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Rail Services (Cheltenham Spa)

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) earliest and (b) last trains (i) to Cheltenham Spa from London Paddington and (ii) from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa were on (A) 6 June 1986, (B) 6 June 1996 and (C) 6 June 2006; how many direct and indirect train services were provided on a weekday between Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington on each of those dates; and how many of those services were direct in each case. (80826)

The earliest and last trains (direct) to/from Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington on weekdays were as follows:

1986

1996

2006

First Services

London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

06:40

05:30

06:48

Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington

05:18

06:03

05:59

Last Services

London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

22:05

21:00

19:45

Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington

21:10

21:00

22:10

The number of direct and indirect train services on weekdays to/from Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington was as follows:

At 6 June each year:

1986

1996

2006

London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

Direct

14

4

8

Indirect

0

15

14

Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington

Direct

13

4

9

Indirect

0

13

16

Note:

The connecting services shown are where connections are made at Swindon.