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Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: June 22, 2022 15:36

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Seemingly, The average UK train driver earns £54,001 per year. Out of curiousity, is that a lot in the UK?

I see the Norwegian aircraft technicians earn round £64.000.

Inflation is a bitch, and it's sad that workers must strike.

Average pay in the U.k. is around £30,000 a year.

Thanks. I wondered, because the train drivers pay in the UK is round the average salary over here. A little less, perhaps.


There's a good reason for that though is there not? Not exactly cheap to live there is it ??? sad smiley I believe they also tax you all rather heavily too.

Still, I enjoyed both my visits to your fine land, especially my 1st, in 2014 smiling smiley

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: a bigger nut ()
Date: June 22, 2022 15:37

I will try a train from Gatwick to London Bridge tomorrow around noon.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Date: June 22, 2022 15:44

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grzegorz67
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DandelionPowderman
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no stone unturned
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DandelionPowderman
Seemingly, The average UK train driver earns £54,001 per year. Out of curiousity, is that a lot in the UK?

I see the Norwegian aircraft technicians earn round £64.000.

Inflation is a bitch, and it's sad that workers must strike.

Average pay in the U.k. is around £30,000 a year.

Thanks. I wondered, because the train drivers pay in the UK is round the average salary over here. A little less, perhaps.


There's a good reason for that though is there not? Not exactly cheap to live there is it ??? sad smiley I believe they also tax you all rather heavily too.

Still, I enjoyed both my visits to your fine land, especially my 1st, in 2014 smiling smiley

Absolutely. Yeah, we had great fun in 2014 smiling smiley

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: Tumlin73 ()
Date: June 22, 2022 16:15

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I will try a train from Gatwick to London Bridge tomorrow around noon.

Sorry to say the chances of that are nearly zero.

But you never know thou, good luck.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Date: June 22, 2022 16:17

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a bigger nut
I will try a train from Gatwick to London Bridge tomorrow around noon.

Sorry to say the chances of that are nearly zero.

But you never know thou, good luck.

I reckon it will be possible on Friday. However, there might be delays because of the strike the day before.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: Tumlin73 ()
Date: June 22, 2022 19:11

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I will try a train from Gatwick to London Bridge tomorrow around noon.

Sorry to say the chances of that are nearly zero.

But you never know thou, good luck.

I reckon it will be possible on Friday. However, there might be delays because of the strike the day before.

Friday will be better, percentage wise.

I’m still hoping to catch a train from Brum to London on Friday.

Just announced unsurprisingly that talks have broke dow. Train strike looks like’s it’s happening on Saturday.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: CindyC ()
Date: June 22, 2022 19:52

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a bigger nut
I will try a train from Gatwick to London Bridge tomorrow around noon.

Hi, can you let us know how that goes? I’m flying into Gatwick tomorrow night

Wasn't looking too good, but I was feeling real well.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: Heart for Stones ()
Date: June 22, 2022 20:11

Tomorrow 23/6 all trains on Heathrow Express stop at 18:30.
Had bought ticket, but with my flight landing 18:20 it's no hope.
It was very easy to call them and get the 25£ back on my bank account.
Hope to find someone to share taxi costs with or a buss to Paddington.
Well it will be ab. 48 hours til Stones start at HP.... so I might make it walkingcool smiley

All the Best!

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: June 22, 2022 20:21

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Heart for Stones
Tomorrow 23/6 all trains on Heathrow Express stop at 18:30.
Had bought ticket, but with my flight landing 18:20 it's no hope.
It was very easy to call them and get the 25£ back on my bank account.
Hope to find someone to share taxi costs with or a buss to Paddington.
Well it will be ab. 48 hours til Stones start at HP.... so I might make it walkingcool smiley

All the Best!

msg me daspyknows@yahoo.com. I arrive 4:30 and a friend at 6:30. we may need to coordinate.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: RG ()
Date: June 22, 2022 20:24

I will travel by Eurostar Train from Bruxelles to St. Pancras, London on saturday morning.
I recieved a message ‘Your train is scheduled to run on Saturday 25 June although may be disrupted on the day of travel’. I really hope I won’t get a long delay..

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: June 22, 2022 20:47

I'm going to take my chances with Heathrow Express tomorrow morning. Land at 9 AM. Fingers crossed!

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: June 22, 2022 20:52

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Saw it on the early evening BBC news here in the UK, and just keeping fingers crossed the trade unions involved will come to their senses and call it off. confused smiley

Trade Unions come to their senses ? Steady on old sport ! There's such a thing as "faint hope", and then there's "pie in sky fantasy-land" ! I rather think the latter applies here. Don't see much hope of them coming to their senses (as you put it) anytime soon. Apparently they're threatening more strikes in July ...

1970s re-run !

[ I want to shout, but I can't hardly speak ]

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: June 22, 2022 21:04

Don't know what other folk are doing, but I've arranged accomodation that is walking distance from Hyde Park on Saturday 25th, and a bus to the airport on Sunday the 26th. I know the 26th is not an official strike day, but I wouldn't trust the trains to be operating a full service on Sunday, so I'm being cautious. Friday 24th is also not an official strike day, for those of us flying into London Gatick, trains should be running that will get us into Victoria.
One way or the other, we'll be where we need to be on the day ....

[ I want to shout, but I can't hardly speak ]

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: a bigger nut ()
Date: June 22, 2022 21:06

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I will try a train from Gatwick to London Bridge tomorrow around noon.

Hi, can you let us know how that goes? I’m flying into Gatwick tomorrow night

Sure.
My flight from Milan land on 11:00am.
But in the night, especially after 6:30pm conditions might be totally different I guess.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: June 23, 2022 12:50

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Heart for Stones
Tomorrow 23/6 all trains on Heathrow Express stop at 18:30.
Had bought ticket, but with my flight landing 18:20 it's no hope.
It was very easy to call them and get the 25£ back on my bank account.
Hope to find someone to share taxi costs with or a buss to Paddington.
Well it will be ab. 48 hours til Stones start at HP.... so I might make it walkingcool smiley

All the Best!

msg me daspyknows@yahoo.com. I arrive 4:30 and a friend at 6:30. we may need to coordinate.

Don’t panic. There are trains and tubes running albeit less frequently. The Piccadilly Tube Line all the way to Heathrow is running. If all else fails, you can get to Central London on red buses with a change or 2. Use this excellent online tool to plan your journey :

[tfl.gov.uk]

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: a bigger nut ()
Date: June 23, 2022 14:10

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a bigger nut
I will try a train from Gatwick to London Bridge tomorrow around noon.

Hi, can you let us know how that goes? I’m flying into Gatwick tomorrow night

Sure.
My flight from Milan land on 11:00am.
But in the night, especially after 6:30pm conditions might be totally different I guess.

Trains from Gatwick to London Bridge are running. Every 10-15 minutes so far.
A station officer told me not sure after 5 or 6 pm


I am on board and heading to London.smiling smiley

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Date: June 23, 2022 14:38

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a bigger nut
I will try a train from Gatwick to London Bridge tomorrow around noon.

Hi, can you let us know how that goes? I’m flying into Gatwick tomorrow night

Sure.
My flight from Milan land on 11:00am.
But in the night, especially after 6:30pm conditions might be totally different I guess.

Trains from Gatwick to London Bridge are running. Every 10-15 minutes so far.
A station officer told me not sure after 5 or 6 pm


I am on board and heading to London.smiling smiley

Looks like trains from Gatwick to Victoria run every 30 minutes tomorrow.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: June 23, 2022 17:11

And now British Airways ground staff at Heathrow have voted to go on strike too. No dates as yet but likely to be next month so Hyde Park Stones gigs not affected.

[www.bbc.co.uk]

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: bengigan ()
Date: June 23, 2022 18:08

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I'm going to take my chances with Heathrow Express tomorrow morning. Land at 9 AM. Fingers crossed!

How did this turn out today June 23? I want to take Heathrow Express in on morning of show day and I'm not clear if this is possible. Some sources say service will still run, but on a reduced schedule. Another local has told me it won't even be possible to transit into town from the airport other than by bus/taxi/uber

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: June 23, 2022 18:17

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grzegorz67
And now British Airways ground staff at Heathrow have voted to go on strike too. No dates as yet but likely to be next month so Hyde Park Stones gigs not affected.

[www.bbc.co.uk]

It could be time for this ..... !!

[iorr.org]

[ I want to shout, but I can't hardly speak ]

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: June 23, 2022 18:54

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grzegorz67
And now British Airways ground staff at Heathrow have voted to go on strike too. No dates as yet but likely to be next month so Hyde Park Stones gigs not affected.

[www.bbc.co.uk]

It could be time for this ..... !!

[iorr.org]

It’s not flight crew who’re striking - ground crew only and only at 1 airport, though their main hub. People that have no choice but to live at reasonably close proximity to where they work, which happens to be an expensive area and they are unlikely to be well paid so inflation will be eating away at that like with the rest of us so perhaps their grievance is legit. British Airways and other mature airlines have struggled to cope with the rise of low cost rivals.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: CindyC ()
Date: June 24, 2022 00:27

Just got to Gatwick. northbound trains are no longer running (22:00). A girl just told me they’ve been waiting in the taxi line for 3 hours. Taxis into the city are 150 pounds The schedule says there’s a bus in about an hour but someone else told me they’re not reliable and have been getting cancelled.

It’s a shitt show

Wasn't looking too good, but I was feeling real well.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: johnnythunders ()
Date: June 24, 2022 00:36

Today we were advised to complete all journeys on the District Line by 1830.

By 1840 they closed and padlocked our local station.

The advice is the same for Saturday so PLEASE do not rely on the District Line early or late. Tomorrow Friday should be “normal” if you are heading for Islington to see the IORR band (and you should)



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Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: June 24, 2022 01:15

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I'm going to take my chances with Heathrow Express tomorrow morning. Land at 9 AM. Fingers crossed!

How did this turn out today June 23? I want to take Heathrow Express in on morning of show day and I'm not clear if this is possible. Some sources say service will still run, but on a reduced schedule. Another local has told me it won't even be possible to transit into town from the airport other than by bus/taxi/uber

Both the Heathrow Express and the Elizabeth line did run from Heathrow (same platform) to Paddington. Reduced service (30 minute intervals).

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: June 24, 2022 05:22

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CindyC
Just got to Gatwick. northbound trains are no longer running (22:00). A girl just told me they’ve been waiting in the taxi line for 3 hours. Taxis into the city are 150 pounds The schedule says there’s a bus in about an hour but someone else told me they’re not reliable and have been getting cancelled.

It’s a shitt show

Hope everything has worked out for you and everyone else arriving amidst the chaos and quagmire.

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: June 24, 2022 08:55

All was easy for me. Landed in Heathrow, got through customs using the new technology although took visiting 2 kiosks to get it to work. Made it to Heathrow Express platform and missed 2nd to last train by 30 seconds. Caught train appx 6:15 PM to Paddington. Ten minute cab ride to Airbnb, checked in and now trying to get rest in before tomorrow.

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: kaskatanas ()
Date: June 24, 2022 09:48

Did anyone arrived at Luton yesterday? I will be arriving tomorrow morning (a little bit right for the concert) and I have a reservation with Terravision, wondering if everything is going well....

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: Topi ()
Date: June 24, 2022 09:49

Yeah, what strike? winking smiley

Re: Train strikes in the UK 21/23/25th June
Posted by: kaskatanas ()
Date: June 24, 2022 09:57

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Yeah, what strike? winking smiley


smileys with beer


I stay calmer then, now I just have to worry about the Ryanair strike... spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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