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« Reply #315 on: November 04, 2017, 09:07:32 AM »

......deep breaths Graham......count to 10!  Smiley


11:32 Westbury to Swindon due 12:20 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train guards.

12:41 Swindon to Westbury due 13:25 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train guards.

16:33 Westbury to Swindon due 17:22 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train guards.
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« Reply #316 on: November 04, 2017, 09:37:53 AM »

......deep breaths Graham......count to 10!  Smiley


11:32 Westbury to Swindon due 12:20 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train guards.

12:41 Swindon to Westbury due 13:25 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train guards.

16:33 Westbury to Swindon due 17:22 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train guards.

The first two "went" a couple of hours back and are the easiest to loose in an occasional emergency where things need thinning out due to extraordinary crew sickness issues.  Bit unhappy about the 16:33 ... will be more than a bit unhappy if the 17:36 return goes too.

Five events in Wiltshire this month - all on the diary here and summarised at https://www.facebook.com/TransWilts/posts/1211116785655028 ... where I can and will be talking much more through the future, but also addressing current problems and prognosis.   All welcome!
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« Reply #317 on: November 04, 2017, 02:40:10 PM »

In the end the 11:32 and 12:41 would have been cancelled anyway due to a points failure at Bradford Junction.  The 10:39 from Swindon was stuck on the single line for over an hour and was officially terminated at Melksham.

The failure also affected the Avon Valley line with services to and from Portsmouth Harbour also delayed in excess of 60 minutes.
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« Reply #318 on: November 04, 2017, 06:21:51 PM »

17:41 ex Swindon also cancelled.

That makes four cancelled and one terminated short out of 16 today. Not clever.

I'm headed home from the Midlands ... hope the last train runs ...
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« Reply #319 on: November 04, 2017, 06:26:21 PM »

Current mood from Twitter ...

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@GWRHelp please sort out ur mgmnt issues. Rostering coverage surely pretty fundamental to rail service? Why are you pushing passengers away?

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Service was almost down to nothing after the 90s and I have the impression that GWR still treating it as an annoyance compared to Bris-Padd.




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« Reply #320 on: November 11, 2017, 07:55:51 AM »

Two cancellations already....

07:32 Westbury to Swindon due 08:24
08:36 Swindon to Westbury due 09:20
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« Reply #321 on: November 11, 2017, 08:08:53 AM »

Two cancellations already....

07:32 Westbury to Swindon due 08:24
08:36 Swindon to Westbury due 09:20

Yep, nobody at Westbury to crew the thing.   First southbound train of the day (Melksham time) now 11:02 ...
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« Reply #322 on: November 12, 2017, 09:07:11 AM »

Two cancellations already....

07:32 Westbury to Swindon due 08:24
08:36 Swindon to Westbury due 09:20

Yep, nobody at Westbury to crew the thing.   First southbound train of the day (Melksham time) now 11:02 ...


.....and today - same reason it would seem?

15:28 Swindon to Westbury due 16:10
16:20 Westbury to Swindon due 17:05
18:39 Westbury to Swindon due 19:22
20:02 Swindon to Westbury due 20:48
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« Reply #323 on: November 12, 2017, 09:16:42 AM »

Two cancellations already....

07:32 Westbury to Swindon due 08:24
08:36 Swindon to Westbury due 09:20

Yep, nobody at Westbury to crew the thing.   First southbound train of the day (Melksham time) now 11:02 ...


.....and today - same reason it would seem?

15:28 Swindon to Westbury due 16:10
16:20 Westbury to Swindon due 17:05
18:39 Westbury to Swindon due 19:22
20:02 Swindon to Westbury due 20:48


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17:18 Swindon to Westbury due 18:05
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« Reply #324 on: November 12, 2017, 10:20:38 AM »

15:28 Swindon to Westbury now re-instated.
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« Reply #325 on: November 12, 2017, 11:23:50 AM »

15:28 now cancelled again along with the preceding 14:16 Westbury to Swindon.
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« Reply #326 on: November 12, 2017, 12:35:42 PM »

15:28 now cancelled again along with the preceding 14:16 Westbury to Swindon.

... and all re-instated !?

Think I'm happy ... just wonder how many people have been put off their day's plans ...
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« Reply #327 on: November 12, 2017, 12:45:47 PM »

Bit of a merry go round today.

I have said it before, but I do wish the GWR website would make more of re-instatements.  Simply removing them from the cancellation list isn't enough to my mind.   It is, after all, good news - you'd think they would like to draw attention to it!
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« Reply #328 on: November 12, 2017, 08:27:16 PM »

They all ran today after all.
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« Reply #329 on: November 15, 2017, 08:31:03 AM »

07:49 at Melksham ... 7 off and 37 on.   Left with an estimated 115 on board - 122/42

Ticket machine out of order at Melksham, Train Manager failed to come through before Chippenham (probably couldn't have physically got through), Chippenham unbarriered ... so I expect ticket sales (and income to GWR) won't accurately reflect the number of passengers carried.

Chippenham - lots of people off; estimate 20 joined and left with around 85 on board - so "lots" means about 50 people off.   These days, a counter is needed at each door for accuracy, and on-train counts aren't going to be accurate until we get our second carriage on 2nd January 2018  Grin.
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