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Author Topic: Cutdown 125's to operate Penzance to Plymouth clockface service  (Read 62545 times)
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« Reply #240 on: May 31, 2019, 08:32:43 am »

GWR and Network Rail officially launched the half hourly service through Cornwall yesterday.

With part of the project funded by the European Union the event had to be delayed until after last week's European Elections.

Throughout Cornwall giant deckchairs have appeared at stations with a familiar message on them.



Among those attending the short ceremony at Penzance were eight mayors and two MPs from the county.  It seems the collective name for a group of Mayors is a chain-gang!



Many of the extra services are provided by the 2+4 HSTs - the Castle Class - and it is the first time I have seen two side by side.



Admittedly our group did boost the numbers but the services I travelled on were well used so it does seem the service will fill a need and lead to more usage.

As for the chairs - it appears people do use them...  this was at Par



Just one word of warning - don't be tempted to sit in one if there is no one about.   It took a Network Rail director and a GWR Press Officer to get me out of this one...

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« Reply #241 on: May 31, 2019, 08:56:15 am »

"More trains, more seats, (no surfboards)!"  Smiley
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« Reply #242 on: May 31, 2019, 12:40:31 pm »

More trains, more seats.

Less luggage space.
Less cycle space.
No buffets.
AND no surf boards.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #243 on: May 31, 2019, 02:37:43 pm »

More trains, more seats.

Less luggage space.
Less cycle space.
No buffets.
AND no surf boards.

More trains..... more short forms, more overcrowding (1A82 0900 PNZ-PAD 31/5/19)
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« Reply #244 on: May 31, 2019, 03:42:51 pm »

More trains, more seats.

Less luggage space.
Less cycle space.
No buffets.
AND no surf boards.

More trains..... more short forms, more overcrowding (1A82 0900 PNZ-PAD 31/5/19)

Already posted on two other threads
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« Reply #245 on: June 01, 2019, 09:54:58 am »

GWR and Network Rail officially launched the half hourly service through Cornwall yesterday.

With part of the project funded by the European Union the event had to be delayed until after last week's European Elections.

Throughout Cornwall giant deckchairs have appeared at stations with a familiar message on them.



Among those attending the short ceremony at Penzance were eight mayors and two MPs from the county.  It seems the collective name for a group of Mayors is a chain-gang!




Many of the extra services are provided by the 2+4 HSTs - the Castle Class - and it is the first time I have seen two side by side.



Admittedly our group did boost the numbers but the services I travelled on were well used so it does seem the service will fill a need and lead to more usage.

As for the chairs - it appears people do use them...  this was at Par



Just one word of warning - don't be tempted to sit in one if there is no one about.   It took a Network Rail director and a GWR Press Officer to get me out of this one...



A great example of what can be achieved through partnership working.  Really positive day.

Good to see you there bobm.
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« Reply #246 on: June 01, 2019, 11:13:28 am »

Among those attending the short ceremony at Penzance were eight mayors and two MPs from the county.  It seems the collective name for a group of Mayors is a chain-gang!

Indeed - in the(politically incorrect?) I-Spy book of people on trains, you get 30 points for a chain-gang of mayors an event, but 100 points for a mayor travelling on the train off dignitary duty.  Slightly cynical comment there ... I've had local dignitaries turn up for a rail event and make it clear it's their first visit to the railway ... and in one case actually make it very clear it would be his last as his car is much more convenient ...
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« Reply #247 on: June 01, 2019, 08:25:09 pm »

Is there a time table I am missing. The trains are not clockface and a few gaps of more than half hour

K lists them from Penzance as 5.05, 5.41, 6.00, 6.35, 6.47, 7.30, 7.41, 8.37, 9.00, 9.25, 10.00, 10.17, 10.51, 11.12, 1141, 12.04, 12.56, 13.25, 14.00, 14.49, 16.00, 16.11, 16.44, 17.10  etc
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« Reply #248 on: June 01, 2019, 08:55:42 pm »

Is there a time table I am missing. The trains are not clockface and a few gaps of more than half hour

K lists them from Penzance as 5.05, 5.41, 6.00, 6.35, 6.47, 7.30, 7.41, 8.37, 9.00, 9.25, 10.00, 10.17, 10.51, 11.12, 1141, 12.04, 12.56, 13.25, 14.00, 14.49, 16.00, 16.11, 16.44, 17.10  etc

Already being discussed here: http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=21505.0
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« Reply #249 on: June 01, 2019, 08:57:29 pm »

Clocky McClockface?
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« Reply #250 on: June 01, 2019, 09:05:55 pm »

Is there a time table I am missing. The trains are not clockface and a few gaps of more than half hour

K lists them from Penzance as 5.05, 5.41, 6.00, 6.35, 6.47, 7.30, 7.41, 8.37, 9.00, 9.25, 10.00, 10.17, 10.51, 11.12, 1141, 12.04, 12.56, 13.25, 14.00, 14.49, 16.00, 16.11, 16.44, 17.10  etc

May changes were additions ... in December it goes CLOSER to clock face but not exactly half hourly.  Couldn't go that far in May as the trains east of the Peninsular weren't up for change.
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« Reply #251 on: June 02, 2019, 12:55:37 am »

A great example of what can be achieved through partnership working.

Do you mean the partnership between Network Rail and GWR that was needed to get bobm out of the deckchair?

 Wink Tongue Grin
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« Reply #252 on: June 02, 2019, 07:59:38 am »





''Just one word of warning - don't be tempted to sit in one if there is no one about.   It took a Network Rail director and a GWR Press Officer to get me out of this one...''

 Thank you for the warning, one of the hazards of having 'short legs'
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« Reply #253 on: June 02, 2019, 10:08:59 am »

A great example of what can be achieved through partnership working.

Do you mean the partnership between Network Rail and GWR that was needed to get bobm out of the deckchair?

 Wink Tongue Grin

If that was the case he'd probably be stuck there for a good few months and it would cost him a fortune to be extracted from it!  Cheesy
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