1U13 12.42 Reading – Weston-super-Mare (2018)6th March 2019
It’s Sunday 30th December. The Christmas period is legendary for engineering works and this year is no
different. On the Western we have Paddington to Slough, Patchway to Severn Tunnel Jn and Westbury station
all closed. Two trains an hour are running between Reading and Bristol; one via Bath, and one via Bristol
Parkway for coach connections to south Wales. In the twilight of HSTs on the Western drive 43018 and
43009 on one such service via Bristol Parkway. Rumour has it, one of the new kids on the block may be in need
of your services… Year : 2018.