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« Reply #735 on: July 30, 2021, 05:35:23 »

Its a great picture,could it just be made smaller?
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« Reply #736 on: July 30, 2021, 06:01:47 »

Its a great picture,could it just be made smaller?

I have mirrored the image on our server and it's now resized in the original post.   Original image metrics (high pixel count but low file size) on an attachment hit a known limit on our server's capacity which prevented an automatic resize; we have looked into this before and the pragmatic fit on the very rare occasions it happens is for me to mirror.
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« Reply #737 on: July 30, 2021, 09:28:55 »

Its a great picture,could it just be made smaller?

I have mirrored the image on our server and it's now resized in the original post.   Original image metrics (high pixel count but low file size) on an attachment hit a known limit on our server's capacity which prevented an automatic resize; we have looked into this before and the pragmatic fit on the very rare occasions it happens is for me to mirror.

Oops, "my bad" is, I believe, the term used here in modern parlance.  Hope the picture was worth all the bother but I thought it was worth recording the slightly counter intuitive situation with the removal of a roof canopy in order to assist with the building of a tunnel.
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« Reply #738 on: July 30, 2021, 12:04:00 »

Its a great picture,could it just be made smaller?

I have mirrored the image on our server and it's now resized in the original post.   Original image metrics (high pixel count but low file size) on an attachment hit a known limit on our server's capacity which prevented an automatic resize; we have looked into this before and the pragmatic fit on the very rare occasions it happens is for me to mirror.

Oops, "my bad" is, I believe, the term used here in modern parlance.  Hope the picture was worth all the bother but I thought it was worth recording the slightly counter intuitive situation with the removal of a roof canopy in order to assist with the building of a tunnel.

Thanks, johnneyw and grahame.

I had hoped go to Temple Meads and take some pictures myself, but someone seems to have ripped up the track between here and there... most inconsiderate!
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« Reply #739 on: July 30, 2021, 20:20:56 »

Looks like CrossCountry sneak around the works, reversing from East Bristol depot.
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« Reply #740 on: August 02, 2021, 22:35:25 »

Looks like CrossCountry sneak around the works, reversing from East Bristol depot.
Indeed. I managed to photo a couple of XC (Cross Country Trains (franchise)) trains taking the curve the other week as it is usually a rare sight.

On another thought I know that buses have been replacing all trains Severn Beach to Lawrence Hill / Bristol Temple Meads on Sundays and on some of those Sundays there have been line blocks taken sometimes up to Filton Abbey Wood and / or Severn Beach, presumably for other work to be done but anyone know for sure?

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« Reply #741 on: August 12, 2021, 19:26:20 »

Network Rail's Bristol East project has reached the halfway stage according to this BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) report:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-58188524.amp

Another report on my news feed adds that the project is on time and on budget, something you don't hear every day...and not just in the railway industry.
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« Reply #742 on: August 13, 2021, 15:58:13 »

The line between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway will NOT be reopened as planned tomorrow. Buses will continue to replace trains east of Bristol Temple Meads:
https://www.gwr.com/travel-information/travel-updates/live-network-updates/disruption-information

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Changes to train services in Bristol area

While upgrade work continues in the Bristol area there will be changes to train services on Saturday 14 August. Please note that online journey planners are still being updated and will not reflect the changes that are being made. We are sorry if you are affected by these changes.

Buses will continue to replace train services between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway and stations along the Severn Beach line. This will be in addition to the Rail Replacement Service already operating between Bristol Temple Meads, Keynsham, Oldfield Park and Bath Spa.

Trains will be operating as follows:

An hourly service between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads
An hourly service between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Temple Meads
High Speed Services from London Paddington will continue to terminate at Bath Spa
Trains between Cardiff Centre and Portsmouth Harbour will continue to be diverted and will NOT call at Bristol Temple Meads
CrossCountry services from Plymouth will terminate at either Taunton or Bristol Temple Meads for Rail Replacement Services for onward travel.

CrossCountry services from the North will terminate at Bristol Parkway for Rail Replacement Service for onward travel.

If you are affected by these changes with tickets for travel on Saturday 14 August your tickets will be valid for travel on Sunday 15 August and Monday 16 August. Alternatively you can get a full refund.

For customers travelling on Sunday 15 August please check your journey before you travel.

Where rail replacement services are running, customers with a valid rail ticket can also travel on First West of England Buses instead from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September.
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« Reply #743 on: August 14, 2021, 06:26:27 »

The line between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway will NOT be reopened as planned tomorrow. Buses will continue to replace trains east of Bristol Temple Meads:
https://www.gwr.com/travel-information/travel-updates/live-network-updates/disruption-information

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150 trains showing as cancelled or short running ... Please check before you travel anywhere near the Bristol area.

Overrunning engineering works bring a continuation of the changes we've seen thus week, but with that added complexity that it's short term planning stuff - no luxury of time ahead to work it out.  Sympathy with GWR (Great Western Railway) and XC (Cross Country Trains (franchise)) ... and with passengers with travel plans disrupted.
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« Reply #744 on: August 14, 2021, 08:01:37 »

I'm completely confused about what is happening on the local services between Bristol and Bath today. The disruption notice suggests that buses will continue to replace train services, but the station tracker for Oldfield Park this morning has been showing all trains running apart from one cancellation. My partner was due to get the first train of the day eastwards from Oldfield Park. I warned her about the late changes as suggested by the disruption notice, but we also saw the station tracker, and she got the 0554 train at Oldfield Park without any trouble. So what is happening?
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« Reply #745 on: August 14, 2021, 08:17:15 »

I'm completely confused about what is happening on the local services between Bristol and Bath today. The disruption notice suggests that buses will continue to replace train services, but the station tracker for Oldfield Park this morning has been showing all trains running apart from one cancellation. My partner was due to get the first train of the day eastwards from Oldfield Park. I warned her about the late changes as suggested by the disruption notice, but we also saw the station tracker, and she got the 0554 train at Oldfield Park without any trouble. So what is happening?

05:54 showing as a Keynsham starter (to Portsmouth Harbour)

BRI» (Bristol Temple Meads - next trains) itself closed apart from southbound from the platforms way outside the main building, trains running around the Rhubarb. 

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« Reply #746 on: August 15, 2021, 07:00:27 »

Sadly the overrun continues:

https://www.journeycheck.com/greatwesternrailway/

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Due to engineering works not being finished on time at Bristol Temple Meads all lines are disrupted. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Train services between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads have been suspended.

Train services between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach via Clifton Down and Avonmouth have been suspended.

Train services between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon have been revised.

Train services between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central may be cancelled.

https://www.journeycheck.com/crosscountry/

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Due to engineering works not being finished on time at Bristol Temple Meads some lines are closed.
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Train services running through this station will be cancelled or diverted. Bristol Temple Meads will not be served. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.


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« Reply #747 on: August 15, 2021, 07:59:57 »

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Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Does that give us a long stop and suggest it may be re-opened tomorrow morning, or am I reading too much into this?
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« Reply #748 on: August 15, 2021, 08:17:33 »

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Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Does that give us a long stop and suggest it may be re-opened tomorrow morning, or am I reading too much into this?
It said that yesterday as well. Without knowing why the overrun, which is clearly something quite major, you can’t rule out it going into tomorrow.

To be honest, I was sort of expecting to wake up this morning to see it was going to affect services again.
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« Reply #749 on: August 15, 2021, 09:25:30 »

Network Rail have issued a statement that it’s signalling that’s causing the problem.
https://twitter.com/networkrailwest/status/1426812625552293892?s=21

GWR (Great Western Railway) advising people in the Bristol area not to travel today:
https://www.gwr.com/travel-information/travel-updates/live-network-updates/disruption-information
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