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Author Topic: Expecting a busy day at Weymouth?  (Read 2339 times)
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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2019, 10:35:50 pm »

And that would explain why they REALLY don't want it to go down the hill into Weymouth!
Indeed, it probably wouldn’t get back up.
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2019, 11:31:21 pm »

Today, Journey Check says those two additional services are cancelled - due to overcrowding!

Additional 10:30 Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth due 11:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to overcrowding.

Additional 17:40 Weymouth to Westbury due 19:17 will be cancelled.
This is due to overcrowding. 

Coming across to me as George Orwell's doublespeak!

Or, as I heard an exasperated shopkeeper say once "I'm fed up of telling folk there's no demand for it!".

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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2019, 07:50:12 am »

Looking at outcomes on Real Time Trains, return train set off from Dorchester West about 5 minutes late which (if information systems had worked effectively) would have allowed the majority of passengers from Weymouth to catch the 17:20 Waterloo train and walk between stations in Dorchester.   It was back on time after Westbury.

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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2019, 01:33:06 pm »

More problems heading to the seaside today. A Cardiff to Weymouth railtour experienced delays on its way to Castle Cary. It missed its slot to Yeovil Pen Mill and was thus further delayed waiting for a Weymouth - Gloucester GWR service.

That railtour delay at Castle Cary also delayed the Waterloo - Corfe Castle SWR service behind it.

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