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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 556202 times)
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« Reply #2760 on: May 25, 2018, 09:52:12 am »

Broken rail on the down relief at Hanwell Viaduct.
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« Reply #2761 on: May 25, 2018, 09:58:37 am »

A very poor month so far.
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« Reply #2762 on: May 25, 2018, 12:40:26 pm »

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.
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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.

Now 1600, fantastic for the Bank holiday getaway, luckily I'm not relying on GWR today but went past Taplow earlier and every service in both directions was showing "cancelled". I'm told it's not much better now.
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« Reply #2763 on: May 25, 2018, 03:08:32 pm »

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.
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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.

Now 1600, fantastic for the Bank holiday getaway, luckily I'm not relying on GWR today but went past Taplow earlier and every service in both directions was showing "cancelled". I'm told it's not much better now.

Basically its half hourly service Didcot - Padd calling additionally at Taplow and Burnham; however the CIS is not showing the additional stops
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« Reply #2764 on: May 31, 2018, 07:39:57 am »

A fault with the signalling system between Reading and Newbury is causing disruption to trains travelling between these stations. Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 50 minutes or diverted.

Disruption is expected to continue until at least 10:00
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« Reply #2765 on: May 31, 2018, 07:53:29 am »

A fault with the signalling system between Reading and Newbury is causing disruption to trains travelling between these stations. Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 50 minutes or diverted.

Disruption is expected to continue until at least 10:00

What a relief that West Country trains can be (and are being) diverted between Reading and Westbury via Swindon.  Pity there's a long stretch of single track on that diversionary route ...
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« Reply #2766 on: May 31, 2018, 08:19:14 am »

A fault with the signalling system between Reading and Newbury is causing disruption to trains travelling between these stations. Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 50 minutes or diverted.

Disruption is expected to continue until at least 10:00

What a relief that West Country trains can be (and are being) diverted between Reading and Westbury via Swindon.  Pity there's a long stretch of single track on that diversionary route ...

With the inevitable effect on second class trains that people in Wiltshire now rely on

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09:46 Westbury to Swindon due 10:32
09:46 Westbury to Swindon due 10:32 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

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10:47 Swindon to Westbury due 11:28
10:47 Swindon to Westbury due 11:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

So after the 07:33 train from Westbury, next service remaining (at present) is 11:47.  After the 08:53 from Swindon, next service is 12:49.
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« Reply #2767 on: May 31, 2018, 08:33:32 am »

I would expect the 08:53 service from Swindon to be diverted via Bathampton to avoid the single line.  Sad
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« Reply #2768 on: May 31, 2018, 08:39:55 am »

I would expect the 08:53 service from Swindon to be diverted via Bathampton to avoid the single line.  Sad

Ah yes ...

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08:53 Swindon to Westbury due 09:41
08:53 Swindon to Westbury due 09:41 will be diverted between Chippenham and Trowbridge.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:31/05/2018 07:58

So that's a gap from 06:36 to 13:14 at Melksham, with both the 09:18 and 11:12 not calling
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« Reply #2769 on: May 31, 2018, 09:41:12 am »

Line appears to be open now


Edit, trains appear to be struggling to get past Woolhampton LC
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« Reply #2770 on: May 31, 2018, 09:52:43 am »

I'm glad I didn't wait for my usual connection, 130 mins late  Shocked
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« Reply #2771 on: May 31, 2018, 12:18:41 pm »

Midgham level crossing (at Woolhampton) did continue to have problems but a "reboot" solved them.
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« Reply #2772 on: May 31, 2018, 04:03:56 pm »

Trivial compared to the bad weather disruption on Swindon routes currently showing.

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Reading and Basingstoke trains have to run at reduced speed on the line towards Basingstoke.
Impact: Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed by up to 10 minutes. Disruption is expected until 16:15 31/05.
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« Reply #2773 on: May 31, 2018, 05:07:16 pm »

Trivial compared to the bad weather disruption on Swindon routes currently showing.


Indeed. Good luck to anyone attempting to get to Bristol/Wales/Devon/Cornwall this afternoon/evening.

I note from at least one of the updates that no alternative road transport will be provided - what are people to do?
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« Reply #2774 on: May 31, 2018, 06:32:19 pm »

From the bbc news article about the impending weather:

“Great Western Railway trains, which serves south Wales, and southern and western England, will run more slowly than usual”

I know what they are trying to say but the choice of words did make me giggle.
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