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« on: June 18, 2007, 01:10:28 pm »

Commuters were delighted when First Great Western issued a leaflet advertising a new service linking two towns in Cornwall (link below.)
http://www.rmtbristol.org.uk/2007/06/whoops_where_did_that_railway.html#more

First Great Western sent out the map showing a direct line between Falmouth and Redruth - a development that would help to ease travel problems in Cornwall.

There was only one problem - the line does not exist.

Bosses noticed the mistake only after customers began enquiring when the new service would start.
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 09:56:26 am »

Julian Crowe of FGW (First Great Western) puts a brave face on things in the article below.....
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/6764181.stm
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 05:22:19 pm »

Some heads at FGW (First Great Western) really do need a good bashing especially in their publicity department who no longer publish the very useful weekend timetable alteration booklets anymore and just have a endless useless list of engineering works listed on the website with no details of amended services, whats the point?
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