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6.43 cancelled again - 5253/9414
Written by Sion Bretton on Monday, 14th January 2008
I see from Live Departures board the train ius canceeled again ( but lools as if it is running different route).
STATION TIMETABLE EXPECTED ACTUAL
Gloucester Dep05:29 _ 05:32
Stonehouse Dep05:42 Cancelled _
Stroud Dep05:47 Cancelled _
Kemble Dep06:01 Cancelled _
Swindon Dep06:18 Cancelled _
Chippenham Dep06:34 Cancelled _
Melksham (Your station) Arr06:43 Cancelled _ Dep06:43 Cancelled _
Trowbridge Arr06:53 06:55 _ [color=Red]( see it arrives at 6.55 looks like no stop from Glouscrster)[/color]
Westbury Arr07:01 On time _
Dilton Marsh Arr07:08 On time _
Warminster Arr07:15 On time _
Salisbury Arr07:36 07:34 _
Romsey Arr07:56 On time _
Southampton Central Arr08:09 08:06 _
Re: 6.43 cancelled again - 5253/9416
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Monday, 14th January 2008
That won't go down as cancelled in their statistics, Sean :-\
The other day, they had similar operational issues between north of Chippenham and reversed there. I wonder why they didn't do that today?
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