Pacer - Cardiff - Holyhead

Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by Y Ddraig Coch, 4 Dec 2019.

  1. Mrs. Fortescue

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  2. Mrs. Fortescue

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    Problems on Maesteg branch - it parked in Platform 3 at Bridgend (never seen anything there before) until it was given the all clear.
     
  3. fishquinn

    fishquinn Established Member Quizmaster

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    It depends on the circumstances fully. I've had situations where I've been waiting for a train that's meant to be formed of 10 coaches and has rolled in with 5 and many other circumstances like that. It's of course been very busy and a horrible journey experience but I've had to put up with it because I have no other choice (other than paying for a new ticket, which is of course unrealistic). If I've paid a lot for a ticket then I expect to have the standard of service I was expecting at the time of purchase. Just my opinion, I don't mean to upset anyone.
     
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    That was the 1645 from Cheltenham which shunted into 3 until access available. It was there from 1840 to 1927. The platform does get used at times and within the last couple of weeks when a shuttle had to be run for a period between Bridgend and Maesteg, Forget what the actual problem was at the time. A weekend sometimes sees it used if there is Engineering Work when a unit is sent to Bridgend to stable and then work a shuttle.
     
  5. Mrs. Fortescue

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    No, it was this train from Holyhead from 1750 for roughly half an hour. I know because I was on it.

    The Cheltenham train may have subsequently done that also, but that was after this train left. :)
     
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    OOOPS. I missed that one on RTT :oops::oops: Should be a 175 so I pleased to see that a 153 was found to make this regularly overloaded train up to 3 Cars from Cardiff
     
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    It would appear that my contribution to this thread has been ‘censored’ (removed)!
     
  8. Mrs. Fortescue

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    It should be a 175/1 yes, but more recently it’s had a few more 150s. Normally when it is, they’ll stick a 153 on the front/rear.
     

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