R2OK! Forum Index R2OK!
Contact R2OK! admin

Click here for R2OK! Website


 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Rail Chaos

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> News and Current Affairs
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mark occomore



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 9955
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Rail Chaos Reply with quote

Up and down the country there has been disruption to rail services because of floods to lines and stations. Southern have a reduced service between Horsham and Dorking, because of the landslide and could be out of operation for 3 weeks. Cross Country always seem to have disruption around Exeter and Dawlish when the stations flood. ( Should have built a tunnel through the villages - blame Governments over the years for that ). Great Western and East Coast also have revised timetables.

The problem is people are now sitting on Buses which is uncomfortable and take longer. They should get a reduced discount for that - It does keep coach and buses in operation just before Christmas. Wait after the floods we will see Ice on the lines and snow...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
essexlady



Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 348
Location: Essex

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few weeks ago, when I had to travel up to London on two consecutive Saturdays and buses replaced trains on both days, I did suggest to the ticket office person that passengers should get a discount because of the inconvenience and length of time added to the journey but although she was sympathetic I didn't get a discount Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
littlepieces



Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 1098
Location: Lowestoft

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying to get through Essex has been a nightmare for quite a few weeks now.I travel from Lowestoft to London once a month and there has been engineering works for a month.I understand the need to do so but they actually raised the prices!Three trains and a bus is not my idea of fun
_________________
I found out how you can hurt an insect.It's the bees knees
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
R2Icon



Joined: 10 Sep 2009
Posts: 1444

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On South West Trains you can upgrade any standard ticket to 1st class for only 5 at the weekend: this I think this allows one to lie down on the back seats when during engineering works ( every weekend) part of the journey has to be taken by a rotten old coach.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
littlepieces



Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 1098
Location: Lowestoft

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
On South West Trains you can upgrade any standard ticket to 1st class for only 5 at the weekend: this I think this allows one to lie down on the back seats when during engineering works ( every weekend) part of the journey has to be taken by a rotten old coach.


Gt Eastern used to do the same but don't seem to now
_________________
I found out how you can hurt an insect.It's the bees knees
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
John W



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 3360
Location: Warwickshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, apart from the weather, London Midland have a constant lack of drivers!

They've been putting out daily bulletins for WEEKS and still no improvement, I suppose it takes months to train train drivers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20522811
_________________
-
John W
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> News and Current Affairs All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com