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Author Topic: Stroud Valley timetable changes ... December 2019  (Read 494 times)
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« on: December 10, 2019, 07:32:00 pm »

This week, Stroud to Swindon at ...
13:52, 15:14, 15:52, 17:04 and 18:12

Next week, at ...
14:29, 15:29, 16:28, 17:29, and 18:07

Much more even - yes,   Better - for some, but concern that Swindon students who commute to Stroud College by train loose their 15:52 and now have to wait until 16:28.    No details of the numbers involve, but there's always an impressive number of young people getting on the Stroud Valley train at Swindon at around 07:45 (that's the service at 07:04 from Westbury - and I suspect they are the ones involved.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 07:57:30 pm »

BBC local news did an item on this a few weeks ago. The cause of the student traffic flow is the fact there is a grammar school in Stroud and there aren't any in Wiltshire.

And yes they "had the moans" about the timetable change, but the nature of the traffic suggests they'll complain but at the end of the day put up with it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 03:29:26 pm »

Chat over on RailForums suggests that only the following Golden Valley services will be 9-car or 2x5-car from Monday:

PAD - CNM   16.30, 17.28 and 18.30

CNM - PAD   05.53, 06.48 and 07.58

I'd imagine some of the other near-peak services are going to be quite cosy if they become 5-car sets.
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