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Old 19-02-2013, 22:30
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Here come the complaints.....
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:30
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Generally the staff on Northern Rail are okay but the trains are always late
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:31
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Leeds station is very poorly designed.
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:32
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It amazes me how many people dice with death by trespassing railway lines. You wouldn't trespass on the motorway yet they are far safer.
If motorways saw as much traffic as a railway line, nothing for minutes at a time, you'd see people trotting across them.

I've seen the occasional person going across the A13 (getting back from Sainsburys) and A40 in London, hopping over the fences then waiting at the raised island/central reservation.
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:32
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Classy bird!
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:33
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Leeds station is very poorly designed.
It's also very dark and gloomy
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:33
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Tastefully shot, that scene.
I was thinking the same and viewing it from a directors point of view - Sometimes less or silence says more.
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:34
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What's all this stuff about people not using their tickets? I'd be a lot bloody more forceful then that fella.
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:35
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Imran seems like a right character
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:35
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:36
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What's all this stuff about people not using their tickets? I'd be a lot bloody more forceful then that fella.
The problem is that a lot of the season tickets don't work in the machines or don't have a magnetic strip at all. I keep getting asked why I won't put my ticket through the machine - it drives me nuts but I try and be polite.
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:37
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Imran for company chairman!
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:37
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Ungrateful tosser. I'd have shoved him on the wrong train!
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:37
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The wrong sort of rain...

...or rather the wrong amount of it.
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:37
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Oh dear - was Leeds flooded during that massive downpour?
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:38
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Imran for company chairman!
He seems like a really nice guy
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:39
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The problem is that a lot of the season tickets don't work in the machines or don't have a magnetic strip at all. I keep getting asked why I won't put my ticket through the machine - it drives me nuts but I try and be polite.
Fair enough, but looked like a heck of a big batch of bad tickets!
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:40
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He seems like a really nice guy
Definately the type of chap who gives the railway a better image!
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:40
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Mate the railway has probably been there for 100 years, if the neighbouring land aren't dealing with their flood water and your railway is lower than their land, chances are by now you should have figured out that you're going to have to deal with it for them. Stop whinging.
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:40
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Fair enough, but looked like a heck of a big batch of bad tickets!
Yep it happens all the time - I have changed my season ticket countless number of times.
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:43
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He should have told that daft bint to sod off.
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:45
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Mate the railway has probably been there for 100 years, if the neighbouring land aren't dealing with their flood water and your railway is lower than their land, chances are by now you should have figured out that you're going to have to deal with it for them. Stop whinging.
It does sound like it isn't the first time it has happened and they seemed to be doing what they usually do, so why not first prevent it happening again and also have suitable equipment to deal with it if it does. Something like a pump rather than splashing it around with a shovel.

Oh and they can buy a big pump for a million pounds that it has cost them!

Or for a million pound they could put in a whole new drainage system.
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:45
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Once we all had to get off at Hebden Bridge because of flooding on the track. I thought the staff dealt with arranging the onward journey via taxi very well
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:46
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Karl's back!
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:47
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