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« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2019, 09:29:04 am »

....I think you might find the waiting room at North Road much more comfortable.... Grin
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« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2019, 09:36:08 am »

....I think you might find the waiting room at North Road much more comfortable.... Grin

in my experience it was less about the comfort, more about the unfortunate aromas.....I found myself looking under the bed, opening cupboards/doors warily, CSI style, half expecting to find a dead body....the explanation was that my room was "over the kitchens"....I cancelled my dinner reservation and headed for Cap'n Jaspers.
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« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2019, 08:39:14 pm »

A poster on the WNXX Forum has published provisional details of the last HST runs on Saturday 18 May 2019:

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Saturday 18th May, final day diagrams

0657 PLY PAD
1045 PAD SWA
1429 SWA PAD
1830 PAD TAU
2132 TAU EXD

0729 EXD PAD
1121 PAD GMV
1435 GMV PAD
1815 PAD CNM

0645 BRI SWA
0929 SWA PAD
1330 PAD BRI
1600 BRI PAD
1822 PAD HFD

0650 PNZ PAD
1300 PAD BRI
1530 BRI PAD
1803 PAD PLY

Plan is for 1803/1815/1822/1830 departures to be side by side in Paddington Plats1-4.
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« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2019, 10:20:29 am »

.....managed to fit in another one....on 0931 Reading-Plymouth!
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« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2019, 07:15:41 pm »

I fully expect the special to be ticketed such that you can chose specific legs. It just isn't practical to do the whole day unless you are a real diehard/masochistic HST fan.

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The Flying Banana, Saturday 1st June 2019.
Stage One - Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington via Bath Spa, Chippenham, Swindon, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.
Second Stage - London Paddington to London Paddington via Carmarthen. Calling at Reading, Didcot Parkway, Oxford, Moreton-In-Marsh, Worcester Shrub Hill, Hereford, Newport South Wales, Port Talbot Parkway, CARMARTHEN, Swansea, Cardiff Central, Gloucester, Swindon, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.
Then the third and final leg will be from London Paddington to Plymouth non-stop.
Tickets will also be valid for use on other GWR services on the date in question to allow attendees to travel to and from the charter in the appropriate class. All the sales will be non-refundable and profits will be donated to Action for Children.
GWR, as part of First Group, is working with Action for Children to support the mental health of the UK's most disadvantaged children.
STD Class - Whole trip all inclusive:
Adult - 148 Child - 74
1st Class? Whole trip all inclusive, with weekend 1st class offering and goodie bag:
Adult - 253 Child - 126.50
Only those named on the ticket will be able to travel, please ensure you carry valid photographic identification for the duration of your journey
GWR cannot take any responsibility for any loss or damage. It's a charity event, Railcards can't be used and the tickets are non-refundable.
Proposed timings and ticket sales for this charter will be released for all calling points on Saturday 13th April 2019 at 0800.
Finally, please read the following carefully:
From 0800 until 1500 on Saturday 13th April 2019 only those with a Long Rock Open Day ticket will be able to purchase tickets. A link to the purchase site will be distributed to the email address that has been provided at point of purchase for the open day. The link will only be valid for the recipient of the original email.
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« Reply #65 on: April 12, 2019, 06:00:30 pm »

An update on the tickets for the charity railtour on 1st June.

GWR have said that they will be valid on any GWR scheduled services to Bristol Temple Meads on Friday, 31st May, and valid from Plymouth on Sunday 2nd June.
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« Reply #66 on: April 12, 2019, 06:15:27 pm »

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« Reply #67 on: April 12, 2019, 06:27:50 pm »

Times for the special(s) now in RTT.

Already posted here:
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=21229.msg262172#msg262172

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« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2019, 06:32:12 pm »


OK, OK.  I'll give you that one.  I've deleted my post above your last one. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2019, 04:20:46 pm »

Tickets now on sale.  Standards only for each of the three legs, standard and first for the whole tour.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-flying-banana-tickets-59925300186?fbclid=IwAR2ZKF9-w8hHEJUByiJMJJb8fkn5kP2mu_Rnnfaxqzc6shJX_5lwKSDVvKc
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« Reply #70 on: April 14, 2019, 04:52:10 pm »

Just noticed they have released a few tickets for single legs of the journey

Bristol to Paddington 85
Paddington to Paddington (via Carmarthen) 125
Paddington to Plymouth 100

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« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2019, 06:59:46 pm »

I would have gone for first class but sadly they all went yesterday.  17 hours in standard class seems too much of an ordeal, especially if not in a window seat and not knowing the person next to you.

Shame GWR didn't add an extra first class coach, as I'm sure they would have sold it easily. (Yes I know that would have made timings a bit more difficult but I'm sure it could be done.) Or maybe switched a standard to first given there are still quite a few seats available.  I expect out of the limited first seats some have been set aside for the dignitaries. (I'm not saying that is wrong but it will have reduced the number available for ordinary folk.)
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« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2019, 12:49:35 pm »

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GWR have just announced that if you want to travel on the Last HST from Paddington you will require a seat reservation ....
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« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2019, 01:06:08 pm »

...and those reservations have opened today.
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« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2019, 03:12:21 pm »

Just bought my ticket and reserved my seat.
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