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Author Topic: Henley line improvements - May 2017  (Read 3927 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: September 20, 2017, 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: 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.
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« 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.
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« 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 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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« 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.
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« 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 plus - more complaints I anticipate.
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« 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
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« 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

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