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Re: British Railways

Postby JollyJill » 29 Dec 2013 18:51

Camela wrote:I heard on the radio yesterday that trains from Banbury and Oxford to Winchester were being operated by buses. I'd lose the will and not travel those sort of distances on a bus. We like Italian trains, used them many times, fares reasonable and they run to time. Eldest son is going to Bari for a wedding in the summer so I suggested the train from Rome or Naples. No way,apparently he'd rather brave Ryanair or Alitalia via Rome or Milan.


I think the Italian trains are great. I wonder what we should learn from them. ;)
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Re: British Railways

Postby tomvet » 29 Dec 2013 18:57

JollyJill wrote:
Camela wrote:I heard on the radio yesterday that trains from Banbury and Oxford to Winchester were being operated by buses. I'd lose the will and not travel those sort of distances on a bus. We like Italian trains, used them many times, fares reasonable and they run to time. Eldest son is going to Bari for a wedding in the summer so I suggested the train from Rome or Naples. No way,apparently he'd rather brave Ryanair or Alitalia via Rome or Milan.


I think the Italian trains are great. I wonder what we should learn from them. ;)

What have the Romans done for us? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Postby Barry » 29 Dec 2013 19:03

Dropped son and fiance off at station earlier, the arrivals/departure board showed all 6 trains on time :shock:
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Re: British Railways

Postby JollyJill » 29 Dec 2013 19:12

tomvet wrote:
JollyJill wrote:
Camela wrote:I heard on the radio yesterday that trains from Banbury and Oxford to Winchester were being operated by buses. I'd lose the will and not travel those sort of distances on a bus. We like Italian trains, used them many times, fares reasonable and they run to time. Eldest son is going to Bari for a wedding in the summer so I suggested the train from Rome or Naples. No way,apparently he'd rather brave Ryanair or Alitalia via Rome or Milan.


I think the Italian trains are great. I wonder what we should learn from them. ;)

What have the Romans done for us? :lol: :lol: :lol:




Oh No! I hate Monty Python. Plunky loves it. :roll:
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Re: British Railways

Postby tomvet » 29 Dec 2013 19:14

JollyJill wrote:
Oh No! I hate Monty Python. Plunky loves it. :roll:


I am not a big fan either but OH thinks its fab!
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Re: British Railways

Postby JollyJill » 29 Dec 2013 19:23

tomvet wrote:
JollyJill wrote:
Oh No! I hate Monty Python. Plunky loves it. :roll:


I am not a big fan either but OH thinks its fab!


I always thought that Monty Python appeals to a a male sense of humour. That said, I did take Plunky to see 'Spam Alot' on stage in London and thoroughly enjoyed it too.
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Re: British Railways

Postby judgegeoff » 29 Dec 2013 19:27

tomvet wrote:What have the Romans done for us? :lol: :lol: :lol:


What have the Romans done for us? I'll tell you :-

According to Kent County Council, less than a year ago, the reason that we have so many potholes on our 'A' roads is due to the poor foundations that the Romans laid down when building roads in Britain.

Not only that, but the French are also not blameless, as the cement mixture that they sold us to fill the potholes is too hard and is soon cracking up.

I couldn't believe it when I read the above in the 'Daily Mail'! And it wasn't the 1st of April. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: British Railways

Postby Toongirl » 29 Dec 2013 19:35

Our trains here in the northeast are generally pretty efficient. The local metro even more so. However, my brother in law, who lives in Kent, made two attempts to visit us for Christmas but couldn't make it because the south east trains were so badly disrupted. poor thing had to rush out and buy some food from the local shop because he couldn't even get his car out of the flooded street!
His weather was much worse than ours. We had a storm but not the horrendous weather people in other parts of the UK experienced. In fact, we've had some lovely sunny, crisp days over the holidays.
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