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Where does it go?

Discussion in 'UK Railway Discussion' started by Dave A, 30 Oct 2011.

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  1. Dave A

    Dave A Established Member

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    Hi all!

    Hopefully one of those in the know could help me with this little query.

    On one of my (many) journey's between BRI (Bristol Temple Meads) - PAD (London Paddington), today I noticed there was a separate service that goes to Swindon (calling at Bath & Chippenham), with the PAD service only calling at Bath then RDG (Reading).

    I was trying to get a look out the window as we were going past to see if I noticed any stations, but due to the earlier darkness, I had no success. :roll:

    So, does anyone have any idea why this is done? And does it take a different route into RDG, as the journey took quite a bit longer than usual as well?!
     
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  3. Mojo

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    This service only runs today (and other days when works are taking place) due to engineering work.

    The line between Swindon & Didcot Parkway was closed today due to engineering works, so trains from Bristol were diverted via the Berks & Hants route (through Newbury, avoiding Swindon and Chippenham).
     
  4. Dave A

    Dave A Established Member

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    Ah ha. Cheers Mojo! :)
     
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