Just been to Cardiff for a client visit.
XC Plymouth to Bristol PW was its usual scruffy, short-formed disappointment (also grossly overcrowded past Taunton, XC being apparently oblivious or uncaring about Cheltenham Week). GWR produced a pleasing change of scene with a rather swish 800 class for the 45 minutes or so to Cardiff; the first time I recall travelling on one if these, and I was rather impressed.
Return journey started with a new-looking DMU from GWR, quite comfy and with a nifty little half-width table on some of the airline seats, which seem to be just that bit more roomy than XC’s “Hommes 40, Chevaux 8” layout. However there aren’t any waiting rooms at Bristol TM, a pity because XC were in full “Air Congo” mode ... 34 minutes late.... not really the weather for that sort of nonsense.