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Title: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on July 22, 2012, 01:33:55 pm
This is due to passengers transferring between trains earlier was a new one on me.

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13:51 Paignton to Exmouth due 15:18 This train will be started from Newton Abbot at 14:08.
This train will no longer call at Paignton, Torquay and Torre.
This is due to passengers transferring between trains earlier.


Also today:

This is due to a member of train crew being unavailable.
This is due to a train fault.
This is due to train crew having been unavailable earlier.

Is there a full list anywhere, and explanations?


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bignosemac on July 22, 2012, 01:52:45 pm
I don't know if the further information provided to FGW staff makes the reason for cancellation at Paignton, Torquay and Torre any clearer:

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Alteration to the 2F12 22/07/12 13:51 Paignton to Exmouth due 15:18.

This train will be started from Newton Abbot at 14:08.

This train will no longer call at Paignton, Torquay and Torre.

This is due to passengers transferring between trains earlier.

Show More Information:

Due to earlier delay on 1A81 08:35 Penzance to Paddington due to disabled assist at Liskeard.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: readytostart on July 22, 2012, 02:32:37 pm
From what I can see, the delay on 1A81 had caused a reactionary delay on a service running from Exmouth to Paignton, which hadn't been recovered by the time the set had been to Paignton and back to Exmouth. 2T16 (1229 EXM PGN) was therefore terminated at NTA to make a right time departure for 2F12.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Southern Stag on July 22, 2012, 04:44:51 pm
Passengers transferring between trains covers both set swaps, so if the train working one service is swapped with another train and all the passengers have to swap trains, and delays in passengers boarding/alighting, such as disabled passengers.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: phile on July 22, 2012, 04:55:13 pm
I should imagine that the reason for delay goes back to the root cause even if the train quoted was not directly affected itself but merely a reactionary reason.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on July 22, 2012, 04:59:43 pm
Passengers transferring between trains covers both set swaps, so if the train working one service is swapped with another train and all the passengers have to swap trains, and delays in passengers boarding/alighting, such as disabled passengers.

Ah - right. Thanks.  Sounds like the interesting case at Westbury last summer when the incoming train from Weymouth was dividing for Bath / Bristol (should have been front portion) and Swindon (should have been rear 153).  Problem ... a 153 wasn't enough to take all the passengers (and, yes there was an adult wheelchair and LOTS of babes in wheelchairs!).   Actually the swap worked well as most people on the train had been alerted, and I suspect that both portions were right-time by destination.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on July 24, 2012, 07:37:45 am
This is due to a member of train crew being unavailable.
This is due to a train fault.
This is due to train crew having been unavailable earlier.
This is due to passengers transferring between trains earlier.
This is due to a line-side fire.
This is due to animals on the line.
This is due to an earlier train fault.
This is due to animals on the line earlier.
This is due to an obstruction on the line.
This is due to an earlier problem at a level crossing.
This is due to congestion caused by earlier delays.
This is due to a problem with line-side equipment.
This is due to a train late from the depot.

Above are just from last day or so (since I started this thread).   Actually a rather better selection / better explained than I had anticipated finding from taking the occasional look;  as "one-liner"s they've probably got it about right.   I do find myself wondering if - at times - having the information technology to hand to tell us this lot makes things look like there are a lot more problems these days when that's not the case ... in my earlier life commuter days, I simply travelled on my home line not knowing of any disruption on neighbouring services.

The list also gives a peephole into the wide range of issues that have to be dealt with on a daily basis ...


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on July 24, 2012, 08:02:11 am
A couple of other fairly regulars

This is due to a passenger being taken ill
This is due to disruptive passengers


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: BerkshireBugsy on July 24, 2012, 08:38:56 am
When I checked JourneyCheck for my Monday service, it reported "This train does not stop here" but the CIS displays reported "Cancelled" which was in fact the case. To me, although "This train does not stop here" may be factually correcty :) it isn't as meaningful as "Cancelled" :)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: IanL on July 24, 2012, 09:56:50 am
This is due to unusual passenger flow



Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on July 26, 2012, 10:52:49 pm
... and, all too often these days, "This is due to a person hit by a train."  :(


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on July 27, 2012, 12:59:48 am
Due to a member of train crew being unavailable.... Driver locked in toilet


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: BerkshireBugsy on July 27, 2012, 05:08:16 am
Due to a member of train crew being unavailable.... Driver locked in toilet

Or as in the case of the 1712 Reading to Newbury last night ..This train is delayed due to the lack of train crew who is on the delayed train out of Paddington (which was probably delayed due to the late incoming service)..I think you get the picture :)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on July 27, 2012, 07:37:16 am
Well ... since I started this thread I've noted:

This is due to a broken down train.
This is due to a delay on a previous journey.
This is due to a line-side fire.
This is due to a member of train crew being unavailable.
This is due to a passenger being taken ill.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
This is due to a problem with line-side equipment.
This is due to a security alert.
This is due to a train fault.
This is due to a train late from the depot.
This is due to an earlier problem at a level crossing.
This is due to an earlier problem with line-side equipment.
This is due to an earlier security alert.
This is due to an earlier train fault.
This is due to an obstruction on the line.
This is due to an unusually large passenger flow.
This is due to animals on the line earlier.
This is due to animals on the line.
This is due to congestion caused by earlier delays.
This is due to disruptive passengers.
This is due to earlier emergency engineering works.
This is due to earlier signalling problems.
This is due to over-running engineering works.
This is due to passengers transferring between trains earlier.
This is due to safety checks having been made earlier.
This is due to signalling problems.
This is due to speed restrictions.
This is due to train crew having been unavailable earlier.
This is due to unusual passenger flow.
This is due to waiting earlier for a train crew member.
This is due to waiting for a train crew member.

Which seems to be a far better / wider range that I had aniticipated  ;D.

Noting the number that say "earlier" in them, knock-on effect is a clear issue that (?) makes the number of significant delays and changes later in the day far higher than earlier in the day (?).   In another thread, we were discussing FGW tweet hours and wondering if they should be slid an hour earlier.   I'm thinking "probably not" ... if the passenger levels are similar, Jo and Ollie are likely to be far more useful in the evening reporting and helping on after effects that first thing in the morning when the morning specials are usually limited to a few "train late from depot" and "overrunning engineering" issues.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: phile on July 27, 2012, 08:16:34 pm
Last night the 19 30 Cardiff to Portsmouth Hbr started at Newport due, it was quoted as "train late from Depot".   A bit difficult to absorb at 19 30 at night when the unit comes off Fratton Depot at 06xx in the morning.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Louis94 on July 27, 2012, 11:53:16 pm
Last night the 19 30 Cardiff to Portsmouth Hbr started at Newport due, it was quoted as "train late from Depot".   A bit difficult to absorb at 19 30 at night when the unit comes off Fratton Depot at 06xx in the morning.

Could very easily of been a set swap at Bristol Temple Meads, or another train late from the depot, which delayed it.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on August 01, 2012, 11:08:50 am
Can also add "due to a vehicle striking a bridge"


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bignosemac on August 01, 2012, 09:35:53 pm
Lots of unusually large passengers flowing ( ;)) about this evening on the Bristol-Cardiff corridor, due to Olympic^ football at the Millennium Stadium. So much so that FGW arranged ticket acceptance on First Buses between Bristol-Filton AW-Bristol Parkway to move passengers onto South Wales HSTs and off grossly overcrowded local DMUs. Particularly badly affected were Taunton-Cardiff services. I know because I attempted to board one at Temple Meads bound for Patchway. Gave up on that idea and took the bus alternative instead.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on November 29, 2012, 09:14:33 pm
Guess we can add
"due to flooding"
and
"due to a landslip"

to the list now.....


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bignosemac on November 29, 2012, 09:45:47 pm
Well, I heard both 'landslip' and 'flooding' used in a pre-recorded announcements at Bristol TM the other day.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: thetrout on December 01, 2012, 05:11:39 am
Years ago this one. But: Pullman Restaurant Service will start from Reading. This is due to a fault with lineside equipment earlier. ;D

Turned out some of the Food and the Chef were on a late running Paddington Bound Train ;D


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on December 16, 2012, 03:53:00 pm
15:08 Portsmouth to Cardiff running via Eastleigh:

"This is due to lightning having damaged equipment."


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: devon_metro on December 16, 2012, 05:37:36 pm
Not surprised, certainly a fair amount of lighting in Southampton a few hours ago.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: inspector_blakey on December 16, 2012, 06:57:24 pm
Indeed - lightning strike earlier on affected Eastleigh panel and caused a few signal/points issues, resolved fairly quickly.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Kim on February 10, 2013, 08:26:50 am
"This is due to emergency services dealing with an earlier incident." That probably means person hit by a train, but as was mentioned above, it's been far too frequent of late and constant use of "person hit by a train" looks bad on them.

Also "debris on the line" and "trespasser on the line" / "due to an earlier trespass incident."


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on March 22, 2013, 11:34:54 am
"Due to the heavy rain it has been reported that a house near the railway is unstable."

-- this morning, Liskeard to Looe


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: John R on March 22, 2013, 12:16:37 pm
The house has collapsed and an elderly occupant is reported missing.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on March 22, 2013, 01:04:54 pm
The house has collapsed and an elderly occupant is reported missing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21892436

"In her 60s" says the BBC - oh help - is that "elderly" ...


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on March 23, 2013, 09:15:12 am
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10:57 Reading to Newbury Racecourse due 11:16
This train will be cancelled.
This is due to poor weather conditions.

...well yes - but the weather has caused the race meeting to be abandoned, therefore removing the need for the train!


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on March 23, 2013, 09:23:19 am
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10:57 Reading to Newbury Racecourse due 11:16
This train will be cancelled.
This is due to poor weather conditions.

...well yes - but the weather has caused the race meeting to be abandoned, therefore removing the need for the train!

I don't think "This is indirectly due to poor weather conditions" is in the standard list  ;D


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on March 24, 2013, 11:42:27 pm
The house has collapsed and an elderly occupant is reported missing.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21892436
"In her 60s" says the BBC - oh help - is that "elderly" ...

From the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21892436):
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Cornwall house collapse: Body found
A body has been found at the site of a house which collapsed in a landslip in Cornwall, police have confirmed.
Rescue teams have been searching for a woman believed to be trapped inside the property in Looe.
The building, which is converted into flats, collapsed just before 06:00 GMT following torrential rain.
Devon and Cornwall Police earlier said Susan Norman, who lives in one of the flats in Sandplace Road, Looe, had been unaccounted for.
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said a body had been recovered from the property at about 18:00, although formal identification had not yet taken place.
Dave King, from the service, said sniffer dogs and thermal-imaging equipment had been used.
Firefighters had entered the building after it was made "structurally sound" at about 13:15 to continue the search.
Devon and Cornwall Police said Ms Norman, aged in her 60s, who lived in one of three single-occupancy flats, had not been seen since 18:00 on Thursday. Her neighbours have been accounted for.
Cornwall Council said it was continuing to work with the emergency services and the Health and Safety Executive to carry out a thorough investigation into the cause of the landslip.
About 15 people from six other properties have been evacuated while engineers assess the stability of the buildings and the ground.
The A387 and B3253 were closed because of the house collapse and rail services to and from Looe were suspended.
Some of Ms Norman's neighbours said they had been shocked by the landslip but had previously raised concerns about subsidence in the area.
Peter Temlett said: "The drains have been blocked for years - they've not cleared them."
The council would not respond to the comments but said its wet weather operation had moved into the "recovery phase", with the Met Office saying the worst of the weather was moving away from Cornwall.

My highlighting: Chris from Nailsea.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on March 25, 2013, 08:36:12 am
We quite often see delays "due to a passenger being taken ill".   Unfortunately someone onboard an early morning Arriva Trains Wales service from Cardiff to Milton Haven was initially taken ill and then died today at Port Talbot Parkway.  No more details but thoughts with the deceased's family and the crew and fellow passengers on the service.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: rogerpatenall on March 25, 2013, 09:26:06 am
A long, long time ago. .  . they had blackboards. The top half was printed 'We are sorry that trains are running late due to' . . .  and underneath, on the blackboard half, was written 'delay'. Took a photo, but can't find it .


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: IanL on March 26, 2013, 10:39:19 am
Last night, 1701 HST Oxford to London Paddington sat at P1 until 1725ish with 'delayed' on the CIS. Only announcement (automated) was "this train is delayed due to a problem that is being investigated"


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on March 27, 2013, 09:23:22 pm
We quite often see delays "due to a passenger being taken ill".   Unfortunately someone onboard an early morning Arriva Trains Wales service from Cardiff to Milton Haven was initially taken ill and then died today at Port Talbot Parkway.  No more details but thoughts with the deceased's family and the crew and fellow passengers on the service.

Happened to a former friend and colleague, many years ago. When he didn't get home on time, this being before the internet, his wife rang Temple Meads to ask if there was a delay. She was told yes, because someone had died. As she hung up, she saw two BTP officers walking up the path...

I'm sure similar would not happen today.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on July 28, 2013, 10:26:10 am
I don't think I've seen this one before.

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08:00 London Paddington to Penzance due 14:16 This train will be started from Plymouth.
 
This train will no longer call at London Paddington, Reading, Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Chippenham, Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads, Taunton, Tiverton Parkway, Exeter St Davids, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot and Totnes.

This is due to a derailed train.

Not a good morning for London passengers to the far west:

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08:57 London Paddington to Penzance due 14:33 This train will be terminated at Twyford.
 
This train will call additionally at Twyford.

This train will no longer call at Reading, Newbury, Westbury, Taunton, Tiverton Parkway, Exeter St Davids, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Plymouth, Liskeard, Bodmin Parkway, Par, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, St Erth and Penzance.

This is due to a train fault.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on July 28, 2013, 10:36:03 am
Not so good for Swindon passengers, some of whom were sent to Reading to catch the second train after the cancellation of the first .....


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on July 28, 2013, 11:23:29 am
Not a good day, with a derailed train, a broken down train, and a trespass incident all causing current problems. Last night, we had signalling problems at Wokingham, and flooding at Temple Meads. All four reasons in one day. (Well, five actually).

Where is the derailed train?


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on July 28, 2013, 11:35:27 am
According to staff I spoke to it was part of one power car inside Old Oak Common. Other trains trapped behind it too.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on February 17, 2014, 04:20:00 pm
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15:14 Swindon to Westbury due 16:10
This train will be terminated at Chippenham.
This train will no longer call at Melksham, Trowbridge and Westbury.
This is due to a train fault.

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16:15 Westbury to Swindon due 17:03
This train will be cancelled.
This is due to a train fault.

Journey check says "Train Fault".    Rumour suggests "Broken Windscreen Wiper". Is that sufficient to cause a couple of trains to be cancelled?  (Hope they fix it for the 17:36 off Swindon, which is running 'nearly every seat taken' already!)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: SDS on February 17, 2014, 04:32:50 pm
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15:14 Swindon to Westbury due 16:10
This train will be terminated at Chippenham.
This train will no longer call at Melksham, Trowbridge and Westbury.
This is due to a train fault.

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16:15 Westbury to Swindon due 17:03
This train will be cancelled.
This is due to a train fault.

Journey check says "Train Fault".    Rumour suggests "Broken Windscreen Wiper". Is that sufficient to cause a couple of trains to be cancelled?  (Hope they fix it for the 17:36 off Swindon, which is running 'nearly every seat taken' already!)

Internal Information:

Windscreen wiper fault on 153325.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on February 17, 2014, 05:40:39 pm
Internal Information:

Windscreen wiper fault on 153325.

(Hope they fix it for the 17:36 off Swindon, which is running 'nearly every seat taken' already!)

Nope ....

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17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:21
This train will be cancelled.
This is due to a train fault.



Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on July 29, 2015, 08:35:23 am
I am wondering if there has been a software upgrade for Journeycheck as some of the reasons have been slightly changed and made a bit more customer friendly.

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This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

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This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

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This is due to a passenger being taken ill on a train.

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This train will be cancelled.

This is due to a fault on this train.

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This is due to the train departing late to maintain customer connections.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on August 01, 2015, 08:49:19 pm

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This is due to the train departing late to maintain customer connections.

I didn't know that happened these days.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on August 01, 2015, 08:54:35 pm
Quite often on FGW the last train of the night on a branch line will be held if the main line service is running late (within reason).

There are other places where it happens.

The Swindon to Gloucester/Cheltenham trains will usually be held at Swindon during the day if the services from London are no more than 8-10 minutes late.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: phile on August 03, 2015, 04:22:54 pm
Electrification has come sooner than expected.    FGW Journey Check shows 15 12 Bristol Parkway to Weston super Mare has been delayed by 10 mins at Bedminster due to OHLE problems.     Suspect this could be the root cause and it has been delayed by a XC which has travelled from the wires.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on August 11, 2015, 09:51:01 am
Couple more I've not seen before (I don't think).   Perhaps there's a free type option now?

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This is due to engineering works not being finished on time.
This is due to a fault on this train which is now fixed.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TaplowGreen on August 11, 2015, 10:22:28 am
Couple more I've not seen before (I don't think).   Perhaps there's a free type option now?

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This is due to engineering works not being finished on time.
This is due to a fault on this train which is now fixed.

.....always nice to have a happy ending though?  ;)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: phile on August 25, 2015, 10:10:51 am
Just wondering if anybody has any opinions on the new lay out of Journey Check.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Fourbee on August 25, 2015, 11:44:33 am
Just wondering if anybody has any opinions on the new lay out of Journey Check.

That got me a bit worried that some tinkering may have taken place; it made me realise that I only use this version which hasn't changed:
http://pda.journeycheck.com/firstgreatwestern

People may already know about this, but in addition, I find www.traintimes.org.uk beats the National Rail site hands down for finding times/live running info. It is also customisable from the URL e.g. last train from Reading to Basingstoke tomorrow:
www.traintimes.org.uk/rdg/bsk/last/tomorrow
Live departure board showing only trains from Reading to Paddington:
www.traintimes.org.uk/live/rdg/pad


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: phile on August 25, 2015, 12:02:36 pm
I access it by clicking on "Current Train Running" at the head of the Home Page and find that is what has changed.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on August 25, 2015, 02:57:48 pm
Just wondering if anybody has any opinions on the new lay out of Journey Check.

That got me a bit worried that some tinkering may have taken place; it made me realise that I only use this version which hasn't changed:
http://pda.journeycheck.com/firstgreatwestern


You have highlighted the issue with our data feed ... and may have helped me find a solution


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: tomL on August 25, 2015, 09:46:49 pm
Something funky happening with Journeycheck tonight...

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This train has been delayed by up to 1480 minutes, is being further delayed at Newport (South Wales) and is expected to be 1480 minutes late.
This train will be diverted between Swindon and Newport (South Wales).
This train will no longer call at Bristol Parkway.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

~24 hours late  ;D


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on August 26, 2015, 09:35:11 am
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09:38 Reading to Basingstoke due 10:03
This train will no longer call at Reading West, Mortimer and Bramley Hants.
This is due to a speed restriction.

Minimum speed??


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Adelante_CCT on August 26, 2015, 10:08:39 am
It appears this unit has been running behind schedule since 07:30 so this was done to get it back on schedule as it has tight turnaround times all throughout the day, looks as if there was a problem in the Reading West area since first thing this morning that was the initial cause


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on December 02, 2015, 11:45:19 pm
http://www.express.co.uk/comment/beachcomber/623799/98-years-old-and-STILL-as-punctual-as-ever-train-ticket-inspector-train-delays

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Cows on the line at Ely

A piece I greatly enjoyed - do follow the link; I won't quote more and spoil your enjoyment


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on December 27, 2015, 10:56:38 pm
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19:08 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central due 22:49
This train is being delayed between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads and is now expected to be 33 minutes late.
This is due to a supermarket trolley on the track.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on December 29, 2015, 08:26:20 am
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06:58 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon due 09:04
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3.
This is due to a shortage of trains because of extra safety inspections.

There's a couple of trains that are a carriage down this morning (different diagrams) and the 07:49 (at Melksham) TransWilts turned up with 2 carriages rather than one ... something being checked on all 153 units?

P.S.  +9, -0 @MKM -> 35 ... 35/9 ... but NOT a typical morning.  Currently in Coach B of the 08:17 Chippenham to Bath and Bristol - just over a dozen people in the carriage when I would normally expect it to be pretty busy.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Adelante_CCT on December 29, 2015, 02:13:01 pm
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13:07 Taunton to Cardiff Central due 15:24 
This train will no longer call at Worle, Yatton and Nailsea & Backwell.
This is due to passengers causing a disturbance on this train.

Whats BNM been up to this time?  ::)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on December 29, 2015, 06:18:18 pm
Hmmm.  ::)

I have it on the very best of authority that my colleague bobm travelled through Nailsea & Backwell twice today (I assume in opposite directions).  ::)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: tomL on January 17, 2016, 09:34:04 pm
Looks like they need a new one. A pleasant surprise for some I'm sure.. ;D

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18:37 London Paddington to Port Talbot Parkway due 21:35
This train will be diverted from Port Talbot Parkway.
This train will call additionally at Neath and Swansea.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system earlier today.

Further Information
Engineering works between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea has finished early.
GWR services will now be extended to Swansea calling additionally at Neath and Swansea.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on January 17, 2016, 11:34:34 pm
Rare good news indeed! Just the grammar to be referred to the Pedants' thread.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: PhilWakely on February 06, 2016, 08:06:17 pm
Here is one 'just in'..............

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16:56 Plymouth to London Paddington due 21:00
This train is being delayed between Taunton and Westbury and is now expected to be 86 minutes late.
This train will be diverted between Taunton and Westbury.
This train will no longer call at Castle Cary.
This is due to an object being caught on the overhead electric wires.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on February 06, 2016, 08:09:23 pm
A low-flying pig?  ;D


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: PhilWakely on February 06, 2016, 08:17:34 pm
To be fair, the following service is also being delayed, but this time the rather more plausible

"This is due to a tree blocking the railway."

whilst a service in the reverse direction....
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18:00 London Paddington to Plymouth due 21:18
This train will be started from Reading.
This train will no longer call at London Paddington.
This is due to an object being caught on the overhead electric wires.

So, tbf, probably nowt more than a manual keying error, but amusing notheless :)




Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: plymothian on February 07, 2016, 10:38:21 am
There really was tarpaulin/plastic sheet that had blown on to the OHLE, when that was cleared a tree came down near Castle Cary that was too big for the driver to move. 
As the incidents happened within a short space of time, the attributer probably got the cause mixed up.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on February 29, 2016, 10:56:48 am
Further to a comment elsewhere - indeed refreshing to see extra information.

Quote
09:00 Cardiff Central to Plymouth due 12:42
This train has been delayed at Bristol Temple Meads and is now 43 minutes late.
This train will call additionally at Bedminster, Parson Street, Weston Milton and Tiverton Loop.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Alas, I'm guessing that Tiverton Loop is to allow a faster train to pass and not for passenger purposes  :-\

Personally, I find the extra data very informative and regret the disappearance of things like "Last report - Thingley Junction" on Webtis screens.  Yes, I do understand that 3 out of 5 don't know where Thingley is.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Lee on February 29, 2016, 12:15:05 pm
Tiverton Loop does have (long disused) platforms alongside - It's the former Tiverton Junction station.

(http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/uploads/7/6/8/3/7683812/885589_orig.jpg)

(http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/uploads/7/6/8/3/7683812/7441179_orig.jpg)

(Edited to include archive photos of Tiverton Junction station.)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: PhilWakely on February 29, 2016, 03:44:48 pm
Quote
09:00 Cardiff Central to Plymouth due 12:42
This train has been delayed at Bristol Temple Meads and is now 43 minutes late.
This train will call additionally at Bedminster, Parson Street, Weston Milton and Tiverton Loop.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Alas, I'm guessing that Tiverton Loop is to allow a faster train to pass and not for passenger purposes  :-\

In the end, the Tiverton Loop stop was not used and the 09:00 Cardiff Central to Plymouth ran 2 minutes ahead of a (also late running) XC HST which itself was just 2 minutes ahead of a late running GWR HST.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bignosemac on February 29, 2016, 04:39:51 pm
In the end, the Tiverton Loop stop was not used and the 09:00 Cardiff Central to Plymouth ran 2 minutes ahead of a (also late running) XC HST which itself was just 2 minutes ahead of a late running GWR HST.

I'm surprised that the Class 2 Cardiff-Plymouth wasn't held at Taunton, Tiverton Loop or Exeter to allow the XC HST to pass. Maybe the 1006 from PAD could have been let through too.

However, that may have put the 0900 GWR Cardiff-Plymouth into a 1 hour plus delay. Meaning compensation for passengers. Perhaps GWR colluded with Network Rail to keep it ahead of the Class 1s and below the 1 hour threshold...

Cynical? Moi?  :P


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: IndustryInsider on February 29, 2016, 04:52:01 pm
Perhaps GWR colluded with Network Rail to keep it ahead of the Class 1s and below the 1 hour threshold...

I honestly don't think they're anywhere near organised enough to think about that!


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: phile on February 29, 2016, 07:57:22 pm
GWR tonight refers to 19 10 Taunton to Nailsea and Backwell and then goes on to say calling additonally at subsequent stations.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: PhilWakely on June 23, 2016, 07:29:13 pm
I am intrigued by this one today..........
Quote
15:06 London Paddington to Penzance due 20:42
This train will call additionally at Newbury.
This is due to this train not stopping at a station it was supposed to.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Ollie on June 23, 2016, 07:55:26 pm
One of the additional Castle Cary services didn't call (attributed as a diagram error).


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: LiskeardRich on June 23, 2016, 07:56:37 pm
I am intrigued by this one today..........
Quote
15:06 London Paddington to Penzance due 20:42
This train will call additionally at Newbury.
This is due to this train not stopping at a station it was supposed to.


It specifically says this train not stopping. Reading or Paddington missed  ;D

I believe it was a previous service forgetting to stop.

Ollie beat me to it


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TaplowGreen on June 23, 2016, 09:43:09 pm
One of the additional Castle Cary services didn't call (attributed as a diagram error).
  .......It probably flew straight through on a cloud of canabis smoke!


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on June 23, 2016, 10:51:32 pm
.......It probably flew straight through on a cloud of canabis smoke!

Just too far out, man. (Cannabis, BTW, giving you an alibi if Mr Plod chooses to rummage through your dustbin. An avenue of pleasure long closed off to me, having not smoked even tobacco since Sunday 12 May 1991.)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on August 12, 2016, 12:00:43 pm
Quote
Disruption has been reported between Teignmouth and Exeter St Davids.

The 10:46 will have 2 instead of 3 coaches due to overcrowding as this train has fewer coaches than normal.

 ???


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: PhilWakely on August 24, 2016, 08:36:33 am
Good to see that such precise predictions can be made hours into the future as well..........
Quote
21:29 Taunton to London Paddington due 00:34
This train will be starting late from Taunton and is expected to be 1 minute late.
This is due to congestion.
Last Updated:24/08/2016 03:14


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on August 24, 2016, 08:38:37 am
I think this is to recover from a planning error.   If you look on Real Time Trains the service is missing.  I guess the only way to show it was by introducing some form of alteration, in this case a late start - and the minimum delay you can have is 1 minute.  It is also missing for tomorrow night.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on February 11, 2017, 06:49:39 am
I think this is to recover from a planning error.   If you look on Real Time Trains the service is missing.  I guess the only way to show it was by introducing some form of alteration, in this case a late start - and the minimum delay you can have is 1 minute.  It is also missing for tomorrow night.

Very late to follow up ... but this has a similarity to recent events at Salisbury where 153 units are restricted to even numbered platforms at present and the head code of the train needs changing.  The old service (with a 150 or 158) shown as cancelled, and the 153 service with new data shown as running a minute later.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on February 11, 2017, 06:57:43 am
National Rail codes - the full list with code numbers at http://nrodwiki.rockshore.net/index.php/Darwin:Cancellation_reason_codes_and_text

Or in short form, "This train has been cancelled because of ..."
a bicycle on the track
a bicycle on the track earlier on this train's journey
a bicycle on the track earlier today
a boat colliding with a bridge
a boat colliding with a bridge earlier today
a bridge being damaged
a bridge being damaged by a boat
a bridge being damaged by a road vehicle
a bridge having collapsed
a broken down train
a broken down train
a broken down train earlier today
a broken rail
a broken windscreen on the train
a burst water main flooding the railway
a burst water main flooding the railway earlier today
a burst water main near the railway
a burst water main near the railway earlier today
a burst water main near the railway yesterday
a bus colliding with a bridge
a bus colliding with a bridge earlier on this train's journey
a bus colliding with a bridge earlier today
a chemical spillage near the railway
a chemical spillage near the railway earlier today
a chemical spillage near the railway yesterday
a coach becoming uncoupled on a train
a coach becoming uncoupled on a train earlier in its journey
a coach becoming uncoupled on a train earlier today
a coach becoming uncoupled on this train
a coach becoming uncoupled on this train earlier in its journey
a coach becoming uncoupled on this train earlier today
a collision at a level crossing
a collision at a level crossing earlier today
a collision at a level crossing yesterday
a collision between trains
a collision with the buffers at a station
a delay on a previous journey
a derailed train
a derailed train
a derailment within the depot
a fault occurring when attaching a part of a train
a fault occurring when attaching a part of this train
a fault occurring when detaching a part of a train
a fault occurring when detaching a part of this train
a fault on a train in front of this one
a fault on this train
a fault on this train which is now fixed
a fault with a swing bridge over a river
a fault with a swing bridge over a river earlier today
a fault with barriers at a level crossing
a fault with barriers at a level crossing earlier today
a fault with barriers at a level crossing yesterday
a fault with the electric third rail
a fault with the electric third rail earlier on this train's journey
a fault with the electric third rail earlier today
a fault with the on train signalling system
a fault with the on train signalling system earlier on this train's journey
a fault with the on train signalling system earlier today
a fault with the radio system between the driver and the signaller
a fault with the radio system between the driver and the signaller earlier on this train's journey
a fault with the radio system between the driver and the signaller earlier today
a fault with the signalling system
a fault with the signalling system earlier on this train's journey
a fault with the signalling system earlier today
a fire at a station
a fire at a station
a fire at a station earlier
a fire at a station earlier today
a fire near the railway involving gas cylinders
a fire near the railway involving gas cylinders earlier today
a fire near the railway involving gas cylinders yesterday
a fire near the railway suspected to involve gas cylinders
a fire near the railway suspected to involve gas cylinders earlier today
a fire near the railway suspected to involve gas cylinders yesterday
a fire next to the track
a fire next to the track earlier today
a fire on a train
a fire on a train earlier today
a fire on property near the railway
a fire on property near the railway earlier today
a fire on property near the railway yesterday
a gas leak near the railway
a gas leak near the railway earlier today
a gas leak near the railway yesterday
a landslip
a landslip
a late departure while the train was cleaned specially
a late running freight train
a late running train being in front of this one
a line-side fire
a lorry colliding with a bridge
a lorry colliding with a bridge earlier on this train's journey
a lorry colliding with a bridge earlier today
a low speed derailment
a member of on train staff being taken ill
a member of train crew being unavailable
a passenger being taken ill
a passenger being taken ill at a station
a passenger being taken ill at a station earlier today
a passenger being taken ill on a train
a passenger being taken ill on a train earlier today
a passenger being taken ill on this train
a passenger being taken ill on this train earlier in its journey
a passenger having been taken ill earlier
a person being hit by a train
a person being hit by a train earlier today
a person hit by a train
a person hit by a train earlier
a points failure
a power cut at the station
a problem at a level crossing
a problem currently under investigation
a problem currently under investigation
a problem near the railway
a problem with a river bridge
a problem with a river bridge
a problem with a river bridge earlier today
a problem with line side equipment
a problem with line-side equipment
a problem with the station lighting
a rail buckling in the heat
a railway embankment being damaged
a river flooding the railway
a river flooding the railway earlier today
a road accident at a level crossing
a road accident at a level crossing earlier today
a road accident at a level crossing yesterday
a road accident near the railway
a road accident near the railway earlier today
a road accident near the railway yesterday
a road vehicle blocking the railway
a road vehicle blocking the railway earlier on this train's journey
a road vehicle blocking the railway earlier today
a road vehicle colliding with a bridge
a road vehicle colliding with a bridge earlier on this train's journey
a road vehicle colliding with a bridge earlier today
a road vehicle colliding with level crossing barriers
a road vehicle colliding with level crossing barriers earlier today
a road vehicle colliding with level crossing barriers yesterday
a road vehicle damaging track at a level crossing
a road vehicle damaging track at a level crossing earlier today
a road vehicle damaging track at a level crossing yesterday
a safety inspection of the track
a safety inspection of the track earlier today
a safety inspection on a train
a safety inspection on a train earlier today
a safety inspection on this train
a safety inspection on this train earlier in its journey
a security alert
a security alert at a station
a security alert earlier today
a security alert on another train
a security alert on this train
a shortage of on train staff
a shortage of station staff
a shortage of train conductors
a shortage of train crew
a shortage of train drivers
a shortage of train guards
a shortage of train managers
a shortage of trains because of accident damage
a shortage of trains because of extra safety inspections
a shortage of trains because of vandalism
a shortage of trains following damage by snow and ice
a speed restriction
a speed restriction because of fog
a speed restriction because of fog earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of fog earlier today
a speed restriction because of heavy rain
a speed restriction because of heavy rain earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of heavy rain earlier today
a speed restriction because of high track temperatures
a speed restriction because of high track temperatures earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of high track temperatures earlier today
a speed restriction because of high winds
a speed restriction because of high winds earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of high winds earlier today
a speed restriction because of severe weather
a speed restriction because of severe weather earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of severe weather earlier today
a speed restriction because of snow and ice
a speed restriction because of snow and ice earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of snow and ice earlier today
a speed restriction earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction earlier today
a speed restriction in a tunnel
a speed restriction in a tunnel earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction in a tunnel earlier today
a speed restriction over a bridge
a speed restriction over a bridge earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction over a bridge earlier today
a speed restriction over an embankment
a speed restriction over an embankment earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction over an embankment earlier today
a speed restriction over defective track
a speed restriction over defective track earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction over defective track earlier today
a supermarket trolley on the track
a supermarket trolley on the track earlier on this train's journey
a supermarket trolley on the track earlier today
a train being involved in an accident
a train derailed earlier
a train derailment earlier today
a train derailment yesterday
a train fault
a train hitting an obstruction on the line
a train hitting an obstruction on the line earlier on this train's journey
a train hitting an obstruction on the line earlier today
a train late from the depot
a train late from the depot earlier
a train not stopping at a station it was supposed to
a train not stopping at a station it was supposed to earlier in its journey
a train not stopping at a station it was supposed to earlier today
a train not stopping in the correct position at a station
a train not stopping in the correct position at a station earlier in its journey
a train not stopping in the correct position at a station earlier today
a train's automatic braking system being activated
a train's automatic braking system being activated earlier in its journey
a train's automatic braking system being activated earlier today
a tree blocking the railway
a tree blocking the railway earlier on this train's journey
a tree blocking the railway earlier today
a trespass incident
a tunnel being closed for safety reasons
a vehicle striking a bridge
a vehicle striking a bridge earlier
a wartime bomb near the railway
a wartime bomb near the railway earlier today
a wartime bomb near the railway yesterday
a wartime bomb which has now been made safe
ambulance service dealing with an incident
ambulance service dealing with an incident near the railway
ambulance service dealing with an incident near the railway earlier today
ambulance service dealing with an incident near the railway yesterday
an earlier broken down train
an earlier landslip
an earlier landslip
an earlier line-side fire
an earlier operating incident
an earlier problem at a level crossing
an earlier problem near the railway
an earlier problem with a river bridge
an earlier problem with line side equipment
an earlier problem with line-side equipment
an earlier security alert
an earlier train fault
an earlier trespass incident
an incident at the airport
an object being caught on the overhead electric wires
an object being caught on the overhead electric wires earlier on this train's journey
an object being caught on the overhead electric wires earlier today
an obstruction on the line
an obstruction on the line earlier
an obstruction on the track
an obstruction on the track earlier on this train's journey
an obstruction on the track earlier today
an operating incident
an operational incident
an operational incident earlier in its journey
an operational incident earlier today
an unusually large passenger flow
an unusually large passenger flow earlier
animals on the line
animals on the line earlier
animals on the railway
animals on the railway earlier today
attempted theft of overhead line electrification equipment
attempted theft of overhead line electrification equipment earlier today
attempted theft of overhead line electrification equipment yesterday
attempted theft of railway equipment
attempted theft of railway equipment earlier today
attempted theft of railway equipment yesterday
attempted theft of signalling cables
attempted theft of signalling cables earlier today
attempted theft of signalling cables yesterday
attempted theft of third rail electrification equipment
attempted theft of third rail electrification equipment earlier today
attempted theft of third rail electrification equipment yesterday
cattle on the railway
cattle on the railway earlier today
checking reports of an obstruction on the line
checking reports of an obstruction on the line earlier on this train's journey
checking reports of an obstruction on the line earlier today
congestion
congestion caused by earlier delays
damage to the electric third rail
damage to the electric third rail earlier on this train's journey
damage to the electric third rail earlier today
damage to the overhead electric wires
damage to the overhead electric wires earlier on this train's journey
damage to the overhead electric wires earlier today
disruptive passengers
disruptive passengers earlier
earlier electrical supply problems
earlier emergency engineering works
earlier engineering works not being finished on time
earlier industrial action
earlier over-running engineering works
earlier overhead wire problems
earlier signalling problems
earlier vandalism
electrical supply problems
emergency engineering works
emergency services dealing with a prior incident
emergency services dealing with an incident
emergency services dealing with an incident near the railway
emergency services dealing with an incident near the railway earlier today
emergency services dealing with an incident near the railway yesterday
engineering works
engineering works not being finished on time
expected industrial action
expected industrial action earlier today
expected industrial action yesterday
failure of the electricity supply
failure of the electricity supply earlier on this train's journey
failure of the electricity supply earlier today
fire alarms sounding at a station
fire alarms sounding earlier at a station
fire brigade dealing with an incident
fire brigade dealing with an incident near the railway
fire brigade dealing with an incident near the railway earlier today
fire brigade dealing with an incident near the railway yesterday
flood water making the railway potentially unsafe
flood water making the railway potentially unsafe earlier today
flooding
flooding
flooding earlier
flooding earlier in this train's journey
flooding earlier today
fog
fog earlier
forecasted heavy snow
forecasted high winds
forecasted severe weather
forecasted slippery rails
heavy rain flooding the railway
heavy rain flooding the railway earlier today
heavy snow
heavy snow earlier in this train's journey
heavy snow earlier today
heavy snow over recent days
high winds
high winds
high winds earlier
high winds earlier in this train's journey
high winds earlier today
horses on the railway
horses on the railway earlier today
ice preventing this train getting electricity from the third rail
ice preventing trains getting electricity from the third rail
industrial action
industrial action
industrial action earlier today
industrial action yesterday
lightning damaging a station
lightning damaging a train
lightning damaging equipment
lightning damaging the electricity supply
lightning damaging the signalling system
lightning damaging this train
lightning having damaged equipment
more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time
over-running engineering works
overcrowding
overcrowding as this train has fewer coaches than normal
overcrowding because an earlier train had fewer coaches than normal
overcrowding because of a concert
overcrowding because of a football match
overcrowding because of a marathon
overcrowding because of a rugby match
overcrowding because of a sporting event
overcrowding because of an earlier cancellation
overcrowding because of an event
overcrowding earlier on this train's journey
overhead wire problems
passengers causing a disturbance earlier in this train's journey
passengers causing a disturbance on a train
passengers causing a disturbance on a train earlier today
passengers causing a disturbance on this train
passengers transferring between trains
passengers transferring between trains earlier
police dealing with an incident
police dealing with an incident near the railway
police dealing with an incident near the railway earlier today
police dealing with an incident near the railway yesterday
poor rail conditions
poor rail conditions earlier
poor weather conditions
poor weather conditions earlier
predicted flooding
predicted flooding earlier today
safety checks being made
safety checks having been made earlier
severe weather
severe weather earlier
severe weather earlier in this train's journey
severe weather earlier today
severe weather preventing train crew getting to work
sheep on the railway
sheep on the railway earlier today
signalling problems
signalling staff being taken ill
signalling staff being taken ill earlier on this train's journey
signalling staff being taken ill earlier today
slippery rails
slippery rails earlier in this train's journey
slippery rails earlier today
snow
snow earlier
speed restrictions having been imposed
the communication alarm being activated on a train
the communication alarm being activated on this train
the electricity being switched off for safety reasons
the electricity being switched off for safety reasons earlier on this train's journey
the electricity being switched off for safety reasons earlier today
the emergency services dealing with an incident
the emergency services dealing with an incident earlier today
the fire alarm sounding at a station
the fire alarm sounding at a station earlier today
the fire alarm sounding in a signalbox
the fire alarm sounding in a signalbox earlier on this train's journey
the fire alarm sounding in a signalbox earlier today
the fire alarm sounding in the signalling centre
the fire alarm sounding in the signalling centre earlier on this train's journey
the fire alarm sounding in the signalling centre earlier today
the sea flooding the railway
the sea flooding the railway earlier today
the train conductor being taken ill
the train departing late to maintain customer connections
the train driver being taken ill
the train for this service having broken down
the train guard being taken ill
the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled
the train making extra stops because of service disruption
the train manager being taken ill
theft of overhead line electrification equipment
theft of overhead line electrification equipment earlier today
theft of overhead line electrification equipment yesterday
theft of railway equipment
theft of railway equipment earlier today
theft of railway equipment yesterday
theft of signalling cables
theft of signalling cables earlier today
theft of signalling cables yesterday
theft of third rail electrification equipment
theft of third rail electrification equipment earlier today
theft of third rail electrification equipment yesterday
thick fog
thick fog earlier in this train's journey
thick fog earlier today
this train being late from the depot
this train breaking down
this train hitting an obstruction on the line
this train hitting an obstruction on the line earlier in its journey
this train hitting an obstruction on the line earlier on this train's journey
this train hitting an obstruction on the line earlier today
this train not stopping at a station it was supposed to
this train not stopping at a station it was supposed to earlier in its journey
this train not stopping at a station it was supposed to earlier today
this train not stopping in the correct position at a station
this train not stopping in the correct position at a station earlier in its journey
this train not stopping in the correct position at a station earlier today
this train's automatic braking system being activated
this train's automatic braking system being activated earlier in its journey
this train's automatic braking system being activated earlier today
train crew being delayed
train crew being delayed by service disruption
train crew having been unavailable earlier
trains being involved in an accident
trespassers on the railway
trespassers on the railway earlier in this train's journey
trespassers on the railway earlier today
urgent repairs to a bridge
urgent repairs to a bridge earlier today
urgent repairs to a tunnel
urgent repairs to a tunnel earlier today
urgent repairs to the railway
urgent repairs to the railway earlier today
urgent repairs to the track
urgent repairs to the track earlier today
vandalism
vandalism at a station
vandalism at a station earlier today
vandalism at a station yesterday
vandalism of railway equipment
vandalism of railway equipment earlier today
vandalism of railway equipment yesterday
vandalism on a train
vandalism on a train earlier today
vandalism on a train yesterday
vandalism on this train
vandalism on this train earlier today
vandalism on this train yesterday
waiting earlier for a train crew member
waiting for a part of the train to be attached
waiting for a train crew member


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TaplowGreen on February 11, 2017, 08:08:13 am
Quiet day in the office Graham?  :)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on February 11, 2017, 08:54:50 am
Quiet day in the office Graham?  :)

Far from it ... couple of minutes scripting to scrape and sort the data.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on February 11, 2017, 08:56:19 am
I am waiting for someone to quote the whole list and then add a one sentence reply!

(No seriously, please don't!)   ;D


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Adelante_CCT on February 11, 2017, 10:05:34 am
I am waiting for someone to quote the whole list and then add a one sentence reply!

(No seriously, please don't!)   ;D

Do you mean something like this?

Quote
a bicycle on the track
a bicycle on the track earlier on this train's journey
a bicycle on the track earlier today
a boat colliding with a bridge
a boat colliding with a bridge earlier today
a bridge being damaged
a bridge being damaged by a boat
a bridge being damaged by a road vehicle
a bridge having collapsed
a broken down train
a broken down train
a broken down train earlier today
a broken rail
a broken windscreen on the train
a burst water main flooding the railway
a burst water main flooding the railway earlier today
a burst water main near the railway
a burst water main near the railway earlier today
a burst water main near the railway yesterday
a bus colliding with a bridge
a bus colliding with a bridge earlier on this train's journey
a bus colliding with a bridge earlier today
a chemical spillage near the railway
a chemical spillage near the railway earlier today
a chemical spillage near the railway yesterday
a coach becoming uncoupled on a train
a coach becoming uncoupled on a train earlier in its journey
a coach becoming uncoupled on a train earlier today
a coach becoming uncoupled on this train
a coach becoming uncoupled on this train earlier in its journey
a coach becoming uncoupled on this train earlier today
a collision at a level crossing
a collision at a level crossing earlier today
a collision at a level crossing yesterday
a collision between trains
a collision with the buffers at a station
a delay on a previous journey
a derailed train
a derailed train
a derailment within the depot
a fault occurring when attaching a part of a train
a fault occurring when attaching a part of this train
a fault occurring when detaching a part of a train
a fault occurring when detaching a part of this train
a fault on a train in front of this one
a fault on this train
a fault on this train which is now fixed
a fault with a swing bridge over a river
a fault with a swing bridge over a river earlier today
a fault with barriers at a level crossing
a fault with barriers at a level crossing earlier today
a fault with barriers at a level crossing yesterday
a fault with the electric third rail
a fault with the electric third rail earlier on this train's journey
a fault with the electric third rail earlier today
a fault with the on train signalling system
a fault with the on train signalling system earlier on this train's journey
a fault with the on train signalling system earlier today
a fault with the radio system between the driver and the signaller
a fault with the radio system between the driver and the signaller earlier on this train's journey
a fault with the radio system between the driver and the signaller earlier today
a fault with the signalling system
a fault with the signalling system earlier on this train's journey
a fault with the signalling system earlier today
a fire at a station
a fire at a station
a fire at a station earlier
a fire at a station earlier today
a fire near the railway involving gas cylinders
a fire near the railway involving gas cylinders earlier today
a fire near the railway involving gas cylinders yesterday
a fire near the railway suspected to involve gas cylinders
a fire near the railway suspected to involve gas cylinders earlier today
a fire near the railway suspected to involve gas cylinders yesterday
a fire next to the track
a fire next to the track earlier today
a fire on a train
a fire on a train earlier today
a fire on property near the railway
a fire on property near the railway earlier today
a fire on property near the railway yesterday
a gas leak near the railway
a gas leak near the railway earlier today
a gas leak near the railway yesterday
a landslip
a landslip
a late departure while the train was cleaned specially
a late running freight train
a late running train being in front of this one
a line-side fire
a lorry colliding with a bridge
a lorry colliding with a bridge earlier on this train's journey
a lorry colliding with a bridge earlier today
a low speed derailment
a member of on train staff being taken ill
a member of train crew being unavailable
a passenger being taken ill
a passenger being taken ill at a station
a passenger being taken ill at a station earlier today
a passenger being taken ill on a train
a passenger being taken ill on a train earlier today
a passenger being taken ill on this train
a passenger being taken ill on this train earlier in its journey
a passenger having been taken ill earlier
a person being hit by a train
a person being hit by a train earlier today
a person hit by a train
a person hit by a train earlier
a points failure
a power cut at the station
a problem at a level crossing
a problem currently under investigation
a problem currently under investigation
a problem near the railway
a problem with a river bridge
a problem with a river bridge
a problem with a river bridge earlier today
a problem with line side equipment
a problem with line-side equipment
a problem with the station lighting
a rail buckling in the heat
a railway embankment being damaged
a river flooding the railway
a river flooding the railway earlier today
a road accident at a level crossing
a road accident at a level crossing earlier today
a road accident at a level crossing yesterday
a road accident near the railway
a road accident near the railway earlier today
a road accident near the railway yesterday
a road vehicle blocking the railway
a road vehicle blocking the railway earlier on this train's journey
a road vehicle blocking the railway earlier today
a road vehicle colliding with a bridge
a road vehicle colliding with a bridge earlier on this train's journey
a road vehicle colliding with a bridge earlier today
a road vehicle colliding with level crossing barriers
a road vehicle colliding with level crossing barriers earlier today
a road vehicle colliding with level crossing barriers yesterday
a road vehicle damaging track at a level crossing
a road vehicle damaging track at a level crossing earlier today
a road vehicle damaging track at a level crossing yesterday
a safety inspection of the track
a safety inspection of the track earlier today
a safety inspection on a train
a safety inspection on a train earlier today
a safety inspection on this train
a safety inspection on this train earlier in its journey
a security alert
a security alert at a station
a security alert earlier today
a security alert on another train
a security alert on this train
a shortage of on train staff
a shortage of station staff
a shortage of train conductors
a shortage of train crew
a shortage of train drivers
a shortage of train guards
a shortage of train managers
a shortage of trains because of accident damage
a shortage of trains because of extra safety inspections
a shortage of trains because of vandalism
a shortage of trains following damage by snow and ice
a speed restriction
a speed restriction because of fog
a speed restriction because of fog earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of fog earlier today
a speed restriction because of heavy rain
a speed restriction because of heavy rain earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of heavy rain earlier today
a speed restriction because of high track temperatures
a speed restriction because of high track temperatures earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of high track temperatures earlier today
a speed restriction because of high winds
a speed restriction because of high winds earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of high winds earlier today
a speed restriction because of severe weather
a speed restriction because of severe weather earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of severe weather earlier today
a speed restriction because of snow and ice
a speed restriction because of snow and ice earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction because of snow and ice earlier today
a speed restriction earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction earlier today
a speed restriction in a tunnel
a speed restriction in a tunnel earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction in a tunnel earlier today
a speed restriction over a bridge
a speed restriction over a bridge earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction over a bridge earlier today
a speed restriction over an embankment
a speed restriction over an embankment earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction over an embankment earlier today
a speed restriction over defective track
a speed restriction over defective track earlier on this train's journey
a speed restriction over defective track earlier today
a supermarket trolley on the track
a supermarket trolley on the track earlier on this train's journey
a supermarket trolley on the track earlier today
a train being involved in an accident
a train derailed earlier
a train derailment earlier today
a train derailment yesterday
a train fault
a train hitting an obstruction on the line
a train hitting an obstruction on the line earlier on this train's journey
a train hitting an obstruction on the line earlier today
a train late from the depot
a train late from the depot earlier
a train not stopping at a station it was supposed to
a train not stopping at a station it was supposed to earlier in its journey
a train not stopping at a station it was supposed to earlier today
a train not stopping in the correct position at a station
a train not stopping in the correct position at a station earlier in its journey
a train not stopping in the correct position at a station earlier today
a train's automatic braking system being activated
a train's automatic braking system being activated earlier in its journey
a train's automatic braking system being activated earlier today
a tree blocking the railway
a tree blocking the railway earlier on this train's journey
a tree blocking the railway earlier today
a trespass incident
a tunnel being closed for safety reasons
a vehicle striking a bridge
a vehicle striking a bridge earlier
a wartime bomb near the railway
a wartime bomb near the railway earlier today
a wartime bomb near the railway yesterday
a wartime bomb which has now been made safe
ambulance service dealing with an incident
ambulance service dealing with an incident near the railway
ambulance service dealing with an incident near the railway earlier today
ambulance service dealing with an incident near the railway yesterday
an earlier broken down train
an earlier landslip
an earlier landslip
an earlier line-side fire
an earlier operating incident
an earlier problem at a level crossing
an earlier problem near the railway
an earlier problem with a river bridge
an earlier problem with line side equipment
an earlier problem with line-side equipment
an earlier security alert
an earlier train fault
an earlier trespass incident
an incident at the airport
an object being caught on the overhead electric wires
an object being caught on the overhead electric wires earlier on this train's journey
an object being caught on the overhead electric wires earlier today
an obstruction on the line
an obstruction on the line earlier
an obstruction on the track
an obstruction on the track earlier on this train's journey
an obstruction on the track earlier today
an operating incident
an operational incident
an operational incident earlier in its journey
an operational incident earlier today
an unusually large passenger flow
an unusually large passenger flow earlier
animals on the line
animals on the line earlier
animals on the railway
animals on the railway earlier today
attempted theft of overhead line electrification equipment
attempted theft of overhead line electrification equipment earlier today
attempted theft of overhead line electrification equipment yesterday
attempted theft of railway equipment
attempted theft of railway equipment earlier today
attempted theft of railway equipment yesterday
attempted theft of signalling cables
attempted theft of signalling cables earlier today
attempted theft of signalling cables yesterday
attempted theft of third rail electrification equipment
attempted theft of third rail electrification equipment earlier today
attempted theft of third rail electrification equipment yesterday
cattle on the railway
cattle on the railway earlier today
checking reports of an obstruction on the line
checking reports of an obstruction on the line earlier on this train's journey
checking reports of an obstruction on the line earlier today
congestion
congestion caused by earlier delays
damage to the electric third rail
damage to the electric third rail earlier on this train's journey
damage to the electric third rail earlier today
damage to the overhead electric wires
damage to the overhead electric wires earlier on this train's journey
damage to the overhead electric wires earlier today
disruptive passengers
disruptive passengers earlier
earlier electrical supply problems
earlier emergency engineering works
earlier engineering works not being finished on time
earlier industrial action
earlier over-running engineering works
earlier overhead wire problems
earlier signalling problems
earlier vandalism
electrical supply problems
emergency engineering works
emergency services dealing with a prior incident
emergency services dealing with an incident
emergency services dealing with an incident near the railway
emergency services dealing with an incident near the railway earlier today
emergency services dealing with an incident near the railway yesterday
engineering works
engineering works not being finished on time
expected industrial action
expected industrial action earlier today
expected industrial action yesterday
failure of the electricity supply
failure of the electricity supply earlier on this train's journey
failure of the electricity supply earlier today
fire alarms sounding at a station
fire alarms sounding earlier at a station
fire brigade dealing with an incident
fire brigade dealing with an incident near the railway
fire brigade dealing with an incident near the railway earlier today
fire brigade dealing with an incident near the railway yesterday
flood water making the railway potentially unsafe
flood water making the railway potentially unsafe earlier today
flooding
flooding
flooding earlier
flooding earlier in this train's journey
flooding earlier today
fog
fog earlier
forecasted heavy snow
forecasted high winds
forecasted severe weather
forecasted slippery rails
heavy rain flooding the railway
heavy rain flooding the railway earlier today
heavy snow
heavy snow earlier in this train's journey
heavy snow earlier today
heavy snow over recent days
high winds
high winds
high winds earlier
high winds earlier in this train's journey
high winds earlier today
horses on the railway
horses on the railway earlier today
ice preventing this train getting electricity from the third rail
ice preventing trains getting electricity from the third rail
industrial action
industrial action
industrial action earlier today
industrial action yesterday
lightning damaging a station
lightning damaging a train
lightning damaging equipment
lightning damaging the electricity supply
lightning damaging the signalling system
lightning damaging this train
lightning having damaged equipment
more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time
over-running engineering works
overcrowding
overcrowding as this train has fewer coaches than normal
overcrowding because an earlier train had fewer coaches than normal
overcrowding because of a concert
overcrowding because of a football match
overcrowding because of a marathon
overcrowding because of a rugby match
overcrowding because of a sporting event
overcrowding because of an earlier cancellation
overcrowding because of an event
overcrowding earlier on this train's journey
overhead wire problems
passengers causing a disturbance earlier in this train's journey
passengers causing a disturbance on a train
passengers causing a disturbance on a train earlier today
passengers causing a disturbance on this train
passengers transferring between trains
passengers transferring between trains earlier
police dealing with an incident
police dealing with an incident near the railway
police dealing with an incident near the railway earlier today
police dealing with an incident near the railway yesterday
poor rail conditions
poor rail conditions earlier
poor weather conditions
poor weather conditions earlier
predicted flooding
predicted flooding earlier today
safety checks being made
safety checks having been made earlier
severe weather
severe weather earlier
severe weather earlier in this train's journey
severe weather earlier today
severe weather preventing train crew getting to work
sheep on the railway
sheep on the railway earlier today
signalling problems
signalling staff being taken ill
signalling staff being taken ill earlier on this train's journey
signalling staff being taken ill earlier today
slippery rails
slippery rails earlier in this train's journey
slippery rails earlier today
snow
snow earlier
speed restrictions having been imposed
the communication alarm being activated on a train
the communication alarm being activated on this train
the electricity being switched off for safety reasons
the electricity being switched off for safety reasons earlier on this train's journey
the electricity being switched off for safety reasons earlier today
the emergency services dealing with an incident
the emergency services dealing with an incident earlier today
the fire alarm sounding at a station
the fire alarm sounding at a station earlier today
the fire alarm sounding in a signalbox
the fire alarm sounding in a signalbox earlier on this train's journey
the fire alarm sounding in a signalbox earlier today
the fire alarm sounding in the signalling centre
the fire alarm sounding in the signalling centre earlier on this train's journey
the fire alarm sounding in the signalling centre earlier today
the sea flooding the railway
the sea flooding the railway earlier today
the train conductor being taken ill
the train departing late to maintain customer connections
the train driver being taken ill
the train for this service having broken down
the train guard being taken ill
the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled
the train making extra stops because of service disruption
the train manager being taken ill
theft of overhead line electrification equipment
theft of overhead line electrification equipment earlier today
theft of overhead line electrification equipment yesterday
theft of railway equipment
theft of railway equipment earlier today
theft of railway equipment yesterday
theft of signalling cables
theft of signalling cables earlier today
theft of signalling cables yesterday
theft of third rail electrification equipment
theft of third rail electrification equipment earlier today
theft of third rail electrification equipment yesterday
thick fog
thick fog earlier in this train's journey
thick fog earlier today
this train being late from the depot
this train breaking down
this train hitting an obstruction on the line
this train hitting an obstruction on the line earlier in its journey
this train hitting an obstruction on the line earlier on this train's journey
this train hitting an obstruction on the line earlier today
this train not stopping at a station it was supposed to
this train not stopping at a station it was supposed to earlier in its journey
this train not stopping at a station it was supposed to earlier today
this train not stopping in the correct position at a station
this train not stopping in the correct position at a station earlier in its journey
this train not stopping in the correct position at a station earlier today
this train's automatic braking system being activated
this train's automatic braking system being activated earlier in its journey
this train's automatic braking system being activated earlier today
train crew being delayed
train crew being delayed by service disruption
train crew having been unavailable earlier
trains being involved in an accident
trespassers on the railway
trespassers on the railway earlier in this train's journey
trespassers on the railway earlier today
urgent repairs to a bridge
urgent repairs to a bridge earlier today
urgent repairs to a tunnel
urgent repairs to a tunnel earlier today
urgent repairs to the railway
urgent repairs to the railway earlier today
urgent repairs to the track
urgent repairs to the track earlier today
vandalism
vandalism at a station
vandalism at a station earlier today
vandalism at a station yesterday
vandalism of railway equipment
vandalism of railway equipment earlier today
vandalism of railway equipment yesterday
vandalism on a train
vandalism on a train earlier today
vandalism on a train yesterday
vandalism on this train
vandalism on this train earlier today
vandalism on this train yesterday
waiting earlier for a train crew member
waiting for a part of the train to be attached
waiting for a train crew member

Of course I wouldn't do such a thing!


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: LiskeardRich on February 11, 2017, 10:40:47 am
We have a light fluttering of snow in cornwall. Normally brings cornwall to a stand still as it's a once in 5 or 6 year occurrence down here and many don't know how to react!  ;D


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: SandTEngineer on February 11, 2017, 01:48:43 pm
We have a light fluttering of snow in cornwall. Normally brings cornwall to a stand still as it's a once in 5 or 6 year occurrence down here and many don't know how to react!  ;D

.....and we have had a little bit in Plymouth as well which usually brings the city and railway to a standstill........ ::) :P


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bignosemac on February 11, 2017, 05:05:00 pm
Missing from the list:

an escaped puma, Chessington North
badger eating a junction box at New Malden
somebody stealing the lines at Surbiton

 ;D


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Western Pathfinder on February 11, 2017, 05:36:26 pm
This could start to sound an old episode of Reginald Perrin


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on February 11, 2017, 10:21:39 pm
This could start to sound an old episode of Reginald Perrin

I think it is! Along with

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Seventeen minutes late, water seeping through the cables at Effingham Junction - there was a lot of Effingham and a good deal of Blindingham!

Priceless!


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bignosemac on February 28, 2017, 09:32:21 am
This could start to sound an old episode of Reginald Perrin

Life imitating art today:

https://twitter.com/SW_Trains/status/836281010270703616

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#DisruptionSWT Services may be delayed through #Bookham, reports of an escaped Llama on the line

😂😂😂


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: chuffed on February 28, 2017, 09:49:10 am
I perused that report..... ::)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: trainer on February 28, 2017, 06:36:38 pm
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#DisruptionSWT Services may be delayed through #Bookham, reports of an escaped Llama on the line

😂😂😂

How a-llaming!


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Surrey 455 on February 28, 2017, 10:34:22 pm
This could start to sound an old episode of Reginald Perrin

Life imitating art today:

https://twitter.com/SW_Trains/status/836281010270703616

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#DisruptionSWT Services may be delayed through #Bookham, reports of an escaped Llama on the line

😂😂😂

I'm used to delays in the evening going home to Bookham. Normally on time or 2 or 3 minutes late but last nights delays were a little bit longer than normal but that was due to signal failures at or near Clapham Junction. Or so I thought.....

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Seventeen minutes late, water seeping through the cables at Effingham Junction - there was a lot of Effingham and a good deal of Blindingham!

Priceless!

Incidentally Effingham Junction is the next station on the line from Bookham.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on March 01, 2017, 03:42:48 pm

Life imitating art today:

https://twitter.com/SW_Trains/status/836281010270703616

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#DisruptionSWT Services may be delayed through #Bookham, reports of an escaped Llama on the line

😂😂😂

I can help here. The llama is a quadruped which lives in the big rivers like the Amazon. It has two ears, a heart, a forehead, and a beak for eating honey...


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Western Pathfinder on March 01, 2017, 06:55:32 pm
It is also bigger than a frog .


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on March 01, 2017, 07:48:14 pm
If you see one where people are swimming, you must shout "Cuidado! Llamas" - look out, there are llamas.

Although the ones I saw last month in Argentina seemed placid enough.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: chuffed on March 01, 2017, 08:18:44 pm
Rather expensive to buy one .. was going to call it alarm analeg !


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Rhydgaled on March 02, 2017, 10:17:14 am
Missing from the list:

an escaped puma, Chessington North
badger eating a junction box at New Malden
somebody stealing the lines at Surbiton

 ;D

Also, I don't think I saw "overcrowding due to the operator refusing to use loco-hauled stock to increase capacity and blaming everything on the lack of extra DMUs for them to lease" on the list.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bignosemac on March 02, 2017, 11:27:53 am
If you see one where people are swimming, you must shout "Cuidado! Llamas" - look out, there are llamas.

Also worth remembering, they are larger than frogs.

Here's a short educational film, set to music, that tells you all about the llama:

https://youtu.be/FbwkkXGmFrI



Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Western Pathfinder on March 02, 2017, 05:52:00 pm
Thankyou Mac I've not seen that in years  ;D.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on May 08, 2017, 03:28:52 pm
Things repeat themselves ...

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COMMUTERS are used to being delayed but an unusual reason was made for late running rush hour service this morning - baby llamas on the track.

from The Express (http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/801746/Southeastern-trains-delayed-llamas-track)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: chuffed on May 08, 2017, 05:38:32 pm
Cue Peru lame llama jokes.....


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Western Pathfinder on May 08, 2017, 06:23:13 pm
See above !.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on May 08, 2017, 07:35:24 pm
Déja vu was in a different episode...


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on May 08, 2017, 09:29:41 pm
Quote
baby llamas on the track.

No cause for a-llarm(a) then.

Anyone lend me a coat?  ;D


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bignosemac on May 09, 2017, 12:27:05 am
Would anyone like to visit the llama farm with me?

Alpaca picnic.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on May 09, 2017, 01:04:22 am
Quote
baby llamas on the track.

No cause for a-llarm(a) then.

Anyone lend me a coat?  ;D

I've kept mine close to the door....


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Western Pathfinder on May 09, 2017, 08:12:08 am
Quote
baby llamas on the track.

No cause for a-llarm(a) then.

Anyone lend me a coat?  ;D

Yes Bob it's a  alpaca mac


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: chuffed on May 09, 2017, 08:25:23 am
Quote
baby llamas on the track.

No cause for a-llarm(a) then.

Anyone lend me a coat?  ;D

Yes Bob it's a  alpaca mac

Isn't an alpaca mac when BNM wears his high neck scarf with his goggles a la Mr Toad when pottering about in his Model T Ford ?


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on July 19, 2017, 05:37:33 pm
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23:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids due 00:52
Facilities on the 23:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids due 00:52.
Toilet facilities are not available.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

Errr ....


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: chuffed on July 19, 2017, 05:40:51 pm
Never seen a semaphore signal for vacant and engaged before.

Some pax might get confused if they are on the throne and see a red signal for stop and a green one for go. What they would do at a double yellow is anyone's guess....... ::) Some may be wondering what the issue might be........


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Tim on July 19, 2017, 05:49:23 pm
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23:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids due 00:52
Facilities on the 23:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids due 00:52.
Toilet facilities are not available.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

Errr ....

Perhaps the train is being held in a station by a faulty signal.  We all know toilets can't be used in stations.   ;D


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: patch38 on July 19, 2017, 05:51:56 pm
What they would do at a double yellow is anyone's guess....... ::)

Unzip?


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Western Pathfinder on July 19, 2017, 06:31:34 pm
Or park on it.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Alan Pettitt on July 19, 2017, 07:48:00 pm
There seems to be a bit of a run of these inconveniences:

17:30 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads due 20:09
Facilities on the 17:30 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads due 20:09.
Toilet facilities are not available.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Adelante_CCT on July 19, 2017, 08:16:40 pm
All posted this morning, so presumably a set swap for this diagram as a result of a signalling problem this morning.

(Well someone had to be the first to post a sensible comment on the subject!)  :)


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: John R on July 19, 2017, 08:37:32 pm
All posted this morning, so presumably a set swap for this diagram as a result of a signalling problem this morning.

(Well someone had to be the first to post a sensible comment on the subject!)  :)

Though to the best of my knowledge, all GWR stock has toilet facilities?


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: PhilWakely on July 19, 2017, 09:00:43 pm
All posted this morning, so presumably a set swap for this diagram as a result of a signalling problem this morning.

(Well someone had to be the first to post a sensible comment on the subject!)  :)

Or probably a lack of set-swap and the same unit without working facilities will be used on those services. "Due to more than the usual number requiring repairs at the same time"


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: LiskeardRich on July 20, 2017, 10:13:16 am
Maybe it was late due to a signal fault, and didn't have time to get the tank drained and now the toilet tank is full?


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on July 20, 2017, 08:32:41 pm
I was told today in the West there were 64 units to cover 64 diagrams with no spares.  So on days like that providing it is safe to put in traffic it is going to run even if it means no working air cooling, toilets or short-formed.

It also means that if a unit hasn't got a maintenance exam due to ending the day in the wrong place because of disruption it isn't going to be going out to play the next day - hence the rather curious messages on Journeycheck.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on August 16, 2017, 08:23:09 pm
I received a text message last Thursday, informing me that the 18:20 BRI to NLS would not call at its destination due to 'the train manager being taken ill.'

Hopefully, that member of staff will have recovered by now - but it's the first time I've seen that offered as a reason for delay / cancellation?



Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: NickB on August 17, 2017, 07:29:17 am
The 7.08 Maidenhead to Paddington was cancelled this morning 'due to a fault on this train'. This was declared early on its route so I had time to check the intended path and it would appear that the fault was a nasty case of maidenheaditus because the train managed to call at every other stop, and clattered through the platform about 8mins later than intended. Obviously it didn't stop as it had 'a fault'.

Can anyone explain a fault that only affects one station stop?()


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on August 17, 2017, 07:34:30 am
Can anyone explain a fault that only affects one station stop?

* a failure of selective door opening mechanism against a short platform
* less passenger space available than normal (faulty carriage), stop removed to avoid overcrowding
* delay early on journey due to fault, skipping a stop to get back on time
* Substitution of faulty train by different type not cleared for platforms (e.g. Platform 3 Salisbury, class 153!)
* Stop would be at bottom of a climb and train running on limited power (e.g. Totnes)

Not sure which / if any of these could apply in your case.

Noting Honeybourne also missed out ...

Edit - added a further possibility to the general case.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Rhydgaled on August 21, 2017, 09:43:15 am
Not sure if this is the right place for this, but is Real Time Trains a definitive source for what happened on a given day? This past Saturday (19th August 2017), the eastbound Pembroke Coast Express (10:01 Pembroke Dock to London Paddington) was poorly. The station announcments at Carmarthen were saying the train was delayed 'due to a train fault' and, sure enough, the engine in one of the power cars seemed to be dead (the power car was making noises, but none of them sounded like a diesel engine to me).

My question is what did FirstGWR do about it? The station announcements were saying that the train will not call at Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend today, suggesting that the stops had been pulled to help the service make up time. However, Real Time Trains is saying (http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/C23728/2017/08/19/advanced) that the train did call at Swansea (12 minutes late); and was then cancelled. Which is right, the platform announcments or Real Time Trains?


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: IndustryInsider on August 21, 2017, 11:23:06 am
RTT is usually correct - only usually wrong if a manual report has been made erroneously.  Looks like 1L62 terminated at Swansea and was then restarted using another set at Cardiff (as 1Z62), so both sources are correct.  I suppose you could say it said it wasn't calling at Swansea but it did, but in terms of departing passengers it didn't, IYSWIM?


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Rhydgaled on August 21, 2017, 01:01:48 pm
RTT is usually correct - only usually wrong if a manual report has been made erroneously.
Ok, so RTT is probably correct in this case, thanks for the reply.

Looks like 1L62 terminated at Swansea and was then restarted using another set at Cardiff (as 1Z62), so both sources are correct.  I suppose you could say it said it wasn't calling at Swansea but it did, but in terms of departing passengers it didn't, IYSWIM?
But, for any passengers at Carmarthen bound for Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot or Bridgend who heard the announcement it was incorrect since they may have decided unecessarily to remain at Carmarthen to await a train that was calling at those places. Also, it may have given passengers false hope that they could get to Cardiff (and Paddington) on the partly-failed set rather than being stuck in Swansea.

Definately a misleading announcment (so the 'smoke and mirrors' board at least is an appropriate place for this). I'm supprised there was a set available to restart the service at Cardiff, since GWR's depot in south Wales is at Swansea they'd be more likely to find a spare set there I would have thought.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: bobm on August 21, 2017, 01:33:49 pm
I'm supprised there was a set available to restart the service at Cardiff, since GWR's depot in south Wales is at Swansea they'd be more likely to find a spare set there I would have thought.

There was an empty HST running from Bristol to Landore which was stopped at Cardiff to form 1Z62 with a slightly late start.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Timmer on August 21, 2017, 01:45:17 pm
There was an empty HST running from Bristol to Landore which was stopped at Cardiff to form 1Z62 with a slightly late start.
That's what I call quick thinking and providing a good service as that would have caused inconvenience to do that but that's what should be happening...putting passengers first.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Rhydgaled on August 21, 2017, 02:10:18 pm
I'm supprised there was a set available to restart the service at Cardiff, since GWR's depot in south Wales is at Swansea they'd be more likely to find a spare set there I would have thought.

There was an empty HST running from Bristol to Landore which was stopped at Cardiff to form 1Z62 with a slightly late start.
Ah, that explains it; thanks. A good bit of luck for passengers from Cardiff towards Paddington.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: IndustryInsider on August 21, 2017, 02:55:19 pm
As well as an available train, you also need available crew as well of course.  I this case it looks like it all fell reasonably into place.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on August 21, 2017, 03:58:27 pm
Can anyone explain a fault that only affects one station stop?

* Stop would be at bottom of a climb and train running on limited power (e.g. Totnes)

Not sure which / if any of these could apply in your case.

Noting Honeybourne also missed out ...


Honeybourne gets missed out if an HST has only one power car working.

4.5 miles at 1 in 100.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Adelante_CCT on October 01, 2017, 10:38:31 pm
errrrr, has the Transwilts unit made its way to Reading? :)

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21:44 Reading to Bedwyn due 22:25

Facilities on the 21:44 Reading to Bedwyn due 22:25.
Will be formed of 1 coach instead of 2.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Adelante_CCT on July 29, 2018, 10:54:29 am
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13:00 London Paddington to Plymouth due 16:55 will be delayed between Reading and Didcot Parkway by 9 minutes, will be further delayed at Chippenham and is expected to be 16 minutes late.
This is due to a speed restriction over an embankment.


?


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: PhilWakely on July 29, 2018, 11:24:37 am
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13:00 London Paddington to Plymouth due 16:55 will be delayed between Reading and Didcot Parkway by 9 minutes, will be further delayed at Chippenham and is expected to be 16 minutes late.
This is due to a speed restriction over an embankment.


?

High winds perchance?


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Adelante_CCT on July 29, 2018, 11:53:42 am
High winds, that are so isolated it only affects one train between Reading and Chippenham? :D


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Adelante_CCT on July 29, 2018, 04:47:29 pm
Well as expected, no 16 minute delay on the service


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on September 18, 2018, 05:16:20 pm
Just when you thought you had seen it all ...

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17:22 Newquay to Par due 18:11
17:22 Newquay to Par due 18:11 will be cancelled.
This is due to a wartime bomb near the railway.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Lee on September 18, 2018, 05:17:43 pm
Don't panic, Mr Mainwaring!


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: RA on September 18, 2018, 09:29:11 pm
Just when you thought you had seen it all ...

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17:22 Newquay to Par due 18:11
17:22 Newquay to Par due 18:11 will be cancelled.
This is due to a wartime bomb near the railway.
A member of the public handed in an old hand grenade at Newquay police station. The railway station fell within the initial exclusion zone.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on September 19, 2018, 08:27:37 am
Just when you thought you had seen it all ...

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17:22 Newquay to Par due 18:11
17:22 Newquay to Par due 18:11 will be cancelled.
This is due to a wartime bomb near the railway.
A member of the public handed in an old hand grenade at Newquay police station. The railway station fell within the initial exclusion zone.

From Cornwall Live (https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/grenade-caused-massive-disruption-newquay-2019511)

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There was mass disruption in the centre of Newquay on Tuesday (september 18) after a man walked into a police station with a hand grenade.

The bomb squad were called in as the police station and neighbouring train station were sealed off by officers. The police station was evacuated.

The incident caused disruption to train services running though the town with bomb disposal experts not arriving on scene until several hours later.

...


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: TonyK on September 20, 2018, 07:40:43 pm

From Cornwall Live (https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/grenade-caused-massive-disruption-newquay-2019511)

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The incident caused disruption to train services running though the town with bomb disposal experts not arriving on scene until several hours later.

...

They decided to come by train.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 15, 2018, 07:17:11 pm
Not sure what to make of this one:
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18:35 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 21:25
Facilities on the 18:35 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 21:25.
Toilet facilities are available as normal.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:15/12/2018 15:25


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: grahame on August 30, 2019, 07:12:16 pm
Is this a new one?

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15:03 London Paddington to Penzance due 20:40
15:03 London Paddington to Penzance due 20:40 has been delayed at Pewsey and is now 20 minutes late.
This is due to this train not stopping in the correct position at a station.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: martyjon on August 30, 2019, 07:46:36 pm
Is this a new one?

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15:03 London Paddington to Penzance due 20:40
15:03 London Paddington to Penzance due 20:40 has been delayed at Pewsey and is now 20 minutes late.
This is due to this train not stopping in the correct position at a station.


Maybe an alternative way of reporting the train overshot the station platform.


Title: Re: JourneyCheck ... reasons given
Post by: Surrey 455 on August 30, 2019, 11:03:03 pm
Is this a new one?

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15:03 London Paddington to Penzance due 20:40
15:03 London Paddington to Penzance due 20:40 has been delayed at Pewsey and is now 20 minutes late.
This is due to this train not stopping in the correct position at a station.


Maybe an alternative way of reporting the train overshot the station platform.

I can recall being on a slam door train many years ago from Paddington that overshot / forgot to stop at Acton Main Line. The train came to a halt shortly after and then reversed back to Acton ML. I'm not sure that would be an acceptable practice today.



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