29 April 2009

No longer eating in style


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it will only allow first-class passengers to sit down in the restaurant car



 


Train breakfast by grumbler (Flickr Stream)

From next month, First Great Western services between Penzance and Paddington will offer a sit-down dining car place only to first-class passengers, except on two journeys a day.

Meanwhile, Arriva Cross Country, which runs the longest haul rail route in Britain between Penzance and Aberdeen, is getting rid of its buffet car and installing seats instead to ease overcrowding

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A spokesman for First Great Western said the new dining car arrangements had been forced on the company by the recession.

From May 18, it will only allow first-class passengers to sit down in the restaurant car on most services into Paddington. The exceptions will be the 6.03pm and 7.03pm trains out of the capital when anyone will be allowed to eat in the dining car.


Image - Train Breakfast by Grumbler (cc)

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