One comment writer seemed to think that departure lists were good as they were "quicker to use" than a full timetable.
Famous Five's Fantastic Foray
Have you seen GWR's latest advert?
How spiffing that thy managed to find TWO IEPs on adjacent platforms - even before they are in public service.
Well done fellows!
But, shock horror, Timmy manages to open a carriage door and nip off across a field ...
The Famous Four are able to replan their journey - without a laptop, ipad or phone!
Sadly rail travel simply isn't like that - it is stressful, often uncomfortable and fearfully difficult to plan, especially if you want a cheap fare. But it is "only an advert"!!!!
Perhaps GWR would fill their forthcoming increased capacity by introducing a simple fares structure without the pain and penalty of potentially punitive advance booking? That would make travel more of a pleasure. It's too late to get seats that match up with windows; but who cares if you can cram the punters in?
Who wants a jam doughnut? Or a spam sandwich?
The whole ad is on YouTube.
A Holiday With Timetables - and Snow?
A few blogs ago fbb was extolling the benefits of a sojourn in East Devon, where, in comparison with Gwynedd, you can have a FREE timetable book and, joy of joys, timetables posted at bus stops. Northamptonian Alan quickly reminded fbb of the delights of the Winter Ski season at Axminster as illustrated on a Friends of The Settle and Carlisle Railway Christmas card.
Edgbastion's Eventual Extension
The current edition of Modern Railways reveals that the next bit of Brum's tram network (can you call one line a network?) has been approved. This will take trams from, effectively, New Street Station, up the hill to the largest council house in the world ...
And Yet Another fbb Boob
Thanks to correspondent Andrew who spotted a bit of a faux pas in yesterday's blog. In the piece about the forthcoming X10 between Barnsley and Leeds, fbb implied that this would bring Stagecoach back into Leodensian territory after an absence of many many years.
He forgot the X62!
Originally joint with East Yorkshire ...
Tomorrow we go to Sweden.