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« Reply #270 on: September 08, 2019, 12:32:57 pm »

Do GWR have the stock to run this service?

I have a cynical suspicion that this new service will run only for a very short part of the Summer season, and be frequently cancelled due to lack of stock.
Patronage should then be low enough to pronounce through trains as being a failure, and an experiment that does not need repeating for a few years.

I see everything ran on the last week of the trial on 7th September, but do we know how successful the trial was (either anecdotally or officially), and whether any trains were cancelled due to lack of stock or other problems on any of the other weeks of operation? 
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« Reply #271 on: September 08, 2019, 08:08:22 pm »

Help please.

Any forum member know if Taunton - Bishops Lydeard shuttle is running on  tne 28th September, RTT seems to think it is as there are STP journeys / times for that date but the WSR website says running on 21st September and 5th October as I want to treat my great niece and her mum, dad and older sister to a belated birthday treat with a journey on Thomas's or one of his friends train as it was her 4th birthday this weekend and it is my sisters on the 4th October and her and hubby will tag along too as they live in Taunton. I suppose I could always phone the WSR, they should know.
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