Is it that time already? It seems like only last week I was moaning about the new timetable, and here's another one!
So, what exciting revelations did this morning's data download hold? The answer, I'm afraid, is that the new timetable, starting on Sunday 11 December 2016, is apparently exactly the same as the current one. Local trains are still scheduled as Class 142 diesels and there's still no sign of any electric acceleration.
One new feature of this download which I haven't seen before is that many of the schedules run through the whole timetable year, until Saturday 09 December 2017, suggesting there won't be a new timetable in May 2017 as there has been previous years.
The small print: As I always say in
posts about new timetables, the data is well outside the twelve week
limit and so must be considered provisional.