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1  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since September 2017 - ongoing discussion on: Yesterday at 07:41:34 pm
Looks like a solution was found  Smiley Pick up a Bristol crew member.

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16:13 Penzance to London Paddington due 21:35 will be diverted between Taunton and Reading.
It will be delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 26 minutes late.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
2  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since September 2017 - ongoing discussion on: Yesterday at 05:50:21 pm
Interesting one here, 1559 Newquay-Paddington terminates at Plymouth. Okay not a problem, the 1613 from Penzance to Paddington is not far behind. Oh dear, that one only goes as far as Exeter!
3  Journey by Journey / Swindon to Gloucester / Cheltenham / Re: Cancellations 1G14 and 1W01 on: Yesterday at 10:04:37 am
Take a look at this thread and youíll see this is nothing new and has been this way for quite sometime:

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=18719.msg244385;topicseen#new
4  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since September 2017 - ongoing discussion on: August 18, 2018, 03:35:59 pm
Ö..it's a summer Saturday and people want to go to the coast (amongst other places), so these are cancelled...ÖÖÖ

06:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:00
06:54 Westbury to Weymouth due 08:26
07:45 London Paddington to Swansea due 10:43
08:15 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa due 10:22
08:35 London Paddington to Paignton due 12:10
09:45 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:26
10:35 London Paddington to Paignton due 14:12
11:00 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington due 13:07
13:08 Paignton to London Paddington due 17:00
14:50 Paignton to London Paddington due 18:13
The in between expresses stopped at the stations due to be served by the Paigntons so would have probably been quite cozy on board especially if the air con in any of the carriages wasnít working.
5  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: Class 802s on: August 18, 2018, 03:10:27 pm
But he's still without any communication skills so far as his long suffering passengers are concerned
Oh I donít know...I thought he did a very good welcoming everyone abroad over the trainís PA system  Smiley
6  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: 1C04 on: August 16, 2018, 11:00:03 am
As someone who has travelled up from Weston to Paddington recently with coach J reservations, I wouldn't get too excited just yet.
HST's both times for me
Your better off seeing an HST come round the corner as long as services running IET are more than likely to be just 5 carriages.
7  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: Heart of Wessex - not a clever Sunday or Monday start on: August 15, 2018, 07:35:54 pm
Not getting any better either:

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17:30 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads due 20:09 has been previously delayed, is being further delayed at Maiden Newton and is now expected to be 70 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
8  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues on: August 15, 2018, 01:13:23 pm
Found a photo on twitter of the new first class moquet https://twitter.com/cragoolia/status/1028167564730552320?s=21
I look at that and it looks like a standard class set up rather than first class. GWR spoiled us with the last HST first class refurb. One of the best yet IMHO. Of course Dft is responsible for IET specs so can't blame GWR on this one.
9  Journey by Journey / London to the West / Re: "Significant Disruption" on: August 14, 2018, 09:40:20 pm
I have picked up from another Forum that this should not have appeared in the public domain, only within the industry.
It looked like it shouldnít have been there. This has happened a couple of times on journeycheck.
10  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues on: August 14, 2018, 05:34:43 pm
*"they" means Hitachi, or GWR, or the department for transport, take your pick.
Try all three not forgetting Network Rail. Actually I donít hold GWR as responsible as the others. Oh mustnít forget a fifth...the unions.
11  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues on: August 14, 2018, 04:59:45 pm
I would have thought that there might be a few individual services on which a 5 car would suffice, but chances are that previous or following workings would be likely to be overcrowded if less than 9.  Should diagrams take an IET out from London 10 car in the evening peak, 5 carry on from Bristol to Weston and the other 5 return to Paddington, after which it goes on depot or to Bedwyn, that might be fine.
Yeah maybe first thing in the morning and last thing at night but as far as Bristol/Swansea services are concerned none should be 5 car but there are plenty running round at ALL times of the day at the moment that are as Broadgage rightly predicted would happen. And no this isnít just early days running, this has been going on ever since the IETs were introduced. Maybe on some Cheltenham to London services 8 into 5 goes, elsewhere it certainly does not!
12  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: Heart of Wessex - not a clever Sunday or Monday start on: August 14, 2018, 04:52:25 pm
A long wait to take the train back to Westbury.
13  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues on: August 14, 2018, 12:25:54 pm
How many IET services to Bristol/Swansea are actually diagrammed as 5 car?
I wouldn't have thought ANY should be 5 car but there are many and they aren't always listed in Journeycheck either.
14  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: Heart of Wessex - not a clever Sunday or Monday start on: August 13, 2018, 08:16:45 pm
Is hotel accommodation provided for the driver coming in on the late arrival into Weymouth? Not a lot of time to sleep to be back at the station in time to take the 5.33 departure surely.
15  Journey by Journey / Portsmouth to Cardiff / Re: Disturbing news. on: August 13, 2018, 07:49:46 pm
Makes me cross when I hear that someone canít do their job without the risk of this happening and yes itís happening all too often with the penalty all too lenient.
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