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Author Topic: 06:53 Worcester Foregate Street to Oxford  (Read 1838 times)
charles_uk
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« on: April 11, 2017, 08:26:57 AM »

I've noticed from JourneyCheck that the morning halts train now seems to run from Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway, or not...  Last couple of days it's reported that the 06:53 WOF:DID "will be terminated at Oxford... This is due to a problem currently under investigation." This morning's 'problem' was actually on JourneyCheck yesterday night..

Anyone know if the intention/aspiration is to run this service through to Didcot on a permanent basis or whether it's a short-term operational expediency?
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 09:34:42 AM »

I can get an answer this afternoon, as I have a meeting with their Timetable managers....
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 12:03:18 PM »

It's an odd one, will be interested to hear the answer.  The set has formed the 0907 OXF-PAD for many timetables now, but I see it forms the 0835 DID-PAD this week at least.

The only reasons I can think of is that the diagrams have been tightened up due to the first Turbos heading west, or that this is the start of changes being implemented for when the Turbo shuttles between Oxford and Didcot start next year.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 07:57:03 PM »

Did you manage to get an answer, Chris?
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 09:35:18 AM »

Yup!

Started on Monday as mentioned; aim is to be permanent (until Dec18 timetable at least). The reason for non-running Monday / Tuesday is that DfT sign off is needed, and they are dragging their feet. There is also the intention to push the OXF/BAN stoppers through from/to DID also. So II's latter suggestion seems to fitr the bill
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