Main line jourenys and connections - NOT London

Description of line

Bath to Oxford?
Chippenham to Bristol or South Wales?
Bristol Parkway to Didcot?
Swindon to Reading?

Service offered

Until about 4 years ago, an excellext Oxford to Bristol service was offered by Thames trains. Once they were a part of the First Group, and competing with trains from London to Bristol operated by the same company, they were withdrwan.

Peak flows

There is considerable commuter flow from Swindon and West thereof to Oxford.

Known issues

Stopping pattersn westward from Didcot are peculiar and at time sporadic, and connections sometijmes too short and sometimes too long. Poor punctuallity records mean tha a Swindon to Oxford commute is not a bit or a lottery.


See here

Recent discussions:
Link to ... A welcome to XC from Bristol to Swindon. Delighted to have you; we have space
Link to ... Services from Devon and Cornwall to Swindon.
Link to ... From Swindon to Oxford and the north
Link to ... Melksham to Oxford - suggestions for the Didcot change
Link to ... Wiltshire to The Midlands and north
Link to ... To Heathrow from the West
Link to ... Swindon to Oxford - 26/11 27/11
Link to ... Clegg renames EastWest Rail....
Link to ... New service proposal
Link to .. Via Didcot - as it was today
Link to .. An update on the West to Oxford
Link to .. West Wilts to Oxford - an impractical rail journey requirement?
Link to .. Not a good morning..relief line problems!
Link to .. The Didcot Dance - still happening!
Link to .. Swindon to Oxford - new proposal from the "Go!" Coop
Link to .. Oxford - Bristol
Link to .. Oxford and Didcot - General Information
Link to .. FGW Ticket prices
Link to .. Extra stops from the West at Didcot
Link to .. Should a future direct service stop at Didcot, or not?

Also ... blogs and other active groups:


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