Thanks to correspondent David for this helpful note.
But, idle speculation apart, fbb is impressed with the latest, indeed the final, leaflet for his local Stagecoach SouthWest Trains service.
Services run on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays between 21st May and 3rd September
South West Trains serving Maiden Newton, Chetnole, Yetminster and Thornford for the first time
Direct trains between London Waterloo and Maiden Newton for the first time in nearly 50 years
Observers reported that these trains usually ran nearly empty which might explain why he 2016 hype was not re-hyped for this year. The service will not run in 2017.
These tables are in no particular order. But next is 20F ...
The final bus timetable is 20G ...
But, our reader cries in frustration, "What about 20D?"
This is a minor revolution just along the road from fbb mansions. Axe Valley Mini Travel (no longer "mini") has changed its timetable for the first time in many years.
1. Service 885 (Axminster to Seaton) has been extended to Beer, partly absorbing short workings on the 899 Seaton, Beer, Sidmouth.
2. But, more dramatically, the Saturday service (formerly two hourly) now mirrors the Monday to Friday frequency for the main part of the day.
fbb will write more on this improved service after he has had a chance to sample it. Now folk will be able to travel all the way to Pecorama by train and connecting bus.
What is lacking, however, is a note explaining which bus services (if any) can be pre-booked at railway stations.