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« on: February 15, 2018, 06:33:14 am »

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05:19 London Paddington to Swansea due 08:58
05:19 London Paddington to Swansea due 08:58 will be started from Bristol Temple Meads.
It will no longer call at London Paddington, Reading, Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Chippenham and Bath Spa.
This is due to a shortage of train drivers.
Will be formed of 7 coaches instead of 10. First class reduced.

Not a clever one to loose - puts back first arrival from Swindon and Chippenham into Temple Meads from 07:10 to 08:18.  The half hourly service into Bristol isn't really half hourly anyway with a gap of a whole hour at peak commute time!

Lack of one train driver will delay up to 500 people ... many by over an hour!
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