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Author Topic: Daytime Traffic on the TransWilts  (Read 97937 times)
Chris from Nailsea
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« Reply #300 on: October 01, 2017, 07:47:20 PM »

Lights working again at Melksham.

Electrification at Melksham?  Whatever next??   Wink Cheesy Grin



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« Reply #301 on: October 01, 2017, 07:54:08 PM »

Lights working again at Melksham.

Electrification at Melksham?  Whatever next??   Wink Cheesy Grin


Overengineered electrics?


Pictured - Melksham Substation, one of the main feeders to GWR electrification.
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TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
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« Reply #302 on: October 01, 2017, 09:36:16 PM »

That is just begging for a squirrel to get in there and short something.  Grin
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« Reply #303 on: October 01, 2017, 09:37:04 PM »

Not a red squirrel hopefully.
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« Reply #304 on: October 02, 2017, 06:33:37 AM »

No traffic on there this morning peak. Train knackered.
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« Reply #305 on: October 02, 2017, 06:46:31 AM »

No traffic on there this morning peak. Train knackered.

And - it would seem - not a single carriage to be dropped off anything that calls at or starts from Westbury  Sad

So sad after a weekend when everything ran and (personal experience) busy on Saturday evening.  Whether official numbers reflect that (no working ticket machine on board the 18:48 ex Melksham, and goodness knows how much that had been the case all day) remains to not be seen, or rather to be lost into the consolidation of data before it reaches anyone.    People wanted to pay, but  doubt they would wander off at Chippenham to find the ticket office;  look forward to seeing what the dateline there does to numbers - and that's to honest numbers who want to pay, but have no realistic opportunity without seeking one.
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« Reply #306 on: October 02, 2017, 08:13:25 AM »

No traffic on there this morning peak. Train knackered.


Was it knackered or was it nicked (to cover for units not coming through from Weymouth). Huh
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« Reply #307 on: October 02, 2017, 08:46:17 AM »

No traffic on there this morning peak. Train knackered.

Was it knackered or was it nicked (to cover for units not coming through from Weymouth). Huh

Goodness knows ... possibly either, but potentially neither.   The 153s are not the most reliable of trains at the moment - some are indeed knackered, others just suffering the occasional failure.

I'm seeing that the cancellation of the second round trip is no longer on JourneyCheck, so they may have found a replacement or fixed the problem.   Shame it was the busiest up service of the day, which has a gap of well over 2 hours after it, that got cancelled.
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« Reply #308 on: October 05, 2017, 06:30:22 AM »

Wednesday 4th October 2017

15:39 (at Melksham) to Trowbridge -16 +6 -> 35  51/22
16:27 (ex Trowbridge) at Melksham was -8 + 12 -> 42   54/20

Probably just about the most typical midweek day you could imagine ...
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« Reply #309 on: October 07, 2017, 04:10:10 PM »

Friday 6th October - 17:36 off Swindon ....


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I was too busy talking to people and walking up and down with the Autumn 2017 timetable, featuring the Famous Five, to count the train last night.  Full and standing, plenty more on at Chippenham the seeme dot flow off forever at Melksham before more joined - still looked very busy (through the window) as it left.

07:48 at Melksham this (Saturday) morning = +9 -5 -> 23 (28/14)

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