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« Reply #165 on: October 12, 2021, 01:47:35 pm »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) Spotlight local news for the South West of England has a feature on the opening of the Okehampton section of the line
at 13:30pm on tuesday, the item is available for 24 hours only.
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« Reply #166 on: October 12, 2021, 02:03:16 pm »

What would be the embodiment of a "slow lose" silly future reopening, in your opinion?

Aberystwyth to Carmarthen and The Windsor Link are two that immediately spring to mind.


Actually, I shouldn’t really include the second as it’s not a reopening, so I’ll substitute it with Bourne End to High Wycombe.
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« Reply #167 on: October 12, 2021, 07:31:32 pm »

What would be the embodiment of a "slow lose" silly future reopening, in your opinion?

Aberystwyth to Carmarthen and The Windsor Link are two that immediately spring to mind.

I was surprised that that didn't come top in the Welsh Government's oddly named Swansea Bay and West Wales "Metro" consultation. Instead the top option was reattaching Aberdare/Hirwaun to the Vale of Neath – spendy, but altogether more useful.
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« Reply #168 on: October 12, 2021, 10:18:04 pm »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) Spotlight local news for the South West of England has a feature on the opening of the Okehampton section of the line
at 13:30pm on tuesday, the item is available for 24 hours only.

...or if you missed that, you can read about it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-58876411
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« Reply #169 on: October 12, 2021, 10:22:16 pm »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) Spotlight local news for the South West of England has a feature on the opening of the Okehampton section of the line
at 13:30pm on tuesday, the item is available for 24 hours only.

...or if you missed that, you can read about it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-58876411

I haven't watched the lunchtime Spotlight but the evening programme started with a long feature too https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0010m0g/spotlight-evening-news-12102021
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« Reply #170 on: October 12, 2021, 11:15:43 pm »

 I am looking forward to being on that first train! I was on the last train in 1972 before closure, so there is a nice symmetry  for me.
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« Reply #171 on: October 13, 2021, 05:52:29 am »

I am looking forward to being on that first train! I was on the last train in 1972 before closure, so there is a nice symmetry  for me.

You may need to get in quick with the number of likely high profile free loaders on that first train  Wink Capacity may be severely limited.
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« Reply #172 on: October 13, 2021, 07:36:46 am »

You may need to get in quick with the number of likely high profile free loaders on that first train  Wink Capacity may be severely limited.
You can be sure it will be one service that won’t be cancelled due to shortage of train crew!
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« Reply #173 on: October 13, 2021, 10:45:13 am »

Can IEPs (Intercity Express Program / Project.) be used to Okehampton? Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere...
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« Reply #174 on: October 13, 2021, 11:27:05 am »

Can IEPs (Intercity Express Program / Project.) be used to Okehampton? Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere...

I don't know the answer, but I am certainly ready to be entertained by the discussion.
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« Reply #175 on: October 13, 2021, 11:39:04 am »

I suspect that they’re not guage-checked
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« Reply #176 on: October 13, 2021, 11:40:32 am »

Can IEPs (Intercity Express Program / Project.) be used to Okehampton? Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere...

I don't know the answer, but I am certainly ready to be entertained by the discussion.

It's not listed as part of the the "Great Western IEP Network" in (deep breath) Appendix A to Part C of Schedule 1 of the Great Western IEP Network Train Availability and Reliability Agreement (TARA (Train Availability and Reliability Agreement)). That's not really a surprise, given its date (2014) - and in any case only requires that the train is suitable for the route. Gauge clearance is a separate issue; the same list includes Reading-Waterloo via Wokingham, and I'm pretty sure that's never been gauge (or anything else) cleared.
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« Reply #177 on: October 13, 2021, 12:36:09 pm »

Can IEPs (Intercity Express Program / Project.) be used to Okehampton? Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere...

As Stuving says, no.  But more to do with them not being needed to operate over that route than any fundamental reason (probably).
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« Reply #178 on: October 13, 2021, 12:49:02 pm »

I hope that the first train is at least 4-car. I'm thinking of joining it myself, but it looks like I'm already at the back of quite a lengthy queue.
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« Reply #179 on: October 13, 2021, 03:50:06 pm »

Timetable now available:
https://www.gwr.com/~/media/gwr/pdfs/plan-journey/timetables/2021/october/d2-nov.pdf?la=en
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