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« Reply #915 on: August 14, 2023, 15:44:53 »

Bemused to have just seen a sleeper train heading west on the down relief at Goring and Streatley.......
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« Reply #916 on: August 14, 2023, 15:46:44 »

It might get to PNZ in time for the evening's departure then
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« Reply #917 on: August 14, 2023, 17:20:54 »

It appears that last night's sleeper was an IET (Intercity Express Train). Via Swindon and then Yeovil for good measure.

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People would pay good money for such a railtour in a classic HST (High Speed Train) or with D1000/50XXX hauling some rattly old MkI stock
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« Reply #918 on: August 14, 2023, 21:34:56 »

It appears that last night's sleeper was an IET (Intercity Express Train). Via Swindon and then Yeovil for good measure.

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Not to mention Melksham...
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« Reply #919 on: August 15, 2023, 06:07:07 »

It might get to PNZ in time for the evening's departure then

Left Penzance an hour late.
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« Reply #920 on: August 15, 2023, 07:09:20 »

It might get to PNZ in time for the evening's departure then

Left Penzance an hour late.


Routed via Badminton but still back on time after Reading ... 15 late into Paddington though
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« Reply #921 on: August 15, 2023, 08:25:14 »

Routed via Badminton but still back on time after Reading ... 15 late into Paddington though

An extra 15 minutes in bed and a 25% delay repay refund.  Perfect!  Wink
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« Reply #922 on: August 15, 2023, 09:27:26 »

It appears that last night's sleeper was an IET (Intercity Express Train). Via Swindon and then Yeovil for good measure.

Mark

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Running a IET in its place aside, does anyone know if any other provision was offered to the passengers?

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« Reply #923 on: August 15, 2023, 15:23:53 »

Obviously they need a sleeper version of the IET (Intercity Express Train).
Beds to be as luxuriously upholstered as are the seats on the existing units.
Bed linen to have a dayglow green stripe, preferably GITD.
Engine under bed=second class.
No engine under bed=first class.
Formed of two short units, no gangway between units.
Catering limited to pre-ordered snack box.

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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #924 on: August 15, 2023, 23:24:25 »

Obviously they need a sleeper version of the IET (Intercity Express Train).

Indeed - From Penzance - but to Glasgow or Edinburgh, joining with a Weymouth portion at New Street to the other of those cities.  And a Euston to Stirling, with portions onward to Inverness via Aberdeen and to Fort William. Couchette style returning the same routes as day carriages.
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« Reply #925 on: August 16, 2023, 03:54:37 »

21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:04
15/08/23 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:04 will be delayed at Swindon.
This is due to passengers causing a disturbance on this train.

Only 8 down on departure Swindon.
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« Reply #926 on: August 16, 2023, 04:11:15 »

On time into Reading. but.
As of this time, still sat at Reading.
0A50 came onto the back of 1A50 as scheduled, but the train hasn't departed.
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« Reply #927 on: August 16, 2023, 09:58:05 »

Left Reading slightly early at 04:15 and was into Paddington ahead of schedule too.
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« Reply #928 on: August 17, 2023, 22:03:31 »

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Couple's journey ruined as sleeper train cancelled at last minute

People travelling between Cornwall and London on sleeper trains this autumn could face uncomfortable journeys as railworks cause cancellations. It comes after an elderly couple paid for a sleeper berth but had to travel through the night on a regular train at the weekend.

Anne Richardson said: "On Sunday evening my husband and I were booked on the sleeper from Paddington and arrived at the station at 5:30pm to be told at the ticket office that it was running. At around 8:30pm when waiting in the lounge an employee informed us very politely that there was a query regarding the sleeper.

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« Reply #929 on: August 18, 2023, 05:27:37 »

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Couple's journey ruined as sleeper train cancelled at last minute

People travelling between Cornwall and London on sleeper trains this autumn could face uncomfortable journeys as railworks cause cancellations. It comes after an elderly couple paid for a sleeper berth but had to travel through the night on a regular train at the weekend.

Anne Richardson said: "On Sunday evening my husband and I were booked on the sleeper from Paddington and arrived at the station at 5:30pm to be told at the ticket office that it was running. At around 8:30pm when waiting in the lounge an employee informed us very politely that there was a query regarding the sleeper.

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Link not working for me
Here's the long link version https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/couples-journey-ruined-sleeper-train-8685049
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