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Journey by Journey => London to Swindon and Bristol => Topic started by: grahame on March 22, 2018, 01:28:50 pm



Title: Caught short
Post by: grahame on March 22, 2018, 01:28:50 pm
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17:30 London Paddington to Taunton due 20:31
Facilities on the 17:30 London Paddington to Taunton due 20:31.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10.
Last Updated:22/03/2018 13:08

Oops ... at least there's another train half an hour later

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18:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads due 19:44
Facilities on the 18:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads due 19:44.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10.
Last Updated:22/03/2018 13:06


Title: Re: Caught short
Post by: TaplowGreen on March 22, 2018, 02:13:21 pm
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17:30 London Paddington to Taunton due 20:31
Facilities on the 17:30 London Paddington to Taunton due 20:31.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10.
Last Updated:22/03/2018 13:08

Oops ... at least there's another train half an hour later

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18:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads due 19:44
Facilities on the 18:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads due 19:44.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10.
Last Updated:22/03/2018 13:06

How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!


Title: Re: Caught short
Post by: grahame on March 22, 2018, 02:29:10 pm
How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!

It doesn't say that it's IETs needing repair.    Could be an HST shortage, so they've taken an HST diagram off and spread a 10 car train over 2 x 5 car services.

Just thank goodness the train being split wasn't due to be formed of a whole load of 153s joined to each other!


Title: Re: Caught short
Post by: phile on March 22, 2018, 03:20:40 pm
They have been running round as 5s all day.   3 ex Swansea and 1 ex Taunton affected this morning,.   They are IET diagrams.


Title: Re: Caught short
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 22, 2018, 04:56:19 pm
Better than running around as 10s with 5 of them locked I suppose!  ::)


Title: Re: Caught short
Post by: bignosemac on March 22, 2018, 05:44:33 pm
How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!

It doesn't say that it's IETs needing repair.    Could be an HST shortage, so they've taken an HST diagram off and spread a 10 car train over 2 x 5 car services.

There has been a shortage of serviceable IETs today.


Title: Re: Caught short
Post by: Chris125 on March 24, 2018, 11:47:52 pm
How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!

They are, like all new trains, going through the reliability 'bathtub curve' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve).


Title: Re: Caught short
Post by: SandTEngineer on March 25, 2018, 09:48:00 am
How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!

They are, like all new trains, going through the reliability 'bathtub curve' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve).

I thought that Japanese engineering didn't follow such common place rules....... ::) :P


Title: Re: Caught short
Post by: 4064ReadingAbbey on March 25, 2018, 11:50:06 am
How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!

They are, like all new trains, going through the reliability 'bathtub curve' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve).

I thought that Japanese engineering didn't follow such common place rules....... ::) :P

Cue Class 385 windscreens...  :(



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