|2E53||GW||Exeter St Davids||1125|
|2E57||GW||Exeter St Davids||2022|
|2E58||GW||Exeter St Davids||2218|
That would be the base timetable loaded.So, a trial timetable day?
With a 40mph Linespeed.75mph on the longest straight stretch in Devon......
That's the timing load, that service won't be hitting anywhere near 75mph at any point.It says planned 75mph maximum, using any from cl 150, 153, 155 or 156.
Hmm, the paths do not seem to include a Sampford Courtenay call. Is that likely to be the final plan?Just noticed this path in RTT for 2K03 Exeter central - Okehampton
an arrival and departure call from Okehampton shows 8 return trips
2R51 GW Exeter Central 0720 2R52 GW Exeter Central 0924 2E53 GW Exeter St Davids 1125 2R54 GW Exeter Central 1324 2R55 GW Exeter Central 1524 2R56 GW Exeter Central 1820 2E57 GW Exeter St Davids 2022 2E58 GW Exeter St Davids 2218
No idea, but the downhill average speed of 45mph to Crediton and the tight turnrounds at Okehampton suggest there is no margin for one ATM.
2K03 0843 Exeter St Davids to Okehampton
2E04 0943 Okehampton to Exeter St Davids
2K05 1054 Exeter St Davids to Okehampton
2E06 1145 Okehampton to Exeter St Davids
2K07 1240 Exeter St Davids to Okehampton
2E08 1338 Okehampton to Exeter St Davids
2K09 1438 Exeter St Davids to Okehampton
2E10 1538 Okehampton to Exeter St Davids
2K11 1652 Exeter St Davids to Okehampton
2E13 1743 Okehampton to Exeter St Davids
2K13 1838 Exeter St Davids to Okehampton
2E15 1939 Okehampton to Exeter St Davids
2K15 2102 Exeter St Davids to Okehampton
2E16 2155 Okehampton to Exeter St Davids
It won’t necessarily be the 16th of May. The paths are in the timetable from that date as it is the changeover date nationally, but the actual service may not commence until a later date aligned with works completion and sufficient driver training undertaken. They’ll probably be redated shortly or cancelled off weekly by short-term planning amendment until the actual start date, similar to how station reopenings are initially planned to align with timetable change dates and then amended to come online from the actual opening date in practice.Having just skimmed through RTT, looks like the first services booked are on the 16th May:
Thank goodness the siren voices calling for them to terminate at the St Davids Bay Platform 2 for reasons of operational convenience were not listened to.Which is why they were planned to go to central!
If you follow the real-time trains links provided earlier you’ll find they’re additional and GWR services.Are these 159 SWR extensions or "new" use of GWR 150's ( or what ever?)