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Japanese rail timetables

Despite the frequent confusion when travelling in Japan, a country whose language, concepts and culture are so different to the UK, I was really impressed with their rail network on my last visit there. How’s this for an easy to read timetable (as long as you know your 24 hour clock):

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Welcome to Crewkerne Train Station – don’t break your neck!

I always wonder what people think of their welcome to Crewkerne station, Somerset.  They roll through the beautiful south west countryside and pull into the Victorian station halt. Here they descend from the train to be greeted with this in prime position on the platform wall: Compare this with the much less professionally produced noticeboard [...]

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Would you Adam & Eve it, someone’s gorn and half-inched Old Father Thames!

You gotta be having a bobble!  It seems that someone at TfL forgot to use their loaf when redesigning the map for the oxo cube.  Commuters had better kick up a pen and ink or TfL will lose them to the frog and toad… OK, enough of the Cockney Rhyming slang (see below if you [...]

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