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Author Topic: Okehampton services - Summer 2017  (Read 12114 times)
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« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2018, 01:26:43 pm »

What a ridiculous situation.

What might seem ridiculous in isolation might be the most sensible solution when looked at in the round

Would you expect anything else from GWR?

If you were to say "Would you expect anything else from DfT/NR/GWR" then I could go along with that. Remember the problems at the moment are not just down to GWR.

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« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2018, 01:50:52 pm »

In general, yes all the above are to blame, but who's decision is it for the Okehampton service? Are GWR being forced to run it, or is it there own decision?
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« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2018, 02:10:13 pm »

They have financial support from Devon County Council, who started running them in 1997.
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« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2018, 02:32:43 pm »

They have financial support from Devon County Council, who started running them in 1997.

I wonder what happens between Devon County Council and Great Western Railway when a supported service is cancelled, and how that compares to what happens between the Department for Transport and Great Western Railway when a service in the franchise / management contract is cancelled. 
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« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2018, 06:40:13 pm »

In general, yes all the above are to blame, but who's decision is it for the Okehampton service? Are GWR being forced to run it, or is it there own decision?

They are being paid to run it. Also DfT have made statements asking GWR to look into providing more services.

However the point I was making is that a shortage of drivers and stock generally is not just down to GWR but for reasons explained elsewhere the actions or non actions of NR and DfT have also contributed. The extent to which this affects Exeter crew I do not know. 
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« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2018, 07:46:22 pm »

The make up of the diagram using 3 drivers instead of 2 or 1 as in previous years is entirely down to GWR.
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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2018, 12:03:16 pm »

Its going to get a whole lot worse very soon  Wink
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