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« on: September 30, 2019, 01:26:05 pm »

As a result of the new timetable from 15/12/19 onwards, the current 0810 off-peak train from Pewsey to Paddington has been replaced by an 0817 peak-time train. This means that a return to London around that time increases from £53.60 to £120

The first off-peak train will be a 0930 departure rather than the 0810 at present, i.e. 1hr 20mins later.

I thought the whole idea of the new timetable was to improve things but this will make it much worse for people wanting to travel from Pewsey!  Angry
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019, 01:36:34 pm »

As a result of the new timetable from 15/12/19 onwards, the current 0810 off-peak train from Pewsey to Paddington has been replaced by an 0817 peak-time train. This means that a return to London around that time increases from £53.60 to £120

The first off-peak train will be a 0930 departure rather than the 0810 at present, i.e. 1hr 20mins later.

I thought the whole idea of the new timetable was to improve things but this will make it much worse for people wanting to travel from Pewsey!  Angry

See http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=22244.0 ... where we suspect that this may not be intentional.   I have also followed up on the Facebook Pewsey Community Page.

Issue of changed train times pushing services from off peak to peak effects other lines too. I will be writing up / raising a couple of Melksham issues via the user Group, and am hopeful that the boundary of the peak will be adjusted rather than massive fare rises on trains that become peak in name, but are off-peak in traffic / nature.
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« Reply #2 on: Today at 12:47:13 am »

View from Bedwyn / Kintbury / Hungerford on Facebook

Very high percentage price increases for some as trains move a few minutes and long-standing concessions are withdrawn.  It may be that the new system is fairer across the board, but as the post says "we have built our lives around these trains and train prices".


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« Reply #3 on: Today at 11:39:34 am »

Largely irrelevant. If you're driving a commercial vehicle it's your responsibility to know its height.
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« Reply #4 on: Today at 12:04:03 pm »

Largely irrelevant. If you're driving a commercial vehicle it's your responsibility to know its height.
Think this was for another thread. Do you want me to remove BNM?
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« Reply #5 on: Today at 03:26:40 pm »

Largely irrelevant. If you're driving a commercial vehicle it's your responsibility to know its height.
Think this was for another thread. Do you want me to remove BNM?
Maybe the first two words were more fitting than intended.
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« Reply #6 on: Today at 03:47:07 pm »

Apologies. I did post in wrong thread. As there have been follow ups then it's okay to leave my embarrassment for posterity. Embarrassed
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 07:02:44 pm »

View from Bedwyn / Kintbury / Hungerford on Facebook

Very high percentage price increases for some as trains move a few minutes and long-standing concessions are withdrawn.  It may be that the new system is fairer across the board, but as the post says "we have built our lives around these trains and train prices".




I think they're being a bit melodramatic. Surely it's the case that in any reorganisation on this scale there are always going to be winners and losers?

One could argue that they've benefitted from an extremely generous easement for many years, and these are always subject to potential withdrawal?

Are there slower (but cheaper) trains still available, albeit perhaps involving a change at Reading?

(I do agree with BNM about the commercial vehicles though!)  Smiley
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