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15:28 Weymouth to Gloucester
16:59 Gatwick Airport to Reading
17:30 Warminster to Bristol Temple Meads
17:38 Bristol Temple Meads to Worcester Foregate Street
17:59 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
18:10 Weston-Super-Mare to Severn Beach
18:37 Westbury to Swindon
18:50 Paignton to Exeter St Davids
18:54 Reading to Gatwick Airport
19:06 London Paddington to Bedwyn
19:50 Worcester Foregate Street to Bristol Temple Meads
20:01 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads
20:13 Swindon to Westbury
20:28 Paignton to Exmouth
20:29 Gatwick Airport to Reading
20:42 Bedwyn to London Paddington
21:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport
21:56 Exmouth to Exeter St Davids
21:59 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
22:26 Reading to Basingstoke
22:46 Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester
22:58 Basingstoke to Reading
23:22 Gatwick Airport to Reading
23:34 Reading to Basingstoke
12/12/23 00:05 Basingstoke to Reading
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11/12/23 12:59 Cardiff Central to Penzance
14:49 Plymouth to Cardiff Central
15:18 Hereford to London Paddington
15:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour
16:32 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
17:10 Gloucester to Weymouth
17:20 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
17:46 Avonmouth to Weston-Super-Mare
17:50 Gloucester to Salisbury
17:59 Cardiff Central to Penzance
18:59 Cardiff Central to Penzance
18:59 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
19:15 Penzance to Bristol Temple Meads
20:06 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa
20:11 Salisbury to Bristol Temple Meads
20:24 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central
12/12/23 14:36 London Paddington to Paignton
12/12/23 14:57 Exmouth to Paignton
12/12/23 15:23 Exmouth to Paignton
12/12/23 15:55 Exmouth to Paignton
12/12/23 16:16 Paignton to Exmouth
12/12/23 16:23 Exmouth to Paignton
12/12/23 16:40 Paignton to Exmouth
12/12/23 16:57 Exmouth to Paignton
12/12/23 17:19 Paignton to Exmouth
12/12/23 17:40 Paignton to Exmouth
12/12/23 18:18 Paignton to Exmouth
12/12/23 19:04 Paignton to London Paddington
Delayed
15:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central
17:30 London Paddington to Taunton
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21:11 Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
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« on: April 10, 2020, 09:09:44 pm »

This one has changed a bit in 53 years!



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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 11:38:19 am »

Prior to 1967 the Reading - Basingstoke trains ran through to Southampton Terminus or Central when Terminus closed.  I think this started in June 1962 and I remember using them in my younger days.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2020, 05:18:47 pm »

Sometime between 1967 and now, did the service go up to three trains an hour before moving to the two trains an hour now?
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2020, 08:46:50 pm »

Sometime between 1967 and now, did the service go up to three trains an hour before moving to the two trains an hour now?

Don't you view it as being four trains an hour at present - two none-stop and two calling at intermediate stations?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2020, 07:51:08 am »

I (and others, Reading Evening Post?) think in terms of how many trains to Basingstoke. If you live in Basingstoke you probably think in terms of how many trains to Reading. Either way I am thinking in terms of the GWR (Great Western Railway) service calling at Reading West, Mortimer, Bramley (Hampshire) and Basingstoke.

On reflection, am I writing this from a rather privileged position compared with Melksham.

Is it the similar for most, what I would call, terminus to terminus short distance services? If you live at one end of the service do you (the general public) think that if there are x services in a period to A, then there will x services in a period from A. Are we (coffeeshop members) looking at it from a different perspective?
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2020, 12:12:41 pm »

Sometime between 1967 and now, did the service go up to three trains an hour before moving to the two trains an hour now?

Don't you view it as being four trains an hour at present - two none-stop and two calling at intermediate stations?

Depends on the hour, doesn't it? It's four per even hour and three per odd one, during the day. That's what the timetable says, anyway, but obviously subject to short, medium-term, and even longer-term changes now.
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