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Author Topic: Have I missed SWT starting an alternative route to Cornwall?  (Read 1635 times)
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« on: June 05, 2017, 04:52:33 pm »

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Cancellations to services between Plymouth and Liskeard
Due to a tree blocking the railway between Plymouth and Liskeard:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 19:30 05/06.
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South West Trains are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys. South West Trains is accepting GWR via any reasonable route.
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 04:58:32 pm »

I guess they're thinking pax might drive around to Exeter? and want to travel on first departure? I can see the logic (I think)
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 05:01:15 pm »

Either that or they've copy and pasted a section from another closure? Has Cowley Bridge flooded again?

XC aren't going west of Exeter unsurprisingly
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 05:08:46 pm »

1A89 looks like the offending train, losing around 100 minutes between st Germans and Plymouth.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 06:12:47 pm »

Surely it's an offending *tree* this time around?
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2017, 06:56:12 pm »

I guess they're thinking pax might drive around to Exeter? and want to travel on first departure? I can see the logic (I think)

What if you are waiting at Exeter for that 16:03 London train, and now it is going to be very late. Most would cram into an XC train and change at Bristol, but a few might prefer direct to Waterloo, so that option is offered.
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2017, 10:43:27 pm »

1A89 looks like the offending train, losing around 100 minutes between st Germans and Plymouth.

1C82 - the 12:05 London Paddington to Penzance - was the one that actually hit the tree.

1A89 - the 13:03 from Penzance to London Paddington - was held at Saltash while the tree was removed and arrived into Plymouth 140 minutes late.  (It was already half an hour late before it got to Saltash due to problems in Cornwall.)
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