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8001F

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Windermere dmus coming back. - Posted: June 28, 2018 - 8:58 PM Quote and reply
There are to be 12 return trips on the Windermere branch from Monday July 2nd.
N.Rail 28.06.18

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Sean Emmett

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Re: Windermere dmus coming back. - Posted: July 12, 2018 - 9:43 PM Quote and reply
8001F said:
There are to be 12 return trips on the Windermere branch from Monday July 2nd.
N.Rail 28.06.18


Further to Northern's inability to provide a train service for two weeks, and the 'free' loco hauled service provided by West Coast/DfT, I would be interested to know if there is anything (legally) preventing Northern from coming to an agreement with West Coast (or another TOC) to provide the timetabled train service, if only between Oxenholme and Windermere.

I appreciate there are issues regarding route knowledge, suitability of the stock, etc.

What I am driving at is whether there is any issue with one TOC engaging another TOC to provide the core timetabled services it is obliged to provide under the franchise agreement?







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CTAYLOR

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WINDERMERE - Posted: July 13, 2018 - 9:53 AM Quote and reply
The service was funded by the Dept of Transport and so was free.

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