Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
 
End of through trains
Bristol to Waterloo - Why?

 
Please sign our petition
(more information)
 
Campaign links here
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 01:15 09 Dec 2021
- Covid passports 'devastating' for nightclubs
- Covid travel: Omicron hitting holiday bookings, says Tui
- Japanese billionaire blasts off to International Space Station
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 today - Award Event - CRN
tomorrow - Final day, service to Bristol
19/01/22 - MTUG - regular meeting
08/03/22 - WWRUG AGM - B-o-A
Random Image
Train RunningCancelled
06:46 Reading to Gatwick Airport
06:55 Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
08:32 Gatwick Airport to Reading
PollsThere are no open or recent polls
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
December 09, 2021, 01:33:54 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[128] Overhead Electrification Plans
[90] Future of RoSCos (Rolling Stock Companies)
[65] Storm Barra
[53] "Mutiny" on the train
[43] Advent quiz - day 8 - Where is this
[38] Unscheduled stop
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2]
  Print  
Author Topic: Henley line improvements - May 2017  (Read 22642 times)
SEPS
Newbie
*
Posts: 2


View Profile Email
« 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
Logged
Chris from Nailsea
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 17817


I am not railway staff


View Profile Email
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2017, 02:28:18 pm »

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

Logged

William Huskisson MP (Member of Parliament) was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 35036



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2017, 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.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
IndustryInsider
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 8959


View Profile
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2017, 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.
Logged

To view my GWML (Great Western Main Line) Electrification cab video 'before and after' video comparison, as well as other videos of the new layout at Reading and 'before and after' comparisons of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/IndustryInsider/
TaplowGreen
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 6082


View Profile
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2017, 08:27:41 pm »

It's not just the branches, there are a lot of local services on the LTV (London [and] Thames Valley) 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 (High Speed Train) on several peak services now I guess something had to give.
Logged
Sixty3Closure
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 456


View Profile
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2017, 01:05:57 am »

In a very unscientific way I'd noticed a increase in passengers on my regular train the 06.53 Twyford to Paddington so this might be one of the causes.Regulars from Henley had said the earlier trains were getting more crowded as well.

Two cars works fine during the day and weekends but I can well believe its causing problems in the morning. I've given up on the direct to London trains from Henley as they're so overcrowded.
Logged
SEPS
Newbie
*
Posts: 2


View Profile Email
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2017, 05:52:44 pm »

Come early 2018 there will be no direct Henley to London trains at all.  So commuters will add to the congestion on other services from Twyford - that is after standing from Henley and then tramping across the footbridge at Twyford.  The price of tickets ought to be going down to reflect the poorer service not up by RPI (Revenue Protection Inspector (or Retail Price Index, depending on the context)) plus - more complaints I anticipate.
Logged
ChrisB
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 10671


View Profile Email
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2017, 11:34:01 am »

As all henley kine tickets are also valid at Twyford, that can't happen otherwise Twyford pax will simply buy a Henley ticket as they become cheaper, and if Twyford were included, then station(s) up from Twford would buy Twyford tickets
Logged
Chris from Nailsea
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 17817


I am not railway staff


View Profile Email
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2017, 09:29:13 pm »

As all henley kine tickets are also valid at Twyford, that can't happen otherwise Twyford pax will simply buy a Henley ticket as they become cheaper, and if Twyford were included, then station(s) up from Twford would buy Twyford tickets

With thanks for your post, ChrisB, and having read it twice, I now understand that you are referring to Henley Line tickets and their validity at Twyford.

Yes, I know you have problems in posting from your mobile device.  Wink Cheesy Grin

Logged

William Huskisson MP (Member of Parliament) was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: 1 [2]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page