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Title: Trains cancelled Sunday
Post by: Cruithne3753 on August 28, 2019, 07:18:35 am
After cycling 10 miles to Chippenham to get the train back to Bristol, I was dismayed to find all trains cancelled! Another 26 miles to get home riding against the sunset, just made it getting dark.  What happened? Crew shortage?


Title: Re: Trains cancelled Sunday
Post by: TaplowGreen on August 28, 2019, 07:27:19 am
Have a look at the "Shortage of train crews" thread in "Across the West".


Title: Re: Trains cancelled Sunday
Post by: grahame on August 28, 2019, 08:03:56 am
Have a look at the "Shortage of train crews" thread in "Across the West".

Link at http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=18719.1185 ... a thread that Taplow Green himself started and now has nearly 1200 replies!

After cycling 10 miles to Chippenham to get the train back to Bristol, I was dismayed to find all trains cancelled! Another 26 miles to get home riding against the sunset, just made it getting dark.  What happened? Crew shortage?

Sadly, a classic illustration of the effect of this ongoing issue on just one person.   Multiply that up by the number of passengers who would normally take such a train.




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