Clocks changing and train timetables

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ryan125hst

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With the clocks going forward an hour last night, I have been wondering how this affects train timetables. When the clocks change at 2am, all the trains must suddenly be an hour late. Likewise, when the clocks go back an hour in October, all the trains must suddenly be an hour early (a fantastic way for a late running train to make up time!)

All of this must play havoc with departure boards and confuse passengers if they are on late night trains. Is there a special timetable in operation?
 
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I don't know but this was Basingstoke last night.

I think if the clocks change at 02:00 then it jumps to 03:00 or something, making it in the Autum possible for a service to appear to arrive before it has left a previous stop.
 

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The 0122 TPE from Manchester-York departed 1 hour late. At 0100 the time jumped to 0200. Not sure why it waited a further 22 minutes, perhaps that was in case anyone was caught out by the change.

SN 'cheated' and changed a lot of their arrival times to times that did not exist (e.g. say a train was timed to arrive 0130, it passed the previous timing point around an hour late and then had a manual over-ride to a non-existent time so it appeared as on time).'
 

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The 0122 TPE from Manchester-York departed 1 hour late. At 0100 the time jumped to 0200. Not sure why it waited a further 22 minutes, perhaps that was in case anyone was caught out by the change.
That seems sensible. Back in Oct, First TP/First rail support had an overnight replacement bus (yoek-man air) wait an hour at Huddersfield! Wasn't popular.
 
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