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Journey by Journey => Shorter journeys in Devon => Topic started by: grahame on November 17, 2018, 07:47:44 pm



Title: Don't bother with the train - quicker to walk.
Post by: grahame on November 17, 2018, 07:47:44 pm
Looking up (retrospectively) journeys from Exeter Central to Melksham yesterday (as one does), I couldn't help noticing the advise to not bother with the train from Central down to St. David's but rather to walk it ... 15:24 departure on foot, 15:39 train from St David's to Westbury, 17:12 to Trowbridge, 8 minute walk from the station there to Fore Street and the ZigZag bus to Melksham.

More or less what I had actually done ... though I caught the train a couple of minutes earlier down the hill in Exeter;  I note that cutting the maximum walk distance on traveline, though, switched me to a bus from Central to St. Davids - what HAVE they got against the train??

https://www.traveline.info

I wish traveline took account of overall price, ease of ticketing, and offered fallback data in case a connection misses.


Title: Re: Don't bother with the train - quicker to walk.
Post by: Surrey 455 on November 18, 2018, 09:30:07 am
You may also notice that https://www.traveline.info often gives different suggestions to those provided by Traveline South west (http://www.travelinesw.com/) and Traveline South east & anglia (http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk). Quite why that is I do not know.


Title: Re: Don't bother with the train - quicker to walk.
Post by: Cornish bobby on November 21, 2018, 07:47:00 pm
Certainly quicker to walk from Central to St David's than St David's to Central. :)


Title: Re: Don't bother with the train - quicker to walk.
Post by: njt on November 22, 2018, 09:30:30 pm
You may also notice that https://www.traveline.info often gives different suggestions to those provided by Traveline South west (http://www.travelinesw.com/) and Traveline South east & anglia (http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk). Quite why that is I do not know.

Different Journey Planning engines sit underneath the national and regional Traveline services.



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