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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2019, 07:03:47 pm »

It could also be used as a possible excuse to split the service at a later date.
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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2019, 07:34:26 pm »

...That's because these are not the stopping trains, TfL are running those..

For me, a train that calls at six stations between Reading and Paddington is a stopping one! It sure ain't a semi-fast. But I appreciate that it's not so much of a stopper as the TFL ones (11 stops).

Cue for suggestions as to what we call the slower GWR trains. (Semi-stoppers? Roll Eyes

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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2019, 08:28:42 pm »

...That's because these are not the stopping trains, TfL are running those..

For me, a train that calls at six stations between Reading and Paddington is a stopping one! It sure ain't a semi-fast. But I appreciate that it's not so much of a stopper as the TFL ones (11 stops).

Cue for suggestions as to what we call the slower GWR trains. (Semi-stoppers? Roll Eyes

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Being GWR, we can't call them "fast" and "slow"

We could have fun with this one ... can't call them "main" and  "relief" - confusion with lines, wrong usage of words, and you can' relieve yourself on the relief trains.

By animal speeds ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fastest_animals
"Falcons" - the superfasts that don't even stop at Reading
"Eagles" - first stop Reading, IETs
"Swifts" - one or two stops on their way to Reading
"Swans" - about half the stations
"Ostritches" - all stations trains
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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2019, 09:08:18 pm »

Could use the same same borrowing from old American practice that Thames Trains did for one peak train and call them "Thames Valley Limited"
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« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2019, 09:15:49 pm »

Bearing in mind they aren't really faster in all cases, pseudofast would fit.
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2019, 09:31:37 pm »

Could use the same same borrowing from old American practice that Thames Trains did for one peak train and call them "Thames Valley Limited"

So the train at 10:30 would be the 10:30 Limited?  Now where have I heard that before?  Wasn't that the other name the old GWR used for the Cornish Riviera Express?
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2020, 10:23:58 pm »

Another issue  - this time a stop removed at King's Sutton from an already-sparse evening service from Oxford - customer now has to double back via Banbury (is there an easement for that?)

Spotted in the Banbury Guardian

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David Evans of Astropp Road has complained bitterly to Great Western Railway (GWR) about the timetable changes that mean people working in Oxford cannot get directly back to King's Sutton and those wanting to get in to Banbury for the evening are unable to use the train.
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