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Author Topic: Rugby or the Community? Protests about GWR service changes at Sandy Park  (Read 260 times)
plymothian
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« on: October 07, 2017, 04:49:11 PM »

There appears to be a small protest happening along the Exmouth line today against changes GWR have made to services on rugby matchdays to cope with the increase in numbers at Sandy Park.

So far, nothing has appeared in the press, but reporters have been seen talking to protesters, who have been waving placards and photographing trains and people at stations along the line.

Due to increased demand to get to Sandy Park, on matchdays the regular stopping pattern is thrown out of the window, meaning trains skip-stopping stations with a replacement bus service instead, in addition to St David's - Digby direct coaches.  GWR have been doing this to prevent overcrowding (as both the additional coaches and the trains are full before and after the match), and to minimise delays to Paignton and Barnstaple services.
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 09:07:40 PM »

With thanks for your post here, plymothian, I've simply expanded your topic heading, to make it easier for future reference - bearing in mind our Coffee Shop forum's now rather ancient software search facility being so flaky.  Roll Eyes

Actually, rather similar to the GWR passenger services affected by this protest, apparently?  Shocked

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