You may have seen in this morning’s media that following discussions with government and the wider rail industry, we are reducing services to reflect national advice against non-essential travel, while maintaining services critical to keeping key workers moving during the current situation.
The new timetable will operate from Monday (23 March). There will however also be some changes to advertised services over this weekend. The new timetable will operate until further notice.
The changes prioritise key routes, essential for those people continuing to deliver vital services as the UK responds to the current situation. We will be operating hourly London services to Bristol Temple Meads, South Wales, Worcester Shrub Hill and Plymouth where customers will be able to connect for Cornwall. Customers for the South Cotswolds will be able to connect with a two hourly service from Swindon. There will also be significant changes to regional and branch line services.
We are working hard to enter all the changes into online and digital timetables, and these should all be updated in the next seven to ten days. From then individual journeys can be checked on www.gwr.com/travel-updates/check-your-journey.
Until then we will be adding details to a dedicated page on our website gwr.com. This is being updated now and will be available later this morning.
Today at Truro
A report by Mick House.
In sorting out some old slide boxes, I was reminded of a holiday in Jersey in 1977, which involved travel from Waterloo and back on the Channel Islands Boat Train (by then Class 33 haulage was the norm). A couple of my shots out of the carriage window captured the unique nature of the journey.
Great fun!, Peter
Thanks for your question Victor, nice to know that you are thinking of something GW for far off places. Can anybody help? If you wonder where the Waterloo Central Railway is please use google or try the link below..