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Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Sidmouth, Sep 4, 2021.

  1. Sidmouth

    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    those of a nervous disposition hit the back button now

    it is reported that unfortunately the GBRF tour to scotland has been hit by an outbreak of Norovirus with around 30 participants impacted . Straight to Carlisle today rather than its ECML path
     
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    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

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    This shows how careful railtour companies have to be when dealing with the health of their customers.

    34 railtour passengers taken ill due to an outbreak of Norovirus.

    ''Good Morning Everyone.

    Yesterday was hugely challenging for us as you are no doubt aware as we dealt with an unprecedented situation on board with a small but unusual number of passengers becoming ill.

    Today’s train will operate as planned however there will need to be some additional restrictions on board to keep everyone as safe as possible as we get you home.

    1 - You will be asked to remain in your booked seat for the duration of the journey and should only leave your seat either to use the WC facilities or to leave the train. Movement through the train will be kept to an absolute minimum.

    2 - There will be no catering on board at all today. If you are joining us, please bring your own provisions for the journey.

    3 - Please wash your hands when visiting the toilets, and please sanitise them regularly.

    4 - Please follow instructions given to you by on board stewards.

    The train has been given an enhanced clean again overnight and we do have a small number of additional cleaning measures to carry out this morning. When arriving at Carlisle station we may ask you to remain on the platform for a short time whilst these are completed.

    We will continue today to regularly clean all touch points and with your help following the above measures we will get you all home safely.

    The decision to operate the train has not been taken lightly, and as always, the well-being of our passengers is our number one priority. Today we very much need your help to ensure we get you home safely''.
     
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    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

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    GBRf haven’t had much luck with this one have they?
     
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    They've been sh*t out of luck...

    Coat, door, TAXI!

    James
     
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    At least they've had three logs on the train this afternoon.
     
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    Gladiator 5076 Part of the furniture

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    From some of the posts on wnxx it sounds like quite an unplaeasnt experience being on the train. Hopefully everyone will be OK and whatever decisions have been taken do not come back to bite the railtour sector.
     
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    I've seen pictures of todays train with 3 x 50's on the front in instagram...captioned 'The Norovirus Express.' Very violent and unpleasant illness!
     
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    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    A couple of the stewards that I work with are/were on board running the buffet, both were struck down. :(
     
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    I see it's left Bescot 20-odd minutes late, booked for a 66 and 69001/2. Can that be confirmed by anyone and are all three on the front?
     
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    Confirmation of 3 X Class 50s working the Preston - Bescot leg - 50049 Defiance / 50044 Exeter / 50007 Hercules


    50049-01b.jpg
     
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    69002 / 001 are leading with 66765 on the rear.
     
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    The 3x 50s pass Stafford running to Preston inreadineass to work the charter and then passing Heamies Farm (Staffs) with the Preston to Bescot leg of the charter. 3.JPG 5.JPG
     
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    Thanks 33056, I went out as a result and saw it 33 minutes late at Didcot (Appleford gates)
     
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    If anyone is interested, here a link to my shots of the train around Southampton and Didcot.


     
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