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« Reply #3030 on: October 18, 2018, 11:47:49 pm »

But it was going at way more than 20mph which would be the maximum speed to pan up at that location.

It was, but not the widely publicised 105mph. Closer to half that.
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« Reply #3031 on: October 19, 2018, 06:16:34 pm »



There's also some contention over the speed the train was running at. Could an 802 have reached 105mph on diesel by the time it was at the incident location?



Whether it could or not, it hadnít reached 105mph.

I've been miss quoted!!!!!

Edit - looks like there have indeed been some quoting errors - which I have tried to fix - Grahame
(Goodness only knows if I have got them right now - but at least I have planted a flag of caution for future readers!

Thanks Graham  Grin

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« Reply #3032 on: October 28, 2018, 01:10:21 pm »

Here we go again.......

Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Slough
Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Paddington and Slough all lines are blocked.
Impact:
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 18:00 28/10.
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Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Paddington and Reading all lines are closed.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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Since around 11:30am Sunday morning,virtually no train service has been able to operate between London Paddington and Reading in either direction owing to the damage to the overhead wires. This has led to widespread disruption with trains initially stranded in various.

The position this afternoon is that all lines remain closed between London Paddington and Slough
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« Reply #3033 on: October 28, 2018, 01:13:44 pm »

Reports of some passengers taking it upon themselves to operate emergency door releases and spilling out onto the track near Ladbroke Grove.
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« Reply #3034 on: October 28, 2018, 01:45:58 pm »

Not going to help the situation that one option for those travelling to the SW today isnít easily available in that Waterloo to Exeter services are starting/terminating at Basingstoke due to engineering work in the Woking area.

My wife was due to travel home from London this afternoon but weíve decided she is better off staying put and travel tomorrow. Someone reporting on uk Rail Forums that Waterloo is already busy with those arriving from Paddington.
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« Reply #3035 on: October 28, 2018, 01:48:33 pm »

GWR now reporting signalling problems at Bristol Parkway now. For those who have to travel this afternoon I wish you all the best, itís not looking good.
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« Reply #3036 on: October 28, 2018, 01:50:42 pm »

Not going to help the situation that one option for those travelling to the SW today isnít easily available in that Waterloo to Exeter services are starting/terminating at Basingstoke due to engineering work in the Woking area.

Someone needs to tell GWR's Journeycheck team. It's currently saying
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Customers travelling to destinations in Devon and Cornwall are advised to travel via London Waterloo either to Reading or via Salisbury to interchange with West Country services at Exeter St Davids.
An update will follow within the next 2 hours.
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« Reply #3037 on: October 28, 2018, 01:57:52 pm »


Someone needs to tell GWR's Journeycheck team. It's currently saying
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An update will follow within the next 2 hours.
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Agree, though technically speaking you can but need to change at either Guildford for a bus or change at Reading for a train to Basingstoke by which time you are better off staying at Reading in the hope of a GWR service to the SW showing up.
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« Reply #3038 on: October 28, 2018, 02:05:18 pm »

I'm supposed to be flying from London City this evening. I saw the disruption warning on the National Rail app and decided to catch a much earlier Taunton - Paddington train. Currently on the 13:15 Taunton to Paddington train and - so far - no announcement has been made about the disruption beyond Reading.

Just left Westbury, next stop Reading. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Of this would be the one trip I take from City rather than Bristol or Heathrow.  :-(

Fingers crossed!

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« Reply #3039 on: October 28, 2018, 02:08:37 pm »

I'm supposed to be flying from London City this evening. I saw the disruption warning on the National Rail app and decided to catch a much earlier Taunton - Paddington train. Currently on the 13:15 Taunton to Paddington train and - so far - no announcement has been made about the disruption beyond Reading.

Just left Westbury, next stop Reading. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Of this would be the one trip I take from City rather than Bristol or Heathrow.  :-(

Fingers crossed!
Wishing you all the best Wilf19. Almost certain your train will terminate at Reading. Head over to the Platforms for the service to Waterloo. Let us know how it goes.
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« Reply #3040 on: October 28, 2018, 02:17:57 pm »

I'm supposed to be flying from London City this evening. I saw the disruption warning on the National Rail app and decided to catch a much earlier Taunton - Paddington train. Currently on the 13:15 Taunton to Paddington train and - so far - no announcement has been made about the disruption beyond Reading.

Just left Westbury, next stop Reading. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Of this would be the one trip I take from City rather than Bristol or Heathrow.  :-(

Fingers crossed!
Wishing you all the best Wilf19. Almost certain your train will terminate at Reading. Head over to the Platforms for the service to Waterloo. Let us know how it goes.

14:51 arriving 16:23 at Waterloo or 15:21 arriving 16:59.

Or you could try 15:11 XC to Oxford, change to 15:41 Chiltern to Marylebone arriving at 16:51 if the SWR services are too packed - though they're both 10-cars which is good news.
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« Reply #3041 on: October 28, 2018, 02:29:09 pm »

Thanks for the info,  I'm ready to be quick off the mark at Reading.  When I saw the issue I caught a train 2 hours earlier than I originally planned and - me being me - I had already allowed a lot of slack in case of problems. My flight isn't until 8pm so I should make it one way or another but that could be tempting fate!
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« Reply #3042 on: October 28, 2018, 02:30:57 pm »

Twitter video of HEx passengers being evacuated onto the track and having to walk with their luggage to (I think) West Ealing:

https://twitter.com/SimonAnthonyR/status/1056546870540034048
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« Reply #3043 on: October 28, 2018, 02:35:48 pm »

Twitter video of HEx passengers being evacuated onto the track and having to walk with their luggage to (I think) West Ealing:

https://twitter.com/SimonAnthonyR/status/1056546870540034048

I really hope this isnít the future of travelling in and out of Paddington that these two incidences last week and again today arenít connected.
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« Reply #3044 on: October 28, 2018, 02:55:38 pm »

I really hope this isnít the future of travelling in and out of Paddington that these two incidences last week and again today arenít connected.

Now I'd say that if these two incidents have a common cause, that's less of a problem - if the cause can be found and fixed. If there are two independent causes, that means two causes to find which must be harder.

Of course the second one is probably a "normal" wire break, due to wear. That's worrying as condition monitoring ought to prevent it, but no doubt there's always a residual level of failures below which it will never go, and if this is one of those it's not a new thing to worry about.
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