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harshy6,343 posts since 24 Mar 2001
It was nice seeing Robert Nisbit, of BBC & Sky News fame, being interviewed about the new Railway timetables today.


Really? He just comes over to me as a PR stooge singing the song of whoever is paying him. Keep that in mind as there's a large career overlap between politicans, PR people, and journalists

Don’t think anyone agrees with Robert maybe he should try getting a train from where I live everyday it’s flipping miserable.
Inspector Sands14,158 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Studio n+1 in a lot of stations used to be the nearest pub! In fact I'm sure I heard of somewhere building an additional studio and skipping the next number to avoid confusion with said pub.

Yes, there was no Studio 6 at The London Studios because that was a name of the restaurant/bar next door in Gabriel's Wharf.


From http://www.tvstudiohistory.co.uk/studio%20history.htm#tls

If you are wondering about studio 6 - it is the name of a very pleasant restaurant and bar close by in Gabriel's Wharf. No, really. I'm told the name came about because many employees used to regularly drink in the old Mulberry Bush pub over the road (where the current one is now located.) When people wondered where somebody was, the answer was 'he's in studio 6.'

The Coin St redevelopment took place around 1988 and the old pub was demolished. As a temporary replacement during the building work, a wooden pub was built in Gabriel's Wharf and run by the owner of the original one. The obvious name to call it was 'Studio 6.' The Mulberry re-opened but the temporary building remained and under new ownership became a very popular bar/restaurant. The name has stuck
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Markymark7,484 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
It was nice seeing Robert Nisbit, of BBC & Sky News fame, being interviewed about the new Railway timetables today.


Really? He just comes over to me as a PR stooge singing the song of whoever is paying him. Keep that in mind as there's a large career overlap between politicans, PR people, and journalists

Don’t think anyone agrees with Robert maybe he should try getting a train from where I live everyday it’s flipping miserable.


It's interesting the national media haven't pointed out the timetable changes are currently totally academic on South West Rail, who are on strike for the whole of December. A number of friends this week were blisfully unaware of any strike until they turned up at the station to catch trains. To be fair BBC South and Meridian have covered the issue
Custard56 (previously Jay Lee) 633 posts since 7 Apr 2015
London

Really? He just comes over to me as a PR stooge singing the song of whoever is paying him. Keep that in mind as there's a large career overlap between politicans, PR people, and journalists

Don’t think anyone agrees with Robert maybe he should try getting a train from where I live everyday it’s flipping miserable.


It's interesting the national media haven't pointed out the timetable changes are currently totally academic on South West Rail, who are on strike for the whole of December. A number of friends this week were blisfully unaware of any strike until they turned up at the station to catch trains. To be fair BBC South and Meridian have covered the issue


As has BBC London, if I recall correctly.
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Markymark7,484 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
As have the national news as well.


They did at the start, but they seem to have lost interest now. They could have mentioned it on Thursday, where they were struggling to find anything non election related, though perhaps because of the timing of the strike (Thursday the strike didn't run because it was election day, but SWT still kept to the emergency timetables) it might have been sailing close to the wind to have mentioned it ?
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Brekkie33,058 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
As have the national news as well.


They did at the start, but they seem to have lost interest now.

Going off topic but a ridiculously long strike will not only struggle to win public support but lose the media attention pretty quickly. I think most of us would willingly suffer a bit of inconvenience for a couple of days for a good cause but 4 weeks at the busiest time of the year is not showing any respect for the people you need support from.
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Andrew13,999 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
As have the national news as well.


They did at the start, but they seem to have lost interest now.

Going off topic but a ridiculously long strike will not only struggle to win public support but lose the media attention pretty quickly. I think most of us would willingly suffer a bit of inconvenience for a couple of days for a good cause but 4 weeks at the busiest time of the year is not showing any respect for the people you need support from.

Way off topic, but when RMT members working for Northern Rail were on strike every Saturday for most of 2018, it quickly fell down to barely a mention in brief on the regional news.

I'm not sure I like the way timetable changes are now portrayed in the media like a bad news story, hoping it'll go wrong, just because it did 3 changes previously. Almost as if the same timetable should be stuck to forever.
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Capybara168 posts since 24 Jul 2018 Recently warned
Granada North West Today

They did at the start, but they seem to have lost interest now.

Going off topic but a ridiculously long strike will not only struggle to win public support but lose the media attention pretty quickly. I think most of us would willingly suffer a bit of inconvenience for a couple of days for a good cause but 4 weeks at the busiest time of the year is not showing any respect for the people you need support from.

Way off topic, but when RMT members working for Northern Rail were on strike every Saturday for most of 2018, it quickly fell down to barely a mention in brief on the regional news.

I'm not sure I like the way timetable changes are now portrayed in the media like a bad news story, hoping it'll go wrong, just because it did 3 changes previously. Almost as if the same timetable should be stuck to forever.

I've been in France since Wednesday and just got back. There's currently open-ended transport strikes on RER trains meaning there were no services today and limited ones on other days from Disneyland Paris. From what I saw on French TV, there were short reports way down the running order on 24h news channels, and while there were announcements over the tannoy both in EuroDisney and ParisAéroport, the airport version of France24 hardly mentioned it at all. With the importance of such strikes and the impact on the public, why isn't there more extensive reporting?
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London Lite11,092 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Going off topic but a ridiculously long strike will not only struggle to win public support but lose the media attention pretty quickly. I think most of us would willingly suffer a bit of inconvenience for a couple of days for a good cause but 4 weeks at the busiest time of the year is not showing any respect for the people you need support from.

Way off topic, but when RMT members working for Northern Rail were on strike every Saturday for most of 2018, it quickly fell down to barely a mention in brief on the regional news.

I'm not sure I like the way timetable changes are now portrayed in the media like a bad news story, hoping it'll go wrong, just because it did 3 changes previously. Almost as if the same timetable should be stuck to forever.

I've been in France since Wednesday and just got back. There's currently open-ended transport strikes on RER trains meaning there were no services today and limited ones on other days from Disneyland Paris. From what I saw on French TV, there were short reports way down the running order on 24h news channels, and while there were announcements over the tannoy both in EuroDisney and ParisAéroport, the airport version of France24 hardly mentioned it at all. With the importance of such strikes and the impact on the public, why isn't there more extensive reporting?


Try BFM Paris, it's been a non stop strike fest.