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Confirmed Timings now received for Sunday 11 August
Confirmed Timings now received for Sunday 11 August

We have now received the confirmed timings for Sunday's train from Network Rail, so the Boarding Passes will be posted to passengers by first class mail this afternoon.

Please note that these are CONFIRMED TIMINGS for Sunday 11 August only, not for other dates.

 

WESTON SUPER MARE ROUTE
CONFIRMED FOR 11 AUGUST

Joining Station

Depart

Arrive

Bristol Temple Meads

09:10

20:15

Yatton09:2519:55
Weston-super-Mare
09:40
19:35

Taunton

10:40

18:30





Arrive
Depart

Paignton

12.00

17:15

Kingswear for Dartmouth

12:35

16:45

Image courtesy of Colin Campbell.


Waiting for Confirmed Timings
Waiting for Confirmed Timings

We are waiting for the confirmed times of Sunday's Torbay Express (11 August) to arrive from Network Rail. As soon as they reach us we will post the Boarding Passes to passengers by First Class mail.

 

Photo courtesy of Robert Sherwood.


FINAL COUNTDOWN - TIMINGS NOW RECEIVED
FINAL COUNTDOWN - TIMINGS NOW RECEIVED

We have just received the confirmed timings for the first Torbay Express of this summer, so the Boarding Passes will be posted by First Class  mail to passengers tomorrow.

 

The website has been updated to show the confirmed timings for Sunday, not for the rest of the season, as these are still awaited.


Final Countdown
Final Countdown

it is now less than a week until the first Torbay Express of this summer and final preparations are almost complete. The stewards' green shirts have been taken out of storage and are pressed and ready to go. We are just waiting for the confirmed timings to arrive from Network Rail and then we will be able to post the Boarding Passes to all the passengers who are waiting for them.


TORBAY EXPRESS TO BE FULLY STEAM HAULED ON 19 AUGUST
TORBAY EXPRESS TO BE FULLY STEAM HAULED ON 19 AUGUST
Network Rail have confirmed that on Sunday, 19 August The Torbay Express can run fully steam hauled, with no diesel assistance (subject , of course, to passing all the usual tests and nothing untoward happening)  Number 35028 Clan Line will be hauling the train. 


There are just a few seats left on the train.


Photo courtesy of Paul Blowfield.


First Torbay Express of 2018 - Sunday, 3 June
First Torbay Express of 2018 - Sunday, 3 June

It is the first Torbay Express of this summer on Sunday, 3 June and we have caused confusion for our passengers by including the date of another train in the programme (15 July) in the letter we sent out with the Boarding Passes. We are very sorry for this error and look forward to welcoming passengers aboard on Sunday, 3 June!

 

The locomotive booked to haul this train is No. 35028, Clan Line, subject, of course, to passing all the requisite tests and nothing untoward happening. Photo by Paul Blowfield.


Less Than Five Weeks to go!
Less Than Five Weeks to go!

It is now less than five weeks until the first of this summer's Torbay Expresses steams its way from Bristol Temple Meads across the Somerset Levels and around the beautiful Devon coast to the English Riviers. We are getting excited and have got our green shirts out of storage in readiness.


Eight Weeks to Go!
Eight Weeks to Go!

It is now just eight weeks until the first Torbay Express steam train of summer 2018 and all the arrangements are being made. Have you booked your seat yet?


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