Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
 
End of through trains
Bristol to Waterloo?

 
Please sign our petition
(more information)
 
Campaign links here
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 02:35 05 Dec 2021
- Coronavirus: UK tightens travel rules amid Omicron spread
- Huge Calder Valley model railway hidden from girlfriend unveiled
- Omicron: What are the new Covid rules for travelling to the UK?
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 09/12/21 - Award Event - CRN
19/01/22 - MTUG - regular meeting
08/03/22 - WWRUG AGM - B-o-A
09/03/22 - MTUG - regular meeting
Random Image
Train RunningDelayed
05/12/21 07:53 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 08:34 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 08:34 Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
05/12/21 09:20 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 09:34 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 10:03 Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
05/12/21 10:18 Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
05/12/21 10:22 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 10:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 11:22 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 11:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 12:22 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 12:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 13:22 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 13:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 14:20 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 14:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 15:17 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 15:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 16:22 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 16:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 17:20 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 17:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 18:20 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 19:20 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 19:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 20:19 Swansea to London Paddington
05/12/21 20:42 London Paddington to Swansea
05/12/21 21:42 London Paddington to Swansea
PollsThere are no open or recent polls
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
December 05, 2021, 02:35:07 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[274] Are the railways fit for their (future) purpose?
[89] Overhead Electrification Plans
[56] Masks To Become Compulsory On Public Transport Again
[53] Advent quiz- day 4 - "Pilning" - round 1
[40] Portishead Line reopening for passengers - ongoing discussion
[22] South Western Railways Waterloo - Bristol services axed
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Where to change? Too much choice!  (Read 6653 times)
rower40
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 287

Turning signalling into a video game since 1988.


View Profile
« on: May 23, 2019, 01:32:38 pm »

Journey - Burton-on-Trent to Newquay, this Saturday.

Train 1: 1V44 0611 Leeds to Paignton.  Cross-country HST (High Speed Train).  Best train in the country.(*)
Train 2: 1C76 0903 Paddington to Penzance.  Assuming that GWR (Great Western Railway) no longer run HSTs from Paddington, this will be an IEP (Intercity Express Program / Project.).
Train 3: 1V45 0703 Manchester Piccadilly to Newquay.  Voyager.

On the common stretch of these three trains, train 1 is ahead of train 2 by 30 mins (approx), and train 2 is ahead of train 3 by 15 mins.

I could omit train 2 completely, and change from train 1 to train 3 at any of the stops between Birmingham New Street and Newton Abbot inclusive.  But as I've never yet sampled an IEP, and time spent on a Voyager is time endured not enjoyed, I can use train 2 to "bridge the gap" - and change from 2 to 3 at Bodmin Parkway (as train 2 does not call at Par).  Another factor in the mix is whether there's long enough at any of the change locations for me to buy food for the two littl'uns (ages 4 and 5) who will be with me, and to keep them interested in what is quite a long journey.

"On the day", if there's any doubt about train 2's performance, we stay on train 1 till Newton Abbot and change there to train 3.  But I'm tempted to change from 1 to 2 at Exeter St Davids, visit the Exeter Uni shop nearby, sample GWR's on-board fare from there to Bodmin Parkway, and revert to X-country (the Voyager) as late as possible.

What does anyone suggest?

(*) However, 1V44 this morning left Leeds 48 mins late, and rolled in to Plymouth exactly an hour down.  If that's the same unit as will run that service on Saturday, then let's hope the clever techs at Laira or Neville Hill can work their magic on it pronto.
Logged
Geoff DC
Newbie
*
Posts: 8


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 10:18:26 am »

There is a Cafe on the platform at Bodmin Parkway

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.4458047,-4.6628088,3a,37.5y,17.91h,87.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sk760j-gEQXjrOW5-XAyK_Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Logged
The Tall Controller
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 341


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2019, 12:05:50 pm »

From personal experience, I would definitely change at Bodmin Parkway. Lovely station, surroundings, staff and cafe.

On an IET, the 2nd and 3rd coaches from the front will stop right outside the Signalbox Cafe. They've always got a range of sandwiches, snacks and other bits ready to go. Hot food is also served but 15 mins probably isn't enough.
Logged
Pb_devon
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 271


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 08:05:11 pm »

There is a Cafe on the platform at Bodmin Parkway



....and as it is run by the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, you will be supporting their cause.
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page