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Old January 29th 19, 12:07 PM posted to uk.railway,
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Default When the software meets the hardware

On Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:09:32 -0000 (UTC)
Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 18:56:13 -0000 (UTC)
Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
On Sun, 27 Jan 2019 13:55:38 -0000 (UTC)
Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
A portable vacuum unit to empty them. How else?

The walkways along the stabling sidings aren’t sufficient for a mobile
vacuum unit (does such a thing even exist?) let alone a wheeled tank

Have you never seen the lorry that empties a septic tank?

Will it fit along the platform, down a flight of stairs, across the 2 feet
wide boarded walkway, and along the ballast down the 4 foot gap between

They could try using a long hose. Honestly, if the railways can't think of
a way to empty a septic tank then they're really up **** creak. Pun intended.

It’s a problem which literally doesn’t need to be solved.

Tanks full, toilets out of service, train not allowed to run, passengers
left ****ed off on platforms. Thats why it needs to be solved.

Maybe once in a blue moon.

When I board at Exeter to travel back to Bristol I notice a lot of
reservations for Leeds, Sheffield, York etc, so clearly not as few people
as you think make long distance train journeys.

Doesn't mean they were boarding at bristol, just that the seats will be used
at some point.

I’ve just interrogated the reservations list for the Padd-Penzance train I
worked part way this morning, and although there are actually no
reservations for the full Padd-Pz journey, there are quite a few
Pad/Reading-Plymouth, a number of Bristol-Truro, and some Bristol-St Erth.

None of those are particularly long journeys.