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Offline Bri Roberts

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« Reply #135 on: November 05, 2019, 01:46:30 pm »
Thank you, SteveH.


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« Reply #136 on: November 15, 2019, 10:05:16 am »
There have been a couple of posts on this thread refering to Kinmel camp, to those interested, there is a new book out ........

An Old Colwyn author has published a book on the history of Kinmel Camp.

John Johnson spent six years researching and writing the volume, entitled 100 Years Kinmel Camp. It covers the building of Kinmel Camp, the new railway within its confines and the Canadian Riots, and some short stories of units of men who passed through it gates over the past 100 years which included his Great Grandfather William Lees Johnson who served in the Toronto Regiment.
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« Reply #137 on: November 15, 2019, 01:13:03 pm »
Thanks for posting that Steve, it sounds a very interesting read.   It's also out in a Kindle version at £5.99

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« Reply #138 on: January 01, 2020, 10:21:16 am »
This photo is part of the DP's best pictures of 2019           You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

The Flying Scotsman passes Conwy Castle in November. Photo by David Powell       (Click on photo to enlarge)

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« Reply #139 on: January 19, 2020, 09:58:18 am »
When and where to see the Royal Scot and other steam trains in North Wales in 2020
A number of locomotives are set to visit the region in the coming weeks and months.

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Re: Railways
« Reply #140 on: October 22, 2020, 11:28:56 am »
Transport for Wales rail services to be nationalised

The Transport for Wales rail franchise is to be brought under Welsh Government control from next February.

Ministers have confirmed the takeover from KeolisAmey, with day-to-day services to be run by a publicly-owned company.

It follows significant falls in passenger numbers during the pandemic.

The Welsh Tories questioned how much nationalisation will cost taxpayers, while Plaid Cymru called for the Senedd to be recalled.

Economy Minister Ken Skates said the government had stepped in "to stabilise the network and keep it running".

"The last few months have been extremely challenging for public transport in Wales and across the UK. Covid has significantly impacted passenger revenues," he said.

A "new partnership" with the company will be developed to help deliver rail improvements such as integrated ticketing, the Welsh Government said.

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« Reply #141 on: October 22, 2020, 11:44:39 am »
I may have misunderstood but I thought that is what we already had - Keolis Amey running day-to-day operations and TfW providing policy steers and and interface with Welsh Government.  So does a new company performing day-to-day operations simply mean the removal of Keolis Amey ? Possibly anything new could just be a WG-owned shell with directors drawn from the Cardiff Bay Repertory Company.

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« Reply #142 on: February 18, 2021, 03:02:28 pm »
 This photo of the Flying Scotsman was taken about two years ago  on the viaduct at Malltraeth on Anglesey.     Tellytubby spotted it on facebook and said that it was me with the red fleece hat standing on the embankment,     My claim to fame!     ;D

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« Reply #143 on: March 01, 2021, 03:21:33 pm »
Llangollen Railway to enter receivership as debts mount
They said that 'significant engineering contract disputes' have led to liabilities they can't meet

Llangollen Railway PLC is set to go into receivership due to mounting debts.

The company that runs the heritage railway line is inviting its bank to appoint a receiver.

They said it followed pre-tax losses of £330,601 in 2018, £329,175 in 2019 and £258,804 in 2020 (pre-audit).

They said a "number of significant engineering contract disputes, all of which arose in the years prior to the current board taking over in October 2020" have crystallised in the last few days.

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« Reply #144 on: September 02, 2021, 01:42:57 pm »
A POSH train described by actor Bill Nighy as “the Grand Duchess of luxury travel” will make a rare red carpet trip from Llandudno next Friday (September 10).

The Northern Belle, with its distinctive umber and cream 1950s-style Pullman carriages, regularly brings parties of day-trippers to the town.
But this is the first time this year the train, once part of the Orient Express group, has picked up passengers from the town.

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Re: Rail Travel Llandudno/Liverpool
« Reply #145 on: September 28, 2021, 10:01:56 am »
Hourly trains between Llandudno and Liverpool among raft of new services promised by TfW
Transport for Wales' plans for the network have been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic but will be delivered in the next three years

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« Reply #146 on: September 28, 2021, 11:50:07 am »
When this was first trumpeted, it seemed to be at the expense of the current, more or less hourly, service to Manchester Piccadilly/Airport. Presumably that is still the case.  The Manchester services were being diverted to Bangor and/or Holyhead instead.

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« Reply #147 on: October 13, 2021, 02:38:58 pm »
NORTH Wales will retain its direct rail links with Manchester Airport under new rail route proposals praised by business leaders amid fears over their economic impact.

Politicians and business leaders had feared that North Wales could lose the service after three new timetable options were put forward by transport chiefs at the start of the year, with the possibility of further increasing what are already lengthy journey times for rail users between the regions, with potential consequences for tourism.

The proposals by the UK Government's Manchester Recovery Task Force (MRTF) aimed to boost the performance of the Manchester area rail services and stated concerns that the train service from Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly was contributing delays to other services. A new pattern of running the service through to Manchester Airport was introduced in December last year, which resulted in the loss of an additional peak service, however there were concerns that the direct airport link would be scrapped altogether.

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« Reply #148 on: October 15, 2021, 10:12:54 am »
Full steam ahead for 'world class' Snowdonia heritage railway after Lotto windfall
The cash will allow the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway to offer 'a high-quality tourism experience' that brings real benefit to the North Wales economy

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« Reply #149 on: October 20, 2021, 01:13:09 pm »
New pictures show scale of £1bn ‘ambitious and complex’ Welsh Metro project
The scheme aims to create a 'modern, integrated and sustainable transport network that supports modern lifestyles'

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« Reply #149 on: October 20, 2021, 01:13:09 pm »