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Greg
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916 of 953  Thu 22nd Feb 2018 8:46pm  
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An interesting selection of pictures appeared on `FB Coventry Old and New` a couple of days ago showing the loco `Rocket` which used to move goods from Courtaulds to the main line. It appears that it it is being used in a railway restoration site near Shropshire. Edited by member, 22nd Feb 2018 8:48 pm
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917 of 953  Fri 23rd Feb 2018 9:06am  
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On 22nd Feb 2018 9:12am, Midland Red said: Kenilworth Station opening delayed again - report
The words booze-up, brewery, organise and couldn't spring to mind!
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Midland Red
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918 of 953  Tue 27th Feb 2018 4:21pm  
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Latest news is that Kenilworth Station will open on 5th March However, there will be no Sunday services Several operating companies expressed concerns at West Midlands Trains' proposed use of Class 153 single car trains, and the 'performance impact' of the new services WMT had hoped to run a Class 172 set instead, which would offer superior braking and acceleration, but they have been unable to secure one which would have alleviated some performance concerns, particularly on Sundays, and therefore they withdrew its application for a seven day service They still hope to acquire a 172 set in the near future
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Midland Red
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919 of 953  Thu 8th Mar 2018 7:06am  
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So . . . 5th March has come . . . and gone Oh my "Arrival of first train at Kenilworth Station still a mystery" - Leamington Observer
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Midland Red
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920 of 953  Mon 12th Mar 2018 6:11pm  
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Latest news is that there is no definite news Oh my No firm date has been agreed although it is believed that the target is next Monday, 19th March We shall see! Wink
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PeterB
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921 of 953  Tue 13th Mar 2018 12:12am  
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Midland Red, The "Unadvertised public service" timings for 19-24th March were taken off Real Time Trains today, but are still on for Monday 26th March. Given all the false starts I can see the benefit of starting the service and the telling people afterwards. The Track Access Agreement was finally approved on the 8th February 2018 (Submitted in July 2017). There is currently no application shown for the Sunday service. Separately, Networks Rail's Business Plan for 2019-24 includes "Double tracking Coventry-Leamington" in the list of proposed enhancement schemes. Peter.
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Midland Red
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922 of 953  Tue 13th Mar 2018 1:12am  
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Thanks, Peter Thumbs up
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Tricia
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923 of 953  Thu 15th Mar 2018 1:41pm  
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Next week I will be travelling, by car, from Bedworth to Coventry station, and I would like to know if road works between Foleshill Road and the station have been completed. Thus ensuring I get to the station in plenty of time for my train. Thanks in advance for your help.

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PhilipInCoventry
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924 of 953  Thu 15th Mar 2018 1:52pm  
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Hi Tricia Wave I am unable to make a comment regards road conditions, between Bedworth & Coventry rail station, but did you know that there is an hourly train service from Bedworth to Coventry railway station? Click, then go to page 196.
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Tricia
Bedworth
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925 of 953  Thu 15th Mar 2018 5:28pm  
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Thanks Philip. Wave I hadn't realised that there was an hourly service to Coventry from Bedworth, maybe I will be able to use it another time, unfortunately on this occasion we have to travel by car. Thumbs up
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PeterB
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926 of 953  Thu 15th Mar 2018 11:45pm  
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'Wall of silence' from county council over Kenilworth Station viability - Kenilworth News The original approval in 2010(!) gave estimated passenger numbers as 275,000 single trips (one return = two single trips) and a project cost of £11.5m at 2012/3 prices. The final cost is £13.6m, a 18% increase (vs 8% inflation). More interesting is the "potential service" proposed which was: (a) AM peak hour Chiltern Railways services to London Marylebone with calls at Kenilworth and Leamington; (b) PM peak hour Chiltern Railways services from London Marylebone with calls at Kenilworth and Leamington (c) Four services per day to and from London by introducing Kenilworth calls on the existing Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway (WSMR) (d) Off-peak services provided by a shuttle service between Leamington and Coventry with calls at Kenilworth. WSMR ceased trading in 2011 and there is currently no mention of through trains to London (or Birmingham). Bedworth with a higher population only gets 85,000 single journeys/year so it will be interesting to see what the actual usage will be. Peter.
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Midland Red
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927 of 953  Thu 15th Mar 2018 11:57pm  
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Thanks, Peter - it's all going so well, isn't it? Oh my
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PeterB
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928 of 953  Fri 16th Mar 2018 12:19am  
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If they delay opening until after 1st April, the 2018/9 usage figures will be for an incomplete year; which would be a good excuse to defend any low numbers - but perhaps I am being cynical Wink. Peter.
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Midland Red
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929 of 953  Mon 19th Mar 2018 9:36am  
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Pathfinders Tours have an excursion - Heart of Wales Wanderer - this coming Saturday (24 March) running from Eastleigh. Expected haulage is a pair of Class 37 diesels, and there is a pickup booked for Coventry at 08.05 Thumbs up Eastleigh (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Reading West (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Oxford (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Leamington Spa (pu) - Coventry (pu) - Birmingham International (pu) - Shrewsbury - (break, 2.1/4hrs) Craven Arms - Knighton - Llandrindod Wells - Llandovery - Pantyffynnon - Swansea District Line - Port Talbot Parkway - Cardiff Central - Newport - Severn Tunnel - Birmingham International (sd) - Coventry (sd) - Leamington Spa (sd) - Banbury (sd) - Oxford (sd) - Didcot Parkway (sd) - Reading West (sd) - Basingstoke (sd) - Eastleigh
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PhilipInCoventry
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930 of 953  Mon 19th Mar 2018 10:17am  
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Morning all & thank you for that info MR. Brill! Cheers A Class 37 on the South Devon heritage railway. Cheers The class 37 or type 3 in old BR language, is a very successful mid-range diesel-electric loco. Introduced at the beginning of the sixties, they were amongst the most robust & reliable in this power range. Proof if needed, many are still in use today in revenue service. ScotRail used them as "top & tail" on their premier services such as Glasgow to Aberdeen. ScotRail, having seen the improved timings & reliability in England by using multiple units, decided to use the one loco that they had plenty of, the class 37, which were in charge of virtually all of Scotland's northern services. By putting a 37 at either end of their crack express services, the improvement in timing, reliability was legendary. So for nearly twenty years, the Scots had these vintage locos in charge of their principle services. I used them often. It saved time at the termini as the locos stayed put, not needed shunting to the other end of the train. I shall do my best to see this sight at Coventry either coming or going. I do wish all well. In ScotRail livery. Note the Scotty dog. The Scotty dog motif changed size over the years. Just to whet our appetites, hopefully.
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