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31  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: Summer 19 Timetable on: March 08, 2019, 08:29:39 pm
These are real genuine improvements to services between London-Salisbury-Bristol-Exeter.

More trains between Bristol-Westbury-Salisbury operated by 159s for those who want to avoid travelling on a Turbo with first class also available.

The 158s may soon be gone but the 159s continue.
32  All across the Great Western territory / Diary - what's happening when? / Re: 21st March and 4th April 2019 - Go-op Taunton to Swindon service public meetings on: March 08, 2019, 08:15:15 pm
Respect to them that they donít give up. I think theyíve been around as long as this forum has.

Perhaps with changes coming to the way the rail network is run with the franchise system falling out of favour; this could be their moment.
33  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Folkestone Harbour to Park and Ride Tram? on: March 08, 2019, 08:05:28 pm
Exciting. I really hope they can make it happen.
34  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: Cable car for Bristol on: March 08, 2019, 11:18:27 am
Bristol City Council will find a way to operate it with buses instead.
Yup. A company wanted to do something similar in Bath and that like many other things got thrown out. We are very backward about going forward in this part of the world.
35  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Two year delay on longer trains at Leeds on: March 07, 2019, 06:19:13 am
Further proof that the current set up is not fit for purpose and hasnít been for a long time.
36  Journey by Journey / To Oxford, Didcot and Reading from West / Re: A welcome to XC from Bristol to Swindon. Delighted to have you; we have space on: March 06, 2019, 06:25:20 pm
While Filton Bank is closed ... we have (weekdays, including peak times) Cross Country Voyagers running up / none stop through Chippenham.

Noting / watching activity over the last couple of days - I note virtually zero interference between these extra trains, London expresses, Bristol to Portsmouth regional expresses and local trains to and via Westbury.  Just saying that old capacity excuses about being unable to run Bristol - Oxford because of Bristol  - Bath capacity seem to be being proven to be somewhat porkies!
Hmmm glad ChrisBís post has resurrected this thread as your above comment Graham makes me wonder why one of the two limited stop Bristol-London canít go via Bath rather than both going via Parkway when the hourly XC service went this way and stopping at Bath.
37  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: Short or long swing links? on: March 06, 2019, 06:14:57 pm
I would have thought that a Castle Class HST would be ideal for the Summer extra Bristol to Weymouth. Was that why you were asking Graham?
38  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Flooding between Yeovil and Exeter on: March 06, 2019, 10:37:09 am
What a difference a few days make. Hasn't stopped raining in this part of the world since 6pm yesterday.
Indeed, we've gone from Spring/early Summer like conditions straight back into Winter conditions of cold, wet and miserable  Sad
39  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where was bignosemac today, 2nd March 2019 on: March 06, 2019, 09:06:26 am
I'm sure I've seen it at one or two underground stations too. Possibly on the eastern part of the Jubilee line.
Stratford - Central Line.
40  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Flooding between Yeovil and Exeter on: March 06, 2019, 08:06:47 am
All reopen. From Twitter:

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The line has reopened between Exeter St Davids and Castle Cary following a river flooding the railway earlier this morning. Train services running through these stations may still be disrupted so please check your journey before travelling.


41  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Flooding between Yeovil and Exeter on: March 06, 2019, 06:19:57 am
From GWR Journey Check

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Cancellations to services between Castle Cary and Exeter St Davids
Due to a river flooding the railway between Castle Cary and Exeter St Davids all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or diverted. Some stations between Taunton and Exeter St Davids will not be served. Disruption is expected until 10:00 06/03.

Customer Advice
If you wish to use local buses as an alternative means of transport and the local bus is not accepting Great Western Railway tickets, please keep the bus ticket and send it, together with your rail ticket, to us for a refund.

Further Information
An update will follow within the next 2 hours.
Replacement road transport is in operation in both directions between Taunton and Exeter St. Davids.
Last Updated:06/03/2019 06:07

From SWR Journey Check:

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Cancellations to services between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction
Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction all lines are closed.

What's Going On:
Train services running through these stations have been cancelled. Disruption is expected until 10:00 06/03.

What We're Doing About It:
Our control centre has been informed that heavy rain has caused the railway to flood between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction. Due to the level of flood water, it is not currently safe for us to run our trains through the affected area.

We are NOT able to offer ticket acceptance on GWR services, as their line is closed for tunnel repair work, so they are using our West of England line. This means that there are currently no trains travelling between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction.

Trains are able to run from Yeovil Junction to Salisbury directly or via Westbury.
Very limited road transport has been arranged to call at all stations between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction in both directions, calling at all stations. Please note that this transport will not run to a fixed timetable.

If you need help in completing your journey, please speak to a member of station staff, use a station help point or visit southwesternrailway.com.

We are very sorry for the delay that this will cause to your journey.

Further Information
If you would prefer to use local buses to continue your journey please check Traveline (http://www.traveline.info/) - South Western Railway tickets are not valid on local buses unless stated above.
Last Updated:06/03/2019 05:56
42  All across the Great Western territory / Diary - what's happening when? / Re: Timetable and other upcoming changes - overview (from GWR) last Monday on: March 04, 2019, 10:26:49 am
It will also make life easier for anyone travelling between Temple Meads and Bath, Chippenham, Swindon etc, or indeed boarding at those stations for London.
Indeed, it certainly will have a positive effect on the current two services an hour that go via Bath that there will be less Bristol passengers who are London bound as they will probably use the non-stop after Parkway services to London.

I just think that with the large volume of London traffic that Bath Spa generates, a third fast service would be useful but for the capacity constraints through Bath, something Parkway no longer has an issue with with four tracks and the faster line via Badminton.
43  All across the Great Western territory / Diary - what's happening when? / Re: Timetable and other upcoming changes - overview (from GWR) last Monday on: March 04, 2019, 09:30:06 am
Ah ... how to say in 7 words what took me 433  Grin
Maybe, but as GWR are saying nothing about the forthcoming major timetable changes and for those of us unable to attend such timetable meetings, your reply is very much appreciated Graham.

One can but hope in time that GWR will be more forthcoming publicly with the timetable changes once they've been agreed by Network Rail.

Commenting on the four trains an hour Bristol-London. Are four trains an hour really needed, especially from Parkway? I would have thought one of those could have gone via Bath then non-stop to London. But I am aware of capacity constraints between Bristol and Bathampton Junction is probably the reason why the extra two services an hour will go via Parkway.
44  Journey by Journey / Portsmouth to Cardiff / Re: Theoretical Design For A New DMU For Portsmouth-Cardiff Services on: March 01, 2019, 09:43:24 pm
I do wonder, mind you, if 3 more 80x units were already in use on those services how many other services would be 5 carriages instead of 10.
Certainly does make you wonder  Roll Eyes
45  Journey by Journey / Portsmouth to Cardiff / Re: Theoretical Design For A New DMU For Portsmouth-Cardiff Services on: March 01, 2019, 08:23:41 pm
1530 ex Cardiff was 5 coaches on Tuesday.  talking to the guard/conductor, he wasn't very happy about the fact that it is not possible to walk through the whole train and check tickets.  Needless to say that, being a turbo, there were no seat reservations or carriage letters
Was never going to be an ideal solution having two separate trains with no walk through. If only there had been some spare 158ís to strengthen the existing GWR fleet operating the route but alas there isnít.
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