Train Operator Advises Taking The Car To Its Advertised Destination
THE advert for First Great Western’s (FGW) “Explore” campaign features Dartmouth – a place that has no network train station. Anyone wishing to visit Dartmouth can do so by car or hop on the Kingswear heritage line and then cross the River Dart by ferry.
National Rail’s website advises:
The nearest railway stations to Dartmouth are listed below [Paignton – 5.8 miles away – and Totnes – 7.5 miles]. Train services to these stations may vary, you can use our Journey Planner to confirm your travel arrangements. Unless shown otherwise in the Special Offers section, travel between the station shown and Dartmouth is not included in your rail ticket. You may need to pay an additional bus or taxi fare to complete your journey.An FGW spokesman explains:
“Customers travelling to Dartmouth can take the train to Totnes, and then the bus through to Dartmouth. Alternately they could take a train to Paignton, then the steam train on to Dartmouth. We have recently updated our website to reflect this information and amended the marketing posters to include reference to the nearest station.”
In short: take the car.