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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2021, 11:48:30 pm »

You’re certainly right to highlight the much better bus service, though it seems to be quite a slow 35-40 minutes from Kenilworth to Coventry station. 

7-8 minutes on the train.  Let’s hope they return soon.

Today at least there has also been a rail replacement bus service running - for example
https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:S10564/2021-12-27/detailed
15 minutes from Leamington Spa to Kenilworth and another 15 minutes on to Coventry, continuing on to Nuneaton.
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2021, 12:11:19 pm »

Off topic but environs of Kenilworth, Google Streetview is unintentionally documenting progress with HS2 (The next High Speed line(s)) - and close to Kenilworth the high speed line tracks a former railway - revealing its earthworks for the last time. It's instructive to step back and forward in time.

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3877386,-1.6220302,3a,75y,119.12h,95.77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sZ5IGkHzEQ17zdYTUGU7n6w!2e0!5s20210401T000000!7i16384!8i8192!5m2!1e1!1e4

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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2021, 12:26:00 pm »

Link does not wok properly.  If you select the whole text of the link and put it in a browser it works fine!
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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2021, 12:27:21 pm »

You’re certainly right to highlight the much better bus service, though it seems to be quite a slow 35-40 minutes from Kenilworth to Coventry station. 

7-8 minutes on the train.  Let’s hope they return soon.

Today at least there has also been a rail replacement bus service running - for example
https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:S10564/2021-12-27/detailed
15 minutes from Leamington Spa to Kenilworth and another 15 minutes on to Coventry, continuing on to Nuneaton.

Yes, that's better than some routes where the service is completely suspended such as Cardiff to Ebbw Vale and the new service from Newport to Crosskeys today, though that is due to signalling staff shortages I think?  That's a 'do not attempt to travel' today.  

It highlights well how a planned temporary service suspension with a planned rail replacement bus service can sometimes be better than a short notice suspension of service or ad-hoc cancellations where buses can be difficult to arrange.

Like I said originally, it's a conundrum as to which option is best.
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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2021, 12:53:47 pm »

Link does not wok properly.  If you select the whole text of the link and put it in a browser it works fine!

I have edited the original post to fix that - our forum software gets confused as to where a URL starts and ends form time to time, and I have added a hint to help it.
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2021, 01:20:17 pm »

It highlights well how a planned temporary service suspension with a planned rail replacement bus service can sometimes be better than a short notice suspension of service or ad-hoc cancellations where buses can be difficult to arrange.

I agree.  A big concern is that it lowers the hurdle of train service provision that the Train Operating Companies are required to provide.
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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2021, 01:50:23 pm »

Agreed.  There has to be recognition of a national emergency, and flexibility in such circumstances, but core requirements need to be strict and strictly monitored.
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