Passengers facing rail disruption

Passengers facing rail disruption

Passengers facing rail disruption

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PASSENGERS are being warned of disruption on the Weymouth-Waterloo line in April as a section of railway in Dorset is closed for four days.

Engineers will be working on the line between Dorchester and Poole as part of a re-signalling project.

Teams need four days’ access to the line to do the work, so South West Trains' services will be affected on Thursday, April 3 and Friday 4 as well as the weekend of April 5 and 6.

From April 3 to 4, the line between Dorchester South and Poole will be closed.

Replacement bus services will run between Poole and Weymouth, supplemented by a shuttle train service between Dorchester South and Weymouth.

From April 5 to 6, the lines between Dorchester South and Bournemouth will be closed.

Work already planned in the Southampton area will also affect services on this route.

South West Trains says passengers from Weymouth and Dorchester travelling long distances on April 5 and 6 should travel via Yeovil Junction if possible.

Lines around Southampton Central will be affected by work on several weekends between now and May including over the four day Easter break to allow for a major programme of track improvement work including replacing 30 sets of points.

The line between Southampton Central and Brockenhurst is closed all day today as part of this work with a replacement bus service provided.

For more details check with National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or see nationalrail.co.uk

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9:25am Sun 16 Mar 14

arlbergbahn says...

Why do they always use that library picture of a class 158 at Bristol Temple Meads? Couldn't the Echo at least manage to obtain a picture of a train at Weymouth for its library?
Why do they always use that library picture of a class 158 at Bristol Temple Meads? Couldn't the Echo at least manage to obtain a picture of a train at Weymouth for its library? arlbergbahn
  • Score: 2

12:34pm Sun 16 Mar 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

As I have said elsewhere on this website, the Echo only have a discarded shoe box for their library of pictures ( or are they too bl**dy idle to look for an apposite picture). There is the one of the front view of Dennis the fire engine, one of the door of a fire engine, one of a fire engine leaving the old MOD site on Portland and one of a parked police car, one of the back of a police person wearing a jacket emblazoned 'Police'. Those nearly fill the box(:o))
As I have said elsewhere on this website, the Echo only have a discarded shoe box for their library of pictures ( or are they too bl**dy idle to look for an apposite picture). There is the one of the front view of Dennis the fire engine, one of the door of a fire engine, one of a fire engine leaving the old MOD site on Portland and one of a parked police car, one of the back of a police person wearing a jacket emblazoned 'Police'. Those nearly fill the box(:o)) IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: 1

5:05pm Sun 16 Mar 14

malkie says...

Regardless of what you may think of the Echo's photo library, niether of these comments actually appertain to the current article. Do you have a need to see your names in print? Sad ain't it?
Regardless of what you may think of the Echo's photo library, niether of these comments actually appertain to the current article. Do you have a need to see your names in print? Sad ain't it? malkie
  • Score: 1

5:28pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Dorset Voyager says...

The original picture that headed this article had no connection with the article.. The picture has been changed to what you see now. I think that the folks at Echo Towers could have deleted the first 2 comments to save people like 'malkie' and others getting confused.
The original picture that headed this article had no connection with the article.. The picture has been changed to what you see now. I think that the folks at Echo Towers could have deleted the first 2 comments to save people like 'malkie' and others getting confused. Dorset Voyager
  • Score: 2

6:25pm Sun 16 Mar 14

malkie says...

Dorset Voyager, I was not confused, but I really could not see the relevance of the comments to the article. Quite honestly, the Echo could have shown a photo of Mallard at Kings Cross. I would not have worried, but woe betide them if they publish the wrong photo of an aeroplane !!! LOL
Dorset Voyager, I was not confused, but I really could not see the relevance of the comments to the article. Quite honestly, the Echo could have shown a photo of Mallard at Kings Cross. I would not have worried, but woe betide them if they publish the wrong photo of an aeroplane !!! LOL malkie
  • Score: -4

12:09pm Mon 17 Mar 14

elloello1980 says...

malkie wrote:
Regardless of what you may think of the Echo's photo library, niether of these comments actually appertain to the current article. Do you have a need to see your names in print? Sad ain't it?
great value you've added to the article, also :/
[quote][p][bold]malkie[/bold] wrote: Regardless of what you may think of the Echo's photo library, niether of these comments actually appertain to the current article. Do you have a need to see your names in print? Sad ain't it?[/p][/quote]great value you've added to the article, also :/ elloello1980
  • Score: -1

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