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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2022, 11:18:39 am »

Well - here we are on Sunday, first train off Melksham at 11:00 picked up 17 pasengers (1 off), estimate around 40 in each of 2 carriages.  Around a dozen off our carriage at Chippenham - so scarsely people being put off.    In olden day terms, 81/18 which would be a good number for late morning on a damp Sunday. Also doing this is the service that GWR (Great Western Railway) canned for months and months when they were short of crew.

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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2022, 08:33:47 pm »

I'm wondering quite how likely I am to get a hefty wodge in Delay Repay...

On a Sunday the day after a strike day:

1233 Frome
1329 Swindon

1336 Swindon
1522 Neath

Tickets split at Melksham (because the Routeing Guide and Fares Table can't cope with offering a First Class fare from anywhere in South Wales to Frome, Westbury, or Trowbridge, despite the Standard Class fares matching those to Swindon and Melksham) and Newport (because of Two Together Railcard restrictions the other way – it's a bit rubbish that it's a flat no on those empty trains before 0930 on a weekday, rather than the YP you must spend £12 or whatever it is these days).

Anyway, I'm basically considering this a wager with GWR (Great Western Railway). It's mad that they even think they can get me home in 2h49. I'll be cheering them on if they win, although I expect to collect on this one.

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