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« Reply #60 on: September 22, 2012, 08:39:45 pm »

Noticed that the Looe branch was strengthened to a 150 this weekend because of some event. Quite an operation getting it down to Looe, getting put on a train at Bristol at 1120 on Thursday, to work Friday's Looe branch.
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« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2012, 09:51:40 pm »

this will be why...

http://www.looemusic.co.uk/
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« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2012, 10:27:10 pm »

this will be why...

http://www.looemusic.co.uk/

I see The Stranglers are the headline act, assuming this to be "The Stranglers" a very good act for such a festival to have secured. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stranglers
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« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2012, 02:03:09 pm »

Noticed that the Looe branch was strengthened to a 150 this weekend because of some event. Quite an operation getting it down to Looe, getting put on a train at Bristol at 1120 on Thursday, to work Friday's Looe branch.

Thank You ;-)
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« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2012, 05:24:14 pm »


I see The Stranglers are the headline act, assuming this to be "The Stranglers" a very good act for such a festival to have secured. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stranglers

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« Reply #65 on: September 25, 2012, 11:38:13 pm »


It was shown last weekend that through local intervention (Station Manager) request from Traincrew regarding the music festival at Looe, that TOC's do listen and will if possible amend stock workings, hence the provision of a 150 over the 3 days. So thanks to Control for subsequently getting it sorted.

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« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2019, 04:38:43 am »

From JourneyCheck (also reported on National Rail)

Newquay branch closed at least until the end of today (28.10.2019)

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Due to urgent repairs to the railway between Par and Newquay the line is closed.

Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until the end of the day on 28/10/19.

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Owing to subsidence affecting the railway between Par and Luxulyan we are unable to run trains on the line between Par and Newquay. Network Rail engineers will be on site Monday morning and will make an inspection and then will be able to provide an estimate for the time it will take to re-open the railway.

Replacement road transport has been arranged to run in lieu of the train service. Please check station signs and wait for the replacement road transport at the designated stop. The replacement road transport may run later than the advertised train times owing to the additional time taken by road between stations and the time required for loading and unloading at each stop.

A Roselyn coach has been arranged to run between Par and Newquay and Newquay and Par. Taxis will be provided for customers travelling to/from the intermediate stations (Quintrell Downs, St Columb Road, Roche, Bugle, Luxulyan).

If you are travelling from an unstaffed station please use the Customer Help Point or contact National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484 950 detailing the total number of passengers in your party and your intended destination.
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« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2019, 06:00:41 am »

So a fast 21 miles non-stop coach service from Par to Newquay is okay,

but a fast 29 miles non stop coach service from Tiverton Parkway to Barnstaple along the Tiverton Parkway express-way is not.
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« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2019, 06:16:08 am »

A retaining wall at a bridge has collapsed into a river Iím led to believe.

The intermediate stations donít have great access for a full size coach and very few passengers, presumably why they are operating in that way 
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« Reply #69 on: October 28, 2019, 06:48:54 am »

So a fast 21 miles non-stop coach service from Par to Newquay is okay,

but a fast 29 miles non stop coach service from Tiverton Parkway to Barnstaple along the Tiverton Parkway express-way is not.

Replacing the train service for existing passenger flows in each case?  There are direct buses from Barnstaple to Exeter (St David's and on to Cenral) as well as buses calling at all intermediate stations except Yeoford to Crediton from where the train starts having been cut short.

06:37 BNP to CDI at 07:45
07:54 CDI via EXD at 08:05

07:00 BNP to EXD at 08:15

Both lines are predominantly end to end traffic. Just as there are no rail replacement services from Barnstaple to Tiverton,  there are no rail replacement services from Newquay to St Austell or Truro.

Barnstaple to Tiverton might be an excellent market, but I'm guessing that the bulk of current users prefer a single-vehicle journey (which has to be a bus) or their normal route with a single change.   I understand that a high proportion of Barnstaple passengers go through to Exeter Central - via Tiverton Parkway that would be via 2 changes, each of which would take time and detract from the attractiveness of this option.
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« Reply #70 on: October 28, 2019, 07:58:56 pm »


Barnstaple to Tiverton might be an excellent market, but I'm guessing that the bulk of current users prefer a single-vehicle journey (which has to be a bus) or their normal route with a single change.   I understand that a high proportion of Barnstaple passengers go through to Exeter Central - via Tiverton Parkway that would be via 2 changes, each of which would take time and detract from the attractiveness of this option.

The only buses from Tiverton to Barnstaple are National Express services from Grimsby to Westward Ho!  (1740 out, 0930 return) and London to Westward Ho! (1515, 1835, 2135/2150 out, 0625, 0910, 1145 home) which are of little use to the average commuter. There are only 13 services each way daily between Tiverton and Tiverton Parkway, compared to around 42 trains each way.
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« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2019, 06:42:49 am »

Closure for (present estimate) one week for urgent repairs - worth its own topic, at http://www.passenger.chat/22380 .
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« Reply #72 on: November 16, 2019, 06:10:46 am »

Serious enough to be reported as a "line update" ...

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Cancellations to services between Par and Newquay
Due to a shortage of train crew between Par and Newquay all lines are closed.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or suspended. Disruption is expected until 12:00 16/11.

Buses for passengers going all the way ... "call for us to get you a taxi" at intermediate stations.
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« Reply #73 on: November 16, 2019, 06:47:37 am »

Serious enough to be reported as a "line update" ...

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Cancellations to services between Par and Newquay
Due to a shortage of train crew between Par and Newquay all lines are closed.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or suspended. Disruption is expected until 12:00 16/11.

Buses for passengers going all the way ... "call for us to get you a taxi" at intermediate stations.

Very poor after a lengthy closure for repairs very recently. Yet again GWR incapable of effective workforce management.

Can't believe they're all at the beach in this weather?
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« Reply #74 on: November 16, 2019, 10:27:54 am »

Serious enough to be reported as a "line update" ...

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Cancellations to services between Par and Newquay
Due to a shortage of train crew between Par and Newquay all lines are closed.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or suspended. Disruption is expected until 12:00 16/11.

Buses for passengers going all the way ... "call for us to get you a taxi" at intermediate stations.

GWR telling passengers to use the Help Point which means in fact, to order your transport, is on the increase lately.  Passengers shouldn't be expected to have to go "chasing around".   Transport should be arranged to be at a location at train time and what guarantee is there that it will be able to be sourced immediately a call is received via the Help Point.   However long it takes it is going to be late  so far as the booked departure time is concerned and how does "Delay Repay" operate in such circumstances
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