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ellendune
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« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2016, 09:03:01 PM »

Seem to recall there are some serious capacity issues on parts of that route from Taunton to Nuneaton. 
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« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2016, 10:07:00 PM »

The proposed Leamington to Nuneaton service via Kenilworth and Coventry (usually known locally as Nuckle) was cut back to an improved frequency Nuneaton to Coventry service into a new up side bay platform, (yet to be built), and a separate Leamington to Coventry service terminating in the down slow platform at Coventry, because it was impossible to path it right across the layout at Coventry.

Assuming those two services happen in the next year or two, following the completion of Kenilworth's new station, surely if paths suddenly became available across Coventry they would not be giving them to the extra open access service, but the existing locally managed project?

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« Reply #47 on: July 06, 2016, 10:25:05 AM »

Indeed - and there is no capacity for anything else Leamington-Coventry - even XC can't get their second train/hour across there, so Go-OP have zero chance - until such times as that gets completely double-tracked - and NR have just pushed that project into the long grass, doing just enough to enable 1tph to stop at Kenilworth.
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« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2016, 01:06:44 PM »

Post-AGM updates:

http://www.go-op.coop/train/

http://www.thenews.coop/106682/news/co-operatives/go-op-co-op-presents-somerset-rail-improvement-plans/

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« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2017, 08:35:26 AM »

Sorry to keep resurrecting this thread but the Go-op website is one on a list "to check very occasionally" and there is a new newsletter (cannot find it posted elsewhere).

http://www.go-op.coop/workspace/uploads/files/issue11.pdf

The picture painted by this latest one looks pretty bleak.
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« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2017, 10:23:12 AM »

Will never happen, IMHO and as I've suggested before. 

I believe this is little more than an enthusiastic amateur one man band;  but OA is something of a minefield even for the qualified.

GNWR/GC, despite their backing from Arriva and much actual operating experience, are still no further on with their ORR approved West Coast OA service, I have a feeling they can't get the rolling stock required before their ORR "use it or lose it" deadline expires.   GC also abandoned various proposed OA services that were about to be approved on ECML branches because they didn't wash their face without cross support from the London Edinburgh service that went to First Group.

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« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2017, 10:55:04 AM »

Any sugns of the latter making any progress also?
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« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2017, 11:03:47 AM »

Any sugns of the latter making any progress also?

The ECML?     Haven't seen anything - but at least you'd hope the probability of First Group being able to organise a handful of extra AT300 variants for that service would be quite high, rather than vanishingly low...

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