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Dilton Marsh

I was up and out early this morning - to visit the station at Dilton Marsh where commuter trains were slashed last December (but not half as much as had been planned) and are threatened again from this December.

Now I'm not a poet, and I feel that the anachronisms that John Betjamin describes would be hard ON THEIR OWN to justify a station. But I sure wish he was still around to be on the team. Perhaps his ghost is - perhaps we may yet snatch a victory once again from the jaws of defeat.

I've put up more pictures on a Dilton Marsh page and I'll be supporting their cause - the same as ours across Wiltshire - for an appropriate train service.

Actually their morning service is quite good. But in the evening it is less than useful and an out-and-back service is only as strong as its weakest link. And my spies tell ne to look out for a 2/3 cut of southbound services in December. That fisherman will have to wait until 22:01 to get back from Westbury if he doesn't make it by 15:29 ... together with all the would-be-commuters in those houses. Of course, they would end up driving, wouldn't they?

(written 2007-03-08, updated 2008-09-15)

 
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