Ex-Wessex Trains drivers leave?

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Coxster

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Have they all left now that First have taken over?

21:02 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour due 00:28
17:06 Saturday 01 April 2006
This train will be started from Bristol Temple Meads at 21:56. It will no longer call at: Cardiff Central, Newport South Wales, Severn Tunnel Jn, Patchway and Filton Abbey Wood. This is due to no driver being available.

16:22 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central due 19:42
16:58 Saturday 01 April 2006
This train will be terminated at Bristol Temple Meads. It will no longer call at: Filton Abbey Wood, Severn Tunnel Jn, Newport South Wales and Cardiff Central. This is due to no driver being available.

17:55 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads due 18:32
15:36 Saturday 01 April 2006
This train has been cancelled. This is due to no driver being available.

17:01 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach due 17:34
15:34 Saturday 01 April 2006
This train has been cancelled. This is due to no driver being available.
 
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Severn Beach trains being cancelled? Hope First are ready to make their first compensation payment to Bristol City Council :D
 

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Why's that? Do they have an agreement to pay the council if they don't run Severn Beach services? Typical though, first day and things are already messed up.
 

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Bristol CC pay the TOC an annual subsidy of £138,000 to maintain an hourly service throughout weekdays to Avonmouth and on Saturdays to Severn Beach, however the Lib Dems are axing it in order to save money, however it's still in effect :)
 

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Mojo said:
Bristol CC pay the TOC an annual subsidy of £138,000 to maintain an hourly service throughout weekdays to Avonmouth and on Saturdays to Severn Beach, however the Lib Dems are axing it in order to save money, however it's still in effect :)

Whats happening when it does change? (December I suppose - lower frequency and more buses?)
 

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First's new logo:

 

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Well, FGW pledged to retain a service, see the TT consultation pages (if they still exist). I know one more service is bustituted Severn Beach - Avonmouth in the AM, the one that gets the commuters into Bristol for a 9am start!

Expect fares (which are currently lower than the bus) to go up.
 
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