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1  Journey by Journey / London to Swindon and Bristol / Re: What happened near Dauntsey on Wednesday 20th May? on: May 23, 2020, 10:40:27 pm
Some info about boundary fencing here: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/communities/living-by-the-railway/fencing/

Key part to an earlier question is this bit though:

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We check the fences on a regular basis, typically annually. The type of fence we provide depends on the use of the land adjacent to it. We will identify the use of the adjacent land from these inspections.

and this bit:

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Fences between your property and the railway
We’re responsible for the fencing that forms the boundary to the railway. If there’s a problem with our fencing we will either fix the fence or replace it. This doesn’t apply to other fences that may be parallel to our boundary measure.
2  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The West - but NOT trains in the West / Re: Greggs' only Cornwall store closed on: April 10, 2020, 03:24:12 am
Gregg's only Nailsea store also closed
 They are still closed.  Roll Eyes

So is every other Greggs store (as of 24th March)
3  All across the Great Western territory / Diary - what's happening when? / Re: Final Furlong Rail Tour - Saturday 28th March 2020 on: February 28, 2020, 07:12:33 am
Sorry, don't know what's replacing them. According to Wikipedia the 150/0s are going to Northern.
4  All across the Great Western territory / Diary - what's happening when? / Final Furlong Rail Tour - Saturday 28th March 2020 on: February 27, 2020, 08:08:15 pm
I've not seen this mentioned or on the calendar, so figured it's worth a share...

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On Saturday 28th March 2020 GWR will say goodbye to the two Class 150/0s by operating “The Final Furlong” Railtour. A limited number of tickets are available for this trip with all profits going to First Groups chosen charity, Action For Children. Tickets for this Railtour also include unlimited travel on GWR services on Saturday 28th March 2020. The provisional timings for the tour are below: 1Z47 public timings: Westbury depart: 10:30. Trowbridge pickup: 10:38. (3 minute dwell.) Bath Spa pickup: 10:58. (3 minute dwell.) (Then via Bath West reversal.) Swindon pickup: 11:50. (3 minute dwell.) (Then via Foxhall Curve.) Oxford arrive: 12:50. Passengers get off. 5Z47 arrives Oxford UCS 12+55, 5Z48 departs Oxford UCS 14+17. 1 hour 22 minute gap. 1Z48 public timings: Oxford depart: 14:23. (Then via Reading West Curve). Passengers re-join. Basingstoke arrive: 15:15. 1Z49 public timings: Basingstoke depart: 15:25. (Via Reading plt. 15 and Kennet Bridge Loop reversal.) Reading arrive: 16:15. 1Z50 public timings: Reading depart: 16:25. (Via Hawkeridge Curve.) Trowbridge set down: 17:30. (3 minute dwell.) Bath Spa set down: 18:00. (3 minute dwell.) (Then via Rhubarb Loop and Lawrence Hill reversal.) Bristol Temple Meads arrive: 18:35. The T&Cs need to be displayed at point of purchase, they also need to feature somewhere on the ticket: T&Cs: This is a charity charter and as such there will be NO railcard discounts and only tickets issued from this website along with supported photographic ID will be accepted on the entirety of this charter. Tickets for the charter do NOT qualify under any circumstances for GWRs Delay Repay scheme. The tickets for the charter train will also be valid for unlimited travel on scheduled GWR services all day on Saturday 28th March 2020. This is to ensure attendees can travel to and from the charter at no additional cost. A gentle reminder that any forms of antisocial behaviour and disregard for railway byelaws on GWR services or/and the Railway Network in general will not be tolerated. If individuals are found to have carried out such acts, they WILL NOT be permitted on-board The Final Furlong and WILL NOT receive a refund. It should also be made clear that any individuals caught may be subject to further criminal investigations and potential prosecution.

Adult tickets: https://www.gwrsouvenirs.co.uk/index.php/shop/gwr135-adult-16-final-furlong.html
Child tickets: https://www.gwrsouvenirs.co.uk/index.php/shop/gwr136-child-0-15-final-furlong-30-75.html

Edit to add - link to calendar - Grahame
5  Journey by Journey / London to Kennet Valley / Re: But all Newbury trains USED to stop at Theale! on: February 16, 2020, 08:06:55 pm
Or getting on a GWR train at Ealing Broadway expecting it to stop at Southall, finding out next stop Hayes.

This has happened to quite a few people, despite all the announcements

One of the reasons I wait a bit at Ealing on the down and Hayes on the up and if dwell time, replay announcement or make a manual one. Often at least 1 person that darts back to the platform again.
6  Journey by Journey / London to Reading / Re: Crossrail - The Elizabeth Line - ongoing discussion, merged topics on: January 29, 2020, 02:34:57 am
Yes, saw that too. However since the semi-fasts also stop at Twyford, don't really think it isan improvement TBH. What is wrong with "Reading - all stations"?

I suspect it's a TfL decision but I couldn't say that with any form of certainty.

Personally, I think it should show Twyford but perhaps have a scrolling message at the bottom saying it's a TfL Rail service that continues to Reading.
7  Journey by Journey / London to Didcot, Oxford and Banbury / Re: A tale of my trip on the slow road to Didcot ... (23/1/2020, 16:10) on: January 27, 2020, 01:42:33 pm
I've just had a look on Tyrell and can see the 1555 was delayed at Cholsey because of a fault with the train.
8  Journey by Journey / London to Reading / Re: Crossrail - The Elizabeth Line - ongoing discussion, merged topics on: January 27, 2020, 05:56:50 am
I've noticed that TfL services are now advertised at Paddington as services for Reading, but it flashes to also show via Twyford.
9  Journey by Journey / London to Didcot, Oxford and Banbury / Re: A tale of my trip on the slow road to Didcot ... (23/1/2020, 16:10) on: January 27, 2020, 05:55:35 am
I've only used RTT for a quick look, but it appears that 2L48 (1555 Reading to Oxford) was the issue: https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/Y95426/2020-01-23/detailed as it sat at Cholsey for 8 minutes. So freight would've had to wait behind that, the freight was then further held for 1W31 (Great Malvern service)

It appears the 1610 was actually behind this freight: https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/H49835/2020-01-23/detailed


Source: https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/detailed/DIDCTEJ/2020-01-23/1622
10  Journey by Journey / London to Didcot, Oxford and Banbury / Re: Another curiosity for a Tilehurst rail user! on: January 24, 2020, 09:27:25 am
It would usually be a through service and wouldn't normally involve a change of trains.
11  Journey by Journey / London to Didcot, Oxford and Banbury / Re: Another curiosity for a Tilehurst rail user! on: January 24, 2020, 01:32:45 am
This particular service had a set swap, so the train from Reading had come from the depot to form the continuation of what would normally be a through service from Paddington. This is also what would have caused some confusion for the automated screens.
12  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Late night services at Christmas on: November 28, 2019, 02:04:00 am
The 2320 appears to be booked as a turbo. Looks like the service on 10 was the 2327 local service to Didcot, allocation shows this as being 2x387 (arrived PAD at 2309). Before that there was a delayed 2250 to Oxford (this would've been a turbo and left at 2305) part of it comes from Didcot and the other part from Greenford.

For the delay, can't say for sure due to lack of delay allocation showing, however it looks likely that because of a 2 track railway in place for part of the trip (engineering works) your 2320 caught up with the 2309 stopper to Reading (can't spot what held that one up though).
13  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Late night services at Christmas on: November 28, 2019, 12:22:20 am
From a quick look, does appear to be still be 387s on majority of locals tonight. There are a couple of stoppers towards London that are operated by turbos, both of these form Oxford services so can't be 387s.
14  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: Delay repay query on: November 24, 2019, 12:09:06 am
When did you make the journey?

Edited to add:

Looked over last week and can see 2 trains that it could be, 1345 from Paddington on 17th November and 1715 from Paddington on 22nd November.

On RTT the 1345 is showing as arriving 13 late - it actually made up some time from its last stop where it departed 17 late. If it was this one, then you could try appeal on the basis that there was a delay in door release, 3 mins to release doors is unusual unless there was a fault of some sort. https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/C26144/2019-11-17 (link won't last long due to RTT data retention limits)

On RTT the 1715 is showing as arriving 17 late, so you'd have a case: https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/C20200/2019-11-22

If it was before the 17th, it'd need some further research. RTT doesn't go that far back, however there are ways I believe of getting that data still, not something I've had to look at though.
15  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: New timetable from December 15th on: September 04, 2019, 10:26:11 pm
Advance tickets are already available for your dates (GWR only)

For a while now, GWR has offered an extended booking horizon (weekdays only) on its high speed routes. Currently booking until 13th Feb (weekdays) but there are some exceptions.

More info here: https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey/tickets-railcards-and-season-tickets/booking-tickets-in-advance
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