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It's ridiculous how they constantly change the name of when something goes into public run.
Directly Operated Railways was the last one, and now "Operator of Last Resort". Trying to make it sound like some kind of terrible thing...

RMT and unions are quite funny though, jumping on the news going "We told you this years ago!" :lol:

Wonder what knock-on effect it may have for other Govia-run franchises...
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At least they don't just slap 'OPERATOR OF LAST RESORT' stickers underneath the old companies logos to rub it in on the liveries.

The Operator of Last Resort has a few under its belt now, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales, and I believe Northern is still under that too since early 2020.

I have to say though, I use LNER & Northern very often, and they're all run really well and seem to be a lot more stable and less likely to go full foobarr than in the past. So I kinda hope the OoLR hold on to them instead of refranchising them out, which yes I know, is a dream that'll never get fulfilled.
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Redirect Left wrote: 28 Sep 2021 13:27 At least they don't just slap 'OPERATOR OF LAST RESORT' stickers underneath the old companies logos to rub it in on the liveries.
I'd find that quite amusing.
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Well, this week has been an interesting one...

Tractor taking out some Level Crossing barriers and overhead lines.
Enfield Town service testing the buffers trying to arrive into the booking hall.
And a single Rat completely destroying the signalling system on the ECML for hours.

Did I miss anything else? :mrgreen:
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Geo Ghost wrote: 14 Oct 2021 23:02 Well, this week has been an interesting one...

Tractor taking out some Level Crossing barriers and overhead lines.
Enfield Town service testing the buffers trying to arrive into the booking hall.
And a single Rat completely destroying the signalling system on the ECML for hours.

Did I miss anything else? :mrgreen:
Didn't know rats had superpowers
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dol422 wrote: 15 Oct 2021 07:22 Didn't know rats had superpowers
Teeth and an interest in cables apparently!
And then becoming a rather impressive conductor across a set of high voltage electrical contacts :mrgreen:
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My local bus did not run last night... again - fourth occurrence and second for this particular time (last bus of the night that serves my area which is quite annoying).
For some reason, bus drivers do not know why (which for some reason is all they can say when I go and enquire about it).

Buses and bus drivers seem to be a rare commodity nowadays it seems. :mrgreen:
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Geo Ghost wrote: 14 Oct 2021 23:02 Did I miss anything else? :mrgreen:
In the last week?! A lot :lol:
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