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Author Topic: AQ23 - 2nd December - where was I the other evening?  (Read 786 times)
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« on: December 02, 2023, 07:42:52 »

Where "was" I the other evening when I "saw" these "next direct train" displays?   Is there anywhere missing from these displays that you feel could benefit from a later service?

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2023, 08:39:53 »

no.3  -  Plymouth

and I think I have the other three but not the connection.....
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2023, 09:28:18 »

4 is Shrewsbury.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2023, 10:25:28 »

2 - Southampton Central?
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2023, 10:29:52 »

no.3  -  Plymouth

and I think I have the other three but not the connection.....

Yes ... I will admit that the "connection" is that they're the same type of question so perhaps a group rather than a connection.   

BUT ... there is a connection possible in that there are two stations which you can travel from to any of the places who's A to Z I have posted on a direct train.

Edit to correct the connection comment.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2023, 10:30:51 »

2 - Southampton Central?

Nope!

Yes for the other two so far - Plymouth and Shrewsbury.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2023, 10:51:01 »


well maybe I got three then.....  rethink time
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2023, 11:16:23 »

2 - Southampton Airport Parkway, complete with GWR (Great Western Railway)'s late evening route-retainer
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2023, 11:25:36 »

OK, I'll go for Taunton and the connection is they all came from Taunton.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2023, 13:58:49 »

1 is Westbury.
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2023, 14:00:22 »

I should have added that the place that obviously could benefit from a later service on that screen is Melksham.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2023, 14:07:00 »

OK, I'll go for Taunton and the connection is they all came from Taunton.
Taunton!

Good try again - but no direct trains from Southampton Airport Parkway (nor Shrewsbury these days - thought there used to be) to Taunton.
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2023, 21:19:29 »

All correct ... and, yes, that 22:33 to Portsmouth and Southsea is the "via Eastleigh" route learner. I don't understand, though, why it departs on time if you're headed for Eastleigh but 13 minutes late if you're headed beyond.
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2023, 00:13:58 »


BUT ... there is a connection possible in that there are two stations which you can travel from to any of the places who's A to Z I have posted on a direct train.


Cardiff Central and Newport
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2023, 01:01:56 »

All correct ... and, yes, that 22:33 to Portsmouth and Southsea is the "via Eastleigh" route learner. I don't understand, though, why it departs on time if you're headed for Eastleigh but 13 minutes late if you're headed beyond.

Looking at the history on RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) for this week, there are two paths for this train in the working timetable, one of which is in practice CANcelled. This seems to have produced a data glitch.

I would guess on the day in question, the one showing as 13 minutes late was genuinely running, and generating tracking data. Perhaps the other one hadn't been properly removed from the public timetable for whatever reason, but had been marked as terminating short at Eastleigh, thus generating an 'on time' service, having not produced any tracking data to flag a delay.

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