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What's the meaning of "service" in this sentence? The next train at Platform 3 will be the 15:20 service for Bath Spa calling at Swindon. This is the 14:48 service from London, Paddington.
Feb 27, 2017 5:08 AM
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In the UK train system, "X o'clock service to place Y " is just short for the "the train at X 0'clock that goes to place Y." "Calling at" of course indicates where the train stops along the way. So in the example above, "The train that leaves at 15:20 goes all the way to Bath from this station and it will also stop at Swindon along the way. This train started at Paddington station and left there at 14:48."
February 27, 2017
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