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Author Topic: XCs proposed cuts to its Torbay services  (Read 1025 times)
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« on: September 12, 2017, 12:52:47 PM »

Regarding XCs proposed cuts to its Torbay services a DevonLive campaign to save direct train services linking the north and the Midlands to Devon's holiday resorts has succeeded in saving the trains - for now.

See http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/weve-won-fight-save-train-462051





Edit note: URL corrected, for clarity. CfN.
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 01:21:51 PM »

Probably more like just a 6 month deferrment.   Doing nothing won't solve the immediate problem of weekday peak capacity in the midlands.

AIUI XC were proposing the alterations to meet the DfT's seat requirements in the midlands.   That requirement won't have disappeared?

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 01:30:05 PM »

Can someone correct that URL please?
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 01:39:51 PM »

Can someone correct that URL please?

Easy peasy, copy, paste, edit text, off you go  Grin

http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/weve-won-fight-save-train-462051
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 02:06:48 PM »

So the overcrowding elsewhere on their network will continue....not sure which would be better overall.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 02:22:45 PM »

XC is always going to be an inefficient franchise if its long distance services have to cope with commuting peaks that cover just a fraction of the train's journey.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 03:26:03 PM »

So the overcrowding elsewhere on their network will continue....not sure which would be better overall.
Couldn't agree more even though it was nothing but a sticking plaster to the overcrowding problem. XC needs a new franchise with investment not a make do for now extension delaying investment.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 01:19:37 PM »

Can someone correct that URL please?

Now done. CfN.  Lips sealed

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