End of the Ferries

Discussion in 'UK Railway Discussion' started by The Sleeper, 19 Nov 2011.

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  1. The Sleeper

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    The very last 'boat train' to Stranraer will run on Saturday 19th November 2011. This will be the 1704 service from Kilmarnock arriving at Stranraer at 1852 for the 1955 sailing of the Stena Voyager to Belfast. The 1945 ScotRail service to Glasgow Central will be the last ever boat train from Stranraer. Although ferry sailings will not cease from Stranraer until the following day, with the last sailing to Belfast being the 1955 HSS, ironically after 150 years buses will be replacing trains on that day as Network Rail carry out maintenance! Just like the last trains under Beeching, you couldn't make it up.
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    And what would you prefer NR to do instead?
     
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    Ironically?
     
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