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Author Topic: First turbo to Weymouth?  (Read 2159 times)
martyjon
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 10:07:43 PM »

20:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth due 23:07

20:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth due 23:07 will no longer call at Avoncliff, Thornford and Chetnole.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:11/02/2018 20:20


If this service was operated by a non SDO turbo WHY tell lies to the travelling public, tell them the truth, THE TRAIN FOR THIS SERVICE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO STOP AT THESE STATIONS.
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2018, 10:43:35 PM »

20:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth due 23:07

20:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth due 23:07 will no longer call at Avoncliff, Thornford and Chetnole.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:11/02/2018 20:20


If this service was operated by a non SDO turbo WHY tell lies to the travelling public, tell them the truth, THE TRAIN FOR THIS SERVICE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO STOP AT THESE STATIONS.

But there IS a fault - it's missing bits that it needs ...

I do wonder how often that service actually calls at Chetnole and Thornford even if it can - not exactly a busy time at that remote location and it only calls on request.
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 10:06:29 AM »

If this service was operated by a non SDO turbo WHY tell lies to the travelling public, tell them the truth, THE TRAIN FOR THIS SERVICE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO STOP AT THESE STATIONS.

But there IS a fault - it's missing bits that it needs ...


NO, there isn't a fault as it was a non SDO turbo. It would have been a fault if it had been modified to a SDO turbo which had developed a fault which was not the case hence the capitalised TRUE reason suggested.
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 10:11:00 AM »

Makes you ask the question if the Turbos aren't ready to provide the required service then why are the running on this line instead of a 150/158 that can do the job? Once again it's the passenger inconvenienced at the convenience of the rail operator.
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 10:31:22 AM »

Makes you ask the question if the Turbos aren't ready to provide the required service then why are the running on this line instead of a 150/158 that can do the job? Once again it's the passenger inconvenienced at the convenience of the rail operator.

Because the 150/1s almost all headed north 10 day ago, and the remaining ones, and the 150/2s are having to run the diagrams they used to cover in Devon and west thereof. 
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