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1  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: Summer 19 Timetable on: Today at 08:01:17 am
Looks good for passengers between Salisbury and Westbury (and intermediate stops) - more decent rolling stock to avoid travelling on the Turbos !
Certainly does provide a few more options between Salisbury-Westbury and to Bristol of avoiding travelling on a Turbo and being able to travel First Class. Most importantly it provides more capacity on this line which can only be good news.
2  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: Summer 19 Timetable on: Today at 07:57:34 am
There don't appear to be any significant changes on the Weymouth line and I haven't checked any others.  SWR did suggest that they would do the Westbury improvements asap.  They don't really affect any other services to any extent and there are no changes east of Salisbury
What I thought, no affect on services out of Waterloo so these changes can easily be bought in.
3  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: Summer 19 Timetable on: Yesterday at 09:08:34 pm
Are SWR bringing in their new timetables in May postponed from December or is this a phase timetable change?
4  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: New service on summer Sundays on: Yesterday at 07:23:29 pm
Restoration of the service that used to run starting from Weymouth on Summer Sundays before First took over.
5  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Westbury North Junction Renewal December 2018 - January 2019 on: January 11, 2019, 11:23:59 am
Sounds like this thread has now had its day, Nows to Westbury south Junction renewal December 2019- January 2020.
Are they closing Westbury again this coming Christmas/New Year?
That wonít go down well with those affected for the two weeks this past Christmas/New Year.
6  Journey by Journey / Portsmouth to Cardiff / Re: Officially 5 cars? on: January 08, 2019, 05:57:33 pm
3-car turbo on the 1730 from Cardiff to be swapped for a 2-car turbo at Bristol TM this evening!
That will be cozy for commuters from Bristol this evening.
7  All across the Great Western territory / Your rights and redress / Re: Compensation Advice? on: January 08, 2019, 05:43:17 pm
Welcome to the forum BlondeAmbition.

Many of us here are very annoyed and frustrated that GWR have dragged their heals on implementing Delay Repay which is operated by most train companies. Even more annoying is Dft have allowed GWR to get away with not implementing delay repay. Canít think why  Roll Eyes

I hope you are able to get compensation for you delay somehow.
8  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: 2019 Predictions on: December 30, 2018, 07:43:03 pm
Firstgroup gets swallowed up not before handing back the keys to the SW franchise.
Mark Hopwood gets a knighthood for services to the rail industry.
IETs finally start operating on the ECML and everyone complains the seats are too hard.
9  All across the Great Western territory / Introductions and chat / Re: A (personal) Christmas message, greeting and review on: December 24, 2018, 09:03:35 pm
Happy Christmas to everyone on this forum. Thank you all for making this forum the great place that it is.
10  All across the Great Western territory / Introductions and chat / Re: WCML on: December 23, 2018, 09:04:30 pm
Wouldnít surprise me. Thatís all Dft do these days is just extend the current incumbentís franchise because of this review, that review or some enquiry and on it goes, just ask First Group. Dft know very few will kick up a fuss because so few want to even bid for a new franchise because the system is practically broke.
11  All across the Great Western territory / Introductions and chat / Re: A (personal) Christmas message, greeting and review on: December 23, 2018, 01:53:57 pm
What a day, one more to Christmas, went to get petrol and then to Sainsburys, crikey it was bedlam, had a job to get into the carpark, then the place was rammed, all the food was flying off the shelves, Then the wait at the checkout, took 10 minutes.
Anyone would think the shops will be closed for more than one day never to reopen the way some people carry on buying way more food than they actually need with half of it ending up in the bin. Yet every year the same thing happens. Still, good for the credit card companies.
12  Journey by Journey / Chiltern Railways services / Re: Chiltern Crew Shortage Cancellations - December 2018 on: December 22, 2018, 10:15:26 pm
Oh dear, and this coming on a day when GWR passengers are being encouraged to use Chiltern services due to Paddington being closed.

Maybe high levels of staff sickness arenít just affecting XC.
13  All across the Great Western territory / Buses and other ways to travel / Re: Drones cause Gatwick chaos. 20/12/2018, ongoing. on: December 22, 2018, 05:14:15 pm
As well as a custodial sentence, I think those prosecuted should get to meet some of their victims to hear their stories of holidays ruined, family occasions missed/cancelled, trying to get home for Christmas and what thousands of people have lost out financially as a result of what theyíve done.
14  Journey by Journey / Cross Country services / Re: Cross Country - staff shortages on: December 21, 2018, 09:33:31 pm
Crosscountry on social media warning of severe staff shortages on Sunday 23rd.
I suspect they wonít be the only ones over the Christmas and New Year period.
15  Journey by Journey / London to Kennet Valley / Re: IETs to Bedwyn delayed on: December 19, 2018, 10:29:59 am
No shock.  But so much for "we must get Newbury all converted by Christmas because otherwise the turbo cascade fails".  I wonder when we will have 5 cars on Portsmouth to Cardiff ...
Mixed feelings. Want to see 5 car trains on the Cardiff-Portsmouths but don't want to see the newly refurbished 158s go to be replaced by Turbos.
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