Burton to Falmouth

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  1. baz2277

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    Hi all,

    Can anyone advise the likelyhood of HST's on the Burton on Trent - Falmouth route - I am getting the 1038 CrossCountry from Burton to Plymouth (then change onto FGW) in a couple of weeks time. I know the 0838 service is usually a HST, but what about services later that morning?

    I know its a long shot but any ideas?

    Cheers
     
  2. Freightmaster

    Freightmaster Established Member

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    What day of the week??
     
  3. PHILIPE

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    If you go to the "Frequently Requested Diagrams Thread" all the XC trains booked to be worked by HSTs are listed there.
     
  4. baz2277

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    Thanks for your useful replies

    I'll be travelling prob on Wednesday, returning Saturday. The journey involves 2 changes onto FGW - any idea what rolling stock it might be? Plymouth to Truro, then Truro to Falmouth.

    I've had a look at the HST diagrams too - thanks for that! I'm now trying to get the tickets as cheaply as poss - its £161 return so far, working on the split at the mo!!
     
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    Summer Saturdays some of the Plymouth to Penzance locals get Hsts. It typically runs 20-30 behind one from London. I always find the London train full and standing and wait for the Hst I know is shortly behind on the stopper. I've had a table seat every time without fail.

    Truro to Falmouth will be 2 x 153 on 1 diagram and a 150 on the other.
     
  7. baz2277

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    Thanks again to the forum members, particularly re the Freedom of the South West Rover ticket idea!!

    That'll bring around £50 off what i've been quoted so far, plus I can also get to visit family in Cardiff on the same ticket - Brilliant!!!
     
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    Ah apologies, yes I was only thinking of the week. 16:55 Penanzce - Newton abbot is an example that springs to mind, and the 8:18 Plymouth - Penzance is another example.

    Good to hear that we've been able to be of help l! :)
     
  9. baz2277

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    Me again,

    I'm finding it difficult to buy this Freedom of the South West ticket online - any pointers? Can't find anything on FGW or RedSpotted Hanky!
     
  10. fishquinn

    fishquinn Established Member Quizmaster

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    Going to a ticket office is probably the easiest way.
     
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