|Three and a half answers out of 4
Some clarification on questions I asked about the draft timetable.
1. Connections are NOT guaranteed, except where they're made into the last train of the day in which case the train will probably be held
2. There will be no cheap day return fares bookable on the day (Monday to Friday) from Melksham to London, since there will be no offpeak trains. First will NOT offer a "derrogation" on this.
3. We don't know the timing of Saturday or Sunday trains yet (this was the one that wasn't really answered) and First don't know what proportion of the weekend trains will in fact end up being replaced by buses until much closer to the time
4. When asked about alternative arrangements for customers of all the trains that are being withdrawn, First told me that they are talking with First bus with a view to extending the 231 and 234 services to Chippenham (I think they meant "Chippenham Station") from 1st April.
Written 2006-02-22 10:39:56
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