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Author Topic: GWR West of England Timetables Jan 2018  (Read 3014 times)
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« on: November 23, 2017, 05:27:34 pm »

Just been browsing times in the journey planner for Jan 18 (after the timetable change). The pdf's are not yet on GWR site.

Frome gets an extra service on the 17.07 PAD, the 18.07 PAD also still runs. These trains are both B&H commuter services and operated by HSTs (currently). The downside is that Frome loses the 15.56 to PAD.

I am sure there will be some promotion of the 17.07 but the change is no doubt to avoid clogging a platform at WSB waiting for a BRI path. This train returns ecs to BRI via the WSB up relief line!

The equivalent 15.56 train still runs, now as the 15.33 TAU, with no call at Frome. The requirement to allow for an up connection at TAU dictates the departure time and Frome gets squeezed. No doubt some fuss will be made as this removes a useful late afternoon through journey to London. Further burrowing reveals that the 16.29 FRO now has a good connection into an up Paignton, actually saving about 15mins in overall journey time! How about that.         
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 06:20:10 pm »

......there'll be dancing in the streets of Frome tonight no doubt! 😃
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 07:43:12 pm »

Hoping they will be uploaded soon, as there are quite a few changes to the timetable, even though unlike other TOCs (which you will find their timetables available to download on their various websites) they donít commence until January 1st.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 08:53:15 pm »

I am sure there will be some promotion of the 17.07 but the change is no doubt to avoid clogging a platform at WSB waiting for a BRI path. This train returns ecs to BRI via the WSB up relief line!

Up Reception line to be pedantic!
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 08:26:28 pm »

......there'll be dancing in the streets of Frome tonight no doubt! 😃

There is most nights. It's that sort of place.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2017, 07:34:30 am »

......there'll be dancing in the streets of Frome tonight no doubt! 😃

There is most nights. It's that sort of place.

With all those banjos playing, who can blame them? ☺
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 07:38:53 am »

Seventy year old Somerset brides for Seve(r)n brothers, all over again !
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