NATIONAL RAIL TIMETABLE
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This is thanks to the excellent work by editor Victoria Fox and her team, assisted by volunteers who see tables at early stages.
More operators take it seriously as well, although there is still evidence of a few not having checked their proofs at all. It should surely be an obligation for operators to do so.
Many readers in the past have asked why these reviews come out only on the weekend the timetable commences, when some other publications publish their ‘review’ earlier.
With respect to them, they don’t really do a review! They do their write-ups based only on press releases issued by the operators. But operators vary in what they consider important, and (dare I add) sometimes omit bad news!
So some operators that run mainly commuter services might well think that moving the 1700 A to B service to 1705 is major news.
Indeed, it might well be something the users requested, and so is excellent news for several hundred people. But in the context of the national system - from Penzance to Wick, and Ramsgate to Pwllheli - it isn’t that newsworthy!
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