Not at all Dorian. But I can see that some of your comments above leave a lot to be desired. No doubt you and Mrs C are very good friends.
Mrs C you really do talk the biggest load of rubbish and what a hugely inflated ego you have! I respond to posts if I think I have anything to add. By and large I do my best to ignore yours.
Actually, our line has been operating for donkeys years, including times when numerous branch lines were in existence in Devon. The big mistake by Dr Beeching was closing so many of those branch lines, but evidence has shown that this was all politically motivated by greed. To have a DAL as a back up in times of emergency is an intelligent solution and those who are scaremongoring need to do a bit ...
I don't own any CrossCountry trains.
Mrs C, you would only have been affected by signalling problems at Frome if you had been on the off-shoot line which goes through Frome. Some FGW services do go by that route but most don't. I know, because I have travelled both routes.
Ahhhh! This is painful!
Mrs C, go look at the FGW rail map, PLEASE! And then you might get some idea of what I am talking about.
Mrs C, if you travelled through Frome, which is an off-shoot from the main line, then you would have been on a slightly slower train than those that go directly to London Paddington. This could account for the signalling problems on the local line as opposed to the main line. I'm not sure why I should have mentioned I was a frequent traveller to London earlier, although this is common ...
I agree. It really is only those of us who commute daily to Exeter, London or the North that can speak with real knowledge on this issue.
Exceptional! We are at the start of the winter and look at what we have endured this week! Get real! Michael, I am happy for the sea defences to be strengthened, as I said in an earlier post, but there should always be an alternative so when our line is closed, for whatever reason, passengers can still continue with their journeys. I will fight to keep our line as the main route as, let's face ...