The Anonymous Widower

West Of England To Weymouth

This is the headline on an article in the May 2016 Edition of Modern Railways about the May 15th timetable changes. This is said.

On summer Saturdays and bank holidays from 21 May to 3 September the 07:50 Waterloo to Salisbury service is to be extended to Weymouth via Yeovil Junction, with a corresponding return service leaving the resort at 16:56. On arrival at Weymouth the service will rerurn to Yeovil Junction before providing a shuttle service between Junction and Pen Mill stations and then returning to the resort in time to form the working back to London

This sounds like an innovative way to provide a service that used to run in the summer between 2008-2010 using Mark 2 coaches and diesel locomotives.

Incidentally, the train would be used in Yeovil to replace a bus service.

As this Yeovil Metro is not in the Oracle yet, I assume that South West Trains are still refining their ideas.

April 28, 2016 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,

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