Mon 22 June 2009

Day 4

07:43 London Euston - Birmingham New Street
Operated by Virgin Trains
Seats cannot be reserved on this service
Seat used was Coach G Seat 01
This service was operated by 390052
Orders for breakfast were taken shortly after departure from London Euston and served on arrival at Milton Keynes Central, roughly 30 minutes
This train suffered a braking system fault and terminated at Coventry
This service terminated in Coventry at 09:10, 28 minutes late

09:01 Coventry - Birmingham New Street
Operated by Virgin Trains
No seat reservation
Seat used was Coach H Seat 45
This service was operated by a Class 390 unit
This train was delayed due to the above train failure at Coventry
This service arrived in Birmingham New Street at 09:50, 23 minutes late

09:42 Birmingham New Street - Bristol Temple Meads
Operated by Cross Country
Reservation Coach A Seat 28
This service was missed

10:12 Birmingham New Street - Bristol Temple Meads
Operated by Cross Country
No seat reservation
Seat used was Coach A Seat 12
This service arrived in Bristol Temple Meads at 11:38

11:59 Bristol Temple Meads - Reading
Operated by First Great Western
Reservation Coach H Seat 22F
The train departed Bristol at 12:14, 15 minutes late
The locomotives were 43091 + 43145
A trolley service was already in progress on boarding, however the staff did not make customers aware of the complimentary items and most of the snacks were sold out
This service arrived in Reading at 13:25, 14 minutes late

14:32 Reading - Penzance
Operated by First Great Western
Reservation Coach H Seat 17F
The locomotives were 43012 + 43094
The trolley service was in progress on boarding
This service arrived in Penzance at 19:51, 15 minutes late

21:45 Penzance - London Paddington (sleeper)
Operated by First Great Western
Supplement £0.00
Reservation Coach E Berth 11
On boarding I was offered Continental breakfast or bacon roll
The bacon roll option was selected, with a wake up call of 04:20
This was served at the time requested, consisting of a bacon roll, oat biscuits, and a pot of tea
Sadly the bacon roll is a microwaveable product and was of very poor quality, I would certainly not recommend it
The locomotive was 57604
This service arrives in London Paddington at 05:32, 11 minutes early