The Anonymous Widower

ORR Rejects Grand Union’s London Paddington To Cardiff Train Service Bid

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Rail Advent.

I wrote about this service in Grand Union Seeks ’91s’ To Cardiff and this was my conclusion.

I like this proposal.

    • The important Paddington and Cardiff route gets a fifty percent increase in train frequency.
    • There could be genuine competition on the route.
    • Grand Union would be using five of the thirty InterCity225 sets, which are in good condition, judging by my recent journeys.
    • Could we see a customer service and catering war between the two operators?

If Grand Union Railway runs to Cardiff, I’ll give it a go.

I can see a revised proposal being successful.

February 11, 2021 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I can see lots of reasons for this, but mostly the class 91’s are thirty years old, probably less reliable, have a single point of failure and block the track if the OLE is damaged or switched off.

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | February 11, 2021 | Reply


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