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Author Topic: Cardiff to Ebbw Vale service  (Read 17815 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2008, 11:09:11 am »

Ebbw Vale service was departing to Platform 4 today - normally a platform only used for services terminating or going West towards Bridgend and beyond. Perhaps it was to avoid using Platform 0 again at weekends (Notts service went from Platform 1) or maybe they just used a terminating train.

What time did you use it? As on peak services it doesnt do plat 0 due to the amount of people who wait for the Notts train

It was the 16.35, I didnt use it but saw it depart.  Notts was going from Plat 1 yesterday as it doesnt do Platform 0 on weekends.
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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2008, 12:38:06 am »

Middle of the afternoon Good Friday, and the Cardiff-Ebbw Vale 150/2 was so full that I only just managed to squeeze on... and this is before the final two stations of phase 1 have opened.
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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2008, 08:23:03 am »

2 coaches or 4?
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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2008, 10:45:04 am »

Middle of the afternoon Good Friday, and the Cardiff-Ebbw Vale 150/2 was so full that I only just managed to squeeze on... and this is before the final two stations of phase 1 have opened.


Good to hear that the new service is so well used. It just goes to show that if you run a train between places people want to travel at a time they want to travel it will be used.

It's a pity that having started the service there is not enough stock that people have to stand and also the infrastructure track signalling etc. is so sparce that it will be impossible to increase train frequencies.

Why do we always, mixing metaphors, spoil the ship for a hap'th of tar. Signalling and track put in at the start and stock ordered before hand is always going to be cheaper in the long run even if it marginally increases capital costs.

I blame the accountants.
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« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2008, 12:28:42 am »

2 coaches or 4?

Two. The conductor apologised for the overcrowding as the train arrived at EBV.
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« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2020, 09:47:40 pm »

Knew there were a few Platform ZERO around, knew of the Zero at Cardiff, didn't know where the others were.

LEEDS is about to join them ... from the Yorkshire Post

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New picture shows Leeds Station platform zero as hundreds of workers give up Christmas to finish GBP161m job

Hundreds of workers have given up their Christmases with their families to complete a major GBP161million investment to build a new platform at Leeds station.

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Over the final two-and-a-half days of work, final work to the overhead lines, track and signalling systems will take place, as well as rigorous testing to make sure the platform is ready for train services.

While the platform won't come into full use until the May 2021 timetable change, it will be available for trains to use during times of disruption, helping to minimise delays for passengers.

Next ... Chippenham?   Platform face there already ... "just" need the track!
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« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2020, 12:00:45 pm »

Geoff Marshall has covered all the stations with a Platform 0 in one day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTHOyTypNs8
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« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2020, 12:14:05 pm »

Geoff Marshall has covered all the stations with a Platform 0 in one day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTHOyTypNs8

Noting ... visited the platforms, and didn't travel on a train from or to each of them ... I don't think many trains use the one at Haymarket?
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