Summer Saturdays in the West 1994

The Summer 1994 timetable saw a significant reduction in the number of locomotive hauled Saturday trains serving popular holiday destinations in the West Country, when compared with the previous and earlier years.

Cornwall continued to have a single overnight train to Penzance that originated from Manchester to where it returned mid morning.

Paignton was the destination for the only other remaining overnight train, this originated from Glasgow and Paignton was also the destination of the three remaining daytime trains. Five return trains originated from the English Rivieria during the day.

Commencing in 1994 the Summer timetable commenced at the beginning of June rather than in mid May as it had done for many years. Thus, an adaptation of the Winter timetable operated on the Saturday of the Spring Holiday weekend at the end of May.

The table of 1994 trains can be found here

Additional information about the trains covered is welcomed, particularly correcting, adding to, or filling gaps in our records of locomotives used. Please contact Peter Hall with any additional information.

Last updated: 8th June