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« on: September 11, 2018, 02:54:09 pm »

The Bath Christmas Market will run from Thursday 22nd November 2018  to Sunday 9th December inclusive.

Filton Bank is closed on 24th and 25th November, and 1st and 2nd December (during the Christmas Market), with ticket easement for journeys from South Wales and north Bristol via Swindon to Bath Spa in place.  Apparently around 10% of rail travel to the Christmas Market is down Filton Bank.  Forty one extra trains to/via Bath Spa are planned over the three Saturdays - 24th November, and 1st and 8th December, and GWR are confident in stock and staff availability.

Above as told by GWR major possessions team - a couple of elements may still be draft, but I am cleared to share. Please take this more as guildines that rules just for the moment.
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 03:13:24 pm »

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and GWR are confident in stock and staff availability.

Today is September 11th, not April 1st!
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 03:23:50 pm »

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and GWR are confident in stock and staff availability.

Today is September 11th, not April 1st!

The question was explicitly asked  Grin . For the first two Saturdays, the Severn Beach line will be closed and that will provide an extra margin ...
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 05:06:37 pm »

Any idea if Gloucester to Bath will be valid via Swindon during the works?
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 05:14:54 pm »

Any idea if Gloucester to Bath will be valid via Swindon during the works?

"Passengers who make journeys normally routed via Filton Bank will have an easement to allow them to travel all the way by train".  Of course, that may just be the plan ...

Hold your thoughts on that one ... serious journey requirement ?? ... I may be able to find out and ensure it's requested (that is different from ensuring it is granted though.)
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 05:19:48 pm »

Any idea if Gloucester to Bath will be valid via Swindon during the works?

"Passengers who make journeys normally routed via Filton Bank will have an easement to allow them to travel all the way by train".  Of course, that may just be the plan ...

Hold your thoughts on that one ... serious journey requirement ?? ... I may be able to find out and ensure it's requested (that is different from ensuring it is granted though.)

For the sake of the people I meet at Gloucester I note that a fair few people travel to Bath from there. I am visiting friends down there and I will pay the extra to avoid the bus, however I have used it the last time as it came up on journey planner.
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 09:41:38 pm »

Huge numbers of people come from south Wales for the market, so am not surprised by the figures which have been quoted.
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