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1999-08-06 ATO-001


On track for the eclipse train operators respond with 11,000 extra seats

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On track for the eclipse train operators respond with 11,000 extra seats

6 August 1999
source ATOC
type Press release

Eclipse fever has reached such a pitch that almost all the extra 11,000 seats put on for rail passengers travelling to the West Country have already been booked in advance, say the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC).

ATOC Director George Muir said: "We have increased capacity on most routes by the maximum possible, but despite managing to run extra trains, we may not be able to satisfy everyone who turns up on the day."

Passengers intending to travel by train to Devon and Cornwall to watch the eclipse next Wednesday are advised to call the reservation offices before travelling:

First Great Western: 0345 000 125 or the Eclipse Phoneline: 0845 60 10 573
Virgin: 0345 222 333
Wales & West: 08457 125 625


For more information: Jay Merritt
Tel: 0171 904 3080/10. Mobile: 0498 665391
Pager: 01523 523 523 No: 849718

Notes for Editors

Great Western Trains are running 21 additional services Virgin are running 3 extra services and extending 2 services to run to Plymouth and Bristol Wales & West are adding extra units to existing services

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