Do you like trains?

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  1. FantasyIreland

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    I would think the standard of living in Switzerland is probably better in every regard.

    Do you have a problem with scrotes/chavs or the work shy? or do the vast majority of your population contribute towards society?
     
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  2. allblackcitizen

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    Used to share a house with a couple of Swiss bankers and they told me that Switzerland has a huge - hidden and not so hidden - heroin problem.
     
  3. I saw a doco on this years ago. Just looked at some stats and the source I looked showed the UK as having a higher rate of opiate addiction than Switzerland but not much in it. Their unemployment rate is just under 3 as well.
     
  4. CityStu

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    If you have a choice, get the Chiltern service from Oxford via Bicester/High Wycombe rather than the GWR route via Reading into Paddington. Much nicer trains, more reliable and many stop at Wembley directly if there's a game/event on.
     
  5. FCBarca

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    Work ethic is very strong in Switzerland, unemployment is quite low and looked down upon if you do not keep busy

    It's true that in the end, our taxes really work for us - particularly with public transportation & infrastructure
     
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  6. FantasyIreland

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    Cheers.
     
  7. ColinBellsjockstrap

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  8. ColinBellsjockstrap

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    Diggle Railway station (Saddleworth), as it looked around 1920:-
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    As it looks today:-
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    The tracks in the second picture at the bottom right are about to run into the three mile long Standedge Tunnel, which emerges at Marsden in West Yorkshire.
    The two single tracks in the first picture on the left ran into the original single tunnels now closed.
     
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  9. karen7

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    When i used to live on trains supporting the team back in the day i used to hate the smell,threw up every time being pissed half the time didn't help i suppose
     
  10. Blue Til Death

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    Trains are great, it’s the cunts that get on em I hate.... Talking on their mobiles at 100db, coughing, sneezing and eating food near me, fuckin bastards they are ...!!!!
     

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