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Author Topic: football special on Sunday 8th January 2023  (Read 328 times)
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« on: January 03, 2023, 05:43:43 pm »

departs 16:08pm from BTM (Bristol Temple Meads (strictly, it should be BRI)) calling at Port Talbot Neath and Swansea.

Early start for the football followers at 09:23am to bristol temple meads  arrive 11:12am for the 12:30pm kick off.

Shame it can't start from Parson Street.

I presume if it was to start from Parson Street,it would have to shunt towards Ashton Gate(would any GWR (Great Western Railway) driver now have the route knowledge nowadays?)or a Pilotman?

Run to Weston Super Mare and then reverse and come back up the main line.

Curious if any non football travellers would mind boarding a rocket going non stop from BTM to PT Neath or Swansea.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2023, 07:06:09 pm »

Thanks for this. Here it is from Realtimetrains: Bristol to Swansea in 1 hour 45 minutes.

The Swansea to Bristol equivalent's booked to take 1 hour 40 minutes and has a couple of additional calls.

Anytime day return from Swansea, £40.10 or £26.45 with a railcard.

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2023, 06:01:32 pm »

Looks to have left Bristol 12 minutes early, arrived Swansea 12 minutes early.

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