Wednesday, 3 January 2007

2 Jan 2007 - Safe Bet, Nice Waiting Rooms at Swindon

After reading the FGW alerts over the Xmas period, I thought it best not to take too many chances, so I chose to take the 0707 from Bath today. What luck! It arrived on time, I met Brenda on the train (nice to see her again after Xmas), and we got to Didcot (with no changing) and the 0754 was sitting on platform 3 ready for us to jump on to it. Brill. Got to Oxford at 0815 and into work not long after. Caught the 1620 home, which was on time, then got the 1656 from Didcot to Swindon, then got the 1726 from Swindon to Bath. Bit of a faff but they do have nice warm waiting rooms at Swindon (unlike Didcot). And the trains were on time. And I bumped into an old friend from my Bath-Swindon commuting days. All round a good start to the New Year.


Journey to work/meeting punctuality: 80%, 8/10
Journey home punctuality: 80%, 8/10


FGW alerts:
0505 to Padd from PNZ will start PLY. The 0710 from BTM to PAD cancelled. (oops, that's DW's train, better text him!)
Cancellations - 1530 Swansea-Pad 1806 Pad-Frome, 1915 Pad-Swansea. Apologies, Due to traincrew resourcing probs)

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