinet source told Channel 4’s Dispatches programme to be aired tonight that another option under review is only building HS2 to Birmingham amid fears the project’s budget is spiralling out of control.

Annual spending on HS2 over the next decade is on course to soar by a whopping 40 per cent to £6 billion, according to revelations by Channel 4 Dispatches.

This is equivalent to the amount Network Rail spends per year on maintaining and upgrading the entire rail network.

In public Theresa May remains committed to HS2 but the programme quoted a Cabinet minister saying she wanted to “scrap the whole thing” after entering No10 but “lacked the confidence” to follow through on it.

In a further blow for HS2 just one in five voters said they want the multi-billion pound project to be built.
A lot of money for not much gain IMHO. Whole story on red link above.
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A lot of money for not much gain IMHO. Whole story on red link above.
Given the endemic problems on much of our national railways something had to give IMO as it was turning out to be a white elephant that was soaking up money hand over fist for not much gain at the end of the day..
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Virgin Trains to vanish from the UK.

https://www.theguardian.com/business...r-pensions-row
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They’ve nobody but themselves to blame. They didn’t want to bid for what was on offer and submitted bids for what they wanted to provide instead. It’s highly risky to deliberately make a pitch that doesn’t meet the client’s stated requirements - you’re effectively telling your potential customer that they’re wrong.
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Well its seems the Pacers will have another life after all.

https://www.railmagazine.com/news/ne...urposed-pacers
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HS2 may have to re-tender major contracts

https://www.theconstructionindex.co....ajor-contracts

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/s...dget-hnpdwdbpm

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I thought I spotted a train on time the other day, turned out it was a delayed earlier one...

Northern Rail really is on the brink of collapse, if they aren't delayed they are cancelled because of no driver/guard/train. Strong rumours its about to be renationalised like the East Coast, but don't what that will solve in the short term. No doubt it will be delayed because of the election. Damage has been done over many years.
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I thought I spotted a train on time the other day, turned out it was a delayed earlier one...

Northern Rail really is on the brink of collapse, if they aren't delayed they are cancelled because of no driver/guard/train. Strong rumours its about to be renationalised like the East Coast, but don't what that will solve in the short term. No doubt it will be delayed because of the election. Damage has been done over many years.
The problem with renationalisation in the current model is that it is only designed to ensure the trains keep running when a franchise fails. Services are run in a way that maintains the existing service but there’s no long term plan for investment or service development.

Northern would be saved from collapse in the sense that the trains would continue to operate (subject to driver and stock availability, and the absence of the wrong sort of leaves or snow), but it would not solve the network’s structural problems. The routes between major cities are often too slow, unelectrified and served by outdated stock. The solution to all of that is an absolute shedload of cash.
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The problem with renationalisation in the current model is that it is only designed to ensure the trains keep running when a franchise fails. Services are run in a way that maintains the existing service but there’s no long term plan for investment or service development.

Northern would be saved from collapse in the sense that the trains would continue to operate (subject to driver and stock availability, and the absence of the wrong sort of leaves or snow), but it would not solve the network’s structural problems. The routes between major cities are often too slow, unelectrified and served by outdated stock. The solution to all of that is an absolute shedload of cash.
We keep paying them substantial fare increases every year, the reasons they give is to provide improve the service. It obviously isn't going into improvements:- same 1980s diesel sheds on wheels. Suspect it all gone to the SE. Privatisation has been an utter failure on the railways.
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