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1  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: South Western Railways Waterloo - Bristol services axed on: Today at 01:12:34 pm
From SWR» (South Western Railway - about) earlier today on the Twitter feed meet the manager!.
https://www.southwesternrailway.com/contact-and-help/meet-the-manager.

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Our next Meet the Manager session will be taking place on Thursday 13 January between 15:00 & 19:00 (3pm & 7pm) through Microsoft Teams.

You can book a one-to-one session lasting up to 15 minutes by emailing meet.swr@transportfocus.org.uk and providing your contact details, preferred time and the topic you would like to discuss.

Spaces are limited, so request your appointment by no later than 5 January.
2  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: December Timetables on: Today at 01:10:26 pm
The winter edition of the National Rail Timetable is now available with a new look:
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/the-timetable/electronic-national-rail-timetable/

I don't know whether to laugh or cry at the various updates.   Lovely to see changes and improvements ... which means I have a degree of w-o-r-k to build it and the links into the various data feeds from this site.   I also have the rail stats to build it - now back home, and recovered from the Spanish Flu Portugese Cold I brought back with me ... catching up on meetings and events put back until I was home and so perhaps next week or two.   Will also relocate Okehampton from somewhere off the Sillies to Devon on the train running map, as I'm sure there will be the very occasional late changes there!
3  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Advent quiz, day 2 - "only connect". on: Today at 10:38:12 am
9. All places served by through trains from Melksham (probably not the right answer, but true) Grin Grin

Pretty close to what I had in mind ... extended destinations of direct trains running between Westbury and Swindon.   Your "from" was right ... only two of the four listed have trains that start from them and continue onto the Westbury to Swindon line.

No. 8: All have both East and West.

Yes, that is correct

10. Maida Vale is another example of a non-interchange tube station that in 1970 was served by 1938 stock trains that included a 1927 stock trailer, or in other words non-interchange Bakerloo line stations.  When I was a commuter back then I chose to travel in the 1927 cars simply to enjoy the rare ambience of the 1920s design.

Yes ... four or five stations (not a complete list) of stations that would be closed if the muted closure of a "complete underground line" took part.    I have to wonder if that suggestion is more posturing than practical, but at the same time wonder if a formal closure procedure is needed in the circumstances. Central London Underground closures are not unpresedented - Aldwych springs to mind
4  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Advent quiz, day 2 - "only connect". on: Today at 07:37:18 am


 

3. What do Sandsend, Ramsgate, Boniface Down and Combe Down have in common?
 

Closed railway tunnels


Yes, though in truly over-pedant mode "closed to railway traffic".   Combe Down has been re-opened due in no small part to the efforts of many people including one of our "Transport Scholar"s and walking or cycling through is a never-to-be-forgotten experience.  See https://www.twotunnels.org.uk
5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Some pictures off the old computer - Bank Holiday Quiz on: Today at 07:25:49 am

I do often feel that my fascination with Ireland and it's railed transport is rather off topic on the Coffee Shop and it's something I tend to share only in digestible chunks ...

It's a fascination shared by all who have been there, especially those with an Irish surname. Smiley

A frantically busy few days on the forum just at the moment, and elsewhere too (some unexpected things!) but probably worth a significant ask around to members about how much we should cover some of the tangential subjects.    Personally I would love to make another trip to Ireland ....


Another chunk:


reminds me "I would love to make another trip to Ireland" but doubt it will be in 2021  Cry
6  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Advent quiz, day 2 - "only connect". on: Today at 07:10:51 am
10. In the style of a certain radio show, Mornington Crescent! (A Taunton and Melksham question answer)

An excellent answer but not a correct one that I was looking for.    Transfers of the sort you looked to use are excluded under the Melktaut rules during months ending "ber".
7  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Advent quiz, day 2 - "only connect". on: Today at 12:54:24 am
One each, please, for the first 24 hours ...

1. What do Computers, Pottery, Iron Products and Football have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

2. What do Dove Holes, Connel Ferry, Havenhouse and Worcestershire Parkway have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

3. What do Sandsend, Ramsgate, Boniface Down and Combe Down have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

4. What do Lazonby & Kirkoswald, Llanbradach, Langbank and Longbridge have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

5. What do Huddersfield, Arboath, Tonbridge and Bath have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

6. What do Burmarsh Road, Bury Bolton Street, Darley Dale and Irwell Vale have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

7. What do Diamond, Jim Hughes, Spangap and Watermill have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

8. What do Croydon, Dulwich, Kilbride and Worthing have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

9. What do Frome, Weymouth, Cheltenham Spa and Southampton Central have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

10. What do Regents Park, Lambeth North, Marylebone and Warwick Avenue have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?

11. What do Lydd Town, Matlock Bath, Nottingham Victoria and Laurencekirk have in common?
Can you add another example to the list?
8  Journey by Journey / South Western services / Re: Tisbury, loop on: Yesterday at 08:17:31 pm
What does an 'engineering allowance ' actually mean?

I believe it's time sprinkled into schedules to allow trains to catch up if they've had to go slower (so take longer) through engineering works (temporary speed restrictions)
9  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Coffee Shop Advent Quiz, December 2021. Introduction and day 1 on: Yesterday at 01:12:30 pm
6. Looks like the carriage sheds just south of Crewe station.

Yes, it is ...

Sorry - neither Willesden nor Queen's Park.  I think the train in the picture was on a delivery run

7 looks like the Waterloo end of "the Drain" (Waterloo & City)

Yes, it is!
10  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Coffee Shop Advent Quiz, December 2021. Introduction and day 1 on: Yesterday at 10:36:31 am
Just 1, 2, 6 and 7 to go, then.   I am NOT putting the answers on top as they are revealed - just for today's quiz - because I am giving the quiz some social media exposure to introduce us to new potential members, and I really don't want to spoil the fun for them by dropping in spoilers.
11  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Coffee Shop Advent Quiz, December 2021. Introduction and day 1 on: Yesterday at 10:28:37 am
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Quote from: CyclingSid on Today at 07:18:18 am
Nice to see in 3 some of the new seating installed on SWR» (South Western Railway - about)ยป stations. Far better than the perforated metal, which are all the wrong height for my arthritic bones and haveno arm rest to allow me to get up again.

But is that an SWR Station?  Cheesy

3 I guess is Didcot.  Thanks for the hint - I noticed the "ML" (Main Line as opposed to relief line I guess) on the OHLE post and remembered that I'd seen that same notation elsewhere on the recent GWR (Great Western Railway) electrification.  So the train would be on the Up Main heading towards Paddington.

Correct - I dropped back from one train to another there last month and did a Zoom session via my mobile phone from the quiet waiting room, as I thought the people on the train would not have appreciated being in on it.
12  Journey by Journey / TransWilts line / Re: 2021 - TransWilts cancellation and amendment log on: Yesterday at 09:58:52 am
For November:

326 trains "On time"
154 services delayed, cancelled or not logged
14 services cancelled
4 buses shown as "On time" but not actually real time tracked

Total of 498 services
2.8% cancellation rate

The reasons for cancellations where known:
20:22   Cheltenham Spa   reason:   --
18:10   Westbury   reason:   --
21:12   Westbury      a shortage of train crew
18:55   Swindon      train crew being delayed
15:39   Westbury      a shortage of train crew
14:32   Swindon      a shortage of train crew
15:39   Westbury      a shortage of train crew
14:32   Swindon      a shortage of train crew
12:33   Swindon      a fault with the signalling system
11:30   Westbury      a fault with the signalling system
06:36   Westbury      a shortage of train crew
05:33   Swindon      a shortage of train crew
12:33   Swindon      a problem currently under investigation
11:30   Westbury      a problem currently under investigation
13  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Coffee Shop Advent Quiz, December 2021. Introduction and day 1 on: Yesterday at 09:17:25 am
Nice to see in 3 some of the new seating installed on SWR» (South Western Railway - about) stations. Far better than the perforated metal, which are all the wrong height for my arthritic bones and haveno arm rest to allow me to get up again.

But is that an SWR Station?  Cheesy

5. Dawlish

Number 4 is Reading!

And correct in both cases
14  Journey by Journey / Shorter journeys in Devon / Re: Okehampton on: Yesterday at 06:03:34 am
And today sees the first service cancellations due to crew shortage.

Which by the way Okehampton has relocated somewhere in South America according to the live service map above.

Rolling stock issues today and I have grabbed a copy of the data feed so I can sort out and test the issue
15  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: Yeovil Pen Mill on: Yesterday at 05:12:50 am
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06:23 Yeovil Pen Mill to Filton Abbey Wood due 08:27
06:42 Westbury to Yeovil Pen Mill due 07:27
07:32 Yeovil Pen Mill to Filton Abbey Wood due 09:27
08:42 Gloucester to Yeovil Pen Mill due 11:13
09:40 Yeovil Pen Mill to Gloucester due 12:26
10:41 Gloucester to Yeovil Pen Mill due 13:12
12:02 Yeovil Pen Mill to Gloucester due 14:27
12:42 Gloucester to Yeovil Pen Mill due 15:30
14:00 Yeovil Pen Mill to Gloucester due 16:30
15:50 Yeovil Pen Mill to Gloucester due 18:32

06:42 Westbury to Yeovil Pen Mill due 07:27 will be terminated at Castle Cary.
It will no longer call at Yeovil Pen Mill.
This is due to urgent repairs to the track.

Additional Information
Replacement road transport has been arranged to run in lieu of this train service. Please check the stations Onward Travel Information poster and wait for the replacement road transport at the designated stop. The replacement road transport may run later than the advertised train times owing to the additional time taken by road between stations and the time required for loading and unloading at each stop.
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