Letter: The train now arriving belongs to another company

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The Independent Online
YOUR report on the growing idiocies of incomplete rail timetable information (''Trains vanish from the timetables'', 13 November) told a depressing but increasingly familiar tale.

A crowning absurdity is the situation at London Paddington, where there are no suburban timetable posters on the main concourse. This is because it is controlled by InterCity and the suburban trains are run by Thames Line, so only InterCity service posters are on display. Meanwhile, if Graham Bashford of North London Railways is so keen to promote his own services, why are his trains still running round displaying chronically out-of-date maps, which include several lines and stations long since closed and which omit his company's new Willesden-Clapham Junction route altogether?

Graham Larkbey

London N6

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