Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
I need help
About .
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 18:35 05 Dec 2022
- Train strikes: RMT union rejects offer to stop Christmas walkouts
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 30/03/23 - Railfuture Annual, Leeds

On this day
5th Dec (1927)
Post Office Underground opens to Paddington (*)

Train RunningShort Run
14:04 London Paddington to Truro
17:26 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington
19:07 London Paddington to Bedwyn
16:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central
17:28 Weston-Super-Mare to London Paddington
17:30 Warminster to Great Malvern
18:21 Plymouth to Truro
PollsThere are no open or recent polls
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
December 05, 2022, 06:48:53 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[291] End date for Castles - initially a Rumour Mill thread
[106] Drayton Green
[65] Rail unions strike action 2022/2023
[39] Advent Quiz - December 2022
[36] Where would YOU like to go in 2023?
[19] Trial of new revenue protection technology
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Dawlish - "Regency charm on the coast"  (Read 2060 times)
Global Moderator
Hero Member
Posts: 7519

GBR - The Emperor's New Rail Network

View Profile WWW
« on: January 21, 2012, 08:28:38 pm »

One might quibble at the author's assertion that "Regular First Great Western trains run from Bristol Temple Meads to Dawlish", but an otherwise interesting account of a rail-enabled holiday -

Vous devez ĂȘtre impitoyable, parce que ces gens sont des salauds -
Chris from Nailsea
Hero Member
Posts: 17845

I am not railway staff

View Profile Email
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 09:37:27 pm »

Hmm Roll Eyes.  From that article, regarding Dawlish:

Easily accessible by road, it also benefits from good rail links and regular fast trains from Bristol Temple Meads.

Our direct First Great Western train took just 70 minutes and even those trains involving a change at Newton Abbot will get you there in less than an hour and a half.

With an easily bored four-year-old and a week's worth of luggage in tow, this relatively short journey certainly felt less stressful than our regular four or five-hour jaunts to Cornwall.

Doesn't that make it worthwhile - irrespective of journalistic license?

William Huskisson MP (Member of Parliament) was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
Hero Member
Posts: 5175

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 11:14:45 pm »

Changes at Newton Abbot? That would involve doubling back!

First time i've seen Torquay described as 'glamorous' too  Grin
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page