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Author Topic: Early morning train service boost for Devon and Cornwall business  (Read 1901 times)
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« on: March 28, 2010, 11:33:27 am »

New early direct train for Exeter and Torbay from December 2010,though not for Plymouth and Cornwall unless you dont mind changing at Exeter/Newton abbot into a 150 or Voyager(the Voyager option already exists via BTM (Bristol Temple Meads (strictly, it should be BRI))).Fly London City to Plymouth in 70 minutes arrive 1035 or the best part of a 4 hour journey including a dodgy change at Exeter/Newton Abbot.(No competition)Torbay is obviously now more important to FGW (First Great Western) than Plymouth .The first sign that Air Southwest success in the far west is effecting FGWs decision making I think.
http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?id=649
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 02:42:31 pm »

i always find this silly, now ok if your going to london there are loads of options but regional from exeter to plymouth rail is the best option! at peak its faster than the car its cheaper and alot quicker than the bus and im sure alot of people know how fun it is getting from exeter to newton ab....

i personally think that xc should use there hst's and give fgw some 221's to run a penzance-exeter service with tilt enabled
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 07:33:34 pm »

Torbay is obviously now more important to FGW (First Great Western) than Plymouth .

Yes, of course it is  Huh

Thats why Paignton gets 2 trains, and is now getting 3 trains to/from London, all of which are slow as hell. Meanwhile Plymouth has some sensible journey times.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 04:40:49 am »

Topic already being discussed here.
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