Interesting working for August.....

Discussion in 'Allocations, Diagrams & Timetables' started by DaveHarries, 24 May 2015.

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  1. DaveHarries

    DaveHarries Established Member

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    Evening all,

    With the 24/7 closure of Bathampton Junction for 01st - 31st August 2015 I am working on a SimSig timetable for Bristol, Swindon & Westbury sims which will, I hope, run as a chain.

    In the course of my looking at the data I came across this which I thought sounded interesting. It seems that the regular 2O70 (0649 Worcester Shrub Hill - Weymouth) becomes 2T70 and terminates at Bristol Temple Meads to interwork with a Cardiff Central diagram.....

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/P03540/2015/08/03/advanced

    ..... while train 2O70 is given as an 0600 from Exeter St. Davids to Weymouth, via. Taunton, Weston-s-Mare, Bristol TM, Bristol Parkway, Swindon, Trowbridge and Westbury with normal route Westbury to Weymouth. Pathed as a Class 15x DMU the total trip time is stated as 5hrs.

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/P03540/2015/08/03/advanced

    This means that the regular route of 2O70 is combined with train 2D02 (0600 Exeter St. Davids to Bristol Parkway). The 2O70 repalcement could be a mistake (I know these things often change before the scheduled date) but it makes interesting reading IMO.

    TBH an X53 bus from Exeter to Weymouth would be quicker (3 1/2hrs) but the first journey from Exeter to Weymouth on that does not leave until 0920. Interesting trip perhaps.

    HTIOI,
    Dave
     
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  2. PHILIPE

    PHILIPE Established Member

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    The normal 06 00 Exeter to Bristol Parkway extended and picking up the 06 47 ex Worcester path at Westbury. There was around 2002 a 05 33 Weymouth to Exeter regular service but this ram direct from Westbury to Bristol thence to Taunton.
     
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