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09:07 am: Railway thoughts
The announcement that saver tickets will not be valid on this train
from 19 May does not come as welcome news, but neither does it come as
a surprise. Yet the FAQ in National Rail's "Simpler Rail Fares"
brochure, ATOC49, contains:
Will fares increase as a result of these changes?
No, fares will not increase as a result of the new fares structure.
I suppose the official view is that the fares don't change, just the
trains on which they are valid.
Other questions, of shorter term, include: Why was the train to
Holyhead this morning a Voyager? (Or is it always a Voyager and I'd
never noticed before?) Why is this train in reverse formation, with
first class at the back?
Will I be in the office by 10 o'clock? (If the train arrives at Euston
a few minutes early, it will be possible. Yes, this does sometimes
So here I am, on my way to a city that I will from now on refer to as
Johnsonville. I apologise to those good people who live in the real
Johnsonville, who have much to be grateful for.

Current Mood: quixoticquixotic


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Date:May 6th, 2008 11:28 am (UTC)
Johnsonville? Why Johnsonville? Our one is a lot better than it used to be when I was young and we'd go there for an adventure on the train from Ngaio! *g*
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Date:May 6th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
Why Johnsonville? The newly elected mayor is Boris Johnson. On Viv's and my first visits to Johnsonville together, the weather was consistently abominable, which is at least in part how we ended up in the Hutt Valley.
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