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Title: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 07, 2019, 07:56:09 am
It's a step forward that it's taken until 7 January before there was a need to create this thread. To start the ball rolling:

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07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:07/01/2019 06:46


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 14, 2019, 05:45:50 am
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05:12 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 06:45 will be terminated at Oxford.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
Last Updated:14/01/2019 05:33

07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
Last Updated:14/01/2019 05:34


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 14, 2019, 06:31:54 am
And now (06:30), they've both disappeared from JourneyCheck, so presumably back to normal.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 14, 2019, 08:36:16 am
And now (06:30), they've both disappeared from JourneyCheck, so presumably back to normal.

Yup: the 07:10 turned up at Hanborough on time.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 16, 2019, 08:16:05 am
From Realtime trains:

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1P07 0447 Hereford to London Paddington

This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the train (M8).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 17, 2019, 07:59:31 am
Unusual morning today:

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05:28 Hereford to London Paddington due 08:28 is being delayed between Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 07:06

but also:

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06:56 Moreton-In-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:28
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 06:56 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:28.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 07:06

Confusingly both the above trains appeared on the display board at Hanborough as 07:21 departures and the picture became more muddled when the extra 07:21 disappeared as it was supposedly on time! The additional service did actually exist and arrived eleven minutes late.

Realtime trains is now reporting that the 05:28 from Hereford "was cancelled between Moreton-in-Marsh and London Paddington due to a problem with the doors (M7)."

[further thought] - given Realtime trains reported the 05:28 was terminated at MIM at 07:21 and the 07:10 MIM:PAD departed MIM at 07:22 were the services simply merged and the original stock for the 07:10 turned into the additional service? Why else would there have been reservation labels put out on the 06:56 train? Either way, some positive proactive thinking.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 17, 2019, 07:18:36 pm
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17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:28
Facilities on the 17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:28.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 15:05

19:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 22:22
Facilities on the 19:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 22:22.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 16:05

21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:17
Facilities on the 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:17.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 15:05


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Dispatch Box on January 17, 2019, 08:14:13 pm
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17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:28
Facilities on the 17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:28.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 15:05

19:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 22:22
Facilities on the 19:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 22:22.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 16:05

21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:17
Facilities on the 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:17.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 15:05

This is not providing a proper service is it?. Anyway the one train goes via Cheltenham and that's shortened as well.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on January 17, 2019, 09:26:16 pm
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17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:28
Facilities on the 17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:28.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 15:05

19:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 22:22
Facilities on the 19:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 22:22.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 16:05

21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:17
Facilities on the 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:17.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/01/2019 15:05

This is not providing a proper service is it?. Anyway the one train goes via Cheltenham and that's shortened as well.

I rather suspect that of these three, only the 17:22 becomes overcrowded when reduced to five carriages.  The 19:48 (which runs via the Stroud Valley line and not via Evesham) has many other trains duplicating it as far as Swindon ... and the 21:51 Hereford to Paddington Thursday of next week is offering advanced singles at £5 which suggests to me it's a right lemon of a train and even 5 cars is more than it needs!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Dispatch Box on January 17, 2019, 09:29:53 pm
That is the sort of thing that passengers were fed up with according to the tonight programme. But is all of the fares revenues going into the railways or are fat cats creaming it off, and the government or other parties, not knowing what is happening. It mentioned that the total cost to electrify from London to Swansea was 10 billion and that's just about already spent, another 5 - 8 is needed to finish it.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on January 18, 2019, 09:52:53 am
That is the sort of thing that passengers were fed up with according to the tonight programme. But is all of the fares revenues going into the railways or are fat cats creaming it off, and the government or other parties, not knowing what is happening. It mentioned that the total cost to electrify from London to Swansea was 10 billion and that's just about already spent, another 5 - 8 is needed to finish it.

You cannot always trust the media to take a balanced view; I cannot recall it anything from "Tonight" but it's not uncommon to come across journalists fishing for an exceptional person to help them make a story out of very little.

Rail finance is very complex ... I suspect that if you get 5 top accountants with varying political views to discuss this, you will end up with five different answers.

Heading off topic here - not a "Cotswold line cancellation log" topic.   Happy for it to be discussed elsewhere on the Coffee Shop, and please feel free to quote this message as a starter.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Dispatch Box on January 18, 2019, 12:28:44 pm
That is the sort of thing that passengers were fed up with according to the tonight programme. But is all of the fares revenues going into the railways or are fat cats creaming it off, and the government or other parties, not knowing what is happening. It mentioned that the total cost to electrify from London to Swansea was 10 billion and that's just about already spent, another 5 - 8 is needed to finish it.

You cannot always trust the media to take a balanced view; I cannot recall it anything from "Tonight" but it's not uncommon to come across journalists fishing for an exceptional person to help them make a story out of very little.

Rail finance is very complex ... I suspect that if you get 5 top accountants with varying political views to discuss this, you will end up with five different answers.

Heading off topic here - not a "Cotswold line cancellation log" topic.   Happy for it to be discussed elsewhere on the Coffee Shop, and please feel free to quote this message as a starter.

Sorry graham, been naughty, I was reading this thread when I thought of it, and did not know to put it, so was plonked here so it got noticed.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: 1st fan on January 20, 2019, 06:32:17 pm
EDIT: As Journey Check isn't calling it short formed I'll assume it isn't.
The 16:27 from Worcester Foregate Street has now been reduced from an HST to a 5 car IET. As a result space is very tight in standard. I feel sorry for the people who booked seats. There are no seat reservations working and no paper replacements. The Train Manager has been on the PA a few times to apologise for this and the cramped conditions. She also said that it's first come first served for seats as there's no reservations. This is a very popular train back to London at the end of the weekend. So I'm hoping that this a temporary measure and a 9 car will be doing the trip before too long.
We are however no longer running on time. We have been sitting at Airport Junction thanks allegedly to congestion caused by engineering works.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 21, 2019, 07:45:40 am
Today is Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

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07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a broken down train.

Last Updated:21/01/2019 06:17


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 22, 2019, 08:54:44 am
Were there problems with the 17:52 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service yesterday?

Realtime trains says it only got as far as Ladbroke Grove and then suggests it headed back towards Paddington (1 late at Ladbroke Grove, 41 late at Portobello Junction, 44 late at Royal Oak Junction etc).

I appreciate Realtime trains isn't always foolproof but the GWR Twitter feed also hints that there were problems with a broken down train yesterday evening.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 22, 2019, 09:17:40 am
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06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:46 has been cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed.

Last Updated:22/01/2019 07:07


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on January 22, 2019, 11:00:10 am
Were there problems with the 17:52 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service yesterday?

Realtime trains says it only got as far as Ladbroke Grove and then suggests it headed back towards Paddington (1 late at Ladbroke Grove, 41 late at Portobello Junction, 44 late at Royal Oak Junction etc).

Yes, exactly that - my sister was on it. Unspecified train fault of some sort...


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 22, 2019, 11:51:41 am
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06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:46 has been cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed.

Last Updated:22/01/2019 07:07
Curiously, Realtime Trains has this as
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This service was cancelled throughout due to a planning error (TA).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: bathgreenpark9f on January 22, 2019, 01:50:16 pm
6.42 HFD-PAD cancelled today as noted above, train was in platform at HFD having arrived ecs from Stoke Gifford but other crew not there, perhaps someone might know if GW have now reverted to taxis again to get crew to Hereford for ecs coming up from Bristol area. Is this related to the transfer of work to Stoke Gifford  In the past this use of taxis caused problems and proved not to be reliable, certainly very poor road conditions out there early this morning


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 22, 2019, 05:26:52 pm
From Realtime Trains it looks as if it sat in Hereford's platform 3 for some time - TfW's 05:39 Cardiff - Manchester, the train that should be there after it has left, was 48 late by the time it left Hereford. And was cancelled Crewe - Manchester.

Perhaps the taxi is the "planning error".


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 22, 2019, 06:28:58 pm
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16:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 19:24 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Combe, Finstock, Charlbury, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
It has been delayed at Didcot Parkway and is now 12 minutes late.
This is due to heavy snow.

Last Updated:22/01/2019 18:11

Further details via @GWRHelp on Twitter:

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...we were told it was a technical fault with the train and we were limited to 20mph. Someone is right and someone is wrong?

and GWR's reply:

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Poor weather conditions was the route cause of the technical fault.

And more from Twitter:

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They’ve just said it’s because the horn is frozen... seriously how much do these trains cost to make?

confirmed by @GWRHelp

Quote
...there is a fault with the horn...


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: didcotdean on January 22, 2019, 07:14:15 pm
"Heavy snow" … well at Didcot this afternoon there were some very large flakes of wet snow falling at times, but I'm not sure it was ever 'heavy', and didn't settle although it did further north around Oxford.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on January 22, 2019, 10:39:55 pm
"Heavy snow" … well at Didcot this afternoon there were some very large flakes of wet snow falling at times, but I'm not sure it was ever 'heavy', and didn't settle although it did further north around Oxford.

Very heavy snowfall around Oxford mid-afternoon - the biggest flakes I have ever seen in fact.  Though fortunately pretty short lived, and fairly localised, so it didn't amount to more than a couple of inches on the ground at most.  The vast majority of trains continued normally, though the local roads and M40 were quite badly affected:


Oxford Bus Company
‏@OxfordBusCo
4 hours ago
Due to severe traffic congestion on the M40, the following services did not/will not operate:
LHR - 18:00 Oxford City to Heathrow
OXF - 19:50 Heathrow to Oxford City
X90 - 18:10 Oxford City to London BPR
X90 - 20:40 London BPR to Oxford City


6 hours ago
We are experiencing severe traffic congestion around the city this evening.  We are seeing delays of between 30 and 60 minutes on our services.  Please be assured that we working hard to maintain the services under difficult circumstances. Thank you for your patience.



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 23, 2019, 01:20:02 pm
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12:09 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:27 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough, Oxford, Reading, Slough and London Paddington.
It has been delayed at Hereford and is now 9 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:23/01/2019 12:22


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 24, 2019, 04:41:54 am
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04:47 Hereford to London Paddington due 07:52 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:24/01/2019 04:22


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 24, 2019, 01:01:37 pm
For the record and recognising that the problems at Paddington are affecting all services:

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10:59 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Reading, Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

11:20 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 13:44 has been reinstated.
It will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at London Paddington, Slough and Reading.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

12:21 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 14:38 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

13:55 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 16:30 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

15:22 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 17:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: jdw.wor on January 24, 2019, 01:05:54 pm
With the 11.20 reinstated from Oxford and due Worcester Foregate St. at 13.44 surely the 13.55 return will run and not be cancelled as shown!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 24, 2019, 01:12:33 pm
Still shown as "cancelled" at 13:10.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 24, 2019, 01:48:41 pm
With the 11.20 reinstated from Oxford and due Worcester Foregate St. at 13.44 surely the 13.55 return will run and not be cancelled as shown!

GWR Journeycheck is still showing it as cancelled (13:47) but National Rail Enquiries has it as running, albeit departing WOF a few minutes late. I suspect it's all very fluid until services get back to normal.

[14:03 edit] Realtime Trains says its left WOF six minutes late whilst Journeycheck still has it as a cancellation!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 24, 2019, 04:09:55 pm
At 16:07, it's still cancelled according to JourneyCheck, but on time approaching Slough according to RTT.

Meanwhile,
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Facilities on the 17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:28.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system earlier today.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:24/01/2019 16:01


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 25, 2019, 10:47:03 am
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Facilities on the 10:59 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29.
Toilet facilities are not available at both ends.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Additional Information
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
Last Updated:25/01/2019 08:47

It's an old  joke, but it gets repeated too often...


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: JontyMort on January 27, 2019, 08:34:42 pm
Were there problems with the 17:52 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service yesterday?

Realtime trains says it only got as far as Ladbroke Grove and then suggests it headed back towards Paddington (1 late at Ladbroke Grove, 41 late at Portobello Junction, 44 late at Royal Oak Junction etc).

I appreciate Realtime trains isn't always foolproof but the GWR Twitter feed also hints that there were problems with a broken down train yesterday evening.

I'm not sure if anyone actually answered this. It did indeed break down. I was supposed to catch it at Oxford. It was an IET. the following 1822 HST did not break down, as the staff at Oxford put it, so the delay wasn't too bad.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 29, 2019, 04:02:28 pm
Given its limited number of stops and the fact there's another service not that far behind, probably not a major inconvenience:

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15:51 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 18:00 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:29/01/2019 15:40

The outward bound service delayed at Evesham due to a fault, coming off the single track at Norton Junction 33 minutes late and due to be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on January 31, 2019, 01:42:41 pm
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10:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 13:47
10:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 13:47 has been delayed between London Paddington and Slough and is now 14 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.
Last Updated:31/01/2019 11:04

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10:59 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29
10:59 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a road vehicle colliding with a bridge earlier on this train's journey.
Last Updated:31/01/2019 09:37

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12:09 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:27
12:09 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:27 has been delayed at Hereford and is now 12 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.
Last Updated:31/01/2019 12:25


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on February 01, 2019, 09:28:06 am
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06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:46
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:46 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:01/02/2019 05:03

 
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06:52 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:31
06:52 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:31 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Slough, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
It has been previously delayed, has been further delayed at Oxford and is now 43 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Additional Information
Passengers can use GWR tickets on West Midlands Railway services to Great Malvern.
Last Updated:01/02/2019 08:45

Quote
07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:14
07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:14 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at London Paddington, Slough and Reading.
This is due to severe weather preventing train crew getting to work.
Last Updated:01/02/2019 05:59

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09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28
09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Additional Information
Passengers can use GWR tickets on West Midlands Railway services from Great Malvern.
Last Updated:01/02/2019 08:45



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on February 01, 2019, 09:51:55 am
From RealTime Trains  01/02/2019:

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2W10 0514 Oxford to Worcester Foregate Street
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled throughout due to an issue with the train crew (TH).

but this STP train ran instead


Quote
5W10 0514 Oxford to Worcester Foregate Street
Great Western Railway service


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 01, 2019, 11:09:46 am
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09:21 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 11:31 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Slough, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Evesham, Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.
It has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 48 minutes late.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.
Last Updated:01/02/2019 10:39

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12:00 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 14:27 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.
Last Updated:01/02/2019 10:40


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 03, 2019, 03:36:28 pm
A few from the weekend so far (from Realtime Trains)

Saturday 2 February:

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1W00 0822 London Paddington to Oxford
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Hereford due to a problem with the doors (M7)

1P51 1430 Oxford to London Paddington
This service was cancelled between Hereford and Oxford due to a problem with the doors (M7)

1P55 1450 Moreton-in-Marsh to Kingham
This service was cancelled between Kingham and London Paddington due to a problem with the train (M8)

The latter two leaving a big hole in London bound services during the afternoon.

And today, Sunday 3 February:

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1P30 0829 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington
This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the traction equipment (MD)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 04, 2019, 03:47:05 pm
Quote
15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:04/02/2019 15:44

and edited to add the inevitable:

Quote
18:29 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 21:05 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:04/02/2019 15:54


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 05, 2019, 08:08:13 am
Quote
1P07 0447 Hereford to London Paddington
This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the train (M8)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 05, 2019, 09:43:15 am
Quote
06:52 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:31 will be terminated at Worcester Foregate Street.
It has been previously delayed and is now 35 minutes late from Evesham.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:05/02/2019 09:36

09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:05/02/2019 09:37


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 06, 2019, 05:26:11 pm
Making its first appearance of the year, a familiar "friend":

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15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 17:26 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh.
It has been delayed between London Paddington and Slough and is now 18 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

Last Updated:06/02/2019 16:34

and:

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17:38 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 19:03 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 08, 2019, 08:10:28 am
Quote
09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Last Updated:08/02/2019 07:47

and subsequently amended to:

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09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be started from Reading.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Last Updated:08/02/2019 08:24

which is pretty much a cancellation.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 08, 2019, 10:26:00 am
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07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:14 was started from Reading.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3 from Moreton-In-Marsh.
Last Updated:08/02/2019 09:44

09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:08/02/2019 09:41


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 08, 2019, 11:41:29 am
Becoming a bit of a messy day:

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08:21 London Paddington to Hereford due 11:40 was terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link, Great Malvern, Colwall, Ledbury and Hereford.
It has been delayed previously and is now 20 minutes late from Evesham.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:08/02/2019 11:17

12:09 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:27 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:08/02/2019 11:22


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Adelante_CCT on February 10, 2019, 08:55:57 am
Some problems for today....

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08:03 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:54 will be cancelled.
This is due to the train for this service having broken down.

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13:32 Hereford to London Paddington due 17:10 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.

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08:37 London Paddington to Hereford due 11:51 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.

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09:20 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:05 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.

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11:13 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 14:10 will be reinstated.
It will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 10, 2019, 01:50:57 pm
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10:37 London Paddington to Hereford due 14:07 has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 25 minutes late.
This is due to this train being late from the depot.
Last Updated:10/02/2019 11:12


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Reginald25 on February 10, 2019, 02:09:07 pm
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10:37 London Paddington to Hereford due 14:07 has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 25 minutes late.
This is due to this train being late from the depot.
Last Updated:10/02/2019 11:12
This type of rail report always surprises me. Its saying the train is late, because it's late starting. That's not the reason its late, the reason is why its late starting!
I frequently hear announcements similar to the following at Paddington and similar stations. 'ABC train is late departing due to its late arrival.' or 'ABC train is late due to a delayed previous train'. They might as well say the 'the train is late' and leave it at that.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Adelante_CCT on February 10, 2019, 03:55:26 pm
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10:37 London Paddington to Hereford due 14:07 has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 25 minutes late.
This is due to this train being late from the depot.
Last Updated:10/02/2019 11:12

And managed to arrive Hereford on time, on the way back however...

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14:32 Hereford to London Paddington due 18:10 has been delayed at Great Malvern and is now 20 minutes late.
This is due to the police dealing with an incident.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 11, 2019, 07:54:42 am
Not the best start to the week:

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1P04 0511 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled throughout due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI).

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07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a points failure.

Last Updated:11/02/2019 06:32


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: DavidT on February 11, 2019, 09:37:09 am
I have a question which I'm sure the experts on this site will be able to answer! Today, the 07.10 from Moreton in Marsh, which was started from Oxford, arrived at Paddington 'on time'. When the performance statistics are being compiled, does that show as an 'on time' train despite the fact that it was cancelled between Moreton in Marsh and Oxford?  If so, over the course of a year and if repeated on different lines, it could distort the figures.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on February 11, 2019, 09:44:22 am
It would come under the CaSL (Cancelled and Significant Lateness) regulations.

See page 5 of this document for more details:  http://orr.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/22795/performance-quality-report.pdf


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: DavidT on February 11, 2019, 09:56:06 am
Thanks, that's interesting. So it looks like the regulations are designed to incentivise controllers to make sure trains reach their destinations and are not written off early -- but there isn't a corresponding incentive to make sure they start from the correct station.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: stuving on February 11, 2019, 10:20:45 am
Thanks, that's interesting. So it looks like the regulations are designed to incentivise controllers to make sure trains reach their destinations and are not written off early -- but there isn't a corresponding incentive to make sure they start from the correct station.

Now, did you read that slowly and carefully?
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CaSL was developed as a supplementary measure to PPM and delay minutes to ensure trains were not ‘written off’ by controllers or signallers once they exceeded their PPM threshold. This measure helps performance recovery by not terminating a train short of its final destination and incentivising controllers or signallers to ensure the train arrives less than 30 minutes late.

A cancellation is defined as the termination of a train prior to reaching its destination or the failure of a train to depart from its point of departure; for which it was scheduled to run in the applicable timetable. There are two types of cancellations:
  • Part – A train is considered to be a part cancellation if it covers more than half the scheduled mileage and either failed to run the whole journey or failed to stop at any station on the way. Trains completing their scheduled journey but arriving at their final destination late by 120 minutes or more also count as part cancellations;
  • Full – A train is considered to be a full cancellation if it covers less than half the scheduled mileage, or does not run at all.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 12, 2019, 08:06:57 am
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1P07 0447 Hereford to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the traction equipment (MD).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 25, 2019, 08:03:14 am
A bit of congestion this morning:

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04:47 Hereford to London Paddington due 07:52 has been delayed at Hereford and is now 19 minutes late.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.

05:28 Hereford to London Paddington due 08:28 will call additionally at Kingham.
It has been delayed at Hereford and is now 13 minutes late.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.

Resulting in:

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07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to congestion.

Last Updated:25/02/2019 06:20


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 25, 2019, 10:09:38 am
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09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:25/02/2019 09:59


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 25, 2019, 12:01:42 pm
Services beyond Worcester have taken a bit of a battering today:

in addition to the cancellation of the 09:54 GMV:PAD, we have:

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10:59 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern and Malvern Link but will call additionally at Pershore.
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.


12:09 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:27 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a broken down train.

and from Realtime Trains:

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1W16 0750 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Worcester Foregate Street and Great Malvern due to a problem with the train (M8).

1W00 0821 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford due to a problem with the train (M8).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Malvern hill on February 25, 2019, 02:33:14 pm
The 9:54 from Great Malvern, somehow blocked the line. I am guessing it failed at the turn point stuck across the points in Malvern Wells?
My WM Hereford train was unable to pass, as I was on it stuck before the signal box.
I assume it was an Hitachi? After 1 hour we trundled back to Great Malvern. Our driver did a good job
of keeping us up to date with information, and walked our part of the train, as the TM was in the 2 car
behind. (Its a pity we were released from Great Malvern before the line was cleared but I guess they
just hoped it was a computer reboot needed!)

The line blocked and causing disruption from around 9:45 to the 13:08 Paddington to Hereford running normally.
I guess a good job not Cheltenham races day.



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 26, 2019, 09:08:15 am
A number of short-formations today, perhaps a result of the failure of yesterday's 09:54 GMV:PAD:

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Facilities on the 06:52 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:31.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.

Facilities on the 09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.

Facilities on the 16:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 19:24.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.

Facilities on the 19:42 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 22:31.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.

I suspect it'll only be the 16:22 where this causes any significant crowding issues.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 26, 2019, 01:42:55 pm
Seems to be various things going on, all creating a bit of a mess:

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10:59 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will no longer call at Slough.
It has been previously delayed, has been further delayed at Moreton-in-Marsh and is now 25 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.

11:20 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 13:44 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

12:00 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 14:27 is being delayed between Hanborough and Oxford.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

12:21 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 14:38 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore and Worcester Shrub Hill.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

13:55 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 16:30 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

And modified to add in details of the earlier broken down train:

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1P25 0954 Great Malvern to Moreton-in-Marsh
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Moreton-in-Marsh and London Paddington due to a problem with the train (M8).

which was one of the five coach vice nine short-formations.


And JourneyCheck now updated with details of the fault with the signalling system:

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Cancellations to services between Oxford and Moreton-In-Marsh

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh all lines are blocked.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes. Disruption is expected until 15:00 26/02.

Last Updated:26/02/2019 13:52

14:23 lines now open. The 12:00 WOF:PAD has gone through Wolvercote Junction 54 minutes late. And a cancellation too now:

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15:22 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 17:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 26, 2019, 05:06:32 pm
And a predictable knock on effect from the earlier disruption:

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15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 17:26 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system earlier today.

Last Updated:26/02/2019 16:07

This service failed to get beyond Oxford on 41 occasions last year. This year, it's just the second time so far.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: jmc85 on February 26, 2019, 05:13:50 pm
Bizarre set of events at Paddington on this one.

Noticed it was booked as 10 car which seemed odd - boarded as normal with no special announcements about being in front set - then at departure time we were held as they decided they couldn’t take the whole train to Moreton...

Finally left (all 10 carriages) about 12 mins late - with train manager unsure what was happening after Oxford (although me being a regular on this train knew the late departure alone was enough for us to be cancelled at Oxford).

Part way through further delayed journey, announced that we indeed couldn’t go beyond Oxford

Now waiting for the likely packed 1622 stopper (which is also short formed today...)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on February 26, 2019, 07:47:58 pm
And the previous 1W31, 15:22 PAD-GMV was long formed with a 9-car vice 5.  A very topsy-turvy day!  No excuses for allocating and then not promptly acting upon a 10-car along the Cotswolds as we all know they currently can’t operate on the route.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: ray951 on February 26, 2019, 08:55:53 pm
And the previous 1W31, 15:22 PAD-GMV was long formed with a 9-car vice 5.  A very topsy-turvy day!  No excuses for allocating and then not promptly acting upon a 10-car along the Cotswolds as we all know they currently can’t operate on the route.

At Oxford they said it was cancelled due to signalling problems, maybe too embarrassing to admit or they didn't know the real reason.
Could they not have split it at Oxford and put half the train in the sidings? Although I guess an extra driver would have been an issue.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 26, 2019, 09:27:19 pm
Realtime Trains has an explanation as to why the 15:50 PAD:MIM was terminated at Oxford!

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1W32 1550 London Paddington to Oxford
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh due to the planned train being replaced with a slower train (MS).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: philipbourton on February 27, 2019, 06:30:17 am
I see the 447 Hereford to Paddington (which I presume is the 0623 Kingham - Paddington) is 5 carriages instead of 9.  No explanation given - but yet they still designate the front 2 coaches to 1st class - leaving 3 carriages for us mere mortals.  Hate to think how long it will take to get off the train at Paddington ...

Also, has anyone else noticed that on some of the new trains, none of the flushes are working on the toilers ... don't recall that happening on the older trains. (sorry if that isn't relevant for this chain - no pun intended)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on February 27, 2019, 07:29:01 am
I see the 447 Hereford to Paddington (which I presume is the 0623 Kingham - Paddington) is 5 carriages instead of 9.  No explanation given - but yet they still designate the front 2 coaches to 1st class - leaving 3 carriages for us mere mortals.  ...

Isn't the second carriage a composite - with just under 60 standard class seats in addition to just under 20 first class?   Sorry to be the pedant this morning!   Still likely to be very tight!!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 27, 2019, 09:32:29 am
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08:21 London Paddington to Hereford due 11:40 will be diverted between Reading and Worcester Shrub Hill and terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Slough, Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link, Great Malvern, Colwall, Ledbury and Hereford.
It is being delayed at London Paddington.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:27/02/2019 08:53


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 27, 2019, 02:17:33 pm
Lots of niggly little issues on the Cotswold Line over the last few days:

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1W01 1022 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Worcester Foregate Street and Hereford due to a problem with the doors (M7).

1W23 1120 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street due to a problem with the doors (M7).

and after the earlier issues with the 08:21 PAD:HFD

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12:09 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:27 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Slough.
It is being delayed at Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a fault on this train.

and has just hit Evesham 47 minutes late.

Modified to add the consequential:

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15:14 Hereford to London Paddington due 18:28 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern and Malvern Link.
This is due to a fault on this train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 27, 2019, 05:20:21 pm
Me again!

For the second day running, and reminding me why I changed my working hours to avoid this particular "service":

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15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 17:26 was terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.

Last Updated:27/02/2019 17:06


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on February 27, 2019, 05:55:04 pm
Door issues on 1P39 leading to single line congestion.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 07, 2019, 07:50:26 am
For the fifth time this year:

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07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.

Last Updated:07/03/2019 06:11


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 12, 2019, 06:49:21 pm
After this afternoon's problem with the electrical supply at Paddington:

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17:52 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 20:06 will be cancelled.
This is due to failure of the electricity supply.

Last Updated:12/03/2019 17:42

and the following 18:22 Paddington to Hereford has been delayed departing 22 minutes late.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 13, 2019, 08:16:34 am
A bit of disruption in the Hereford area this morning:

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05:28 Hereford to London Paddington due 08:28 was started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
It has been delayed at Worcester Shrub Hill and is now 18 minutes late.
This is due to the fire brigade dealing with an incident.

06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:46 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to the fire brigade dealing with an incident.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: bignosemac on March 13, 2019, 08:45:41 am
Stoke Gifford IET depot fire alarms sounded around 4am. Depot evacuated from 0416-0443.

Consequently, many sets were late leaving the depot for their first service of the day and have had to start short. Not just Hereford starters affected.

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Due to fire alarms sounding this morning at Stoke Gifford depot, sets departed late and have resulted in numerous service alterations, namely:
- 1K71 0515 Bristol TMs to Paddington, terminating short Westbury
- 1P12 0528 Hereford to Paddington, starting from Worcester SH (and now running 18mins late)
- 1A70 0605 Frome to Paddington, starting from Westbury
- 1A06 0618 Weston to Paddington, starting from Bristol TMs
- 1A09 0712 Taunton to Paddington, starting from Weston;
- 1G02 0640 Swindon to Cheltenham cancelled throughout.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 22, 2019, 01:26:24 pm
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12:09 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:27 will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford.
It has been delayed at Hereford and is now 45 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.

and the following service for those stations:

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13:55 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 16:30 will be starting late from Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 27, 2019, 08:28:51 am
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09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be started from Reading.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:27/03/2019 07:26

which is pretty much a full cancellation.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 27, 2019, 09:03:59 am
Due to a faulty ‘hill start’ button on the Turbo booked to work it.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 28, 2019, 08:28:13 pm
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18:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 21:34 was terminated at Reading.
It will no longer call at Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link, Great Malvern, Colwall, Ledbury and Hereford.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:28/03/2019 18:52


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on April 01, 2019, 11:18:55 am
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09:21 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 11:31 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Evesham, Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.
It is being delayed at Reading.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Additional Information

Customers are advised to travel on the next available service.


12:00 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 14:27 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:01/04/2019 10:40


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on April 03, 2019, 06:26:05 pm
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17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:28 will call additionally at Maidenhead.
It is being delayed between London Paddington and Maidenhead.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:03/04/2019 17:36

Realtime Trains suggests it's been stationary at Ladbroke Grove for about an hour so far...

and that's it:

Quote
17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:28 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:03/04/2019 18:28

The additional Maidenhead stop having being put in as the 17:18 Paddington to Oxford was run fast to Twyford due to it being two coaches instead of six.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Jason on April 03, 2019, 06:38:13 pm
Yup 1W02 conked out just outside Paddington. An engineer has been on board for about 45 mins now.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on April 08, 2019, 03:33:48 pm
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Cancellations to services at Kingham

Due to a safety inspection of the track at Kingham the line towards Moreton-in-Marsh is closed.

Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 16:15 08/04.

Last Updated:08/04/2019 15:19

So far:

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14:21 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 16:44 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.

17:26 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 19:59 will be cancelled.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.

and also:

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15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58 will be diverted between Didcot Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore but will call additionally at Didcot Parkway and Cheltenham Spa.

15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 17:26 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on April 08, 2019, 05:25:38 pm
Update to previous post

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Following a safety inspection of the track at Kingham the line towards Moreton-in-Marsh has now reopened.

Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 18:00 08/04.

The 15:50 PAD:MIM was run beyond Oxford, initially to Charlbury but now seems to be running right through to Moreton-in-Marsh and the 16:22 PAD:GMV which had also been called as a cancellation along the Cotswold Line has been fully reinstated.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on April 11, 2019, 08:03:16 am
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Due to a points failure between Worcester Shrub Hill and Cheltenham Spa:
Train services running through these stations may be delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 08:15 11/04.

05:28 Hereford to London Paddington due 08:28 will be terminated at Moreton-in-Marsh.
It will no longer call at Charlbury, Hanborough, Oxford, Reading and London Paddington.
It has been delayed at Worcester Shrub Hill and is now 25 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.

06:56 Moreton-In-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:28
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 06:56 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:28.

In reality the stock for the 07:10 MIM:PAD was used for the "additional" train, and the 05:28 HFD:PAD became the 07:10 MIM:PAD.

[edit]

Just noticed this Tweet:

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Stunning service from @GWRHelp today. 7.20 Kingham to Oxford went straight through the station without stopping. Now all crammed into 2 carriages on late 7.36

Which suggests that despite its change from the 05:28 HFD:PAD to the 07:10 MIM:PAD, a miscommunication meant it went straight through Kingham!

[further edit]

talking about closing the door after the horse has bolted:

Quote
07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will no longer call at Kingham.
This is due to a points failure.

Last Updated:11/04/2019 08:06

And the disruption from the problem with the points is now expected to last until 11:00.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: JontyMort on April 14, 2019, 07:58:24 pm
Quote
Due to a points failure between Worcester Shrub Hill and Cheltenham Spa:
Train services running through these stations may be delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 08:15 11/04.

And the disruption from the problem with the points is now expected to last until 11:00.

I don't know if there is an ongoing problem at Norton/Abbots Wood but last Monday the 0649 Shrub Hill to Cheltenham and beyond was cancelled, though the 0708 to Paddington via Cheltenham did run. On the Thursday this latter train was cancelled, but the 0735 was running - albeit leaving Worcester late (though, to be fair, it was back on time at Reading).

It was my first trip on the line for some time. It's disappointing that the platform extensions - which were finished before Christmas - have still not been brought into use. What's that all about?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on April 16, 2019, 08:25:05 am
From Realtime Trains:

Quote
1P04 0511 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled throughout due to an issue with the train crew (TG).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on April 18, 2019, 09:43:43 am
Quote
Alterations to services between Moreton-In-Marsh and Oxford

Due to a broken down train between Moreton-in-Marsh and Oxford all lines are disrupted.

Train services running through these stations may be delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 11:45 18/04.

Customer Advice
At present the 05:28 Hereford to London Paddington service remains in the Charlbury area with a train fault, having struck an object on the line. A fitter is now in attendance an dependant upon their assessment the train will either move forward to Oxford or the train will require to be assisted forward. Other train services from Worcester and Hereford destied for Oxford and London Paddington are delayed behind the failure.

Road transport will be available from Charlbury and Hanborough to Oxford by approximately 09:30.

Last Updated:18/04/2019 09:35

Quote
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:46 is being delayed between Evesham and Honeybourne and is now expected to be 75 minutes late.
This is due to a broken down train.

07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 is being delayed at Kingham and is now expected to be 100 minutes late.
This is due to animals on the railway earlier today.

08:21 London Paddington to Hereford due 11:40 was terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link, Great Malvern, Colwall, Ledbury and Hereford.
This is due to a broken down train.

08:25 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 was terminated at Evesham.
It will no longer call at Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough, Oxford, Reading, Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to a broken down train.

09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a broken down train.

12:09 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:27 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.

Edit to add some further updates:

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09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28 will be diverted between Worcester Shrub Hill and Didcot Parkway.
It will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford but will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

10:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 13:47 has been cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.

15:14 Hereford to London Paddington due 18:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:18/04/2019 10:27


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on April 18, 2019, 04:58:18 pm
As a record of what happened, Realtime Trains reports the following:

05:28 Hereford - Paddington hit an animal. Eventually arrived at Oxford 214 late, cancelled thereafter
07:10 Moreton - Paddington was stuck behind it, arrived Padd'n 223 late.
06:53 Foregate St - Didcot was cancelled after Moreton.
06:42 Hereford - Paddington was also stuck, arrived Padd'n 196 late.
08:25 Foregate St - Paddington was cancelled after Evesham
09:50 Moreton - Paddington was cancelled between Moreton and Oxford
09:54 Great Malvern - Paddington ran via Stroud - but an extra was organised between Moreton and Oxford



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: SandTEngineer on April 18, 2019, 05:24:29 pm
Apparently the train was completely disabled after it hit the animal.  It was later assisted by one of the following services making the longest IET service so far, over 468m long (18 x 26m coaches) ;D


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: jamestheredengine on April 19, 2019, 08:27:51 am
Interesting that the 0954 Malvern to Paddington still got there on time, despite the diversion.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on April 19, 2019, 08:33:14 am
Interesting that the 0954 Malvern to Paddington still got there on time, despite the diversion.

When you think it skipped 8 stops on what was an HST schedule, with long station dwells, it becomes more understandable; on time (or not) in such a circumstance probably depends on the luck of pathing / what it gets stuck behind. 


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on April 24, 2019, 12:22:16 pm
A few bits and pieces from the last few days for the record:

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1P23 1031 Oxford to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service departing on 19th April 2019
This service was cancelled between Moreton-in-Marsh and Oxford due to a problem with the traction equipment (MD).

1W47 1537 London Paddington to Oxford
Great Western Railway service departing on 21st April 2019
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Worcester Foregate Street due to a problem with the traction equipment (MD).

1P77 1826 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service departing on 21st April 2019
This service was cancelled throughout due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI).

1W23 1122 London Paddington to Oxford
Great Western Railway service departing on 22nd April 2019
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Worcester Foregate Street due to a problem with the train (M8)

1P33 1557 Reading to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service departing on 22nd April 2019
This service was cancelled between Worcester Foregate Street and Reading due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI).

and today:

Quote
1W00 0821 London Paddington to Reading
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Reading and Hereford due to a problem with the train (M8).

1P31 1209 Hereford to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled throughout due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on April 29, 2019, 05:14:52 pm
A long time since we've seen this one:

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15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-In-Marsh due 17:26 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to passengers causing a disturbance on a train.

Last Updated:29/04/2019 16:18

with the return run similarly truncated.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on May 08, 2019, 08:29:49 am
Quote
1P07 0447 Hereford to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the train (M8).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on May 22, 2019, 08:13:52 am
The equivalent thread for 2018 was up to page 32 by this time last year. It just goes to show how much better 2019 has been.

But for the record:

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05:47 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 08:17 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Slough, Didcot Parkway, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.
It has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 34 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.

08:25 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:22/05/2019 06:30


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on May 23, 2019, 08:18:50 am
And same again today:

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05:47 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 08:17 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Slough, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.
It has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 24 minutes late.
This is due to train crew being delayed.

08:25 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to train crew being delayed.

Last Updated:23/05/2019 06:18


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on May 23, 2019, 08:48:51 am
The equivalent thread for 2018 was up to page 32 by this time last year. It just goes to show how much better 2019 has been.

Follow up at http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=21645.0 - as this is (as far as I can see) a wider experience across the GWR area.

THANK YOU for the Cotswold log, and please carry on - although things are much better, the build up of evidence and the continued view of what we hope is the tail of the abnormal service disruption is very useful.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on May 23, 2019, 05:32:12 pm
And same again today:

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05:47 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 08:17 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Slough, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.
It has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 24 minutes late.
This is due to train crew being delayed.

08:25 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to train crew being delayed.

Last Updated:23/05/2019 06:18
I was at Foregate Street at 08:30. A number of passengers were milling about outside. They'd been told that taxis would be arriving for them.

If that cancellation was posted at 06:18, but there were no taxis at 08:30, then GWR needs to get its customer service act together.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: philipbourton on May 23, 2019, 10:45:56 pm
Yesterday (22nd) the 1752 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill was 5 carriages instead of 9 - but no explanation given at all.   

Also, and apologies if the wrong place to post this - is anyone else having problems with the "free wifi" - as I tend to find on the 1822 Paddington to Hereford - the free wifi doesn't work at all; yet works fine on the 1752 or even the 0623 from Kingham to Paddington in the mornings.  Just wondered if it was me or others having the issues - as it used to work most of the time on the old HSTs.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on May 24, 2019, 06:07:38 am
Quote
04:47 Hereford to London Paddington due 07:52
04:47 Hereford to London Paddington due 07:52 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:24/05/2019 03:09


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on May 24, 2019, 06:11:22 am
Also, and apologies if the wrong place to post this - is anyone else having problems with the "free wifi" - as I tend to find on the 1822 Paddington to Hereford - the free wifi doesn't work at all; yet works fine on the 1752 or even the 0623 from Kingham to Paddington in the mornings.  Just wondered if it was me or others having the issues - as it used to work most of the time on the old HSTs.

I too can rarely get the wifi to work, but I've never noticed whether it's down to specific departures. But perhaps this should be in a new topic.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on May 24, 2019, 09:50:13 am
It works probably 90% of the time for me. But I tend not to travel on the peakiest of peak trains.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on May 24, 2019, 04:34:13 pm
Start of a bank holiday weekend and an old problem rears its depressingly familiar head...

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16:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 19:24 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Combe, Finstock, Charlbury, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Last Updated:24/05/2019 16:28

but also

Quote
19:07 Worcester Shrub Hill to Great Malvern due 19:24
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 19:07 Worcester Shrub Hill to Great Malvern due 19:24.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on May 24, 2019, 05:43:57 pm
But this should be an interesting diversion:

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17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:29 will be diverted between Hanborough and Pershore.
It will call additionally at Combe, Finstock, Ascott-under-Wychwood and Shipton.
It will be delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 15 minutes late.
This is due to the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled.
Last Updated:24/05/2019 16:57


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on May 24, 2019, 09:02:09 pm
Just lost the ten minutes after making those additional stops, and some 700 on board from Oxford apparently.  That would have been a very full IET, but even worse had it been a HST and no doubt it would’ve lost far more than ten minutes as well.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: jdw.wor on May 25, 2019, 12:02:31 pm
Increasingly I am concerned about the quality of the information released and wonder if it is ever sense checked by anyone experienced. Quite often the information will make little or no sense to the ordinary passenger. (I fear the “well, it makes sense to us” mentality might prevail. An amusing example recently was “Toilet facilities are available” “This is due to a fault on this train”


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on May 29, 2019, 01:51:45 pm
Recognising the difficult circumstances yesterday evening, the impact on Cotswold Line services was:

Quote
1P37 1552 Worcester Shrub Hill to Reading
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled between Reading and London Paddington due to trespass (XA).

1P39 1514 Hereford to Oxford
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled between Oxford and London Paddington due to trespass (XA).

1W33 1622 London Paddington to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled between London Paddington and Great Malvern due to trespass (XA).

1P40 1738 Moreton-in-Marsh to Slough
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled between Slough and London Paddington due to trespass (XA).

1W02 1722 London Paddington to Hereford
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled throughout due to trespass (XA).

1W36 1752 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled throughout due to trespass (XA).

1W03 1822 London Paddington to Hereford
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled throughout due to trespass (XA).

1W04 1953½ Reading to Worcester Shrub Hill
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled between London Paddington and Reading due to trespass (XA).This service was cancelled between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford due to trespass (XA).
Departed 66 late

1P47 1942 Great Malvern to Worcester Foregate Street
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled between Worcester Foregate Street and London Paddington due to trespass (XA).

1W39 2022 London Paddington to Great Malvern
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled throughout due to trespass (XA).

1P49 2059 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled throughout due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI).

1P51 2151 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019
This service was cancelled between Worcester Shrub Hill and London Paddington due to late arrival of crew from an inbound service (YJ).

1W33 was replace by

Quote
1Z33 1725 Oxford to Great Malvern
Great Western Railway service departing on 28th May 2019

which departed Oxford 44 minutes late.

Presumably many were able to get as far as Oxford using alternative routes but I have no idea if GWR put on any road transport to convey passengers on to the Cotswolds and beyond.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on May 29, 2019, 02:32:07 pm
From personal experience, I can report that the 15:22 Shrub Hill - Paddington was also cancelled between Reading and Paddington.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 01, 2019, 05:27:39 pm
You've had a great day out in London. Back to Paddington for your return to the Cotswolds:

Quote
17:22 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 19:46 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

20:01 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 22:29 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 02, 2019, 04:47:05 pm
Also covered in the more general "Shortage of train crews" thread http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=18719.msg266388#new (http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=18719.msg266388#new)

but for the sake of completeness:

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14:32 Hereford to London Paddington due 17:59 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough, Oxford, Didcot Parkway, Reading, Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

19:49 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 22:27 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on June 02, 2019, 04:51:46 pm
Not ideal when it’s a busy Sunday afternoon, the next train is a (booked) 5-car IET, and there’s no Oxford to Marylebone services today.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 03, 2019, 08:12:25 am
Quote
05:47 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 08:17 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.
It is being delayed between London Paddington and Slough and is now expected to be 31 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:03/06/2019 06:31


08:25 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a broken down train.

Additional Information
Road transport will operate from Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham & Honeybourne stations to Moreton-in-Marsh station to connect into the 09:50 train service from Moreton-in-Marsh.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 05, 2019, 08:36:12 am
Quote
07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will no longer call at Reading.
It has been delayed at Moreton-in-Marsh and is now 36 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train

And further delayed beyond Charlbury waiting for the single track to clear.

It was very cosy on the 2 car 06:51 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway service!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 07, 2019, 07:48:07 am
Quote
07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Last Updated:07/06/2019 03:42

With the outward 05:12 PAD:MIM also cancelled.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 10, 2019, 06:21:07 pm
And today we have several short-formed services (but can you trust this information on JourneyCheck?), plus

15:22 Paddington - Great Malvern, turned short at Foregate Street "due to a problem with the train", even though it arrived on time at Foregate Street.

and 18:29 return started from Foregate Street likewise.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Adelante_CCT on June 11, 2019, 06:57:10 am
Quote
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:11/06/2019 06:44


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 12, 2019, 11:56:22 am
Quote
Cancellations to services between Honeybourne and Moreton-In-Marsh

Due to urgent repairs to a bridge between Honeybourne and Moreton-in-Marsh:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or diverted. Disruption is expected until 13:30 12/06.

Last Updated:12/06/2019 11:41

Quote
11:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough, Oxford, Reading, Slough and London Paddington.
It has been delayed at Great Malvern and is now 30 minutes late.
This is due to urgent repairs to a bridge.

An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 12:45 Worcester Shrub Hill to Hereford due 13:47.

and Realtime Trains showing:

Quote
1W01 1022 London Paddington to Oxford
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Hereford due to a problem with the infrastructure (JD).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 12, 2019, 06:01:34 pm
Seems a bit of a premature call to truncate this service:

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16:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 19:24 will be terminated at Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
It is being delayed between Reading and Oxford and is now expected to be 20 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:12/06/2019 17:25

It was running 17 minutes late as it passed through the Didcot area but had made up ten of those minutes by Charlbury.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on June 12, 2019, 07:37:43 pm
Seems a bit of a premature call to truncate this service:

Only 4 minutes late arriving at Foregate street...but...the reason for delay was a defective windscreen wiper so it was turned via Foxhall Junction on the way down.  That would have meant the broken wiper was at the front on the return journey of course, so it was terminted at Foregate so it could do a reversal move via Henwick and Tunnel Junction back into Shrub Hill to restart back to Paddington.  Now the revering siding at Henwick is in use, that becomes easier to do.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 18, 2019, 05:12:24 pm
Quote
15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
This is due to a fault on this train.

18:29 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 21:05 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 18, 2019, 06:21:31 pm
Quote
15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
This is due to a fault on this train.

The 15:22 was three minutes early at Hinksey North according to Realtime Trains and eventually arrived at Oxford 24 late. It also delayed the following services from platform 4 at Oxford. Understandably, the 15:50 Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh was allowed beyond Oxford even though it was 17 late by then, causing further delays and amendments:

Quote
15:14 Hereford to London Paddington due 18:27 will no longer call at Slough.
It has been delayed between Kingham and Charlbury and is now 16 minutes late.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

16:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 19:24 will be terminated at Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Not entirely sure why the 16:22 was truncated as a result but I'm sure those with a better knowledge of the workings of GWR will be able to clarify this.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 19, 2019, 09:36:03 am
Quote
06:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:31 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
It has been delayed at Didcot Parkway and is now 60 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:19/06/2019 08:58

07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:13 is being delayed at Didcot Parkway and is now expected to be 15 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:19/06/2019 08:48

08:19 Reading to Moreton-in-Marsh due 09:42 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Didcot Parkway, Hanborough, Charlbury and Moreton-in-Marsh.
It has been delayed at Cholsey and is now 14 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:19/06/2019 09:07

09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:19/06/2019 09:08

09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:19/06/2019 08:44


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on June 19, 2019, 05:47:33 pm
I caught the Cathedrals Express from Charlbury to Reading this morning. The carriage-side displays were showing:

DESTINATION London Pad
DEPARTURE TIME 08.35
NEXT STOP Hanborough
CALLING AT Newport & Hereford

Sounds like an exciting diversionary route. I was quite disappointed that we went the normal way.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 19, 2019, 06:29:13 pm
Both the 17:22 and the 18:22 Paddington - Herefords are short-formed this evening.

Well, that's according to JourneyCheck anyway...


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on June 19, 2019, 08:08:59 pm
Yes, they both were only 5.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 19, 2019, 08:39:44 pm
Both the 17:22 and the 18:22 Paddington - Herefords are short-formed this evening.

Well, that's according to JourneyCheck anyway...

As was the 07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to Paddington yesterday and today (though today wasn't mentioned on JourneyCheck).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 20, 2019, 09:13:39 am
Late running means that
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06:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:31 will be terminated at Worcester Foregate Street.
...
It has been delayed between London Paddington and Slough and is now 20 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.
Last Updated:20/06/2019 07:37

09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
...
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.
Last Updated:20/06/2019 07:37


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 23, 2019, 11:42:09 am
Well, here I am in Hanborough station car park. There's supposed to be a rail replacement bus service to Oxford - but GWR have forgotten to provide it.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 24, 2019, 06:04:36 am
Quote
05:47 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 08:17 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:24/06/2019 05:50

08:25 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:24/06/2019 05:50


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on June 24, 2019, 07:28:08 am
Not sure if the following ‘advice’ is still showing?

08:25 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 will be cancelled. This is due to a fault on this train. Additional Information: Passengers intending to travel to Oxford, Reading and London Paddington from Worcester Fgt St on the cancelled 08:25 service: are advised to travel on the 09:03 Westbury service from Worcester Fgt St to Bristol Parkway, then on the 10:33 London Paddington service from Bristol Parkway, changing at Didcot Parkway for Oxford.


So, you’re recommended to get to Oxford by changing twice and get in at 11:43  rather than just wait for the next direct train and get in at 11:29, which is bad enough anyway!  The regular hourly service we’re promised in December can’t come soon enough!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 25, 2019, 04:56:28 am
Quote
04:47 Hereford to London Paddington due 07:52 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:25/06/2019 03:09


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 25, 2019, 11:25:23 am
Quote
09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Reading, Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:25/06/2019 10:53


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 25, 2019, 05:06:36 pm
Nothing on JourneyCheck but the appropriate http://iris2.rail.co.uk/tiger/ links show the following services as five coaches today:

15:50 PAD:MIM
16:22 PAD:GMV
17:22 PAD:HFD
17:52 PAD:WOS
19:22 PAD:HFD

I'm not sure about the 17:52 but the others are all normally nine coaches.

On the other-hand the 15:22 PAD:GMV was nine coaches instead of its usual five.

(edit to add the 19:22)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 26, 2019, 09:34:56 am
Quote
08:21 London Paddington to Hereford due 11:42 will be terminated at Oxford.
It is being delayed at Reading.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:26/06/2019 09:06


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on June 26, 2019, 10:12:43 am
Door seals in the cab not inflating.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 26, 2019, 11:38:40 am
Also:

Quote
11:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern and Malvern Link.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

and predictably:

Quote
12:09 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:27 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 26, 2019, 03:47:10 pm
16:22 Paddington to Great Malvern is a five car short-formation which has been reported on JourneyCheck.

The 15:22 Paddington to Great Malvern has been changed to nine cars at the last moment and departed Paddington 20 minute late.

The following 15:50 Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh has just been reduced to five coaches (though there's a chance it might not get beyond Oxford due to late running 15:22).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on June 26, 2019, 07:43:15 pm
16:22 Paddington to Great Malvern is a five car short-formation which has been reported on JourneyCheck.

The 15:22 Paddington to Great Malvern has been changed to nine cars at the last moment and departed Paddington 20 minute late.

The following 15:50 Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh has just been reduced to five coaches (though there's a chance it might not get beyond Oxford due to late running 15:22).

It did make it through to Moreton I see as the 1622 made up 10 minutes between Paddington and Oxford with a good run and a not to stop order for Slough.

Ironically, if any of those three trains should be a 9-car in an ideal world, it’s the 15:22, especially on a Friday.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 28, 2019, 03:03:40 pm
Didn't pick up on these from yesterday:

Quote
1W32 1550 London Paddington to Oxford
Great Western Railway service departing on 27th June 2019
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh due to a problem with the brakes (MN).

and the following service:

Quote
1W33 1622 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street
Great Western Railway service departing on 27th June 2019
This service was cancelled between Worcester Foregate Street and Great Malvern due to late running owing to waiting for access to a single line (YE).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 28, 2019, 07:46:27 pm
On a difficult evening across the network, GWR are clearly trying to convey passengers using displaced stock as appropriate. The 17:52 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill was started from Reading...

Quote
17:52 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 20:10 was started from Reading and terminated at Oxford.
This is due to a fault on this train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on June 30, 2019, 09:42:19 pm
Quote
21:30 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 23:59 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Didcot Parkway, Reading, Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:30/06/2019 18:32


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on June 30, 2019, 10:14:15 pm
Nice work by a Cotswold Line TM today doing triple service (doors, full ticket check, catering trolley). I won't name the service here because I suspect the Brothers probably frown on one person doing the job of two or more, but it was very much appreciated. And our little one liked his free biscuits!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Adelante_CCT on July 02, 2019, 07:03:05 am
Quote
07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Quote
05:28 Hereford to London Paddington due 08:28 will call additionally at Kingham.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on July 02, 2019, 05:40:05 pm
This seems an odd one:

Quote
15:52 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 18:00
Facilities on the 15:52 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 18:00.
This is due to overcrowding as this train has fewer coaches than normal.
First class is declassified.
Last Updated:02/07/2019 17:17


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on July 03, 2019, 06:08:26 am
Quote
05:12 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 06:45 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:03/07/2019 04:44

07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:03/07/2019 04:44


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on July 03, 2019, 05:44:42 pm
Not showing on JourneyCheck but the appropriate http://iris2.rail.co.uk/tiger/ links show the following services as five coach short-formations today:

15:50 PAD:MIM
16:22 PAD:GMV
18:22 PAD:HFD
19:22 PAD:HFD

(edit) 18:22 now showing as nine coaches


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: DavidT on July 03, 2019, 09:19:20 pm
The short formations I was on - and there have been more recently -  led to passengers standing for long distances, and yet on some of those occasions there were two first class carriages with seats vacant. I notice that in a recent post Worcester_Passenger says that in similar circumstances the first class was 'declassified'. I wonder if any of the experts on here can tell me who takes that decision and in what circumstances?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on July 03, 2019, 09:42:42 pm
Quote
20:59 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 23:36 will be terminated at Reading.
It will no longer call at Slough and London Paddington.
It has been delayed at Worcester Shrub Hill and is now 16 minutes late.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:03/07/2019 21:27


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on July 03, 2019, 10:35:37 pm
The short formations I was on - and there have been more recently -  led to passengers standing for long distances, and yet on some of those occasions there were two first class carriages with seats vacant. I notice that in a recent post Worcester_Passenger says that in similar circumstances the first class was 'declassified'. I wonder if any of the experts on here can tell me who takes that decision and in what circumstances?

The Train Manager, and whenever they feel it is appropriate.  Though in reality it’s just the equivalent of one carriage but in two halves.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on July 04, 2019, 07:11:10 am
According to JourneyCheck:

Quote
Facilities on the 04:47 Hereford to London Paddington due 07:52.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:04/07/2019 04:51

Declassifying the first won't be an option here...

There's also the two Worcester starts that go via Cheltenham.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on July 04, 2019, 07:16:41 pm
A consequence of the earlier disruption in the Didcot area:

Quote
17:52 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 20:10 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on July 04, 2019, 07:23:10 pm
A consequence of the earlier disruption in the Didcot area:

Quote
17:52 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 20:10 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Curiously, it's running empty, as train 5W36. Currently shown as 41 late, and following the on-time 18:22 Paddington - Hereford train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on July 04, 2019, 10:23:52 pm
Were there any rail replacement buses running?

I was cycling up the hill out of Charlbury at 8pm and almost got wiped out by an exceptionally close pass from a Weavaway bus - the worst I've had in 10 years. Weavaway are usually only seen round here as RRBs.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on July 04, 2019, 10:50:54 pm
A consequence of the earlier disruption in the Didcot area:

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17:52 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 20:10 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Curiously, it's running empty, as train 5W36. Currently shown as 41 late, and following the on-time 18:22 Paddington - Hereford train.

No TM available in time to run it from Oxford until after the following train had left so it ran empty behind the next train to avoid having to cancel the return journey.  The TM got stuck at Slough working the 17:18 PAD-OXF which was cropped due to engine issues.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on July 05, 2019, 08:41:25 am
A consequence of the earlier disruption in the Didcot area:

Quote
17:52 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 20:10 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Curiously, it's running empty, as train 5W36. Currently shown as 41 late, and following the on-time 18:22 Paddington - Hereford train.

No TM available in time to run it from Oxford until after the following train had left so it ran empty behind the next train to avoid having to cancel the return journey.  The TM got stuck at Slough working the 17:18 PAD-OXF which was cropped due to engine issues.

That seems an odd piece of crew scheduling. The 17:18 from Paddington is a stopper, due into Oxford at 18:43. The 17:52 from Paddington is due out of Oxford at 18:50. Quick handovers during the peak don't seem like a good idea - there's no resilience.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on July 05, 2019, 10:02:58 am
It is indeed an odd bit of scheduling.  Brought about by the need to find a TM for the 17:18 from somewhere as originally it would have been expected to be operated as a DOO service. 

The 17:18 does have a fair bit of slack in its schedule as it still runs on Turbo timings as well as having 8 minutes at Didcot, but it’s not how you’d ideally do things, as last night proved.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on July 06, 2019, 05:28:53 am
Quote
12:13 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:28
12:13 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:28 will be started from Reading.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Shipton, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

"No sir, it's not cancelled. It's updated"


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on July 06, 2019, 08:36:18 am
Later...
Quote
08:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 11:41 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link, Great Malvern, Colwall, Ledbury and Hereford.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:06/07/2019 07:56

12:13 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:28 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:06/07/2019 07:56

12:22 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 14:00 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:06/07/2019 07:41

14:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 16:26 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:06/07/2019 07:44


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Timmer on July 06, 2019, 10:03:52 am
Certainly an improvement for the 1213. Starting it at Reading was about as much use as a chocolate teapot that is unless your journey was starting at Reading.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: ellendune on July 06, 2019, 10:25:03 am
Certainly an improvement for the 1213. Starting it at Reading was about as much use as a chocolate teapot that is unless your journey was starting at Reading.

Are there not other trains from Paddington to Reading in time to catch that train today? 


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Timmer on July 06, 2019, 12:43:20 pm
Certainly an improvement for the 1213. Starting it at Reading was about as much use as a chocolate teapot that is unless your journey was starting at Reading.

Are there not other trains from Paddington to Reading in time to catch that train today? 
It was the other way round -  Hereford to Paddington. Hence me saying not much use unless you were starting at Reading.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on July 09, 2019, 09:28:56 pm
A couple of chunks taken out of this afternoon's service (from Realtime Trains)

Quote
1W29 1421 London Paddington to Oxford
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Worcester Foregate Street due to a problem with the train (M8).

and that regular GWR "fix":

Quote
1W32 1550 London Paddington to Oxford
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh due to late running owing to waiting for access to a single line (YE).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on July 15, 2019, 10:18:10 am
05:47 Paddington - Foregate St cancelled after Oxford due to a problem with the train.

Quote
08:25 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 will be started from Oxford.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Further Information
Road transport will be available from stations Worcester Foregate Street to Honeybourne inclusive to convey customers forward to Moreton-in-Marsh station to connect with the departure from there for Oxford and London Paddington at 09:50.
Last Updated:15/07/2019 08:07

06:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:31 will be terminated at Worcester Foregate Street.
It has been previously delayed, is being further delayed between Oxford and Hanborough and is now expected to be 44 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:15/07/2019 08:54

09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:15/07/2019 08:58



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on July 24, 2019, 09:37:53 am
Quote
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of trains because of extra safety inspections.
Last Updated:24/07/2019 04:29

08:25 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:24/07/2019 06:00

Plus the 05:47 Paddington - Foregate Street, which forms the 08:25.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on July 24, 2019, 10:53:29 am
And one from yesterday not picked up on:

Quote
1W36 1752 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill
Great Western Railway service departing on 23rd July 2019
This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the traction equipment (MD).

and also the return 20:59 WOS:PAD


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on July 25, 2019, 07:36:17 pm
Quote
17:52 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 20:10 was terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Maidenhead, Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Evesham, Pershore and Worcester Shrub Hill.
It has been delayed between London Paddington and Reading and is now 34 minutes late.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Last Updated:25/07/2019 19:22


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on July 28, 2019, 08:12:13 am
Quote
13:32 Hereford to London Paddington due 17:00 will be reinstated.
It will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough, Oxford, Didcot Parkway, Reading, Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:28/07/2019 08:07

17:47 London Paddington to Hereford due 21:02 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:28/07/2019 08:07


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: 1st fan on August 02, 2019, 01:37:03 pm
I was waiting for that service and very annoyed that it was running when I left the house but cancelled before Moreton. Made me late for my evenings engagement.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on August 02, 2019, 05:09:06 pm
Having a day off to enjoy the Countryfile Live show (and a little disappointing this year, imo). Anyway, a few from Realtime Trains this morning:

Quote
1P12 0528 Hereford to Oxford
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Oxford and London Paddington due to a problem under investigation (OZ).

2E20 0819 Reading to Oxford
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh due to a problem under investigation (OZ).

1P23 1031 Oxford to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Moreton-in-Marsh and Oxford due to a problem under investigation (OZ).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on August 07, 2019, 05:19:43 pm
Quote
16:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 19:24 will be terminated at Reading.
It will no longer call at Oxford, Hanborough, Combe, Finstock, Charlbury, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:07/08/2019 16:57


19:42 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 22:31 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.


and seems to have been a 5 coach short-formation too.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: DavidT on August 07, 2019, 07:02:44 pm
Also the 8.35 Charlbury to Paddington was cancelled this morning -- not sure how many other stations were affected.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on August 07, 2019, 07:53:25 pm
Also the 8.35 Charlbury to Paddington was cancelled this morning -- not sure how many other stations were affected.

It ran non-stop from Worcester to Oxford I believe to make up almost half-an-hour of delay and do Shrub Hill to Paddington in 1h 45m!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on August 10, 2019, 07:09:04 am
Quote
05:52 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 08:27 has been delayed previously and is now 29 minutes late from Evesham.
This is due to a tree blocking the railway.
Last Updated:10/08/2019 07:03

06:16 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:10/08/2019 04:59


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on August 12, 2019, 08:10:07 am
Staff shortages affecting weekday services - not encouraging!

Quote
07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:13 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

11:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Last Updated:12/08/2019 07:28


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on August 14, 2019, 11:09:29 am
That pair are having problems this week:
Quote
07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:13 was terminated at Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:14/08/2019 09:38

11:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be started from Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:14/08/2019 09:38


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on August 17, 2019, 11:33:42 am
05:19 Paddington - Great Malvern cancelled after Didcot due to a problem with the train, followed by the return working:

Quote
08:43 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 11:29 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:17/08/2019 06:21


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on August 18, 2019, 08:07:27 pm
10:49 London Paddington to Hereford cancelled between Reading and Hereford "due to overrunning engineering works", but was replaced between Oxford and Hereford.

14:49 London Paddington to Hereford terminated at Shrub Hill due to a person being hit by a train.

16:49 London Paddington to Great Malvern cancelled throughout due to a person hit by a train.

Quote
18:38 Hereford to London Paddington due 22:04 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a person being hit by a train earlier.
Last Updated:18/08/2019 18:33

20:10 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 23:07 will be started from Oxford.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:18/08/2019 16:40


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on August 23, 2019, 08:18:04 am
From Realtime Trains

Quote
1P07 0447 Hereford to London Paddington
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the traction equipment (MB).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on August 24, 2019, 12:31:30 pm
From JourneyCheck:
Quote
15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58 will be started from Reading.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:24/08/2019 05:42

18:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 21:35 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:24/08/2019 05:41


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on August 24, 2019, 04:02:34 pm
According to RTT at 16:00, the 15:22 from Paddington to Great Malvern is operating normally.
JourneyCheck still has it as starting from Reading.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on August 24, 2019, 04:28:25 pm
Indeed it did.  You can’t trust JourneyCheck!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on August 25, 2019, 10:08:06 am
According to RTT, the 18:22 from Paddington to Hereford was indeed cancelled after Worcester Shrub Hill.

And the 20:01 from Foregate Street to Paddington was also cancelled after Reading.

Meanwhile, today (Sunday August 25), JourneyCheck is reporting

Quote
09:17 Oxford to Great Malvern due 10:56 has been cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed.
Last Updated:25/08/2019 09:44

09:49 Oxford to Hereford due 11:51 was diverted from Oxford.
It will call additionally at Hanborough, Honeybourne and Pershore.
This is due to the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled.
Catering is not available throughout.
Last Updated:25/08/2019 09:51

11:13 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:59 will be started from Oxford.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:25/08/2019 09:50

13:16 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 15:57 will be terminated at Reading.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:25/08/2019 08:33

14:49 London Paddington to Hereford due 17:58 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:25/08/2019 02:30

15:49 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 18:10 will be started from Reading.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:25/08/2019 08:33

18:38 Hereford to London Paddington due 22:04 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:25/08/2019 02:30


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on August 26, 2019, 11:05:17 am
Quote
15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58
Facilities on the 15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3.

I think I must have misread or misunderstood something.   I thought the IETs had taken over all workings to Worcester and beyond from the Oxford direction - but 3 or 2 carriages suggests a turbo. Can someone clarify lease?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on August 26, 2019, 11:25:00 am
Planned bank holiday amendments, well planned in that they were booked to be a Turbo today, but not a 2-car one.  Not sure why.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: TM on August 26, 2019, 12:50:45 pm
Planned bank holiday amendments, well planned in that they were booked to be a Turbo today, but not a 2-car one.  Not sure why.

Running extra trains up from the West Country probably. Bank holidays are more like Sunday demand wise from Cornwall


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on August 28, 2019, 07:44:49 am
Quote
07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:28/08/2019 04:51

and the outward bound 0512 PAD:MIM also "cancelled throughout due to a delay not investigated (OU)."

Quote
07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:13 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Evesham, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.

11:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on August 28, 2019, 09:38:00 am
It seems the 07:50 PAD:GMV did run beyond Oxford with the return similarly reinstated. However:

Quote
08:19 Reading to Moreton-in-Marsh due 09:42 has been cancelled.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Last Updated:28/08/2019 09:02

09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be cancelled.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Last Updated:28/08/2019 09:29


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on September 02, 2019, 07:57:23 am
Result of the weekend's overrunning engineering works:

Quote
07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to engineering works not being finished on time.
Last Updated:02/09/2019 06:36

and a few from yesterday

Quote
1P37 0918 Great Malvern to Oxford
Great Western Railway service departing on 1st September 2019
This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the brakes (MN).

1W02 1156 Oxford to Oxford
Great Western Railway service departing on 1st September 2019
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Hereford due to a problem with the train (M8).

1P63 1432 Hereford to Oxford
Great Western Railway service departing on 1st September 2019
This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the train (M8).

1W08 1855 Oxford to Hereford
Great Western Railway service departing on 1st September 2019
This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the train (M8).

Presumably all the same unit?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on September 04, 2019, 08:15:24 am
Quote
06:51 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:04/09/2019 05:15


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on September 04, 2019, 08:22:35 am
...and the consequence is
Quote
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47 will call additionally at Shipton, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Finstock and Combe.
This is due to the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled.
Last Updated:04/09/2019 07:17


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on September 05, 2019, 11:01:31 am
Due to a safety inspection of the track between Didcot & Oxford:

Quote
1W16 0750 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Worcester Foregate Street and Great Malvern due to a rail defect (IR).

2E20 0819 Reading to Oxford
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh due to a rail defect (IR).

Quote
09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.

11:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern and Malvern Link.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on September 06, 2019, 08:16:23 pm
Quote
Cancellations to services between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill
Due to a fire next to the track between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or diverted. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Last Updated:06/09/2019 20:10

so far:

Quote
19:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:54 will be diverted between Didcot Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore but will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.
It is being delayed at Didcot Parkway.
This is due to a fire on property near the railway.

and also:

Quote
19:42 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 22:29 will be diverted between Worcester Shrub Hill and Reading.
It will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford but will call additionally at Cheltenham Spa.

20:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 23:00 will be diverted between Reading and Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore but will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

update:

Quote
Customer Advice
Due to a large fire close to the railway line between Combe and Finstock, it is expected that the line between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill will be closed for the rest of the day. Replacement road transport has been requested to operate in both directions between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill. Further details of this will be advertised when the road transport has been sourced.
Last Updated:06/09/2019 20:32


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on September 06, 2019, 11:09:56 pm
Large log fire very near to the tracks at Combe.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on September 13, 2019, 03:44:16 pm
Nice day for an evening BBQ:

Quote
15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 17:26 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

17:38 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 19:06 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

19:42 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 22:29 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

23:20 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 01:11 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on September 15, 2019, 08:17:34 am
Sunday September 15:
Quote
08:28 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:53 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:15/09/2019 04:47


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on September 17, 2019, 09:14:13 am
Quote
Cancellations to services between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill

Due to a broken down train earlier today between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill fewer trains are able to run.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 11:30 17/09.

A little disruption but certainly nothing significant:

Quote
06:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:31 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
It is being delayed at Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to a fault on this train.

08:25 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to this train being late from the depot.

and earlier (from Realtime Trains)

Quote
1W12 0547 London Paddington to Oxford
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Worcester Foregate Street due to a problem under investigation (OZ).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on September 19, 2019, 07:47:00 pm
Quote
Alterations to services between Didcot Parkway and Oxford

Due to a broken down train between Didcot Parkway and Oxford the line towards Oxford is blocked
.
Train services running through these stations may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 21:00 19/09.

Main casualty being:

Quote
17:52 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 20:10 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Evesham, Pershore and Worcester Shrub Hill.
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.

which seems to have been static at Culham for over an hour (and, according to a post on Twitter is reversing back towards Didcot)

The following 18:22 Paddington to Hereford service was 32 minutes late through Didcot North, and departed Oxford 47 late.

As for the 19:22 PAD:HFD:

Quote
19:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:54 will be diverted between Reading and Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore.
It is being delayed between Reading and Worcester Shrub Hill and is now expected to be 1 minute late.

The 17:52 finally reached Oxford 108 minutes late. Presumably those wanting to travel on to the Cotswolds will have to join those decanted from the 19:22 at Reading on the 20:22 Paddington to Great Malvern.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on September 21, 2019, 01:17:32 pm
A bit of a meltdown today, apparently caused by trespassers near Great Malvern:

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  10:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 13:40 will be delayed at Evesham.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
Last Updated:21/09/2019 12:15

10:45 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:28 is being delayed between Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street and is now expected to be 90 minutes late.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
Last Updated:21/09/2019 12:24

12:04 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 14:26 will be cancelled.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
Last Updated:21/09/2019 12:00

12:13 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:26 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
Last Updated:21/09/2019 11:26

12:22 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 14:00 will be terminated at Oxford.
This is due to trespassers on the railway earlier today.
Last Updated:21/09/2019 12:32

14:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 16:26 will be started from Oxford.
This is due to trespassers on the railway earlier today.
Last Updated:21/09/2019 12:32

I'm on the 10:45 Great Malvern - Paddington. Currently 95 late.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Malvern hill on September 22, 2019, 07:47:02 am
Well at first the report was someone was hit by a train at a crossing point near Malvern Link, a sign at Foregate street said there was a fatality. Local people in Malvern began telling stories in the shops of a man dragged along by a train and died later. That then changed and the news is no one was hit. A man was chasing his dog and the driver thought he hit him so stopped. Long knock on delays.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on September 28, 2019, 09:54:59 am
Saturday September 28 : JourneyCheck reports:
Quote
18:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 21:35 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:28/09/2019 09:40


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on September 28, 2019, 10:52:03 am
Meanwhile, the 07:22 Paddington - Great Malvern had problems between Moreton-in-Marsh and Honeybourne, arrived at Shrub Hill 35 late and was cancelled from there to Great Malvern, with RTT reporting this as being "due to the train operator's request (TB)".

The return working was cancelled in its entirety:
Quote
10:45 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Additional Information
Customers are advised to travel on the next available train service.
Last Updated:28/09/2019 10:35


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on September 28, 2019, 03:01:03 pm
Saturday September 28 : JourneyCheck reports:
Quote
18:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 21:35 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:28/09/2019 09:40
And now (15:00), it has disappeared from JourneyCheck - so presumably we've found a crew.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on October 04, 2019, 07:50:08 am
By my reckoning, this is the most cancelled peak time service this year as far as Cotswold Line running is concerned:

Quote
07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:04/10/2019 04:53


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on October 09, 2019, 08:10:55 am
For the record:

Quote
06:51 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:28
06:51 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:28 will no longer call at Shipton, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Finstock and Combe.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Additional Information
Replacement road transport is in place to cover the following stations: Shipton, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Finstock and Combe.
Last Updated:09/10/2019 05:08


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on October 09, 2019, 11:10:10 am
Was a 3-car vice 2-car due to a shortage of 2-cars.  Too long for the platforms at the stations listed.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on October 15, 2019, 10:34:55 am
Quote
09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a late running train being in front of this one.
Last Updated:15/10/2019 08:32

and from Realtime Trains:

Quote
2E20 0819 Reading to Oxford
Great Western Railway service
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh due to a problem with the traction equipment (MD).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on October 18, 2019, 12:10:45 pm
 
Quote
11:57 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 14:27
11:57 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 14:27 will no longer call at Honeybourne.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Traction problems and a wet rail leading to a pre-emptive fly-by at Honeybourne?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on October 18, 2019, 12:56:06 pm
From Realtime Trains:

Quote
1W12 0547 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street
Departing todayThis service was cancelled due to a problem with the on-board safety systems (M0).

1P22 0825 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington
This service was cancelled due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on October 28, 2019, 01:02:31 pm
Unusual and slightly disconcerting for a normal midweek service (or is it the half-term effect?):

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13:22 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 15:27 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

15:52 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 18:00 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:28/10/2019 12:44[/size]

and something from last Friday:

Quote
1W36 1752 London Paddington to Oxford
Departing on 25th October 2019
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill due to trespass (XA).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on October 28, 2019, 01:27:05 pm
Unusual and slightly disconcerting for a normal midweek service ...

Might be unusual on your line ...


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on October 28, 2019, 02:19:34 pm
 
Quote
15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-In-Marsh due 17:26
15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 17:26 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:28/10/2019 14:09

 
Quote
17:38 Moreton-In-Marsh to London Paddington due 19:06
17:38 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 19:06 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:28/10/2019 14:10


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on October 29, 2019, 09:54:14 am
Quote
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a landslip.
Further Information

Last Updated:29/10/2019 06:10

Does the stock for this working usually travel to Hereford via The Severn Tunnel and Abergavenny?  The blockade on The Marches Line will be operative for at least a week, I heard on't wireless.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on October 29, 2019, 05:46:43 pm
Haven't had a chance to look at the full effects of this though it did put a massive hole in the afternoon schedule:

Quote
Cancellations to services between Oxford and Moreton-In-Marsh

Following a broken down train between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh all lines have now reopened.

Train services running through these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 20:00 29/10.

Seems to have been the 13:22 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill which broke down between Wolvercote Junction and Charlbury. Realtime Trains says it eventually arrived at Charlbury 136 late before being returned to Oxford.

The 14:21 Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street was terminated at Oxford. The 15:22 Paddington to Great Malvern left Oxford 71 late and is now terminating at WOS. And the 15:50 Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh was cancelled throughout (for the second day running).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on October 30, 2019, 07:09:07 am
Yesterday (Tuesday October 29) seems to have been a very bad day all over, with lots of failures across the network.

The Cotswold Line suffered a train failure in the single track between Oxford and Charlbury. For the record, the full list of consequences:

12:22 Paddington - Shrub Hill : operated normally
13:22 Paddington - Shrub Hill : cancelled after Charlbury. RTT reports left Charlbury towards Oxford 136 late.
14:21 Paddington - Foregate St : waited 24 at Didcot (deciding whether to run via Stroud?). Eventually sent to Oxford and cancelled there, 28 late.
15:22 Paddington - Great Malvern : also waited at Didcot. To Oxford (arr 55 late, dep 72 late), cancelled after Shrub Hill.
15:50 Paddington - Moreton : cancelled throughout.
16:22 Paddington - Great Malvern : Oxford arr 16 late, dep 20 late. Arr Foregate St 5 late. Cancelled thereafter.
17:22 Paddington - Hereford : ran normally

12:09 Hereford - Paddington : operated normally
13:58 Foregate St - Paddington : 112 late on departure from Charlbury, 121 late at Paddington
15:22 Shrub Hill - Paddington : ran via Stroud. Arr Paddington 11 late.
15:52 Shrub Hill - Paddington : cancelled throughout
15:14 Hereford - Paddington : ran via Evesham. 25 late away from Evesham, 15 late away fom Oxford, 15 late into Paddington.
17:38 Moreton - Paddington : cancelled throughout.
17:26 Foregate St - Paddington : cancelled throughout.
18:29 Great Malvern - Paddington : Started from Shrub Hill.



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on October 30, 2019, 07:18:46 am
Quote
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.

Does the stock for this working usually travel to Hereford via The Severn Tunnel and Abergavenny?  The blockade on The Marches Line will be operative for at least a week, I heard on't wireless.

Looks like it - same again today

Quote
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a landslip.

Can't it go in t'other way?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on October 30, 2019, 07:52:50 am
The Cotswold Line suffered a train failure in the single track between Oxford and Charlbury.

Due to something on the track damaging an air pipe.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on October 30, 2019, 10:48:45 am

Quote
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a landslip.

Can't it go in t'other way?

I wondered that.  I guess there are no paths for an additional down ECS working between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford at that time of day.  The long single line sections have a severely limiting affect on capacity.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: rogerw on October 30, 2019, 04:13:37 pm
May also be down to signal box opening hours


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on October 30, 2019, 07:24:27 pm
In normal times, there are three GWR trains that start at Hereford in the morning:

    the 04:47 to Paddington spends the night at Hereford;
    the 05:28 starts as ECS from Stoke Gifford (at 03:30); and
    the 06:42 starts as ECS from Stoke Gifford (at 04:43).

For this week, the first two are both spending the night at Hereford.

The third one is still setting off from Stoke Gifford at 04:43, but probably can't get to Hereford via Worcester and Malvern in time to depart at 06:42. As it is, it's spending 1:20 waiting time in Eckington loop, between Cheltenham and Worcester.

Attached is a quick version of the track occupation diagram early in the morning. The green lines are the GWR trains; the red ones are WMR. The dashed green line is the 06:42 HFD-PAD. It looks as if it could get to Hereford by an early path crossing the 05:28 HFD-PAD at Ledbury - but it would have to leave Stoke Gifford earlier in order to do that.



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on October 31, 2019, 12:36:08 pm
Quote
11:20 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 13:44 was terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:31/10/2019 12:23

13:58 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 16:27 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Looking at the last updated timing, seems it might have been a very late call. And (almost immediate change) maybe GWR are sorting something out:

Quote
11:20 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 13:44 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street.
It is being delayed at Oxford.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:31/10/2019 12:35


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on October 31, 2019, 01:27:11 pm
 
Quote
11:57 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 14:27
11:57 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 14:27 will be reinstated.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10.
Last Updated:31/10/2019 09:20


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on October 31, 2019, 04:06:12 pm
Just breaking:

Quote
15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 17:26 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:31/10/2019 15:57


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on November 01, 2019, 02:57:00 pm
 
Quote
18:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 21:34
18:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 21:34 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link, Great Malvern, Colwall, Ledbury and Hereford.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:01/11/2019 12:55


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 05, 2019, 08:25:53 am
Quote
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47 will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.
Last Updated:05/11/2019 07:31


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on November 05, 2019, 09:36:36 am
Quote
06:42 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:47 will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.
Last Updated:05/11/2019 07:31

It was 23 mins late from Hereford and 20 mins late leaving Shrub Hill.  I can't quite see which train broke down.  Possibly whatever it was, it delayed the ECS getting to Hereford.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 06, 2019, 08:06:56 am
Nowhere near as bad as last year but there does seem to be an increase in the number of cancellations and problems over the last few weeks:

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05:28 Hereford to London Paddington due 08:28 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:06/11/2019 05:39


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 08, 2019, 07:56:44 am
Wake up... discover shower isn't working, check trains:

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07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:08/11/2019 06:35

rush to station to catch earlier 05:28 Hereford to Paddington service, missing out on breakfast. Get to work and there's no milk!

TGIF


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 08, 2019, 05:02:09 pm
For the fifth time in ten weekdays, the 1550 PAD:MIM isn't taking you into the Cotswolds:

Quote
15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 17:26 was terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Slough, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:08/11/2019 16:51

A late call too, but probably not a surprise to the regulars on this service. And to add to the fun, the following 1622 Paddington to Great Malvern train seems to be a five car short-formation.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: TaplowGreen on November 10, 2019, 10:33:23 am
Delays to services between Worcester Shrub Hill and Pershore


Due to engineering works not being finished on time between Worcester Shrub Hill and Pershore all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be delayed. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on November 13, 2019, 07:27:22 am
Quote
04:47 Hereford to London Paddington due 07:52 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:13/11/2019 04:33


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on November 14, 2019, 07:58:17 am
The 04:47 from Hereford is not doing well this week:
Quote
04:47 Hereford to London Paddington due 07:52
Facilities on the 04:47 Hereford to London Paddington due 07:52.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:14/11/2019 05:46

The 'update' time is a bit odd - did someone only notice after it had passed Worcester?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 14, 2019, 11:56:48 am
No idea how serious it'll turn out to be but:

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Cancellations to services between Moreton-In-Marsh and Honeybourne

Due to flooding between Moreton-in-Marsh and Honeybourne the line towards Worcester Foregate Street is blocked.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 13:00 14/11.
Last Updated:14/11/2019 11:43

so far:

Quote
10:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 13:47 was terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link, Great Malvern, Colwall, Ledbury and Hereford.
This is due to flooding.

and:

Quote
11:57 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 14:27 will be started from Moreton-in-Marsh.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham and Honeybourne.
This is due to flooding.

with Realtime Trains confirming the 0921 Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street service "was cancelled between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Foregate Street due to severe flooding (X2)."

and also from Realtime Trains:

Quote
1W23 1120 London Paddington to Oxford
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Worcester Foregate Street due to severe flooding (X2).

Seems to be getting worse - from National Rail Enquiries:

Quote
Heavy rain has flooded the railway between Hereford and Great Malvern, and also between Moreton-in-Marsh and Honeybourne resulting in all lines being blocked between Hereford and Oxford.

Trains running between these stations will be cancelled, delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until at least 15:00.


With some repetition, this is the current position:

Quote
Due to flooding between Moreton-in-Marsh and Honeybourne the line is blocked.

Train services running through these stations will be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or suspended between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill. Disruption is expected until 18:00 14/11.

10:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 13:47 was terminated at Oxford.
11:57 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 14:27 will be started from Moreton-in-Marsh.
12:09 Hereford to London Paddington due 15:27 has been cancelled.
12:22 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 14:42 will be terminated at Oxford.
15:22 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 17:28 will be started from Oxford.


The last down service which has run beyond Oxford appears to have been the 0921 Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street which was terminated at Moreton-in-Marsh.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 14, 2019, 04:45:56 pm
And big holes being put into the evening peak service:

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15:14 Hereford to London Paddington due 18:27 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to flooding.

15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58 will be cancelled.
This is due to flooding.

15:22 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 17:28 has been cancelled.
This is due to heavy rain flooding the railway.

15:50 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 17:26 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to flooding.

17:52 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 20:10 will be cancelled.
This is due to heavy rain flooding the railway.

18:29 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 21:05 will be cancelled.
This is due to flooding.

And the 16:22 Paddington to Great Malvern service which will be taking customers forward from the two previous cancelled services seems to be a five car short-formation (it is meant to be nine coaches, isn't it?).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: jmc85 on November 14, 2019, 04:48:15 pm
sat on the 1550 - guard telling us we're going beyond Oxford

BUT we pull into platform 3 - so probably going nowhere...

Look forward to standing all the way home!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 14, 2019, 05:10:55 pm
And now:

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15:52 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 18:00 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Shrub Hill, Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh and Charlbury.
This is due to flooding.
Last Updated:14/11/2019 16:55

Presumably using the stock from the truncated 15:50 PAD:MIM.

Meanwhile, the 14:21 Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street service seems to have negotiated the flooded section, arriving at Evesham 42 minutes late having left Moreton-in-Marsh on time.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on November 14, 2019, 05:17:32 pm
There's a 5mph check at the site of the flooding (far end of Campden Tunnel), so trains can get through with a delay.  Forty minutes sounds a bit excessive though.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: JontyMort on November 14, 2019, 08:41:02 pm
There's a 5mph check at the site of the flooding (far end of Campden Tunnel), so trains can get through with a delay.  Forty minutes sounds a bit excessive though.

I'm on the 2022 Paddington to Great Malvern and it seems to be going all the way.

<cynic> they need to get the stock in position for tomorrow.

Fingers crossed.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on November 14, 2019, 09:24:16 pm
I'm on the 2022 Paddington to Great Malvern and it seems to be going all the way.

<cynic> they need to get the stock in position for tomorrow.

Two of the three previous trains ran through incurring only minor delays through the flooded sections so you should be ok.

Getting stock in the right place for the start up tomorrow is always one of the considerations when working out an amended train plan.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: JontyMort on November 14, 2019, 11:29:42 pm
I'm on the 2022 Paddington to Great Malvern and it seems to be going all the way.

<cynic> they need to get the stock in position for tomorrow.

Two of the three previous trains ran through incurring only minor delays through the flooded sections so you should be ok.

Getting stock in the right place for the start up tomorrow is always one of the considerations when working out an amended train plan.

In fact, we had an excellent run in the circumstances. We had to wait for the single track at Wolvercot, but seemed to go through the affected area at full speed - certainly with no stop/caution/permissive working. We approached Shrub Hill on time, but fortunately the signalman was able to implement the usual procedure to ensure a late arrival.

But well done to all concerned for getting us home at the end of a difficult day.

There is no doubt that the introduction of the IETs, coupled with judicious platform-lengthening, has improved reliability in normal conditions.



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on November 15, 2019, 04:50:49 am
This morning, the halts train is the problem:
Quote
05:14 Oxford to Worcester Foregate Street due 06:22 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:15/11/2019 04:26

06:51 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:28 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Shipton, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Finstock, Combe and Hanborough.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:15/11/2019 04:26

Starting the Worcester - Didcot at Oxford is a bit of a joke. Does that mean it's OK for the statistics?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on November 15, 2019, 08:16:31 am
Starting the Worcester - Didcot at Oxford is a bit of a joke. Does that mean it's OK for the statistics?

No, a common misconception.  From the ORR website:

A train is classed as a full cancellation if it ran less than half of its planned journey length.
A train is classed as a part cancellation if:
• It ran at least half but not all of its planned journeys length, or
• It completed its whole journey length but failed to stop at one or more of its planned stations.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: stuving on November 15, 2019, 09:23:26 am
Starting the Worcester - Didcot at Oxford is a bit of a joke. Does that mean it's OK for the statistics?

No, a common misconception.  From the ORR website:

A train is classed as a full cancellation if it ran less than half of its planned journey length.
A train is classed as a part cancellation if:
• It ran at least half but not all of its planned journeys length, or
• It completed its whole journey length but failed to stop at one or more of its planned stations.

That's the basis of ORR's statistics, but DfT also receives operational monitoring data (more of it than ORR), in which cancellation is subtly different. (Some of ORR's stats - CaSL and PPM - are passed to DfT and used as well.) In part that's because of its use - monitoring performance under the contract. DfT are also sent the Train Plan, which is compared with the Service Level required. Cancellations are deviations from the Enforced Train Plan, and judged against the excuse for them (as also are short-forms). As definitions, cancellations are full or partial, and each sort can be Disputed or Network Rail (which must include other TOCs and FOCs via NR). Numbers are given for each.
Quote
“Cancellation” means a Passenger Service:
(a) which is included in the Enforcement Plan of the Day and which is cancelled and attributed to the Franchisee pursuant to its Track Access Agreement; or
(b) which is included in the Enforcement Plan of the Day and which operates less than 50 per cent. of its scheduled mileage (as prescribed in the Enforcement Plan of the Day) for reasons attributed to the Franchisee pursuant to its Track Access Agreement;

“Partial Cancellation” means a Passenger Service which is included in the Enforcement Plan of the Day and which Passenger Service:
(a) misses a stop;
(b) completes 50 per cent. or more, but less than 100 per cent. of its scheduled journey as prescribed in the Enforcement Plan of the Day; or
(c) arrives at its final destination scheduled in the Enforcement Plan of the Day more than 120 minutes late,
in each case, for reasons which are attributed to the Franchisee pursuant to its Track Access Agreement;

So mostly, the words have got lawyerised. The Enforced Train Plan is defined circularly: the general long-term operating plan that best meets the timetable, and is used by DfT for enforcement (insofar as they do any).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on November 15, 2019, 09:59:41 am
The line has shut again due to high water levels near Evesham.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 15, 2019, 10:00:43 am
So far as a result of today's flooding problems:

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Cancellations to services between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill

Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines are blocked.

Train services running through these stations will be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or suspended between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
Last Updated:15/11/2019 09:43

Quote
07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:13 was terminated at Moreton-in-Marsh.
08:21 London Paddington to Hereford due 11:42 will be terminated at Oxford.
09:21 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 11:31 will be diverted between Didcot Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill.
09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be terminated at Oxford.
09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:28 will be diverted between Worcester Shrub Hill and Didcot Parkway.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on November 15, 2019, 10:56:35 am
At 10:55, RTT is showing the 09:21 Paddington - Foregate Street as having gone to Oxford and then reversed back towards Didcot.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on November 15, 2019, 11:02:49 am
A Turbo operated shuttle service will operate when it can between Oxford and Moreton-In-Marsh.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on November 15, 2019, 11:52:54 am
Reported locally on broadcast media that the Avon at Evesham isn't expected to peak until tomorrow (Sat 16-11-2019).  I guess it's reasonable to expect that the service cancellation will last until water levels start to reduce.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on November 15, 2019, 01:09:51 pm
Yes it probably is.  It’s not flood water on the tracks as it was yesterday, but risk of bridge collapse over a very swollen River Avon.

Looks like the shuttle Oxford<>Moreton Turbo service is running every two hours at the moment, as close as possible to the equivalent normal through service timings.

Buses Moreton<>Worcester.

Through services diverting between Reading and Worcester via Swindon where possible.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on November 15, 2019, 01:28:16 pm
Evesham doesn't look too great right now:

https://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/locations/evesham
https://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/locations/evesham-lock

(sorry, the two river webcams are a bit ad-infested)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on November 15, 2019, 02:34:42 pm
BBC-Pravda suggesting now that the line's shut at Evesham until at least 1200 Sat 16 Nov


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on November 15, 2019, 03:26:53 pm
Yes I would be surprised if it was to open sooner.  NR are enlisting the help of a specialist diving team to monitor the bridge.  At least tomorrow a proper train/bus plan can be worked out by GWR rather than the ad-hoc one forced upon them today.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 15, 2019, 03:43:41 pm
It looks like even the 2 hourly Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh shuttle has now been pulled. The last down departure was the 13:25 OXF:MIM and everything now is showing up as "cancelled".

Advice on Journeycheck is:

Quote
Due to overcrowding at Oxford station you are advised not to travel to Oxford and for stations between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill you are advised not to travel the road transport is very busy.

and

Quote
Emergency replacement road transport is in place for stations between Oxford, Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill only.

But it's very fluid.

The 15:22 PAD:GMV has progressed beyond Oxford and it seems the 17:22 PAD:HFD and 17:52 PAD:WOS will be running as far as MIM. Clearly GWR and National Rail are trying to ensure there is a level of service, and it can't be easy for anyone whether commuter trying to work out how to get home or operator juggling their resources.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Celestial on November 15, 2019, 05:41:41 pm

But it's very fluid.


Well, yes, that is the problem.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: TaplowGreen on November 15, 2019, 06:11:57 pm
Cancellations to services between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill


Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations will be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or suspended between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill. Disruption is expected until 12:00 16/11.
Customer Advice
Due to overcrowding at Oxford station you are advised not to travel to Oxford and for stations between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill you are advised not to travel the road transport is very busy.

Train services between London Paddington, Worcester Shrub Hill, Great Malvern and Hereford will be either terminated at Oxford or divert between Reading and Worcester Shrub Hill via Cheltenham Spa and will not call at stations between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill.
---
Emergency replacement road transport is in place for stations between Oxford, Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill only. The journey time between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill is over 2 hours.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on November 15, 2019, 06:53:49 pm
We've been discussing that throughout the day, TG.  ;)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on November 16, 2019, 06:19:05 am
Quote
Cancellations to services between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill

Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations will be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or suspended between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill. Disruption is expected until 12:00 16/11.

Customer Advice
Train services between London Paddington, Worcester Shrub Hill, Great Malvern and Hereford will be terminating and starting at Moreton-In-Marsh.
---
Emergency replacement road transport is in place for stations between Oxford, Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill only. The journey time between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill is over 2 hours.
---
If you are travelling between London Paddington and Worcester Foregate Street, you are advised to travel via Birmingham New Street. The Journey time between Oxford and Birmingham New Street is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes. The journey time between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Foregate Street is approximately 40 minutes.
---
If you are travelling between London Paddington, Hereford and Great Malvern you are advised to travel via Newport (South Wales). The journey time between Newport and Hereford is approximately 50 minutes.
---
Transport For Wales are conveying passengers between Hereford and Newport South Wales in both directions until further notice.
Chiltern Railways are conveying passengers between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street via Oxford and Banbury in both directions until further notice.
London Underground are conveying passengers between London Paddington and London Euston via London Marylebone in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.

Long list of journey check updates ...

Quote
05:18 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 08:03
05:52 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 08:27
06:15 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill due 07:04
06:16 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:28
06:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:04
07:13 Hereford to London Paddington due 10:24
07:13 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill due 08:02
etc

Taking a typical example ... Hereford to Paddington starts from Moreton in Marsh. Additional train Hereford to Worcsester Shrub Hill.



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on November 16, 2019, 08:53:26 am
Disruption now expected to last all day.

Everything is being operated as Paddington - Moreton and Shrub Hill - Malvern or Hereford.  Nothing being sent the long way round via Stroud. As of an update at 08:40, no obvious mention of ticket acceptance via Birmingham.

Including some of the shortest 'additional services' ever operated:

Quote
11:41 Worcester Shrub Hill to Worcester Foregate Street due 11:47
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 11:41 Worcester Shrub Hill to Worcester Foregate Street due 11:47.
Last Updated:16/11/2019 03:42

 12:04 Worcester Foregate Street to Worcester Shrub Hill due 12:07
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 12:04 Worcester Foregate Street to Worcester Shrub Hill due 12:07.
Last Updated:16/11/2019 05:50


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on November 18, 2019, 12:17:43 am
Surprised it didn’t get a mention, but the line reopened from start of service on Sunday.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on November 18, 2019, 08:58:53 am
I saw the red lights at what I presume was the actual start of the blockade, just a little in rear of the Evesham Down Distant (or what would have been that, in AB days) when I drove over Littleton & Badsey LC on Saturday evening

There sure was a lot of water flowing down the Avon.  But it's been far worse, notably in 2007. I do wonder why (if it's really been the case) that the stability of the bridge has been in question, given that conditions have been worse in the relatively not-too-distant past.

I used to take the rumbling sound of the 2115 Paddington to Worcester across the bridge as my cue to put my book down and go to sleep, as an Evesham schoolboy back in the late 1960s.  I shall feel very sad if we find that the bridge has had its day.

(Edited because I forgot the difference between my advance and my rear :-0 )


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 18, 2019, 10:52:03 am
It strikes me that whilst a single thread for cancellations and amendments is very useful, and prevents the sub-forum from being clogged up with numerous mini-threads, it can sometimes result in significant events such as the flooding over the past few days being "buried" when they might deserve their own space and able to become a useful historical resource in their own right should they become a regular issue.

In this case a separate thread was created but the main discussion developed here.

Just an observation...


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 18, 2019, 10:53:33 am
And back to more mundane matters:

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11:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.

along with the earlier:

Quote
1W16 0750 London Paddington to Oxford
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Great Malvern due to a problem with the train (M8).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: ellendune on November 18, 2019, 09:15:31 pm
There sure was a lot of water flowing down the Avon.  But it's been far worse, notably in 2007. I do wonder why (if it's really been the case) that the stability of the bridge has been in question, given that conditions have been worse in the relatively not-too-distant past.

Bridge scour (fast flowing water undermining the foundations of the bridge) is quite complex. It may be that an intermediate inspection (before the floods) provided more information on the risk, or the flow may have been faster even if less deep.  Alternatively, more recent experience of scour on the WCML might have suggested a higher risk. 


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on November 18, 2019, 10:33:09 pm
I believe the diving team had to wait to give it an inspection until the flow dropped to four knots from a peak flow of over six.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 20, 2019, 08:13:18 am
Quote
07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:20/11/2019 05:49

with the outward run cancelled completely:

Quote
1W11 0512 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh
This service was cancelled due to a problem with the on-board safety systems (M0)



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on November 21, 2019, 09:30:48 am
Quote
08:19 Reading to Moreton-In-Marsh due 09:42
08:19 Reading to Moreton-in-Marsh due 09:42 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury and Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Last Updated:21/11/2019 08:59

 
Quote
09:50 Moreton-In-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30
09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Last Updated:21/11/2019 08:59


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on November 22, 2019, 02:16:53 pm
Quote
17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:29
Facilities on the 17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:29.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:22/11/2019 10:53

21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:20
Facilities on the 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:20.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:22/11/2019 10:53


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on November 23, 2019, 05:11:42 pm
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17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:29
Facilities on the 17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:29.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:22/11/2019 10:53

21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:20
Facilities on the 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:20.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:22/11/2019 10:53

Must have been a tad cosy on the down run.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 25, 2019, 09:07:01 am
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08:19 Reading to Moreton-in-Marsh due 09:42 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:25/11/2019 08:33

and an IET/Turbo swap:

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Facilities on the 07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:13.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 5.

11:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be terminated at Reading.
It will no longer call at Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 5.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 26, 2019, 08:32:58 am
Earlier this morning the 04:47 Hereford to London Paddington was diverted between Worcester Shrub Hill and Didcot Parkway due to a broken down train, missing out all the north Cotswold stops and Oxford.

and also:

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06:51 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:28 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Whilst this autumn has been so much better than previous years, there has certainly been a noticeable deterioration of service in the last few weeks (and I do appreciate things like flooding are outside GWR's control).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 26, 2019, 01:07:17 pm
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12:22 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 14:42 has been cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:26/11/2019 12:48

15:22 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 17:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: bobm on November 26, 2019, 01:20:47 pm
Looks like a 19 car IET formation ran on the North Cotswolds early this morning.  Last night's 21:51 from Hereford (a 9-car) came to a stand at Shipton.   After efforts to get it moving failed an empty ten car was sent to haul it to Oxford and clear the line.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 26, 2019, 01:45:29 pm
Looks like a 19 car IET formation ran on the North Cotswolds early this morning.  Last night's 21:51 from Hereford (a 9-car) came to a stand at Shipton.   After efforts to get it moving failed an empty ten car was sent to haul it to Oxford and clear the line.

I was wondering whether I was seeing things this morning... it was sitting on the up relief (or whatever it's called) just north of North Oxford Junction at about 7.50am.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: DavidT on November 26, 2019, 01:46:43 pm

I'd definitely agree that the service has deteriorated over the past few weeks or so.  It's not just cancellations, it's the extremely poor punctuality.  A quick check with OnTime Trains shows that, for example, the 17.52 Paddington to Charlbury was on time exactly 0 percent of the time over the past four weeks.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on November 26, 2019, 09:20:04 pm
Looks like a 19 car IET formation ran on the North Cotswolds early this morning.  Last night's 21:51 from Hereford (a 9-car) came to a stand at Shipton.   After efforts to get it moving failed an empty ten car was sent to haul it to Oxford and clear the line.

Heavens. That's 11 (3+3+5) underfloor engines of 750hp each, totalling 8250hp. Shame they evidently weren't all operational...


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: stuving on November 26, 2019, 10:36:30 pm
Looks like a 19 car IET formation ran on the North Cotswolds early this morning.  Last night's 21:51 from Hereford (a 9-car) came to a stand at Shipton.   After efforts to get it moving failed an empty ten car was sent to haul it to Oxford and clear the line.

Almost the longest possible now - that would be 5+5 towing the same. The requirement allows more, up to 24 vehicles, but that's not possible with only 5s and 9s in service. The towing train has to be allowable (1 or two units and no more than 12 vehicles), and can only tow something its own length or less.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 28, 2019, 07:44:13 am
A little filleting of this morning's "service":

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04:47 Hereford to London Paddington due 07:52 will be reinstated.
It will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 9.

06:51 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:28 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a fault on this train.

07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.

The regularity of cancellations and amendments due to train faults less than three weeks from the start of the new timetable is a little disconcerting.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on November 29, 2019, 02:07:01 pm
Signalling problems between Didcot and Oxford:

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12:22 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 14:42 will be terminated at Reading.
It will no longer call at Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore and Worcester Shrub Hill.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

so it's a case of switching to the 13:22...

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13:22 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 15:27 will call additionally at Honeybourne and Pershore.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.

and modified to add the resulting:

Quote
15:22 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 17:28 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Shrub Hill, Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on December 02, 2019, 02:02:27 pm
 
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13:58 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 16:27
13:58 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 16:27 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:02/12/2019 12:11

Presumably a Down working was cancelled, or expired before reaching Worcester

Welcome to December.  Same as November.

[Edited to add]

Ahh yes ...


Quote
1W23 1120 London Paddington to Oxford


This service is partially cancelled

This service was cancelled between Oxford and Worcester Foregate Street due to a problem with the doors (M7).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 06, 2019, 08:12:16 am
Quote
1P04 0507 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington
This service was cancelled due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI).


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 06, 2019, 03:37:13 pm
Looking at http://iris2.rail.co.uk/tiger/, which I trust far more than Journeycheck on such matters, a number of short-formations are running around the Cotswolds this afternoon/evening including:

1522 WOS:PAD
1622 PAD:GMV
1722 PAD:HFD

and edit to add

1752 PAD:WOS

Journeycheck is now showing the full monty, so to speak!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 09, 2019, 08:04:48 am
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07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

so sprint to station to catch earlier 05:28 HFD:PAD

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05:28 Hereford to London Paddington due 08:28 will call additionally at Kingham.
It has been previously delayed, has been further delayed at Charlbury and is now 18 minutes late.
This is due to the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled.

in fact, it was held at MIM until 07:10 to run to timings of the cancelled service.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 09, 2019, 08:16:31 pm
Quote
18:29 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 21:05 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough, Oxford, Reading, Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:09/12/2019 19:11


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 10, 2019, 06:26:20 pm
For the record as a consequence of this morning's sad event:

0950 MIM:PAD – terminated at RDG
0954 GMV:PAD – terminated at OXF
1022 PAD:HFD – terminated at RDG
1100 GMV:PAD – terminated at OXF
1120 PAD:WOF – cancelled
1222 PAD:WOS – cancelled
1224 OXF:WOS – additional service
1514 HFD:PAD – started from WOS
1522 WOS:PAD – cancelled
1552 WOS:PAD – cancelled
1550 PAD:MIM – terminated at OXF
1738 MIM:OXF – started from OXF
1752 PAD:WOS – started from OXF


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 15, 2019, 03:58:25 pm
As far as Cotswold Line running was concerned, the 15:50 Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh service was the most cancelled service in 2018, failing to get beyond Oxford on 41 occasions. Prior to the new timetable coming in this weekend, it retained its "most cancelled" title in 2019 but with just 17 cancellations. And, appropriately enough, for its last running:

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1W32 1550 London Paddington to Oxford
Departing on 13th December 2019
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI).

[modified to remove errant apostrophe!]


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on December 15, 2019, 04:03:53 pm
And with it running beyond Moreton-In-Marsh from next week, it'll be far less likely to be cancelled - I suspect that honour will fall on the following 'halts' train should the Cotswold Line be in trouble for any reason.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 16, 2019, 02:24:59 pm
Nothing to do with the new timetable; just your common every day garden "fault on this train":

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13:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 16:12 was terminated at Reading.
It will no longer call at Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-In-Marsh, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
This is due to a fault on this train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on December 16, 2019, 03:48:26 pm
Return working, inevitably, cancelled

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16:30 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 19:28
16:30 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 19:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train
Last Updated:16/12/2019 14:22


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 16, 2019, 05:52:58 pm
Timetable might be working, shame about the rolling stock:

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17:34 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:25 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:16/12/2019 17:42

and the next service:

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17:58 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 20:07 is being delayed at London Paddington.
This is due to this train being late from the depot.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: ChrisB on December 17, 2019, 10:45:08 am
They couldn'tmove the 1734 out of the platform & thus lost that availability for a little while, having a knock-on delaying incoming services


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 18, 2019, 05:46:51 pm
And with it running beyond Moreton-In-Marsh from next week, it'll be far less likely to be cancelled - I suspect that honour will fall on the following 'halts' train should the Cotswold Line be in trouble for any reason.

And on the third weekday of the new timetable...

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17:03 Didcot Parkway to Moreton-In-Marsh due 18:07 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Combe, Finstock, Charlbury, Ascott-Under-Wychwood, Shipton, Kingham and Moreton-In-Marsh.
This is due to train crew being delayed.
Last Updated:18/12/2019 17:41

19:10 Moreton-In-Marsh to Oxford due 19:50 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on December 18, 2019, 06:49:15 pm
The TM was missing at Oxford and found to be on the following delayed 16:20 PAD-OXF service (as booked) which was outside the station and couldn’t get in.

No Area Operations Manager on at Oxford from mid-afternoon so nobody to predict, and prevent it from happening.  Hopeless!

Fortunately the new 17:45 ran (ten or so minutes late after the fallout had been sorted), so it could have been worse.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on December 18, 2019, 06:54:58 pm
The TM was missing at Oxford and found to be on the following delayed 16:20 PAD-OXF service (as booked) which was outside the station and couldn’t get in.

Did they use the "Westbury Solution" which (when all platforms blocked, and relief crews on trains sitting outside) involved walking in from a stuck train?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on December 18, 2019, 07:09:48 pm
No, there’s no walking route and not good underfoot conditions especially in darkness.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 20, 2019, 08:06:17 am
A few bits and pieces this morning:

Quote
1P01 0448 Hereford to London Paddington
This service was cancelled due to a problem with the train (M8).

06:43 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 08:40 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Reading and London Paddington.
This is due to a fault on this train.

07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:11 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at London Paddington, Slough and Reading.
This is due to a fault on this train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 21, 2019, 07:37:33 am
Quote
05:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 08:18 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:21/12/2019 05:45

08:48 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 11:25 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:21/12/2019 05:45



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 21, 2019, 03:05:40 pm
And a "reinstatement" that doesn't count:
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13:05 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 15:22 will be reinstated.
It will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Shipton, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:21/12/2019 12:20


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 22, 2019, 11:47:49 am
Quote
13:45 London Paddington to Hereford due 17:01 will be terminated at Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Malvern Link, Great Malvern, Colwall, Ledbury and Hereford.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:22/12/2019 10:55

15:18 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 17:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:22/12/2019 10:55

17:28 Hereford to London Paddington due 20:29 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:22/12/2019 10:55

18:46 London Paddington to Hereford due 21:58 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:22/12/2019 10:56

21:37 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 23:59 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:22/12/2019 10:56


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 22, 2019, 10:26:24 pm
and later, but not very usefully:
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21:37 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 23:59 will be reinstated.
It will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-In-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore and Worcester Shrub Hill.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Replacement road transport will be requested to run between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill.
Last Updated:22/12/2019 14:54


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 23, 2019, 04:10:19 am
Quote
05:11 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 07:24 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Reading, Maidenhead and London Paddington.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:23/12/2019 03:59

07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:11 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at London Paddington, Slough and Reading.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:23/12/2019 03:59


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on December 23, 2019, 07:27:52 am
The first on that list ran as planned - reinstated throughout at 05:06.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 23, 2019, 10:28:34 am
Quote
10:58 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:24 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to urgent repairs to the track.
Last Updated:23/12/2019 10:02

The outward working, the 07:10 Paddington - Great Malvern, was started at Oxford on account of staffing issues, and terminated at Shrub Hill on account of track issues.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 23, 2019, 02:23:54 pm
Quote
13:18 Hereford to London Paddington due 16:24 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough, Oxford, Reading, Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:23/12/2019 12:55

19:28 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 22:09 will be started from Didcot Parkway.
It will no longer call at London Paddington.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:23/12/2019 12:55


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on December 23, 2019, 04:07:33 pm
Quote
17:03 Didcot Parkway to Moreton-In-Marsh due 18:07 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Combe, Finstock, Charlbury, Ascott-Under-Wychwood, Shipton, Kingham and Moreton-In-Marsh.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

and the following service...

Quote
16:58 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 19:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

return workings also cancelled needless to say.

and the service after...

Quote
17:34 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:25 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at London Paddington, Reading, Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-In-Marsh and Evesham.
This is due to the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled.

Pathetic


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 23, 2019, 10:33:14 pm
Quote
19:50 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:58 has been delayed at Oxford and is now 44 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:23/12/2019 21:41

22:00 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:15 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Additional Information
Road Replacement Transport has been arranged for customers from Hereford Station. Please contact GWR Customer Services or National Rail Enquiries for more information.
Last Updated:23/12/2019 20:47

Probably the worst day on the North Cotswold line this year.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 24, 2019, 10:24:46 am
Quote
09:00 Slough to Great Malvern due 11:15 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:24/12/2019 07:43

11:55 Great Malvern to Slough due 14:14 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:24/12/2019 07:43


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 27, 2019, 08:53:39 am
Quote
16:00 Slough to Great Malvern due 18:30 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-In-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:27/12/2019 03:50

19:04 Great Malvern to Slough due 21:14 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore, Evesham, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:27/12/2019 03:50

Both of those are cancelled very early in the day - will they actually operate?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 27, 2019, 11:22:42 am
Quote
09:00 Slough to Great Malvern due 11:17 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:27/12/2019 08:28

10:58 Great Malvern to Slough due 13:14 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern and Malvern Link.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:27/12/2019 09:19

11:55 Great Malvern to Slough due 14:17 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:27/12/2019 08:35


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 27, 2019, 01:54:25 pm
Quote
15:00 Slough to Worcester Foregate Street due 17:12 will be cancelled.
This is due to the train for this service having broken down.
Last Updated:27/12/2019 13:38

17:57 Worcester Foregate Street to Slough due 20:17 will be cancelled.
This is due to the train for this service having broken down.
Last Updated:27/12/2019 13:38


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 28, 2019, 08:50:32 am
Saturday December 28:
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05:48 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 08:20 will be terminated at Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
It has been delayed between London Paddington and Slough and is now 30 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:28/12/2019 07:43

07:12 Hereford to London Paddington due 10:30 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:28/12/2019 06:41

08:48 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 11:30 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern and Malvern Link.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:28/12/2019 07:43

12:48 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 15:17 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:28/12/2019 04:55


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on December 28, 2019, 04:56:10 pm
Quote
15:13 Hereford to London Paddington due 18:31 will be started from Great Malvern.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury and Colwall.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system earlier on this train's journey.
Last Updated:28/12/2019 14:45

Outward journey (11:48 Paddington - Hereford) 31 late away from Paddington and 62 late by the time it got to Great Malvern.



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