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Old November 12th, 2012, 11:30 AM   #1401
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Was this cost effectiveness study taking into account 20-30 years of diesel savings, for example? Does it feed into the business case for the electrification programme itself (another 'customer' for it)?
Yes. It was taking into account everything they could think of, as is is the usual practice (for a commercial business that is - they rarely get lost in their own alimentary canal on such matters hence why the private sector typically achieves better cost-effectiveness).

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Did Bombardier factor in the way this opens the door for another IEP bi-mode customer? i.e. they are effectively chucking in the towel on the UK market.
Well of course, they would have had to have made a strategic decision, and no doubt will have factored this in. I can't imagine Bombardier panicking too much - its not as if they aren't a global player in a global industry that is going through the greatest boom since the 1840s. And they're not chucking in the towel - its not that dramatic a situation imo.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #1402
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Finale ... overall a most memorable series of productions, superbly filmed ... beautiful clouds, fascinating strangers met along the way ... also reminds me how aggravating tinted windows are for me ...

Series 2, Episodes 21 through 25, two parts per episode:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqLunjd7yPU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDQiaHThTi8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwdPEnGa8kE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_BZfWb0dRs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9U1gjs62J8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMy_e6AMsmE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTFzBvYbAys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd02HAafkLg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzO0gwlvp04

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Old November 13th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #1403
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Just a note:

Media have reported that finally, the tearing down of the hideous green concourse in front of Kings Cross Station has commenced.

CELEBRATE.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #1404
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Just a note:

Media have reported that finally, the tearing down of the hideous green concourse in front of Kings Cross Station has commenced.

CELEBRATE.
YAY!

I'll make sure to spend some time in the area next time I'm in town.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #1405
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Finale ...
You know there was a third series and now a fourth series will be out on British TV in January?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_B...ilway_Journeys

Currently on our TV (the BBC of course) there's a few new hour-long specials with Portillo doing the same thing but in Europe.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 02:09 AM   #1406
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Ah! thank you for telling me about the further series Searching Utoob yielded nought...I've just scored the further 25 episodes
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Old November 15th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #1407
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Tell me, what's the name of the series currently being broadcast there? 'Series 4'? And do you know the title of the series filmed on the continent that'll be aired January?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #1408
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You know there was a third series and now a fourth series will be out on British TV in January?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_B...ilway_Journeys

Currently on our TV (the BBC of course) there's a few new hour-long specials with Portillo doing the same thing but in Europe.
Cool! I was not aware.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #1409
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Tell me, what's the name of the series currently being broadcast there? 'Series 4'? And do you know the title of the series filmed on the continent that'll be aired January?
No, currently being broadcast are the "Continental" journeys, which are about an hour long each; there will be 5 episodes in total. They are called "Great Continental Railway Journeys" and so are not part of the Great British Railway Journeys series numbering.

In January, like the previous three Januaries for us British, will be the new (Great British Railway Journeys) series, which will be Series 4.


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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #1410
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Oh right, of course I misread your initial reply, was too hasty...thank you!

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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:56 AM   #1411
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I'm pleased you're enjoying Portillo's work and Britain's heritage!
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Old November 16th, 2012, 04:34 AM   #1412
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Oh? I hadn't been paying attention to the closing credits to each episode. What's the politician's creative say on the series' content? He's more the stand-in as far as I could tell, I'm inclined to give the BBC most of the credit...really polished productions is their output there, the UK's really fortunate
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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #1413
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He's more than just "the stand-in"! He clearly is interested in what he's doing in presenting the programme, talking to others and to camera about his views and feelings on matters. I'm not saying it's "political" in any way though: it clearly isn't (and Portillo has left politics now anyway).

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Old November 17th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #1414
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Portillo seems to love trains, he's been making programmes about them for years now, even before this format he did others. I remember a documentary he did about Spain's economy ages ago resulting with a programme mostly about the Spanish AVE.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #1415
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16 Nov 2012 :
Railway firm fined £180,000 after 13-year-old electrocuted
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Old November 19th, 2012, 12:49 PM   #1416
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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #1417
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Depends who's responsible for the infrastructure of this rail yard. If it's EWSI they should have taken sufficient precautions, which they didn't. But as the UKs rail network is under authority of Network Rail, shouldn't they have taken those measures (and thus be fined for failing to do so instead of EWSI)?
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I agree. The inspectorate oughtta be penalized too.
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The Times Mapping the Railway.

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