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« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2008, 10:38:45 pm »

But that would mess up diagramming, and decrease reliability (unless more rolling stock was acquired).
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« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2008, 11:00:47 am »

FGW (First Great Western) have enough sets, fleet availability is never very high on HSTs (High Speed Train)!
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« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2008, 05:53:41 pm »

Enough sets hanging around Plymouth? Huh
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« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2008, 07:36:05 pm »

Its simple really.

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0906 PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains)-PLY» (Plymouth - next trains) arr 1225
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« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2009, 09:00:38 pm »

How often do you see a Penzance train full and standingpast Reading???  Errr, most fridays and summer saturdays actually!!!!
Apparently last Saturday the 1000 Penzance/Paddington was so full and standing in Cornwall that about 150 people were dumped off the train at Par by the train manager for safety reasons.Severe overcrowding between Penzance and Plymouth on some services is now an ongoing problem that needs addressing not denying.The trouble is that problems in the far west do not get the treated with the same urgency as those closer to London.It really is disgusting the way that overcrowding in the far west is being sweep under the table by the Dft.
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« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2009, 09:48:49 pm »

It can be done, like yesterday for the Arsenal game - two trains (one charter), so four journeys, were added to the timetable at 7.30 & 8.00 plymouth departure and 7.48 paddington.   it did mean that trains were formed incorrectly and of some old stock though.
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