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1  Journey by Journey / TransWilts line / Re: 2024 - Service update and amendment log, Swindon <-> Westbury on: February 16, 2024, 09:48:01
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16:23 Westbury to Swindon due 17:08
17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:20

17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:20 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Reinstated now.
2  Journey by Journey / Portsmouth to Cardiff / Re: Westbury - only one platform available for the Salisbury line on: February 13, 2024, 08:57:49
As of 13:10 yesterday (Monday 12th February) trains started to arrive at Westbury from Warminster at platforms other than 1.

1F16 12:11 Southampton Central to Cardiff Central doing the honours according to RTT» (Real Time Trains - website). No reports of a ceremonial ribbon-breaking on this occasion.
3  Journey by Journey / TransWilts line / Re: 2024 - Service update and amendment log, Swindon <-> Westbury on: February 08, 2024, 22:06:08
Seems appropriate to mention this here as it involves the TransWilts line...
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20:24 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central due 23:58 will be diverted between Westbury and Bath Spa.
It will no longer call at Bradford-On-Avon but will call additionally at Chippenham, Oldfield Park and Keynsham.
It will be delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 15 minutes late.
This is due to a tree blocking the railway.

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Cancellations to services between Westbury and Bath Spa
Due to a tree blocking the railway between Westbury and Bath Spa the line is blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes. Disruption is expected until 23:45 08/02.

Appears to be a XC (Cross Country Trains (franchise)) ECS (Empty Coaching Stock) stopped between Bradford on Avon and Avoncliff.
4  Journey by Journey / London to the Cotswolds / Re: 2024 Delays and Cancellations - North Cotswold Line on: February 08, 2024, 11:32:42
An unusual one last night (Wednesday February 7).

1P42, 19:05 from Great Malvern, sat at Pershore for 12 minutes. It was cancelled after arriving at Evesham 13 late - "due to a problem with the train" according to RTT» (Real Time Trains - website).

The next one, 1P44 19:45 Great Malvern to London Paddington, was held at Shrub Hill (was there a concern about 1P42 blocking the line?). It eventually left 31 late but recovered to arrive Paddington only 6 late. It's scheduled to take 2:20 from Shrub Hill, but actually took 1:56 (without omitting any stops).

I wonder what happened to the train after being terminated?  It could have turned-back to Worcester, or carried on towards Oxford or beyond, but RTT doesn't tell us.  There's nowhere at Evesham for a failed train to be put out of the way. 

Presumably ran ECS (Empty Coaching Stock) back to Worcester Shrub Hill, and from there at 23:26 as 5Z74 to Stoke Gifford depot according to RTT.
5  Journey by Journey / TransWilts line / Re: Triangle flow chart - Salisbury to Swindon via Westbury on: February 08, 2024, 09:55:37
Chippenham and Swindon fifty per cent down from 2018 to 2021 - over 100,000 fewer journeys. Wow!

I wonder how the current figures look (not that we’ll know for a year or two)?
6  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where were Finn and I today, 30th January 2024? on: January 30, 2024, 18:53:03
1. Grangetown
7  Journey by Journey / Portsmouth to Cardiff / Re: Westbury - only one platform available for the Salisbury line on: January 26, 2024, 10:41:54
It’s been this way for a month now (seems to been from about 09:00 on 27th December that trains running between Westbury and Warminster were using platform 1 exclusively. Information gleaned from the OpenRail website http://www.charlwoodhouse.co.uk/rail/liverail/dep/Wsb/4/27/12/23).

One could say that that already constitutes “not a quick fix”.
8  Journey by Journey / TransWilts line / Re: 2024 - Service update and amendment log, Swindon <-> Westbury on: January 24, 2024, 15:47:00

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14:19 Westbury to Swindon due 15:01

14:19 Westbury to Swindon due 15:01 is being delayed at Westbury.
This is due to congestion.


13:15 Swindon to Westbury also diverted via Bathampton Junction (therefore not calling Melksham) and arrived at Westbury 42 minutes late. The 14:19 Westbury to Swindon left at 14:42, so a creditably quick turnaround.

It should be possible for the TransWilts to be back on time again for the 16:23 from Westbury….
9  Journey by Journey / TransWilts line / Re: 2024 - Service update and amendment log, Swindon <-> Westbury on: January 24, 2024, 12:45:18
The Melksham branch struggling to cope with the diverted IET (Intercity Express Train)’s & freight, along with the timetabled traffic.  Congestion either side of the branch now;


Indeed. It’s not really coping at all.

12:17 Westbury to Swindon has run via Bradford on Avon.
An Up IET waiting at Bradford Junction.
Meanwhile a Down IET and Down Stone train waiting at Thingley Junction, and just for good measure, a Cross-Country for Edinburgh waiting at Trowbridge.
10  Journey by Journey / TransWilts line / Re: 2024 - Service update and amendment log, Swindon <-> Westbury on: January 19, 2024, 11:28:58
But this IS - service gap from 07:47 to 12:17 in services from Westbury to Swindon.

You assume the 12:17 runs, and you may be correct...
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10:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour due 13:52
Facilities on the 10:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour due 13:52.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 5 from Westbury.
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Last Updated:19/01/2024 10:42
Due   Station   Status
10:30   Cardiff Central   10:30
10:44   Newport South Wales   10:44
11:09   Filton Abbey Wood   11:09
11:24   Bristol Temple Meads   11:24
11:38   Bath Spa   11:38
11:50   Bradford-On-Avon   11:50
11:57   Trowbridge   11:57
12:05   Westbury   12:05

Good job the Portsmouth train was five carriages when it left Cardiff - easier to spare two in that scenario, but it would not be so clever taking half the train (two cars off a four car set) to cover for a train fault elsewhere.
11  Journey by Journey / TransWilts line / Re: 2024 - Service update and amendment log, Swindon <-> Westbury on: January 19, 2024, 10:19:25
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09:46 Westbury to Swindon due 10:34 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Additional Information
If you are travelling from Melksham please use the Customer Help Point or contact National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484 950 detailing the total number of passengers in your party and your intended destination.

Customers with tickets routed via Melksham may travel via Bath Spa.
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11:05 Swindon to Westbury due 11:47 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
12  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: National Rail web based ticketing site: december '23 update. on: January 10, 2024, 10:17:17
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I was struggling to get my head around an “Anytime” ticket having time restrictions, although with the fare system in this country I suppose I shouldn’t really be surprised if such a thing existed (maybe it does?).
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An All Line Rover is promoted as an "anytime" but has restrictions on in use at certain stations on services of certain TOCS prior to 10 a.m ...

Well done  Wink - it was inevitable really  Roll Eyes
13  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Heading off in THREE different directions to get to the same place. on: January 10, 2024, 10:12:44
If the London Underground counts, then there are loads of answers. Paddington to Baker Street, Paddington to Liverpool Street, Paddington to Embankment.

I'm going to differ - I don't think those fit the three way specification for example ...

Paddington to Embankment - Bakerloo line (next stop Edgware Road) or Circle line (next stop Bayswater).  The circle le in the other direction now terminates at Edgware Road - so no third route, even if you had sorted out issues about Edgware Road being two separate stations (so Bakerloo and Circle counted as two routes), whereas Paddington is just one station.

Although if you caught your Circle Line train from platform 16 at Paddington it would be direct to Embankment.....(although the next station would still be Edgware Road, the same as the Bakerloo Line, so it could fail on that criteria).
14  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: National Rail web based ticketing site: december '23 update. on: January 10, 2024, 10:00:23
The Bristol / Bath to London day return fare, it's been withdrawn, yes?

There are still two off peak day return fares Bath Spa to London via Salisbury and Warminster there - first class and standard class - according to BRfares. Still there from 2nd January too. Price is £66.20 (adult, no railcard)

If you want something a bit different, try an anytime off-peak day return from Portway Park and Ride to London via Warminster and Salisbury at £43.40 - it's restricted in that you may not arrive into Waterloo before 10:00, but there are no restrictions on the return time.

Minor point of order; I’ve corrected the name of the ticket you’ve quoted - I was struggling to get my head around an “Anytime” ticket having time restrictions, although with the fare system in this country I suppose I shouldn’t really be surprised if such a thing existed (maybe it does?).
15  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Heading off in THREE different directions to get to the same place. on: January 09, 2024, 12:35:44
Motherwell, to Glasgow Central via Hamilton, or Whifflet, or Uddingston.
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