Covid-19: Passengers told to check train times as routes cut
14/01/2021 | news | business | 12
Services in England are being cut from 87% of normal levels to 72%, the Rail Delivery Group says.
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14/01/2021 11:33:45 14 1
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"Routes cut"
Really, you mean train services reduced.

If you don't understand the railways find someone who actually does.

What do you expect the companies to do run all the trains with the reduced staffing levels they are experiencing and with such reduced demand?

As to check the train times, Most people would do that anyway as a matter of course.

Telling people to suck eggs?
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14/01/2021 11:36:30 10 0
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You couldn't make it up. What else would anybody expect?
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14/01/2021 11:37:04 14 1
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Seems reasonable, fewer people travelling - and we are not supposed to be travelling very far anyway. Yes, need commuter services for people - especially key workers - to get to and from work, but Intercity travel should be discouraged anyway.
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14/01/2021 11:52:40 17 2
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The railway staff have been superb during the pandemic. It makes sense to consolidate trains as less busy. Most sensible people will check anyway. Time the BBC got real and stopped trying to magnify our problems.
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14/01/2021 12:26:58 5 9
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Millions of Key Workers effectively banned from work by reductions in Bus and Train services, many on the minimum wage cannot afford a vehicle and need public transport
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14/01/2021 12:45:27 10 0
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They are still running, but not as many because less people are travelling. A bit pointless say running 2 trains per hour from Leeds to London when 1 would do
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14/01/2021 12:26:58 5 9
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Millions of Key Workers effectively banned from work by reductions in Bus and Train services, many on the minimum wage cannot afford a vehicle and need public transport
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14/01/2021 12:45:27 10 0
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They are still running, but not as many because less people are travelling. A bit pointless say running 2 trains per hour from Leeds to London when 1 would do
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14/01/2021 13:36:15 2 0
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Why on earth would anybody want to travel from Leeds to London? Or, vice versa for that matter. ????????
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14/01/2021 12:45:27 10 0
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They are still running, but not as many because less people are travelling. A bit pointless say running 2 trains per hour from Leeds to London when 1 would do
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14/01/2021 13:36:15 2 0
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Why on earth would anybody want to travel from Leeds to London? Or, vice versa for that matter. ????????
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14/01/2021 16:54:05 2 1
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I've been a commuter for years, you were lucky if they arrived according the time tables pre-covid. Save money, save time, work from home if you can.
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14/01/2021 17:48:50 2 0
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My local train operators are Southern and South Western - I wouldn't ever consider even going to the station without checking what might be running!
On the subject of railways on an episode of Mock The Week, this from Ed Byrne:
Please mind the gap - between the timetable and reality.
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14/01/2021 18:17:50 1 0
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I thought lockdown meant we’re not meant to be travelling anywhere?
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15/01/2021 14:21:42 0 0
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rail franchising has since been scrapped and replaced with a model which means the taxpayer is currently liable for the losses on the railways. In September, the bill had run to more than £3.5bn - and the Department for Transport has said "significant" support is still needed.
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So why don't we just renationalise them?

Thatcherism appears to be as dead as the proverbial parrot.
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15/01/2021 14:31:46 0 0
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Surely now would be the right time to get all those necessary but deeply exasperating engineering works out of the way, before the spring sun shines, bluebirds begin to sing, bulbs begin to bloom & everything returns to normal...It will, won't it Boris, remember you promised it would?