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Offline Obblie

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Railway Companies
« on: Jun 01, 18, 07:27 PM »
There is a lot of shit flying in the direction of Northern Rail, is this justified?

Northern Rail is run by Arriva, as is the Wales franchise.

Do I detect a connection between Arriva and services not fit for purpose? Maybe.

Me, I can’t wait for the new Welsh franchise to start in October, at least the Welsh franchise (allegedly) unites the responsibility for track and services.

Do I miss British Rail? Yes, apart from the curly sandwiches that is.
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Re: Railway Companies
« Reply #1 on: Jun 02, 18, 12:32 AM »
As soon as the government put ours into private hands the maintenance has been very slack.  ::)
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Re: Railway Companies
« Reply #2 on: Jun 13, 18, 06:35 PM »
Northern deserve to lose the franchise. Aren't they owned by the German government, at the end of the (no pun intended) line.

Our line currently gets a train per hour, if we're lucky. Considering our line is the main Manchester/Chester line, you can imagine how crowded the things are. What is it with introducing a new timetable, when they knew they didn't have enough drivers to run it? That's just plain stoopid.

If you want a timetable that works, get a driver to sort it.