Should be running Tuesday to Friday I believe.Does anyone know the situation regarding Bristol Parkway to Weston Super Mare via St Phillips Marsh this week? An hourly service is listed on RealTime Trains. Thanks
(Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere - I've been away, and haven't been able to keep up to date)
MOST services (running via St Philip's Marsh) have either been cancelled throughout, or between Bedminster and Parkway. Very annoying. Luckily I managed to get a southbound service through the depot earlier (having failed on Tuesday!).Seems that some services are cancelled today due to driver shortages, though not showing as cancelled on RTT. I’ve just had a long walk to Parson St with two young children (having checked on the way) only to find the 13:47 isn’t running. Promised them a train ride today as a treat too, not sure if the next one in an hour will work out as there isn’t a train back from parkway and I need to be back at work before 6. Wasted afternoon.
I would have been your driver from Parkway to Nailsea, in that case!I successfully managed to do the depot diversion yesterday on the 12:14 Parkway as far as Nailsea & Backwell (166209), returning back to Parkway on the 13:39 (43194+170).
The southbound waited time at Bedminster, with the northbound waiting time at Filton Abbey Wood.
Trust me its much quicker than walking! Having done these moves at 10mph (the official speed of the BGAL) it makes all the moves on depot we do at 5mph feel very slow!!It has to be said that riding on a train through SPM is rather weird compared to walking through on foot. Especially as the low speed of the train through this section is rather slow. Meaning it ‘feels’ almost as slow as actually walking it!
I hadn't appreciated how large the site is until I went through a few weeks ago.It has to be said that riding on a train through SPM is rather weird compared to walking through on foot. Especially as the low speed of the train through this section is rather slow. Meaning it ‘feels’ almost as slow as actually walking it!
Before that, it goes off in to the Up Spur, which is the siding alongside the Up Badminton, under the road-over bridge 200m from the platform at the London endI did the 09.14 Bristol Parkway - Weston with 158 747. Plenty of room. 11.20 return busy, no aircon in rear coach.
Filton A W - Bedminster 20m 10s via the Marsh going out, BMT - FIT 19m 27s coming back.
Now have 20 min wait at FIT. Booked to form the 13.14 ex BPW.