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« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2008, 08:44:19 pm »

The HST (High Speed Train) runs through Cornwall in the same path as the old PNZ-PMH, the PNZ-PMH was always booked a 2 car, not 3 but was a very useful service and often a lot of people travelling from the south west to the south coast.
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« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2008, 09:15:31 pm »

Its probably worth mentioning at this point that Portsmouth-Cardiff services were 3-coach under Wessex but now 2-coach under FGW (First Great Western).......

I would like to see somebody justify that one.
Very true! West of Plymouth has been quite lucky really with regards to capacity, the Cardiff Portsmouth situation is a joke!

Agree!  - along with your post above mine!
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« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2008, 09:17:57 pm »



Cornwall has an HST (High Speed Train) in each direction every two hours or so, and they are often virtually empty. A 153 is perfectly acceptable for a 2 hour journey. Maybe not enough capacity on its own but Cornwall local jobs don't need fast trains as they can only go 75 anyway,

As long aas the 153 isn't on it's own!

It used to be a 2 car 158 and was replaced as far as Plymouth by an HST which used to start at Plymouth.

During summer the Portsmouth service was often 3 car and still busy.

Was it? I never noted it as that!
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« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2008, 09:19:13 pm »

Personally I think all services from Cornwall should go PLY» (Plymouth - next trains)-EXD» (Exeter St Davids - next trains)-RDG(resolve)-PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains) as in the summer months these services are usually full by Plymouth anyway! And the Newquay-Pad services should be NQY (Newquay (Station))-PAR-PLY-RDG-PAD as they are usually full by Newquay lol!

Set down only at Plym!
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« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2008, 09:21:31 pm »

Ye, for the daytrippers from Newquay, on the pompey subject I don't recall ever seeing a 3 car on that train?? occassionly they'd attach an additional unit on it between Penzance and Exeter but was usually a positioning move.
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« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2008, 10:25:23 pm »

Ye, for the daytrippers from Newquay, on the pompey subject I don't recall ever seeing a 3 car on that train?? occassionly they'd attach an additional unit on it between Penzance and Exeter but was usually a positioning move.

In the 3 car case - more than likely dragging the 153!
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« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2008, 10:30:33 am »

I've seen it at Totnes before with a 153 on the back.
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« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2008, 12:27:32 pm »

I've seen it at Totnes before with a 153 on the back.

It never was beyond Westbury
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« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2008, 12:38:31 pm »

My point still stands Wink
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« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2008, 03:35:47 pm »

MPs (Member of Parliament) are calling on the Government to consider renationalising First Great Western because of its poor performance , poor punctuality and use of old rolling stock (link below.)
http://thisisplymouth.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=181429&command=displayContent&sourceNode=229968&home=yes&more_nodeId1=133174&contentPK=19263744

An Early Day Motion , which criticises First Great Western , has been tabled by Stroud Labour MP David Drew and has been signed by 19 other MPs.

FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) have published a list of FGW (First Great Western) area MP's who have yet to sign the Early Day Motion (link below.)
http://www.fosbr.org.uk/news.php?newsid=0000000144
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