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Author Topic: Oxford to Basingstoke?  (Read 543 times)
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« on: January 20, 2020, 05:26:00 am »

A new route to me for through GWR trains ... though Cross Country do it, of course.

05:19 Oxford to Basingstoke due 06:27
Facilities on the 05:19 Oxford to Basingstoke due 06:27.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3.

Is this new from last December?

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 05:53:24 am »

Yes, new, with a mid-evening return. Purely for operational convenience unlike a Gatwick service that a few might find useful.

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 11:34:02 am »

Yes, new, with a mid-evening return. Purely for operational convenience unlike a Gatwick service that a few might find useful.

But that operationally-convenient sleepover at Oxford (to avoid the queue for the bathroom at Reading Depot, I guess) used to become a Gatwick train from Reading, didn't it? I wonder if the change is to do with the more or less imminent introduction of 769s.
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