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« on: September 14, 2021, 06:37:39 am »

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06:05 Penzance to London Paddington due 11:29

06:05 Penzance to London Paddington due 11:29 will call additionally at St Erth, Hayle, St Budeaux Ferry Road, Keyham and Dockyard.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Not seen an IET (Intercity Express Train) call at places like Dockyard before - as far as I can remember, and I understood they need to be programmed for each and every place they call for passengers; that was given as a reason for no calls at Pilining. Is that true, or some sort of myth?  If true, is there a station list?? How about places like Bruton?

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 08:04:39 am »

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06:05 Penzance to London Paddington due 11:29

06:05 Penzance to London Paddington due 11:29 will call additionally at St Erth, Hayle, St Budeaux Ferry Road, Keyham and Dockyard.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Not seen an IET (Intercity Express Train) call at places like Dockyard before - as far as I can remember, and I understood they need to be programmed for each and every place they call for passengers; that was given as a reason for no calls at Pilining. Is that true, or some sort of myth?  If true, is there a station list?? How about places like Bruton?



These stations are included in the IET Backup Appendix of Little Line Stops (BALLS)

As we have subsequently discovered, the IET proposal contained a whole load of BALLS, and this is no exception.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 08:46:54 am »

Regular stops need to be programmed into the system so that the correct number of doors open, though manual overriding is available where you can select any doors to open for out of course events.  That comes with a small risk of error, so it’s best that they get programmed in for any stations that have scheduled calls
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 10:49:12 am »

I think IETs (Intercity Express Train) have stopped at these local stations before, as they are sometimes used on Cornwall stopping services.
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