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Title: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 07, 2020, 08:36:14 am
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07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:11 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:07/01/2020 08:01

10:58 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:07/01/2020 08:02


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 07, 2020, 05:27:55 pm
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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 a fault on a train in front of this one.

19:10 Moreton-In-Marsh to Oxford due 19:50 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.

Last Updated:07/01/2020 17:15


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 16, 2020, 08:12:33 pm
One from this morning:

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1P11 0632 Oxford to London Paddington
This service was cancelled between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford due to an issue with the train crew (TG)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 20, 2020, 03:55:18 pm
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15:20 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 17:40 will no longer call at Slough.
It has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 18 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.

15:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 18:30 has been cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:20/01/2020 15:50

19:04 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 21:22 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 21, 2020, 10:19:29 am
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07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:11 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:21/01/2020 07:51

10:58 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:21/01/2020 07:51


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on January 22, 2020, 10:19:44 pm
Much disruption today caused by a fatality between Moreton-in-Marsh and Evesham

The Evesham Journal reports that the sad incident occurred at 1040 this morning at Clayfield Barn Level Crossing.  This is a matter of a few hundred yards (in a straight line) from my home.  I was working at home but heard nothing of it.

The Journal also reports that services were restored at around 1330

Such unhappy news.  My thoughts go to all involved, friends and family of the deceased, the driver and other traincrew, and the Emergency and other services involved.  It's a bit chilling to think that my own daughter, a Paramedic/ECP was working on the ambos this morning and could have been called to this.  They never know what their next job is going to be.

https://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/18179235.man-dies-hit-train-crossing/ (ftp://https://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/18179235.man-dies-hit-train-crossing/)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 23, 2020, 08:15:22 am
For the second day running, the 05:11 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington service was delayed at Oxford due to problems trying (and failing) to join two 5-car units. Today, it was terminated at Reading "due to a problem with the train (MY)."


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: ChrisB on January 23, 2020, 10:20:20 am

https://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/18179235.man-dies-hit-train-crossing/ (ftp://https://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/18179235.man-dies-hit-train-crossing/)

Correct URL is https://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/18179235.man-dies-hit-train-crossing/ (https://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/18179235.man-dies-hit-train-crossing/)

(you don't need the (ftp)(/ftp) extension


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 27, 2020, 10:20:05 am
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08:13 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 10:24 will be diverted between Worcester Shrub Hill and Reading.
It will no longer call at Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough, Oxford and Slough.
It has been delayed at Worcester Shrub Hill and is now 70 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:27/01/2020 09:39

But despite that, it manages a time at Moreton-in-Marsh on RTT.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on January 27, 2020, 10:45:36 am
No doubt a signaller reporting error.  All points on the Cotswold Line still rely on manual reports, so there is the occasional headcode or time mix-up when an entry is made.  This would have been the arrival time for the following 1P22, so entered into TRUST/TOPS as 1P20 by mistake.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 27, 2020, 11:11:52 am
Makes sense. Mind you, after my comments about Worcestershire Parkway opening as a stealth station, having stealth trains is a logical next step.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 27, 2020, 02:03:21 pm
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13:18 Hereford to London Paddington due 16:24 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 a train in front of this one.
Last Updated:27/01/2020 12:13

The outward journey, 09:50 from Paddington, ran late and got to Foregate St 22 late. Cancelled from there to Hereford.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 28, 2020, 08:08:13 am
For the second day running, the 05:11 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington service was delayed at Oxford due to problems trying (and failing) to join two 5-car units. Today, it was terminated at Reading "due to a problem with the train (MY)."

And once again, delayed at Oxford due to problems trying to attach the two units, although the delay this time was just seven minutes.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on January 28, 2020, 09:01:13 am
Rear set eventually sent to the sidings at Oxford.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on January 28, 2020, 09:34:38 am
Rear set eventually sent to the sidings at Oxford.

Third time in five working days. Just bad luck or something more...?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on January 28, 2020, 10:52:44 am
Rear set eventually sent to the sidings at Oxford.
Are these the Naughty Sidings?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: nickswift99 on January 28, 2020, 12:58:30 pm
Only if they also contain a Dirty Diesel and the Fat Controller has officially admonished the misbehaving set.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on January 28, 2020, 04:39:06 pm
I do wonder if GWR's next poster should be "Five Fail To Couple To Another Five".


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: eXPassenger on January 28, 2020, 05:17:34 pm
I do wonder if GWR's next poster should be "Five Fail To Couple To Another Five".

Stop gigging at the back.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 02, 2020, 11:21:44 am
Sunday February 2
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17:18 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 19:35 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:02/02/2020 10:36


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: jdw.wor on February 02, 2020, 01:10:57 pm
Please excuse me putting on my pedant hat. I hate it when they announce a train will be cancelled. When the decision is made it IS cancelled. If they want to use the future tense they can say it “will not run”.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 03, 2020, 08:15:33 am
I do wonder if GWR's next poster should be "Five Fail To Couple To Another Five".

Someone is probably working on it at the moment... Once again, the two units failed to attach at Oxford this morning leaving a unit missing its front cone in the naughty sidings.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on February 08, 2020, 11:17:19 am
Saturday 8 Feb 2020

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09:58 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:25
09:58 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:25 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:08/02/2020 08:04

Realtime shows this as cancelled due to late arrival of incoming service.  But 1W07 (due Great Malvern 0927, seems to have not run beyond Didcot)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on February 10, 2020, 12:41:08 pm
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10:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 13:04
10:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 13:04 has been cancelled.
This is due to trespassers on the railway earlier today.
Last Updated:10/02/2020 11:34

 
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13:18 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 15:24
13:18 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 15:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to trespassers on the railway earlier today.
Last Updated:10/02/2020 11:34


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 10, 2020, 03:46:53 pm
Some knock-ons from Ciara

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1P01 0448 Hereford to London Paddington
This service was cancelled due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI).

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14:50 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 17:12 will be started from Reading.
It will no longer call at London Paddington and Slough.
This is due to a tree blocking the railway earlier today.

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15:20 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 17:40 will no longer call at Slough.
It will be starting late from London Paddington and is expected to be 15 minutes late.
This is due to a tree blocking the railway earlier today.

The 15:20 has just left Paddington 24 minutes late and, not on JourneyCheck yet, but the 1550 Paddington to Great Malvern service is showing as cancelled on National Rail Enquiries

[edit] JourneyCheck now showing the 1550 as "being delayed at London Paddington".


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 10, 2020, 08:45:18 pm
In the event the 1550 Paddington to Great Malvern "was cancelled due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI)".

And the following 1703 Didcot Parkway to Moreton-in-Marsh "was cancelled between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh due to late arrival of crew from an inbound service (YJ)".

Return runs also cancelled.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 14, 2020, 07:08:27 pm
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18:58 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:04 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:14/02/2020 18:31


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 15, 2020, 02:39:35 pm
From JourneyCheck:
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15:08 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 17:23 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:15/02/2020 12:31

18:50 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:06 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:15/02/2020 14:22


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 15, 2020, 07:16:37 pm
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19:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 22:25 will be terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:15/02/2020 17:32


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 16, 2020, 10:18:17 am
Sunday February 16. Everywhere else is suffering from Storm Dennis, but (apart from the 08:56) the Cotswold Line doesn't have the necessary staff:
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08:56 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 11:29 will be started from Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern and Malvern Link.
This is due to heavy rain flooding the railway.
Last Updated:16/02/2020 06:40

11:46 London Paddington to Hereford due 15:04 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.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:16/02/2020 09:06

15:29 Hereford to London Paddington due 18:29 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:16/02/2020 09:06

17:18 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 19:29 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:16/02/2020 09:06

19:46 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 22:19 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:16/02/2020 09:06


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 17, 2020, 06:03:12 am
Monday February 17. And today we do have cancellations as a result of the weather:
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06:43 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:37 will be cancelled.
This is due to heavy rain flooding the railway.
Last Updated:17/02/2020 04:30

The two earlier ones (04:48 and 05:23 from Hereford) seem to be working normally.

Meanwhile, this is going to be cosy:
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Facilities on the 06:43 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 08:40.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/02/2020 05:18


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 17, 2020, 08:22:47 am
Meanwhile, this is going to be cosy:
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Facilities on the 06:43 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 08:40.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:17/02/2020 05:18

Vestibules were filling up nicely by Hanborough. And, again, not helped with the CIS displays showing the formation the wrong way round meaning passengers had gravitated towards the first class end of the train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 17, 2020, 02:31:48 pm
Nothing on JourneyCheck but Realtime Trains showing the 12:50 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill as "cancelled between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill due to a problem with the electrified line (I1)". Not entirely clear why as it appeared to arrive at Oxford on time.

Seems to have been a late call judging by this Tweet:

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@GWRHelp cancelled the train with 3 minutes notice. Staff have no idea what's going on. Pretty difficult to keep 2 small children entertained for an hour on platform...

and looks like they're going to need more than an hour's entertainment as the following 13:50 Paddington to Great Malvern train has just departed Reading 21 minutes late!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 17, 2020, 03:59:41 pm
And now JourneyCheck is saying of the return run of the 12:50:

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15:20 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 17:24 will be terminated at Oxford.

whilst Realtime Trains is saying:

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This service was cancelled between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford due to late arrival of an inbound service (YI)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 17, 2020, 05:25:53 pm
In the event:

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15:20 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 17:24 has been cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Last Updated:17/02/2020 16:01


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 17, 2020, 06:13:31 pm
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17:34 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:25 has been cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Last Updated:17/02/2020 17:55

and the return 22:00 Hereford to Paddington


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 18, 2020, 08:07:53 am
It looks like this will be the norm for the rest of the week - the empty stock can't use the route via Newport and there isn't enough capacity via Ledbury:
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06:43 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:37 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 heavy rain flooding the railway.
Last Updated:18/02/2020 06:28

Question - could they send out the stock for both the 05:23 and the 06:43 coupled together? Are you allowed 18-coach trains? Would it fit into the loop at Ledbury?

And today's cosy journey is
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Facilities on the 17:58 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 20:07.
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:18/02/2020 07:33


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on February 18, 2020, 01:07:03 pm
Question - could they send out the stock for both the 05:23 and the 06:43 coupled together? Are you allowed 18-coach trains? Would it fit into the loop at Ledbury?

It wouldn't fit in to the passing loop at Ledbury - a 9-car only just fits in on the down direction, and there's a whole host of other reasons why it would be a very awkward thing to do.  Whilst 18-car operation is possible, it would only be used for rescuing a failed train in practice, as has happened a few times.

And today's cosy journey is
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Facilities on the 17:58 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 20:07.
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:18/02/2020 07:33

That train would generally be OK with a 5-car anyway being first stop Oxford - it only ever really needed to be a full length train (HST in those days) when it stopped at Maidenhead and Reading.  That's by-the-by though as it looks like 9-car 802107 is allocated to it, so JourneyCheck is wrong.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 18, 2020, 02:58:10 pm
Thanks for that.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 18, 2020, 04:55:02 pm
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20:58 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 23:44 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Didcot Parkway, Reading, Maidenhead, Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:18/02/2020 14:48

22:00 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:17 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 damage to the overhead electric wires.
Last Updated:18/02/2020 14:58

22:50 London Paddington to Evesham due 00:53 will be cancelled.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Last Updated:18/02/2020 14:50


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 19, 2020, 04:55:31 am
And today RTT has the 06:43 from Hereford as starting from Shrub Hill - but it's not been listed on JournyCheck.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 19, 2020, 07:52:34 am
Not a great morning:

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Cancellations to services between Charlbury and Worcester Shrub Hill

Following a fault with the signalling system between Charlbury and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines will be reopened shortly.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 08:15 19/02.


Cancellations to services between Oxford and Moreton-In-Marsh

Due to signalling staff being taken ill between Oxford and Moreton-In-Marsh some lines are closed.

Train services running through these stations will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 09:00 19/02.


05:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 08:34 was terminated at Charlbury.
It will no longer call at Kingham, Moreton-In-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
It has been delayed at Oxford and is now 20 minutes late.

06:43 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 08:40 will be diverted between Worcester Shrub Hill and Reading.
It will no longer call at Evesham, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford.
It is being delayed between Worcester Shrub Hill and Reading and is now expected to be 41 minutes late.

06:43 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:37 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill and diverted between Worcester Shrub Hill and Reading.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury, Colwall, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford but will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.
It will be delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 32 minutes late.

06:53 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:41 will be terminated at Evesham.
It will no longer call at Honeybourne, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Shipton, Ascott-Under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Finstock, Combe, Hanborough, Oxford, Radley and Didcot Parkway.
This is due to signalling staff being taken ill.

08:13 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 10:24 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 Didcot Parkway.
It will be delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 31 minutes late.

An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 08:35 Evesham to Oxford due 09:39.

Nothing on JourneyCheck to suggest that the terminated 05:50 PAD:GMV might be converted into an additional service to make up for the Oxford/London bound cancellations at the moment.

[modified to add staff illness, 08:13 WOS:PAD & 08:35 EVE:OXF to list]


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: DavidT on February 19, 2020, 08:04:57 am

The Cotswold line service at the moment is totally unreliable. The number of cancellations is shockingly high and even when trains do run the punctuality is terrible.  So, yet again, I'm driving to Oxford Parkway where the Chiltern line does what a train service is supposed to do and the trains turn up and run pretty much to time.  I'd sooner not drive but I just have no choice. GWR just can't be relied upon to get me to my destination.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 19, 2020, 08:31:48 am
Further developments:

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08:13 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 10:24 is now running as scheduled.
Last Updated:19/02/2020 08:24

08:56 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 11:24 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at 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 with the signalling system earlier today.
Last Updated:19/02/2020 08:43


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 19, 2020, 09:00:13 am
According to RTT, the earliest trains (the 5:11 from Shrub Hill and the 04:48 from Hereford) ran normally, though they had to wait at Oxford for the overnight Didcot - Reading engineering to be finished.

The 05:23 from Hereford seems to be running normally.

But then the two 06:43s, one from Shrub Hill and one from Hereford, were sent round via Stroud.

The halts train, the 06:53 from Foregate Street, was cancelled at Evesham at 07:18 - but now seems to have restarted from there at 08:23.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: brcw2 on February 19, 2020, 09:14:02 am
The halts train, the 06:53 from Foregate Street, was cancelled at Evesham at 07:18 - but now seems to have restarted from there at 08:23.

Unfortunately, the GWR app & website said it was restarting at 0835, not 0823 (and still says that now), so I got to Shipton 5 mins before it was due there (0906 - the platform display agreed) but 5 minutes after it actually stopped there according to the workmen on the platform. There's really not much point running an extra train if you're going to run it 10 minutes or so before you're advertising it. If I'd known, I'd have gone via Kingham or Charlbury, but I've now missed two trains from there thanks to the incorrect info.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 19, 2020, 09:15:13 am
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05:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 08:34 was terminated at Charlbury.
It will no longer call at Kingham, Moreton-In-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
It has been delayed at Oxford and is now 20 minutes late.


Nothing on JourneyCheck to suggest that the terminated 05:50 PAD:GMV might be converted into an additional service to make up for the Oxford/London bound cancellations at the moment.


Realtime Trains suggests that a service departed from Charlbury at 07:47 and ran to Oxford.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 19, 2020, 05:34:45 pm
Going to be cosy on that two coach Turbo halts train this evening:

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15:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 18:30 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 and Great Malvern.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:19/02/2020 16:57


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 19, 2020, 06:23:53 pm
and there goes another:

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17:58 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 20:07 has been cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:19/02/2020 18:01


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 20, 2020, 08:17:44 am
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08:13 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 10:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:20/02/2020 08:04

10:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 13:04 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

A shortage of crew due to staff displacement resulting from the various problems this week or your usual half-term shortage of crew?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 20, 2020, 08:24:34 am
And earlier:
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05:23 Hereford to London Paddington due 08:24 will be started from Great Malvern.
It will no longer call at Hereford, Ledbury and Colwall.
This is due to flooding.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:20/02/2020 05:24

Cosy!
RTT reports the empty stock as arriving from Ledbury.

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06:43 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:37 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 flooding.
Last Updated:20/02/2020 06:43

06:43 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 08:40 is being delayed at Worcester Shrub Hill.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:20/02/2020 06:58

RTT reports it as leaving 22 late.

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06:53 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:41 has been delayed at Worcester Foregate Street and is now 10 minutes late.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
Last Updated:20/02/2020 07:10

Could it be that the "problem under investigation" was the 06:43 Shrub Hill - Paddington?



Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 20, 2020, 01:35:30 pm
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13:18 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 15:24 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Worcester Shrub Hill, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:20/02/2020 13:28


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 21, 2020, 03:46:00 pm
I was thinking smugly to myself yesterday that my usual evening train had been pretty reliable during what hasn't been a very good week on the Cotswold Line...

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15:20 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 17:40 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 speed restriction over defective track.
Last Updated:21/02/2020 15:13

This service actually arrived at Oxford just two minutes late so passengers waiting on the platform, as well as those turfed off the train, were frustrated and confused. The underlying issue seems to have been crew displacement leading to a replacement driver who was unable to take the train any further.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on February 26, 2020, 01:25:50 pm
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Cancellations to services between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Evesham and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines are blocked. Disruption is expected until 14:00 26/02.

Train services between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Services being turned around at Moreton-in-Marsh or terminated at Oxford at the moment.

Although all lines had re-opened by around 2pm, the knock-on disruption has carried on into the evening:

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Cancellations to services between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford

Following a fault with the signalling system between Evesham and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines are now open. Disruption is expected until 19:30 26/02.

Train services between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.
Last Updated:26/02/2020 17:25


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: froome on February 27, 2020, 08:26:31 am
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Cancellations to services between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Evesham and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines are blocked. Disruption is expected until 14:00 26/02.

Train services between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Services being turned around at Moreton-in-Marsh or terminated at Oxford at the moment.

Although all lines had re-opened by around 2pm, the knock-on disruption has carried on into the evening:

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Cancellations to services between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford

Following a fault with the signalling system between Evesham and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines are now open. Disruption is expected until 19:30 26/02.

Train services between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.
Last Updated:26/02/2020 17:25

I went to Worcester yesterday and the return journey back here to Bath, when the services were supposed to be returning back to normal, was a nightmare. My 2 hour journey became 5 and a half hours, largely due to the problems caused by this signalling issue, but later on by another signalling problem at Gloucester. There were many different problems during the journey, including information systems all being wrong or misleading, but the worst of all was the rail replacement bus service we had, which I will post about separately on the Rights and Redress thread.

While my journey was bad enough, and ruined my day, it was far worse for some of the other passengers. One man, who didn't speak English that well, was trying to get to Paddington from Worcester. Either he was put onto the replacement bus to Cheltenham or mistakenly found himself on it (from what I could see, it was never clear from the platform screens whether the Paddington train was running or not) but then found himself on the Penzance train from Cheltenham, as the platform screen at Cheltenham showed the Paddington train arriving first when it was in fact a Penzance train (and prior to that had shown the Penzance train arriving first when the first train to arrive was the Maesteg train). The Penzance train then stopped between Cheltenham and Gloucester for over half an hour, and the last I saw of him was his panic as he tried to find a staff member on the train. None ever showed up on the whole journey.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 27, 2020, 08:42:43 am
Wednesday February 27:

10:50 Paddington - Shrub Hill : waited at Evesham (12:39 - 13:33), 68 late at Shrub Hill.
11:50 Paddington - Hereford : cancelled after Moreton-in-Marsh.
12:50 Paddington - Shrub Hill : waited at Evesham (14:46 - 15:34), 56 late at Shrub Hill.
13:50 Paddington - Great Malvern : waited at Evesham (15:40 - 16:04). Cancelled after Foregate Street (22 late).
14:50 Paddington - Foregate Street : started from Reading.
15:20 Paddington - Foregate Street : 19 late after Reading. Held at Wolvercote Junc'n. Cancelled at Shrub Hill (37 late).
15:50 Paddington - Great Malvern : Started from Oxford (20 late). Held at Evesham. Cancelled after Foregate Street (48 late).
17:03 Didcot - Moreton : OK

11:55 Great Malvern - Paddington : cancelled after Shrub Hill
13:18 Shrub Hill - Paddington : left Shrub Hill 63 late, waited at Norton Junction. 148 late from there. Cancelled after Oxford.
13:18 Hereford - Paddington : started from Shrub Hill (at 14:10, on time), ran 23 late, arrived 32 late.
15:20 Shrub Hill - Paddington : started 48 late. Held at Charlbury. Cancelled after Reading (72 late).
15:18 Hereford - Paddington : started from Shrub Hill 18 late. RTT loses track of it after Moreton to Didcot - probably two different trains.
16:30 Great Malvern - Paddington : started from Foregate Street.
17:27 Foregate Street - Paddington : OK
17:57 Foregate Street - Paddington : started from Shrub Hill 17 late. OK after Oxford.
17:28 Foregate Street - Paddington : OK.

All of which demonstrates charles_uk's point that
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Although all lines had re-opened by around 2pm, the knock-on disruption has carried on into the evening.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 27, 2020, 08:45:24 am
And I apologise to froome in that I'm (usually) only interested in the Cotswold Line trains. The same incident had hit the Worcester - Cheltenhams.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: froome on February 27, 2020, 10:21:54 am
And I apologise to froome in that I'm (usually) only interested in the Cotswold Line trains. The same incident had hit the Worcester - Cheltenhams.

No problem. It gave me a chance to realise what you have to put up with on such a regular basis, and to see the effects of the flooding in Worcester, which was dramatic.

I overheard one man who said his journey to Worcester (from I think just Cheltenham) had been delayed by one and three quarters hours. He was just going there for a work meeting which he had missed, had popped into the office to sort out matters and was heading back to his home office. He was one of the ones who made the decision to call his own taxi to get back, which as it turned out was wise.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 27, 2020, 04:48:35 pm
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17:57 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 20:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:27/02/2020 15:48

20:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 23:10 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:27/02/2020 15:48


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: DavidT on February 27, 2020, 07:18:34 pm

Out of all the excuses GWR uses to cancel trains the 'shortage of train crew' is the most frustrating. It's the job of management to run an efficient railway which means making sure there are crew for the trains. That's just basic.  It's not like it happens rarely. It's a daily occurrence somewhere on the network.  It's no good having comfortable trains and an improved timetable if the trains don't actually turn up. Management really should be ashamed.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on February 29, 2020, 05:58:13 pm
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13:18 Hereford to London Paddington due 16:25 will no longer call at Worcestershire Parkway Hl, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
It has been delayed between Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street and is now 47 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.
Last Updated:29/02/2020 15:06

According to RTT, the 57 miles from Shrub Hill to Oxford took 50.5 minutes.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on March 02, 2020, 05:27:04 pm
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15:50 London Paddington 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, Worcestershire Parkway Hl, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:02/03/2020 17:04

19:04 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 21:22 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:02/03/2020 17:05


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 02, 2020, 05:52:47 pm
Oil leak I believe.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on March 04, 2020, 05:57:23 am
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05:10 Oxford to Worcester Foregate Street due 06:24 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:04/03/2020 05:28

06:53 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:41 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, Ascott-Under-Wychwood, Charlbury, Finstock, Combe and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:04/03/2020 05:28

It's a reinstatement, Jim, but not as we know it.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 04, 2020, 08:23:28 am
I notice that the 05:11 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington Service was delayed by 16 minutes at Oxford yesterday. Was that due to coupling issues again?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 04, 2020, 09:41:20 am
I notice that the 05:11 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington Service was delayed by 16 minutes at Oxford yesterday. Was that due to coupling issues again?

Yes, though I think it was a procedural error rather than a fault with the sets.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on March 04, 2020, 05:09:06 pm
Wednesday 4 March 2020

0510 Oxford to Worcester Foregate Street 2E77

"This service was cancelled due to a problem with the doors (M7)."

0653 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway 2E80

"This service was cancelled between Worcester Foregate Street and Oxford due to a problem at the depot (MU)."

Information from Realtime Trains


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 04, 2020, 07:06:25 pm
Nothing on JourneyCheck (as I've mentioned elsewhere) but assuming http://iris2.rail.co.uk/tiger/ to be correct, the 17:34 Paddington to Hereford, 17:58 Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street and 18:58 Paddington to Hereford services are all five car short-formations this evening.

There were further short-formations earlier today including a very cosy 06:43 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 04, 2020, 11:11:33 pm
Nothing on JourneyCheck (as I've mentioned elsewhere) but assuming http://iris2.rail.co.uk/tiger/ to be correct, the 17:34 Paddington to Hereford, 17:58 Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street and 18:58 Paddington to Hereford services are all five car short-formations this evening.

Yes, all three were formed of 5-car units tonight.  The middle one of those three is probably better as a 5-car to be honest, but the first one especially really needs to be a 9-car.  The planned set for the 18:58 Hereford was used instead for the 19:04 Penzance for some reason.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 05, 2020, 02:56:16 pm
17:58 is showing on JourneyCheck as shortformed tonight, but it isn’t.  Hopeless!

The other two are also 9-cars!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on March 05, 2020, 07:51:29 pm
The 18.58 is five-car. I’m on it. It’s pretty cosy.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 05, 2020, 09:55:41 pm
The 18.58 is five-car. I’m on it. It’s pretty cosy.

Lastminuteswap.com  :-\


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 06, 2020, 08:19:18 am
And when you really do need a short-train:

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6:53 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:41 will no longer call at Shipton, Finstock and Combe.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 2.
Last Updated:06/03/2020 05:44


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on March 06, 2020, 08:22:33 am
And when you really do need a short-train:

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6:53 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway due 08:41 will no longer call at Shipton, Finstock and Combe.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 2.
Last Updated:06/03/2020 05:44

Is it only when they move "west" that 165/166s have selective door opening fitted? 


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 06, 2020, 11:29:53 am
Yes, or at least that’s the only time it’s used.  The LTV route drivers and guards haven’t been trained on using it as it would only be needed once in a blue moon - this morning being that ‘once’.  Bit silly mind you!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 06, 2020, 01:39:43 pm
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11:55 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 14:24 was terminated at Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Worcestershire Parkway Hl, 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:06/03/2020 12:31

with GWR's Twitter team advising:

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...it's scheduled to form the 14:50 out of Paddington back to Worcester so it may have an impact if we can't find an alternative train


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on March 06, 2020, 07:14:48 pm
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16:30 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 19:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to vandalism on a train.
Last Updated:06/03/2020 15:33


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on March 09, 2020, 02:42:10 pm
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13:18 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 15:24
13:18 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 15:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to a person being hit by a train.
Last Updated:09/03/2020 12:37

I understand that the incident mentioned occurred between Didcot and Oxford.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 09, 2020, 03:05:24 pm
Yes, at Radley.  Person hit by a northbound XC service.  Thoughts to friends, family, witnesses and staff as always.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 10, 2020, 04:01:22 pm
Not sure how this will develop but some delays so far:

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Cancellations to services between Moreton-In-Marsh and Evesham

Due to trespassers on the railway between Moreton-In-Marsh and Evesham all lines are blocked.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 16:45 10/03.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: DavidT on March 10, 2020, 08:42:57 pm

1950 Paddington to Hereford cancelled between Paddington and Reading 'because of flooding'. No doubt the floods caused by the tears of frustration from those who have to put up with this 'service'.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 11, 2020, 09:56:44 pm
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Cancellations to services at Worcester Shrub Hill

Following a points failure at Worcester Shrub Hill the line will be reopened shortly.

Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
Last Updated:11/03/2020 21:43

18:58 Paddington to Hereford service has been static at Evesham for over an hour with the 18:50 Paddington to Hereford service stuck behind at Moreton-in-Marsh, whilst the 19:46 Great Malvern to Paddington service appears to have been stationary for almost two hours.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 12, 2020, 08:29:08 am
A follow up from last night:

1858 PAD:HFD terminated at WOS arriving 176 minutes late
1950 PAD:HFD arrived at HFD 158 late
2050 PAD:GMV terminated at WOS arriving 123 late
2150 PAD:WOS arrived at WOS 79 late

1946 GMV:PAD terminated at WOS arriving 202 late


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 12, 2020, 11:19:04 am
A follow up from last night:

1858 PAD:HFD terminated at WOS arriving 176 minutes late
1950 PAD:HFD arrived at HFD 158 late
2050 PAD:GMV terminated at WOS arriving 123 late
2150 PAD:WOS arrived at WOS 79 late

1946 GMV:PAD terminated at WOS arriving 202 late


Also:
22:00 HFD-PAD terminated at Reading 86 minutes late
20:58 WOF-PAD was cancelled
And lots of disruption to West Midlands Railway services as well.

An incredible amount of disruption for what was a simple points failure at a city centre location.  I'm sure the TOCs will be asking why it took NR so long to sort out.  :-\


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on March 12, 2020, 02:59:21 pm


An incredible amount of disruption for what was a simple points failure at a city centre location.  I'm sure the TOCs will be asking why it took NR so long to sort out.  :-\

Anyone know if the points were the clamp locks at the country end of the station layout, or the rodding worked ones nearer to Worcester Shrub Hill Station Signal Box?


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 13, 2020, 09:27:30 pm
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18:58 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:04 has been cancelled.
This is due to a points failure.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Worcester_Passenger on March 15, 2020, 05:06:52 pm
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14:46 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 16:57 will no longer call at Didcot Parkway, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-In-Marsh, Evesham and Pershore.
It has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 51 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.
Last Updated:15/03/2020 16:15


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on March 17, 2020, 02:40:21 pm
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18:58 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:04 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Last Updated:17/03/2020 14:35


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Richard Fairhurst on March 24, 2020, 10:52:33 am
Here's a first: RealTimeTrains reporting that a service ran up to 15 minutes early...

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/Y94510/2020-03-24/detailed

(It looks like it was operating to the standard timetable rather than the revised one.)


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on May 16, 2020, 08:21:10 am
Almost good to see some of the more traditional issues??

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06:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:28
06:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:28 was started from Reading.

It will no longer call at London Paddington and Slough.
It has been delayed at Reading and is now 10 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 5.

Looks like an IET fault at Paddington and a quick grab of a turbo off the depot in Reading to take over the duty!


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: eightf48544 on May 16, 2020, 09:46:31 am
I thought GW is awash with IETs with the revised timetable.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: grahame on May 16, 2020, 10:16:38 am
I thought GW is awash with IETs with the revised timetable.

Yes ... but I suspect a last minute problem - lots of them around but too many tucked up in bed for the weekend and no spare hanging around at Paddington.   By starting out at Reading, there was an extra 30 minutes to get a train ready and being Reading that happened to be a 3 car turbo.

I have an update (received yesterday) from GWR on IET maintenance - not had a chance to post it with appropriate visibility as the section "above the fold" is overfull today.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: phile on May 16, 2020, 06:14:47 pm
I thought GW is awash with IETs with the revised timetable.

Yes ... but I suspect a last minute problem - lots of them around but too many tucked up in bed for the weekend and no spare hanging around at Paddington.   By starting out at Reading, there was an extra 30 minutes to get a train ready and being Reading that happened to be a 3 car turbo.

I have an update (received yesterday) from GWR on IET maintenance - not had a chance to post it with appropriate visibility as the section "above the fold" is overfull today.

All the 800s had to be taken out of service for inspection due to a crack on a deflector plate found on several units.  They should, hopefully, be back in service by Monday following remedial work.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on June 25, 2020, 05:08:35 pm
I've not been near the trains since March so no idea how many are actually being disrupted but there's a few things going on (or not) this afternoon:

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13:18 Hereford to London Paddington due 16:24 will be diverted between Worcester Shrub Hill and Reading.
It will no longer call at Worcestershire Parkway Hl, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford.
It has been previously delayed, will be further delayed at Reading and is expected to be 40 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.

14:50 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 17:12 was terminated at Moreton-In-Marsh.
It will no longer call at Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcestershire Parkway Hl, Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.
It has been delayed at Slough and is now 5 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.

15:18 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 17:24 has been cancelled.
This is due to a points failure.

16:30 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 19:28 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcestershire Parkway, Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-In-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a points failure.

17:57 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 20:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on June 26, 2020, 10:21:53 am
The Paddington to Worcester service wasn't much revised during the peak of the lockdown, as several others were.  Every time I checked on RealTime Trains, the service appeared to be running flawlessly.  Many days of "right time railway".

Now with other services being repopulated with trains that had been withdrawn,  the more usual delays to Worcester line services will resume, no doubt


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on August 07, 2020, 12:30:50 pm
Anyone know what happened last evening on the OWW?

A bridge strike is given as attribution for delays and cancellations

1658 PAD 1W33 arrived at Charlbury on-time at 1806 but stayed there until 1937 (87 late)
1734 PAD 1W03 cancelled beyond Oxford
1935 GMV 1P42 cancelled beyond Worcester
1758 PAD 1W34 cancelled beyond Oxford

and

1946 GMV 1P44 started at Worcester Shrub Hill, 6 late, because of late arrival of incoming service

I'm not sure of loadings these day.  I guess he service gap would have inconvenienced far fewer passengers than it would have done in the olden days of six months ago


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on August 12, 2020, 10:33:31 am
A number of cancellations and short-workings this morning.  Reason is stated to be, sadly, "person hit by a train".

Looking at Real Time Trains, it would seem that the unfortunate incident happened between Didcot and Oxford, at about 0700. 

Always such a sorrow, to learn of these incidents, whatever the reasons and whatever the outcome (both of which are unknown to me).  My thoughts are with all who have been involved


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: IndustryInsider on August 12, 2020, 08:34:10 pm
It was at Radley I believe.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on August 13, 2020, 10:15:11 am
It was at Radley I believe.

Thanks for the information.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels a shudder of horror when learning of these events.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: Witham Bobby on August 21, 2020, 09:35:26 am
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06:43 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:37
06:43 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:37 has been previously delayed, has been further delayed at Evesham and is now 31 minutes late.
This is due to a tree blocking the railway earlier today.


Title: Re: Cotswold Line - 2020 cancellation and amendments log
Post by: charles_uk on August 25, 2020, 09:48:00 pm
Causing a fair bit of disruption through the evening peak and beyond:

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Cancellations to services between Evesham and Pershore

Due to a tree blocking the railway between Evesham and Pershore all lines are blocked.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 22:00 25/08.



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