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  1. chdot
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    Only 158719 has been ‘skinned’.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. fimm
    Member

    Mr fimm and I used that train yesterday! (Or at least one that looks exactly like it.)
    We went up to the other, non-"skinned" half to get the bikes on.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. chdot
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  4. chdot
    Admin

    I’ve done this for more than a year now. When my first BahnCard was going to expire, I upgraded my pass to first class, which costs €5,888 for someone under 27 like me. This also lets me eat all the food I want in the Deutsche Bahn guest lounges at train stations – stuff like croissants, muesli, wraps, focaccia, soup or cake.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/article/2024/jun/07/experience-i-live-on-trains

    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    SEVERAL trains scheduled to run between East Lothian and Edinburgh today have been cancelled due to lack of staff.

    Train operator ScotRail has issued alerts for trains travelling to or from the city on Monday, June 24.

    Four of this afternoon's train journeys – the 1.41pm and 7.40pm from Edinburgh to North Berwick, and the 2.22pm and 8.17pm from North Berwick to Edinburgh – have been cancelled "due to a shortage of train crew".

    https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/24407016.trains-east-lothian-cancelled-afternoon-due-staff-shortage/

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  6. chdot
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  7. fimm
    Member

    ScotRail seem to be afflicted by the dreaded "staffing issues". My until now very reliable service to Musselburgh has over the past few weeks been subject to random cancellations due to lack of staff. Given that it is mostly an hourly service (though half an hour during rush hour) it is a complete PITA.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    https://web.archive.org/web/20240709102007/https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/scotrail-aslef-rmt-drivers-pay-timetable-4695554

    https://www.scotrail.co.uk/temporary-timetable-0

    We’ll introduce a temporary timetable tomorrow to provide greater certainty & reliability for our customers.

    Our app & Journey Planners will be fully updated for weekday travel by 22:00 today and weekend travel by Thursday.

    https://x.com/scotrail/status/1810593734846984448?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  9. fimm
    Member

    Yes. I we're supposed to be going to Ardrossan, for the Arran ferry, by train, with two bikes, on Thursday. At the moment I can only find general hand-waves about the temporary timetable, rather than details of exactly what trains will run and when.
    While I appreciate the aim of having a timetable that will actually happen, right now it is a pain!!

    Posted 1 week ago #
  10. gembo
    Member

    Some Arran ferries have also been running from Troon if that is any use?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    Stunning!

    Unfortunately due to a National Rail issue our app and website does not reflect our new temporary timetable.

    We are very sorry to those who were waiting to check their services this morning. As soon as we have more information, we will provide an update.

    https://x.com/scotrail/status/1810927225195172230?

    Actually it’s worse than that.

    Actual times times of trains actually running(?) not being shown. (Or on RealTimeTrains.)

    Posted 1 week ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

    EARLIER!

    Unfortunately, due to the volume of changes being made at once, our app and website will not actually reflect the correct timetable for tomorrow until 0300.

    We are very sorry to those who were waiting to check their services and make plans for tomorrow.

    https://x.com/scotrail/status/1810785968854913403?

    Presume it won’t take as long to fix as Bus Tracker??

    Posted 1 week ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

    WORKING! (Inc RTT)

    Our temporary timetable starts today.

    Our app and Journey Planners are now correctly showing service information for Monday - Friday. Weekend travel will be updated no later than tomorrow.

    For a summary of the changes in place for each route, click here: scotrail.co.uk/temporary-time…

    https://x.com/scotrail/status/1810924162153861448?

    (Though apparently some trains on new timetable already cancelled.)

    Posted 1 week ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    We are profoundly disappointed by @RoyalMail 's decision to stop using rail freight. Politicians and policymakers must get round the table to look at how we can level the playing field between rail freight and road haulage. Freight belongs on rail!

    https://x.com/dbcargouk/status/1810965859474502118

    Posted 1 week ago #
  15. fimm
    Member

    Well getting to and from Ardrossan was actually pretty straightforward - we used the trains to Glasgow Central, which was much less hassle than trying to get across Glasgow from Queen Street. On the way out we went to Ardrossan South Beach which is a short cycle from the ferry terminal.

    Posted 2 days ago #

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