The Office

Rail fares are going to be shaken up to try and clamp down on train operators sellingĀ  expensive tickets when cheaper tickets are available. The practice in question is referred to a split ticketing. There’s even a little...

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Train to Nowhere

It’s that time of the year again. Tis the season to be…stuck. The last of autumns leaves on the lines. Frozen rails. Failed signalling. Broken rails. Delayed trains. The unavoidable consequence of the never ending...

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Disruption

Kids television in the 70s and 80s was a mixed bag of shows, ranging from the iconic to the utterly diabolical. It probably still is, but I haven’t been paying much attention for the last few decades. I had a few favourite...

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The Commute

The mass commute must be a relatively modern creation. I suspect that few people will refer to its invention in the same breath as sliced bread or the wheel. By all accounts, most people seem to loathe their daily commute. But...

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The Steam Train

The technology might be centuries old. The engines might be hopelessly outdated and unreliable. But there are still plenty of steam powered trains in the UK. Dozens of heritage railways keep the old chuggers chugging. And plenty...

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The Three Month Review

I’ve completed three months of service in my new job and, as is the process of my employer, I’ve recently had my three month review. How did it go? We’ll get to that later. Firstly, I’ll give a three month...

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Seek And Ye Shall Find

My first proper job was in the newspaper trade. Distribution, to be precise. I was thirteen years old and armed with a BMX bike, ready to drop the daily rag of choice through assorted letter boxes on my route. I was an excellent...

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Great Rail Journeys

It is said that a big part of any experience is the getting there. Flying for the first time is an unforgettable experience, and making the most of the journey means that your holiday is great from start to finish. Another way to...

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