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General Discussion

Train passenger numbers have increased hugely over the last five years but investment in rolling stock hasn't, consequently our trains at peak times are full and standing and a nightmare to use. But...........people use them because train travel is so much cheaper than bus travel. Stagecoach, who operate our local bus services, are well known for their greed and rip off prices! The buses may well ...

Yes Lynne he did and his statistics have since proved to be utterly and completey inaccurate as corrupt MPs (nothing new there then!) were involved and were cashing in on road building programmes. This is a fact which has been publicly aired  in various TV Programmes.

25 Nov 2016

Cross Country only own (lease) five HSTs, which is why we see very few of them down here. The CC trains are the original Virgin Voyagers made by..........Virgin..........byword for cheap and nasty!! Sadly, people, like CC, use the word average to get out of all sorts of arguments. They will tell us we see many more passengers on individual trains but say the AVERAGE NUMBER is........ and it is ...

Well said b.o.liking!

PS I cannot be bothered going back in and putting back all my capitals - why does this site do this?!!!

20 Nov 2016

i agree @leatash but i'm not sure what the police are too busy doing these days as they don't attend house breakins (you have to take photographs and email them to the police), they don't attend car accidents unless there is an injury, they don't attend assaults unless they absolutely have to! the only thing they seem to like doing is pulling people over for speeding! in fact, it is so long ...

Don't get me wrong Lynne, I agree and I will be completing the consultation document but I think it is putting pressure on our MP and the DfT that will  potentially have the greatest impact. @ken , that is exactly what southwest trains were allowed to do in 2009! we cannot let yet another train company get away with the same thing.

19 Nov 2016

You could do but usually consultation by companies like CC means 'we have made the decisions, we are not changing our minds, but we will jump through the hoops'. Questions have already been asked in Parliament, let's hope our MP earns her salary and speaks out to protect our services.

I don't know where this is but it is a growing problem in Dawlish. Luscombe Terrace is a nightmare some days with so many large work vans parked halfway or more on the pavement. Anyone with a pushchair or with mobility problems would find it difficult if not impossible to use the pavement. Princes Street is the same, yesterday every car on the right hand side was parked on the pavement, anyone in ...

I agree DEEDOODLE, how do we go about it?

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