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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2020, 12:28:02 pm »

From NR» (Network Rail - home page) possessions site, SOME SERVICES TO RUN VIA HONITON.

WORK DETAILS = TIVERTON TRACK RENWALS, WHITEBALL TUNNEL IF REQUIRED, 

TRAINS TO TERMINATE AT TAUNTON AND EXETER ST DAVIDS. BARNSTAPLE BRANCH UNAFFECTED.
RRS REQUIRED BETWEEN TAUNTON, TIVERTON AND EXETER ST DAVIDS.
 
FREIGHT RETIMED TO RUN VIA HONITON OVERNIGHT.

edit  the 28th September to 3rd October
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2020, 01:53:49 pm »

From NR» (Network Rail - home page) possessions site, SOME SERVICES TO RUN VIA HONITON.

WORK DETAILS = TIVERTON TRACK RENWALS, WHITEBALL TUNNEL IF REQUIRED, 

TRAINS TO TERMINATE AT TAUNTON AND EXETER ST DAVIDS. BARNSTAPLE BRANCH UNAFFECTED.
RRS REQUIRED BETWEEN TAUNTON, TIVERTON AND EXETER ST DAVIDS.
 
FREIGHT RETIMED TO RUN VIA HONITON OVERNIGHT.

Does that relate to late September?

From https://www.gwr.com/travel-updates/planned-engineering

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Looking ahead

Further engineering work is planned during the autumn affecting these routes:

Swindon to Bristol Parkway/Chippenham - Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September
Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa – Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September
Exeter St Davids to Taunton – Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
Exeter St Davids to Exmouth – Saturday 24 to Friday 30 October
Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach/Bristol Parkway – Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Bristol Parkway to Newport - Sunday 25 October to Friday 6 November
Bourne End to Marlow – Saturday 14 to Sunday 29 November
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2020, 02:55:18 pm »

Oddly, I've just received an e-mail from SWR» (South Western Railway - about) containing:
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On Monday 18 May, we introduced a new timetable to increase capacity and although this will remain a reduced service, some routes will see services reinstated for the first time since lockdown began, with other routes benefiting from longer trains with more carriages or some extra services at peak times.

It doesn't mention any more recent or future date!

Incidentally, this seems to be the first one I have ever had from them - I'm not even sure where they got my address from.
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« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2020, 07:50:17 am »


RRS REQUIRED BETWEEN TAUNTON, TIVERTON AND EXETER ST DAVIDS.

RRS please?
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« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2020, 08:05:32 am »


RRS REQUIRED BETWEEN TAUNTON, TIVERTON AND EXETER ST DAVIDS.

RRS please?
Thank you

Educated guess - Rail Replacement Service (a.k.a. buses  Grin )
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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2020, 08:06:06 am »


RRS REQUIRED BETWEEN TAUNTON, TIVERTON AND EXETER ST DAVIDS.

RRS please?
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RRS.= Rail Replacement Service or Bus as it is otherwise known🤔
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2020, 12:51:09 pm »

I notice that SWR» (South Western Railway - about) has removed the hourly rail replacement bus service that served stations between Honiton and Exeter Central and is noe stopping their two-hourly Salisbury to Exeter Central services at those stations.

Probably fine for the most used early morning service, but the early evening 'peak' service (17:24 off Exeter Central) is now replaced by trains at 16:45 or 18:52.

Hardly an improvement in service from 5th July!
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