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« on: February 16, 2008, 06:04:00 pm »

I see they are using 4 carriages on this service. 2 x 150s.  It also needs 4 by the looks of it as I saw the 15.35 depart today and it was packed full of passengers.

It also appears that Cardiff Central are using Platform 0 for the first time on Saturdays for this service.  Usually this platform was only used for the Cardiff---Nottingham service during the week. Does anyone know if the Cardiff-Nottingham service is still using Platform 0 during the week or is it going from Platform 1/2 like on Saturdays?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 06:40:23 pm »

Platform 0 was in use for the Ebbw Vale service at around 17:30 last Tuesday ... don't know if that answers the question though.  On that day, the 4 car 150 was not heavily loaded.  Do you think the busyness on a Saturday is an initial splurge of people tryingout the new service and will settle back, or will it remain that busy?
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 07:26:23 pm »

Platform 0 was in use for the Ebbw Vale service at around 17:30 last Tuesday ... don't know if that answers the question though.  On that day, the 4 car 150 was not heavily loaded.  Do you think the busyness on a Saturday is an initial splurge of people tryingout the new service and will settle back, or will it remain that busy?

More on this in the link below.
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=1722.msg11725#msg11725
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 08:42:57 pm »

Platform 0 was in use for the Ebbw Vale service at around 17:30 last Tuesday ... don't know if that answers the question though.  On that day, the 4 car 150 was not heavily loaded.  Do you think the busyness on a Saturday is an initial splurge of people tryingout the new service and will settle back, or will it remain that busy?

Not sure to be honest. I guess people are using it now as its been on the local news, newspapers during the week so they are aware of it.  I noticed there were already people starting to wait for the next train about 10 mins after the last 1 had gone. Also several people didnt know how to get to Platform 0 as its a different enterance entirely from the other platforms at Cardiff.

They always used Platform 0 during the week for the Nottingham service due to so many trains departing from Platforms 1 and 2 so it was kind of a spare platform. On Saturdays it wasnt needed as there isnt a train to Paddington and 5 minutes to the hour.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008, 12:37:55 am »

To be fair, plat 0 isnt really "used" that heavily.

And yes the cardiff to notts train still goes from 0
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008, 10:34:25 am »

To be fair, plat 0 isnt really "used" that heavily.

And yes the cardiff to notts train still goes from 0

What other Stations have a Platform Zero?

I know of one British Station that has Platforms A, B, C, and D
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 10:51:39 am »

To be fair, plat 0 isnt really "used" that heavily.

And yes the cardiff to notts train still goes from 0

What other Stations have a Platform Zero?

I know of one British Station that has Platforms A, B, C, and D

I think Kings Cross is about to get one.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008, 10:54:06 am »

To be fair, plat 0 isnt really "used" that heavily.

It isnt, and wasnt used on a Saturday at all until yesterday as far as I know.

So is it just the Ebbw Vale and Cardiff to Notts services using it during the week? As I said Cardiff to Notts use Platform 2 on Saturdays.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2008, 03:17:30 pm »

To be fair, plat 0 isnt really "used" that heavily.

It isnt, and wasnt used on a Saturday at all until yesterday as far as I know.

So is it just the Ebbw Vale and Cardiff to Notts services using it during the week? As I said Cardiff to Notts use Platform 2 on Saturdays.

During the week yes.
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008, 04:26:09 pm »

Haymarket has a platform 0.
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2008, 04:44:52 pm »

Ah yes, I've used it, so I should have got that one. Is it staying now the Waverley work is complete?
We still haven't got A,B,C,D though.
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2008, 05:07:29 pm »

Waterloo East has ABCD.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2008, 11:50:41 pm »

Thank you SWLines. 2 years since I've been there, but I should still have got it!
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2008, 02:46:26 am »

Stockport has a Platform 0
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2008, 10:33:16 pm »

Tavistock has a platform 0, oops sorry, o platform's  Cheesy Cheesy trust me to come up with a crap joke.
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