Dateline Monday 24th September
An "informed source" tells fbb that 75 new buses are arriving in the next few months and they will bring "more route branding". Details awaited!
Arrived Waterloo concourse 1605
1620 to Axminster (and Exeter St David's) CANCELLED
Not completely; in small print - Starts from Woking
1604 to Portsmouth Harbour (calls Woking) - expected 1714
1549 to Bournemouth (calls Woking) - LOADING
The chase begins! (NO announcement at all re Woking)
Run (slowly!) to join 1549 which leaves at 1610
Apologies - signalling failure YET AGAIN
Crawl most of the way past Clapham Jct
Certain to miss 1652 (1620, as wasn't, from Waterloo)
Approaching Woking an announcement -
I have asked that the 1652 to Exeter be held
Yippee - but short lived
Announcement - SWR control have refused to hold the 1652
Sulk Rage Fury Resignation!
Travel forward to Basingstoke where
the 1650 from Waterloo to Salisbury is now starting on time at 1738
It never got to Waterloo
Travel forward to Salisbury where
the 1720 from Waterloo (which left late at 1730)
is now reported as 43 minutes late.
Travel forward from Salisbury to
TISBRYL arrive 1950 approx
??? (=Tisbury Loop but shown in the "delay" timetable on-line!)
Announcement - we are outside Tisbury
the 2005 Tisbury (to Waterloo) has already entered
the single track section, so there will be a further
delay of 15 to 20 minutes.
Yep! It was twenty!
Scheduled fbb arrival at Axminster 1905
Actual arrival at Axminster 2109
(on the train due at 2005)