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Crossrail to Reading from Dec 15
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Recliner
2019-10-01 21:36:48 UTC
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4 tph peak, 2 tph off-peak, with 9-car 345s.

<https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/paddington-reading-crossrail-trains-to-begin-running-from-december-15>

Not mentioned in the story is that these services will be free for Freedom
Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders.
Roger
2019-10-02 06:24:21 UTC
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On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 21:36:48 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
Post by Recliner
4 tph peak, 2 tph off-peak, with 9-car 345s.
<https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/paddington-reading-crossrail-trains-to-begin-running-from-december-15>
Not mentioned in the story is that these services will be free for Freedom
Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders.
Paddington to Hayes & Harlington is already free at any time.
Which means that the only change is that the Hayes & Harlington
to West Drayton section will be available at any time rather
than restricted to after 09:30 weekdays.

Or are you suggesting that the passes will be usable beyond the
current boundary?
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Roger
Roland Perry
2019-10-02 07:23:09 UTC
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Post by Roger
Post by Recliner
4 tph peak, 2 tph off-peak, with 9-car 345s.
<https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/paddington-reading-crossrail-trains-to-begin-running-from-december-15>
Not mentioned in the story is that these services will be free for Freedom
Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders.
Paddington to Hayes & Harlington is already free at any time.
Which means that the only change is that the Hayes & Harlington
to West Drayton section will be available at any time rather
than restricted to after 09:30 weekdays.
Or are you suggesting that the passes will be usable beyond the
current boundary?
They are usable to Shenfield (on TfL trains) so why not to Reading?

<https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/static/documents/content/freedom_pass_ma
p.pdf>
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Roland Perry
Recliner
2019-10-02 07:36:05 UTC
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Post by Roger
On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 21:36:48 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
Post by Recliner
4 tph peak, 2 tph off-peak, with 9-car 345s.
<https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/paddington-reading-crossrail-trains-to-begin-running-from-december-15>
Not mentioned in the story is that these services will be free for Freedom
Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders.
Paddington to Hayes & Harlington is already free at any time.
Which means that the only change is that the Hayes & Harlington
to West Drayton section will be available at any time rather
than restricted to after 09:30 weekdays.
Or are you suggesting that the passes will be usable beyond the
current boundary?
Yes, all the way to Reading, at any time.
Anna Noyd-Dryver
2019-10-02 10:11:46 UTC
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Post by Roger
On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 21:36:48 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
Post by Recliner
4 tph peak, 2 tph off-peak, with 9-car 345s.
<https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/paddington-reading-crossrail-trains-to-begin-running-from-december-15>
Not mentioned in the story is that these services will be free for Freedom
Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders.
Paddington to Hayes & Harlington is already free at any time.
Which means that the only change is that the Hayes & Harlington
to West Drayton section will be available at any time rather
than restricted to after 09:30 weekdays.
Or are you suggesting that the passes will be usable beyond the
current boundary?
AIUI from discussions in various places on FB; while Oyster PAYG will only
be available to West Drayton, Freedom Passes will be valid to Reading on
TfL trains only.


Anna Noyd-Dryver
Roger
2019-10-02 11:15:45 UTC
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On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 10:11:46 -0000 (UTC), Anna Noyd-Dryver
Post by Anna Noyd-Dryver
Post by Roger
On Tue, 1 Oct 2019 21:36:48 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
Post by Recliner
4 tph peak, 2 tph off-peak, with 9-car 345s.
<https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/paddington-reading-crossrail-trains-to-begin-running-from-december-15>
Not mentioned in the story is that these services will be free for Freedom
Pass and 60+ Oyster card holders.
Paddington to Hayes & Harlington is already free at any time.
Which means that the only change is that the Hayes & Harlington
to West Drayton section will be available at any time rather
than restricted to after 09:30 weekdays.
Or are you suggesting that the passes will be usable beyond the
current boundary?
AIUI from discussions in various places on FB; while Oyster PAYG will only
be available to West Drayton, Freedom Passes will be valid to Reading on
TfL trains only.
Thank you, Recliner and Anna Noyd-Dryver.
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Roger
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