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Author Topic: Henley line improvements - May 2017  (Read 2571 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2017, 09:46:47 PM »

The old 0742 direct to Paddington was 4 car - full and standing from Twyford

The new 0738 to Twyford with a connection to London is 2 car (supposedly 3 car from 2018) and most days (Mon - Thursday) full and standing from Henley
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« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 02:28:18 PM »

Thank you for posting those details, SEPS - and a warm welcome to the Coffee Shop forum!  Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 03:35:16 PM »

The old 0742 direct to Paddington was 4 car - full and standing from Twyford

The new 0738 to Twyford with a connection to London is 2 car (supposedly 3 car from 2018) and most days (Mon - Thursday) full and standing from Henley

Very useful indeed to read that, thank you.

It looks like a very good illustration of where the headline changes that are positive on the main line have side effects that may be less positive for branches and connections.  Very much a cautionary tale;  the network needs rather better than "set up the main line trains to be really great, then see what's left for the branches" ... the timetable for when all the works are completed needs to look at passenger's journeys as a whole.
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« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 04:01:11 PM »

It sounds like a 3-car would make a sufficient difference for a short journey like that, so hopefully that will be provided sooner rather than later.
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« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 08:27:41 PM »

It's not just the branches, there are a lot of local services on the LTV main line that have been cut to 2 coaches, whether this is due to the mythical "more trains than usual needing repairs" or prematurely sending Turbos West (or a combination of the two) who knows............then again with Turbos being used instead of HSTs on several peak services now I guess something had to give.
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