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South Today2,503 posts since 10 Feb 2003
Special edition of Calendar, Granada Reports and Lookaround all joining up together to cover the ongoing rail chaos across the North. Tony Morris and Christine Talbot will be presenting the programme live from Preston station.
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Austin Tatious756 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
Special edition of Calendar, Granada Reports and Lookaround all joining up together to cover the ongoing rail chaos across the North. Tony Morris and Christine Talbot will be presenting the programme live from Preston station.


Did/do the rail problems not also effect the North East? (And were/are they relevant to Border Scotland or not?)

If Tyne Tees is not joining in, then they'll presumably have to be the pre-recorded programme tonight.

Will any Lookaround presenters/reporters appear? It'll be a bit weird for Border viewers to get literally nothing but unknown names & faces.
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South Today2,503 posts since 10 Feb 2003
Special edition of Calendar, Granada Reports and Lookaround all joining up together to cover the ongoing rail chaos across the North. Tony Morris and Christine Talbot will be presenting the programme live from Preston station.


Did/do the rail problems not also effect the North East? (And were/are they relevant to Border Scotland or not?)

If Tyne Tees is not joining in, then they'll presumably have to be the pre-recorded programme tonight.

Will any Lookaround presenters/reporters appear? It'll be a bit weird for Border viewers to get literally nothing but unknown names & faces.


The Tyne Tees area hasn't been anywhere nearly badly affected by the Northern problems. I imagine Tim Backshall will pop up with a report or an OB for the Lakes line.
Paul T86 posts since 14 Apr 2006
Border (England) North West Today
Special edition of Calendar, Granada Reports and Lookaround all joining up together to cover the ongoing rail chaos across the North. Tony Morris and Christine Talbot will be presenting the programme live from Preston station.


Did/do the rail problems not also effect the North East? (And were/are they relevant to Border Scotland or not?)

If Tyne Tees is not joining in, then they'll presumably have to be the pre-recorded programme tonight.

Will any Lookaround presenters/reporters appear? It'll be a bit weird for Border viewers to get literally nothing but unknown names & faces.


The Tyne Tees area hasn't been anywhere nearly badly affected by the Northern problems. I imagine Tim Backshall will pop up with a report or an OB for the Lakes line.


The guy who did the OB from the Border region was a Granada reporter not a Border one - from the little involvement I had setting up one of the interviewees the whole thing was organised and run by Granada - and Border Tyne Tees had nothing to do with it, they just took it for the Border bit of the region and inserted their local news - which was very Scottish focussed - in the middle.
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excel991,418 posts since 3 Jan 2009
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
And to be fair the Calendar region hasn't been effected as much as the North West, only services that involve crossing the pennines have been desrupted any more than normal.

Don't know whether ITV picked up on this, but the Northern Barton to Cleethorpes service had a bad couple of weeks. To make the timetable work a TransPennine Express train needed to be used for a couple of services, something that had happened until 2013 anyway. But due to delays in re-clearing the 'method of work' for using the trains on the line, blamed on the problems more generally across the North of England, it was two weeks until this happened, with bus replacement of affected journeys in the meantime. Then on top of that there was disruption due to vandalism (not the train operators fault) and crewing problems
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Fluffy Bunny Feet360 posts since 11 Mar 2003
And to be fair the Calendar region hasn't been effected as much as the North West, only services that involve crossing the pennines have been desrupted any more than normal.


Well the Wharfedale Line into Leeds was affected by the changes - not just your Pennine route - into Leeds and Bradford have been shocking.