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« Reply #60 on: November 26, 2012, 07:45:21 pm »

FGW (First Great Western) have now suspended new seat reservations which also means no new Advance Purchase tickets.  Not sure how far ahead this goes - I have tried some sample journeys and it seems to be until next Tuesday (4th Dec),  Not sure if that is an indication of how long they expect it to take to restore normal services.

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« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2012, 08:19:06 pm »

Well Exeter's about to be reconnected in one direction:

http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/alerts.aspx

Wonder if they've got enough units to run 9 car services? I suspect Great Western passengers may want to make use. I know that barely any platforms can accomodate more than 6, but SDO (Selective Door Opening) means it shouldn't be a problem. I've been on a 9 car late night service going back to Salisbury where only the front 3 were in passenger use, so I assume there's no infrastructure problems running them.
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« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2012, 08:48:05 pm »

In 2007 there was serious flooding in the Osney and Abingdon road area in Oxford which led to the whole railway around the Redbridge being submerged and impassable for a few days.

Happened a couple of years prior to that as well.

Since then they have carried out some substantial dredging and clearance of lots of the little water channels around there, that seems to solved the problems...
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« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2012, 08:53:40 pm »

Does anyone know the 43 numbers of the train that failed near Kemble?
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« Reply #64 on: November 26, 2012, 09:41:10 pm »

Fllodwaters have entirely receded from Cowley Bridge Junction and Network Rail are busy repairing the damage. The following link has pictures that show they are progressing well.

 http://railwayherald.com/imagingcentre/view/262233/PL

Top work fellas!
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« Reply #65 on: November 26, 2012, 09:59:13 pm »

In 2007 there was serious flooding in the Osney and Abingdon road area in Oxford which led to the whole railway around the Redbridge being submerged and impassable for a few days.

Happened a couple of years prior to that as well.

Since then they have carried out some substantial dredging and clearance of lots of the little water channels around there, that seems to solved the problems...

I assume that is near Hinksey yard. That always used to be a favourite spot didn't it?  Hadn't realised they had done some work there.  Remember going through Hinksey on a train at snails pace in the late 90s and wondering if I'd get back but when I did all the water had gone!
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« Reply #66 on: November 26, 2012, 11:42:28 pm »

Just south of Hinksey yard, between the A423 'Ring Road' and Kennington Junction is where the trouble is usually located.  A combination of some good flood defence clearing and some good luck has meant that since 2007 that area hasn't caused the line to be closed.
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« Reply #67 on: November 27, 2012, 02:22:40 am »

The header statement on FGWs (First Great Western) website currently says the following:

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Due to heavy rainfall since last Wednesday there is localised flooding on parts of our network. We are working with Network Rail to make sure we run as many trains as possible and they are working hard to re-open routes where it is safe to do so. While we have been able to run more than 95 per cent of our services many services are subject to short notice alteration.

Whilst they are doing a sterling job in difficult circumstances that 95% is a little disingenuous referring only, I assume, to the 53 totally cancelled (up to 2100 26/11) services against an amended emergency timetable. FGW's hourly PPM(resolve) (industry standard Punctuality and Performance Measure - a combination of delays and cancellations) for yesterday, 26th November, was around 68% - 77% throughout the day.
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« Reply #68 on: November 27, 2012, 05:13:45 am »

Network Rail are estimating that the line through Chipping Sodbury, between Bristol Parkway and Swindon, will reopen around 1000 this morning.
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« Reply #69 on: November 27, 2012, 05:27:54 am »

In 2007 there was serious flooding in the Osney and Abingdon road area in Oxford which led to the whole railway around the Redbridge being submerged and impassable for a few days.

Happened a couple of years prior to that as well.

Since then they have carried out some substantial dredging and clearance of lots of the little water channels around there, that seems to solved the problems...

I assume that is near Hinksey yard. That always used to be a favourite spot didn't it?  Hadn't realised they had done some work there.  Remember going through Hinksey on a train at snails pace in the late 90s and wondering if I'd get back but when I did all the water had gone!

Hinksey Yard was closed overnight due to...... guess what?

Flooding. Not the yard itself but the access road.
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« Reply #70 on: November 27, 2012, 06:26:38 am »

First Exeter to Paddington train in a while ...

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08:55 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington due 11:40
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 27/11/12 08:55 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington due 11:40.
This is due to flooding.

Calling at Castle Cary, Westbury, Pewsey, Reading and Paddington.

May explain why SWT (South West Trains) are only able to run every 2 hours Exeter to Waterloo, with an extra from Yeovil Junction to Waterloo
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« Reply #71 on: November 27, 2012, 06:38:18 am »

Well it's been a bit damp lately  Grin

But I do wonder how much of the problem at Cowley Bridge is caused by the fact that when the Barnstaple line at the Junction was realigned back in the late 60's early 70's the course of the river was altered.
Me thinks water will try to find it's original course.

Now whilst there are problems and emergency Timetables I'm NOT impressed that both the 05:43 and the  06:28 Plymouth-Penzance sevices are cancelled, the first two trains of the Day
I'm glad to see FGW (First Great Western) and XC (Cross Country Trains (franchise)) are looking after their Bread & Butter Season Ticket holders! NOT
 
Surely a unit from Plymouth could have run in the path of the Down Sleeper!!!!
And is there any other Daily travellers at rush hour who have to put up with a DIFFERENT service on Monday Mornings to the Rest of the week Tues to Friday?
I sure can't see there being many Regulars on the 06:28 Plymouth-Penzance due 08:19 or 08:59 depending on the DAY of the week!
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« Reply #72 on: November 27, 2012, 07:20:08 am »

The 0520 from Bristol to Paddington took an interesting route today, travelling through Trowbridge twice! As far as Westbury as per timetable then reverse and non stop to Reading via Melksham.

Knock on effect is to have delayed the Gloucester - Southampton service calling at Melksham. That one was left waiting at Chippenham for the single line to clear.

This one though wasn't flood related but due to over running engineering works in the Bedwyn area.
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« Reply #73 on: November 27, 2012, 07:57:33 am »

Up line between Taunton and Castle Cary has just reopened. 0819 Taunton-London Paddington is the first service to use the line. 5mph ESR (Emergency Speed Restriction ) through the area that was flooded.
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« Reply #74 on: November 27, 2012, 08:26:21 am »

The flooding in the Hinksey Yard area between Radley and Oxford is now affecting the running lines. 5mph ESR (Emergency Speed Restriction ) on the up line but still line speed on the down at the moment.

Services to/from Oxford are starting to be cancelled....
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