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« Reply #135 on: September 05, 2021, 09:37:17 am »

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/detailed/gb-nr:OKE/2021-12-12/0000-2359?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt

Okehampton trains on realtime from timetable change.
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« Reply #136 on: September 06, 2021, 07:36:07 am »

The first train arrival at Exeter at 10am isn’t going to attract commuters!
Or is this just a draft and there will be something earlier?
Perhaps RichardB would comment (thanks).
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« Reply #137 on: September 06, 2021, 07:55:32 am »

As previously mentioned many times, you can’t rely on RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) until the timetables are finally signed off by NR» (Network Rail - home page). Until then, always subject & likely to be changed.

If a peak timetable to be offered, I suggest it’ll need more than a single train to avoid major overcrowding? Is that possible?
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« Reply #138 on: September 06, 2021, 08:31:52 am »

The first train arrival at Exeter at 10am isn’t going to attract commuters!
Or is this just a draft and there will be something earlier?
Perhaps RichardB would comment (thanks).

12 Dec is a Sunday this year, the usual day of the week for TT changes, click forward on RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) to Monday you'll see the full service then.
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« Reply #139 on: September 06, 2021, 09:10:47 am »

As previously mentioned many times, you can’t rely on RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) until the timetables are finally signed off by NR» (Network Rail - home page). Until then, always subject & likely to be changed.

If a peak timetable to be offered, I suggest it’ll need more than a single train to avoid major overcrowding? Is that possible?

Spot on re RTT, ChrisB.  The timetable appearing now is simply a placeholder but it does make public the planned new service when it does start (as long as that is 12 Dec or after).  As has been said, the commitment is to open in 2021.  I'm not picking up anything that suggests this isn't achievable.

The line will continue to be one train working past Crediton but track etc improvements will allow the hourly service from sometime next year.  Expect 4 coach trains at busy times. 

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« Reply #140 on: September 06, 2021, 09:36:08 am »

There was hope that it may well be possibke to lauch prior to Dec 12….and not heard anything to say yet that isn’t going to he possible either. Of course, nothing will be posted to RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) until nearer actual launch date - which will first need to be confirmed by NR» (Network Rail - home page) and secondly by the TOC (Train Operating Company) once they have driver training well under way.

With a good wind, I reckon there may be a soft launch prior if only to reduce the number of train enthusiasts wanting to travel on the first day & overwhelming the offered service (which they will, given half a chance)
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« Reply #141 on: September 06, 2021, 09:56:28 am »

Just looked at RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) now and first arrival at Exeter (Central) is 0805.   Regarding Timetable dates, the September one is an additional one due to COVID changes so is not starting on a Sunday like the two proper ones in May and December for which systems are set up. 
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« Reply #142 on: September 06, 2021, 10:51:31 am »

As this ties in with the start of the December timetable, it could be a similar situation to May when the timetable was uploaded to RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) and then swiftly removed.

There's still no confirmation of an official start date so I wouldn't take this information as any form of revelation.
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« Reply #143 on: September 06, 2021, 11:20:26 am »

As this ties in with the start of the December timetable, it could be a similar situation to May when the timetable was uploaded to RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) and then swiftly removed.

As a reference in case that happens again - Monday to Friday, 1st full week it's shown:

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« Reply #144 on: September 06, 2021, 01:02:03 pm »

Perhaps they could tweak it so it is at least clockface during the middle part of the day.   Much easier to market.  Much easier to remember.
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« Reply #145 on: September 06, 2021, 01:49:18 pm »

Perhaps they could tweak it so it is at least clockface during the middle part of the day.   Much easier to market.  Much easier to remember.

No reason why the GBTT (Great British Time Table) can't be 07:20, 09:20, 11:20, 13:20, 15:20, 18:20 and 20:20 from Okehampton.  Not going to get into delay / repay margins even if the train leaves 5 minutes after boarding as arrivals will still be on time. Turn around on the 11:18 arrival probably mean that a WTT (Working Time-Table) of 11:20 would be out (and little point in changing the WTTs if they give an issue at Crediton.
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« Reply #146 on: September 06, 2021, 04:35:36 pm »

Regarding train enthusiasts on the first train. Maybe something over the weekend 2nd 3rd October?

https://dartmoorline.com/news/

Also 30/75 speed restriction sign has appeared on the branch.
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« Reply #147 on: September 06, 2021, 05:23:17 pm »

There are always many wanting to take the first/any train on the first day in official service - as well as that probable happening
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« Reply #148 on: September 06, 2021, 07:58:06 pm »

Regarding train enthusiasts on the first train. Maybe something over the weekend 2nd 3rd October?

https://dartmoorline.com/news/

Also 30/75 speed restriction sign has appeared on the branch.

I can tell you for certain it won't be that early. 
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« Reply #149 on: September 07, 2021, 07:58:06 am »

The first train arrival at Exeter at 10am isn’t going to attract commuters!
Or is this just a draft and there will be something earlier?
Perhaps RichardB would comment (thanks).

12 Dec is a Sunday this year, the usual day of the week for TT changes, click forward on RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) to Monday you'll see the full service then.
Apologies, I failed to look at the calendar ☹️
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