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Author Topic: SWR Salisbury - Yeovil - Weymouth  (Read 1811 times)
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« on: January 11, 2018, 03:00:13 pm »

RTT shows a 0950 Salisbury-Weymouth (5Z11) and 1152 return (5Z12) all this week, booked for DOO Cl159. However it has only run on Tuesday, presumably cancelled due to strikes and today due to points failure between Salisbury and Yeovil.

Should one assume this is driver training for the summer SO service to Weymouth?
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 07:09:32 pm »

I thought the Summer Salisbury-Weymouth service was axed or was it just last year because of the work taking place at Waterloo?
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 12:16:32 pm »

I thought the Summer Salisbury-Weymouth service was axed or was it just last year because of the work taking place at Waterloo?
It wasn't a requirement in the new franchise ITT, and I didn't think it would ever return.  Posts in other forums last summer did suggest it had been pulled because of the blockade for some reason.

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 09:14:09 am »

Appears in RTT again this week M-F. It would seem that they are preparing to run the service again this summer. I seem to recollect that SWT did not run it last year due to the work at Waterloo.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 04:49:52 pm »

Appears in RTT again this week M-F. It would seem that they are preparing to run the service again this summer. I seem to recollect that SWT did not run it last year due to the work at Waterloo.
Be good if they did. Anything to help increase capacity on the line.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 09:22:52 pm »

This was posted on the WNXX Forum:

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SWR Basingstoke to Weymouth via Yeovil (Class 159)
SWR will run a summer Saturday service between Basingstoke and Weymouth, similar to what SWT ran during 2016 summer Saturdays. The service will be going down the West of England line via Salisbury and Yeovil.

Diagram - subject to change
5Y94 0521 Salisbury TRSMD to Basingstoke 0625
5L11 0642 Basingstoke to Basingstoke 0719
1L11 0722 Basingstoke to Weymouth 1031
2M00 1210 Weymouth to Yeovil Junction 1304
2O01 1412 Yeovil Junction to Weymouth 1506
5Y66 1516 Weymouth to Weymouth 1527
1L66 1654 Weymouth to London Waterloo 2019
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All of the above services will run from Saturday 26th May 2018 until Saturday 8th September 2018.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 06:35:53 pm »

That train will be the first realistic departure of the day from Yeovil.  If they only provide 3 cars as in the past it could be decidedly cosy.  Wink
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