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by highwood38
Mon 12 Dec, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: Great Northern timetable getting worse
Replies: 1
Views: 1772

Great Northern timetable getting worse

I appreciate this is minor compared the problems on the other parts of GTR's franchises, but I saw this morning great Northern have added another 2 minutes to the morning train timetables. So an earlier departure and the same arrival time. They already added 1 minute in each of the last two years so...
by highwood38
Mon 21 Nov, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Streetlights Mead Lane
Replies: 13
Views: 6373

Re: Streetlights Mead Lane

They're supposed to fix it in 20 working days, though admittedly it does just say they "aim to achieve that". http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/transtreets/highways/hhonlineservices/hfr/timescales/ They really are useless at maintaining a safe environment to walk in at night - Benge...
by highwood38
Mon 14 Nov, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Bridge House Car Park to Close
Replies: 5
Views: 2417

Re: Bridge House Car Park to Close

Considering the size of the town, and the limited roads, they should do far more to encourage walking generally (not just to the station). The general state of the walking provision is dreadful (too narrow, uneven, blocked (or partially blocked) by parked cars, partially blocked by overgrown hedges ...
by highwood38
Wed 02 Nov, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Hertford Bypass
Replies: 23
Views: 9931

Re: Hertford Bypass

Widening the road might help the traffic jams, but it wouldn't do anything about the fact you've got lots of lots of cars driving through a town that they don't want to be in and the people in the town don't want them to be in. You'd still have Hertford cut in two by a really busy road. Personally I...
by highwood38
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: The Key at Herford North
Replies: 13
Views: 5811

Re: The Key at Herford North

Just to resurrect this, I had my Hertford Stations to London terminals season ticket loaded onto the Key and it would never open the barriers at Liverpool Street. It was always accepted by staff but sometimes involved a longish discussion and occasionally them finding a hand scanner and checking it....
by highwood38
Fri 16 Sep, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Waitrose at Van Hages
Replies: 16
Views: 8784

Re: Waitrose at Van Hages

That was my thought exactly, though some papers did mention two new stores still going ahead (though I think those were ones already under development). When you read the press release you'd think the Hertford store would be perfect for their new preferred Waitrose store concept of bakeries/wine bar...
by highwood38
Mon 12 Sep, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Town centre regeneration
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

Town centre regeneration

Others may have more up to date or detailed info, but there was a piece in the Mercury about the town centre regeneration. http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/1million-regeneration-project-for-hertford-moves-a-step-closer/story-29693213-detail/story.html Not sure how far £1m goes but I guess it's ...
by highwood38
Sun 24 Jul, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Drone
Replies: 12
Views: 4702

Re: Drone

As far as I'm aware, there are no privacy laws in the UK. That's not correct - there is privacy law in the UK, and lots of recent case law on it. A particularly useful quote is from Mr Justice Eady in CTB v NGN and Thomas: "The modern law of privacy is not concerned solely with information or ...
by highwood38
Thu 07 Jul, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: Train cancelled - train crew shortage
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Re: Train cancelled - train crew shortage

I agree they have been pretty poor in the last few weeks - often at least one train in the morning around the time I'm leaving is cancelled and usually a delay as well. The other morning we just sat at Alexandra Palace for twenty minutes with a power failure (presumably on the clapped out train as o...
by highwood38
Tue 14 Jun, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Warren Park Road
Replies: 4
Views: 3600

Re: Warren Park Road

In fairness they've also been resurfacing lots of other roads in Bengeo so I guess it wasn't just aimed at where the rich people live! I know in London they've been trying to coordinate roadworks: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2016/january/teamwork-on-roadworks-in-2015-saves-over-...

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