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 on: Today at 09:58:37 am 
Started by IndustryInsider - Last post by TaplowGreen
A very poor month so far.

 2 
 on: Today at 09:52:12 am 
Started by IndustryInsider - Last post by bobm
Broken rail on the down relief at Hanwell Viaduct.

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 on: Today at 09:42:19 am 
Started by IndustryInsider - Last post by Jason
Freddie Starr ate my track...

Due to urgent repairs to the track between Ealing Broadway and Hayes & Harlington trains have to run at reduced speed on some lines towards Slough.
Impact: Train services running through these stations may be delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 14:00 25/05.
Customer Advice:
London Underground are conveying passengers between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.

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 on: Today at 09:34:04 am 
Started by bobm - Last post by bobm
Just arriving into Penzance now (09:34).


EDIT to add: Well the passengers did.  The sleeper stock itself is still blocking platform 3 at Newton Abbot.  Rescue loco is just approaching Totnes (09:55)

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 on: Today at 09:25:34 am 
Started by PhilWakely - Last post by Witham Bobby
(Unconfirmed)
1A72 05:53 Plymouth to London Paddington cancelled between Plymouth and Exeter due to a train fault. The IET currently being used for crew training was pressed into service apparently.

Yep, and shortformed only 5 rather than 10 from Taunton.


Sleeper broke down at Nooton Abbot, should be in Penzance in time for lunch!

 
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23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:55
24/05/18 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:55 has been delayed at Newton Abbot and is now 140 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:25/05/2018 07:03

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 on: Today at 09:24:22 am 
Started by bobm - Last post by Witham Bobby
 
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23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:55
24/05/18 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:55 has been delayed at Newton Abbot and is now 140 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:25/05/2018 07:03

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 on: Today at 09:08:31 am 
Started by bradshaw - Last post by Timmer
Dorset Echo article on the new service starting tomorrow:
http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/16248529.New_tourist_train_between_Weymouth_and_Corfe_Castle_starts_this_weekend

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A NEW summer rail service will link Weymouth and Dorchester with the Swanage Railway.

Passengers will be able to take the train direct to Corfe Castle station on the steam railway branch line. They will then have the option to hop on a steam train down to Swanage.

Itís thanks to a partnership between Weymouth-Waterloo operator South Western Railway (SWR) and the Swanage Railway which will help relieve congested roads by enabling visitors to travel to Purbeck by train. It will also connect Corfe to the national rail network. Continues...

Great initiative and great to see something operating from the mainline onto The Swanage Railway this summer.

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 on: Today at 08:25:28 am 
Started by grahame - Last post by martyjon
Can anyone explain this one.


05:53 Plymouth to London Paddington due 09:00

05:53 Plymouth to London Paddington due 09:00 will be started from Exeter St Davids.
It will no longer call at Plymouth and Newton Abbot.
This is due to a broken down train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10 between Taunton and London Paddington.


Will it be formed of 10 coaches between Exeter St. Davids and Taunton ?


The broken down train being the overnight down sleeper service which failed at Newton Abbot then and the 10 coaches between Taunton and London Paddington should read 5 coaches instead of 8 between Taunton and London Paddington then.

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 on: Today at 08:17:09 am 
Started by PhilWakely - Last post by TaplowGreen
(Unconfirmed)
1A72 05:53 Plymouth to London Paddington cancelled between Plymouth and Exeter due to a train fault. The IET currently being used for crew training was pressed into service apparently.

Yep, and shortformed only 5 rather than 10 from Taunton.


Sleeper broke down at Nooton Abbot, should be in Penzance in time for lunch!

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 on: Today at 08:09:06 am 
Started by PhilWakely - Last post by Thatcham Crossing
Being said elsewhere that 0553 cancelled so that said HST could be used to "rescue sleeper passengers" and the IET has run empty to Taunton due to unavailablity of crew.

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