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Author Topic: Crosscountry to stop extra services at Chepstow/Lydney from May 2011  (Read 3931 times)
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« on: January 13, 2011, 02:32:41 pm »

I think this might be in the wrong part of the forum  if so can the moderators put it in the right area.

Just found this link which says that Crosscountry have agreed to stop more of their services at Chepstow/Lydney from may 2011:

http://www.bettertrains4chepstow.co.uk/news.html

 This will be good especially for some of use railway enthusiasts who visit the dean forest railway at Lydney Junction. Hopefuly this will also make it easy for commutors traveling to Bristol if the trains stop at Severn tunnel junction and have decent connection times with trains to/from Bristol.
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 03:14:35 pm »

Thanks for posting that, anthony215.  Wink

I've moved this topic from 'Bristol Commuters' to here, simply because it has a wider impact than just Bristol commuters.

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 03:30:48 pm »

Ok thank you.


I have been told that it waas easy for crosscountry to stop the trains at chepstow etc because  the had at least 5 minutes pathing time north of gloucester
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 08:08:40 pm »

From the Free Press Series:

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Chepstow train trial is extended for another year as passenger numbers grow

Cross Country trains has announced their 12-month trial of additional services stopping at Chepstow train station is to be extended to the end of 2012.

The move results from the Government requesting train operators to amend their timetables in advance of next year's 2012 Olympic Games to be hosted in London.

A spokesman for Cross Country Trains has confirmed that the additional trains will now operate until December next year, and monitoring will continue throughout the period.

The move from May 24 will give passengers more opportunity to travel to and from Chepstow, including journeys to Birmingham and Gloucester with an extra 14 Cross Country trains per day.

Chairman of Better Trains for Chepstow, Jim Jenkins, who has been a key driver in the campaign to improve rail services in Chepstow, said he was delighted with the news but added that there would be no let up in pushing to make the services permanent.

He added: "We will continue to lobby for all Cross Country trains to stop at Chepstow, and for Arriva Trains Wales to provide a regular hourly service passengers can depend on."

Mr Jenkins said: "This will give us more of an opportunity for people to get used to the service and make it a success. We will now be doing everything we can to make the extra service permanent."

He plans to meet councillors next week to discuss how to take the campaign forward.

Five years of campaigning by the group kick-started the trial by Cross Country, and a spokesman from the rail company told the Free Press overall journeys have risen by six percent.
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