- 20 Mar 2011
- West Mids
I think when I worked it out in the past, running non-stop (based on the few XC trains that already use that route) it takes 20 mins extra - making that 25 mins once you factor in a stop at Shrub Hill. I guess a stop at Worcestershire Parkway would add 5 mins once you account for braking/stop/accelerating?
Here is the proof for what we've being saying - http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/C75532/2014/07/10/advanced - 25 mins.It isn't and has been stated already, it is 15 minutes plus. Consider Stoke Works to Abbotswood at 90 odd compared to trundling over to Droitwich, on to Worcester plus a stop, out to Norton and Abbotswood again and getting back up to speed. It isn't insignificant.
Roll back to when I joined the forum and I'd be screaming for them to go via Worcester, but I've improved (at least I think I have) since then.