092/270: #Richmond – The D

I arrive at Richmond feeling like a cheat. I’m not really here to use the station at all, more to use the train that is arriving and departing from it. Richmond is merely a means-to-an-end, I’ve arrived on the last D-Stock to ever travel here, and therefore I shall be leaving on it too. I could quite happily not have crossed the gateline, but seeing as it was as good as any excuse to cross it off (and to make sure my oyster card didn’t time out) I thought I might as well.

Once beyond the barriers I didn’t even have much time to leave the confines of the ticket hall, sorry Richmond I’m sure you’re lovely outside, but I was still in the mists of getting some shots for my Last Train To Upminster video. Wait you mean you haven’t seen it?!…

Image copyright A Carter – CallingAllStations.co.uk

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CAS Weekly 05/07/15

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From The CAS Team

– Compiled by Edward Kendal & Andy Carter

CAS Weekly 20/02/15

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Modelling

  • IC82 is back this Sunday with a new YouTube series.

UK Rail

  • GBRf are enlisted by Serco to haul the Caledonian sleeper for the next 15 years. They’ll be using a mixture of Class 90’s, 47’s and refurbished 73’s during their stint.
  • The East Anglia franchise, currently operated by Abellio, is out for tender.
  • A recent survey highlights the continuing decline of rail customer satisfaction…
  • …And surprise surprise, the rise of Social Media as a tool for passengers to voice this dissatisfaction.
  • But what we really want to know is, which train operator has the best ticket punches?
  • And which train operator went all gooey for Valentines Day?
  • …in a time where critics are calling for the return of nationalisations, the BBC’s Timeshift will take a look at the golden age of BR next Thursday.
  • Speaking of which, The Beauty of Transport is doing a series on British Rail’s corporate identity.
  • London Underground’s D-Stock trains could find a new life for themselves in Manchester.
  • Whilst back home The Victoria Line will be part closed for a month.
  • Danny Dyer has a go at tube announcements. Warning: It’s dreadful.
  • The London Transport Museum will host Londonist’s Matt Brown, who will be talking about Tube Secrets at the Hidden London Treasures Exhibition in April.
  • This article surfaced on Twitter this week, showcasing this rather quirky Brighton curiosity: The first every Electric Railway in Britain.

World Rail