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New timetable shortens journey time to London


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Wrexham & Shropshire

New timetable shortens journey time to London
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date
6 October 2008
source Wrexham & Shropshire
type Press release



From 14 December, most passengers travelling between Wrexham and London with Wrexham & Shropshire will see significant reductions of up to 28 minutes in their journey time thanks to a new, improved timetable.

[Download new Timetable (valid from Sunday 14 December) (PDF, 66Kb)]

The timetable brings in a number of changes to the existing service, which runs regular, direct trains from Wrexham, through Shropshire and the West Midlands, and on to London Marylebone.

For business travellers, the changes mean that it will be possible to arrive in London before 9.00am on the first train. This, along with changes to the late afternoon service from London, means that there will be greater opportunity for a full day’s business in the Capital.

For leisure travellers, the changes to the timetable allow greater flexibility in planning days out along the route. Those who wish to spend a Saturday shopping in London can catch the first train, arriving in the West End before 10.30am. Journey times will also be reduced for those travelling to other attractions along the route – from a day out at RAF Cosford, to exploring Wrexham and the beautiful countryside of the Dee Valley.

Andy Hamilton, Managing Director of Wrexham & Shropshire, said: “Since we launched direct rail services in April we have always had the intention of improving journey times for our customers. We have worked hard to create this new timetable, which brings significant improvements to our service. We are very pleased to announce that we have been able to reduce many of our journey times and reschedule some of our services to make them more convenient for passengers.”

[View full press release (PDF, 67Kb)]


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