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« on: January 27, 2008, 01:12:55 am »

Is there a particular reason why the late services from Paddington-Swansea skip Cardiff Central on a Saturday night?
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 01:22:29 am »

Erm all Swansea services from Paddington call at Cardiff.

Which service you referring to?
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 03:03:28 am »

Hmm, one of the intercity trains pulled into Bridgend about 00:50 (I can see the station from my window). I thought it was odd because the last train you can get back from Cardiff on a Saturday is usually around 22:30.
I looked at the arrivals board on nationalrail.co.uk, and it was a train from Paddington. I looked at the details and it stopped at Newport, and then Bridgend.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 10:29:17 am »

Only thing it could have been is the rather large engineering blockade last night.

however i'm fairly confident it stopped, as the damn thing woke be up as it crawled past at about 10mph
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008, 01:01:10 pm »

The train in question 'sets down only' at Cardiff Central.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008, 10:45:13 pm »

Ive noticed on Saturdays there is only 1 train per hour from Cardiff Central to London Paddington whilst during the week there is a train every half hour.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 03:09:30 pm »

Ive noticed on Saturdays there is only 1 train per hour from Cardiff Central to London Paddington whilst during the week there is a train every half hour.

Correct.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008, 09:45:14 pm »

Ive noticed on Saturdays there is only 1 train per hour from Cardiff Central to London Paddington whilst during the week there is a train every half hour.

Correct.

i guess this is to do with people using the trains for business during the week so the need for a train every half hour from the Welsh capital to the English capital!

However surely at weekend a lot of people would use the train also?
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 09:48:30 pm »

lots do.

Its regularly packed when i get on a service from BPW» (Bristol Parkway - next trains) to cardiff on a sat/sun

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 10:10:48 pm »

lots do.

Its regularly packed when i get on a service from BPW» (Bristol Parkway - next trains) to cardiff on a sat/sun


Which is why im surprised they dont run 2 trains an hour to Cardiff from London/BPW at weekends.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 06:33:28 pm »

Am I right in thinking that in the summer the sets are used to provide additional services to the South West?
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 06:37:57 pm »

Am I right in thinking that in the summer the sets are used to provide additional services to the South West?
That is correct. They also run a summer saturday service to Pembroke. Up until last year this used to run as an extra service, now its part of the hourly Paddington-Swansea services which must make that train very overcrowded in the summer peaks.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2008, 09:41:03 pm »

Am I right in thinking that in the summer the sets are used to provide additional services to the South West?
That is correct. They also run a summer saturday service to Pembroke. Up until last year this used to run as an extra service, now its part of the hourly Paddington-Swansea services which must make that train very overcrowded in the summer peaks.
It does.
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