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« Reply #3705 on: February 15, 2022, 06:28:31 pm »

Credit to GWR (Great Western Railway) this morning for keeping services between Reading and Didcot going by using a two car turbo.

It was also my first refurbished one. Still the same uncomfortable seats, but at least it had undergone a good deep clean and looked a lot brighter inside with the new colour scheme,  and the new seat fabric is the "mark 2" more durable looking GWR stuff
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« Reply #3706 on: February 15, 2022, 06:33:31 pm »

Later in the day there were 387 shuttles. Completely confused the PIS (Passenger Information System) at Reading where they would appear in the main lists, but not on the platform ones showing the next train.
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« Reply #3707 on: February 15, 2022, 06:39:20 pm »

It was also my first refurbished one. Still the same uncomfortable seats, but at least it had undergone a good deep clean and looked a lot brighter inside with the new colour scheme,  and the new seat fabric is the "mark 2" more durable looking GWR (Great Western Railway) stuff

There was a brief discussion about the refurbished Turbos a day or two back.  I've attached a couple of photos for those who haven't seen one yet.
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« Reply #3708 on: February 15, 2022, 08:10:00 pm »

Credit to GWR (Great Western Railway) this morning for keeping services between Reading and Didcot going by using a two car turbo.

It was also my first refurbished one. Still the same uncomfortable seats, but at least it had undergone a good deep clean and looked a lot brighter inside with the new colour scheme,  and the new seat fabric is the "mark 2" more durable looking GWR stuff

According to local FB page, the car was being chased by Police along Cherry Garden Lane, Maidenhead.  The driver of the offending vehicle did not realise the lane was a dead end!!!!
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« Reply #3709 on: February 15, 2022, 10:13:09 pm »

Hasn’t that happened before at that location?  Sounds familiar 
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« Reply #3710 on: February 25, 2022, 05:16:23 pm »

Cancellations to services between Didcot Parkway and Oxford

Due to a speed restriction over defective track between Didcot Parkway and Oxford all lines towards Oxford are blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 18:00 25/02.
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« Reply #3711 on: February 25, 2022, 06:14:50 pm »

Due to a speed restriction over defective track between Didcot Parkway and Oxford all lines towards Oxford are blocked.
So that's a zero m.p.h. limit  Grin
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« Reply #3712 on: March 03, 2022, 05:57:53 pm »

Due to a broken down train between Bedwyn and Newbury the line towards Newbury is blocked.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or diverted. Disruption is expected until 19:00 03/03.
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« Reply #3713 on: March 05, 2022, 10:51:00 pm »

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Newbury and Twyford all lines towards Twyford will be blocked.

Train services running through these stations will be delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 23:15 05/03.
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« Reply #3714 on: March 06, 2022, 11:55:20 am »

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Newbury and Twyford all lines towards Twyford will be blocked.

An interesting signalling block - is it between Newbury and Reading or Reading and Twyford?
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« Reply #3715 on: March 07, 2022, 05:03:42 pm »

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Reading and Didcot Parkway fewer trains are able to run on all lines towards Didcot Parkway.

Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 18:00 07/03.
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« Reply #3716 on: March 08, 2022, 08:14:56 am »

Due to a problem with line-side equipment between Hayes & Harlington and London Paddington trains have to run at reduced speed on the line towards London Paddington bound high speed.

Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 09:30 08/03.

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TFL (Transport for London) Rail are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.
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« Reply #3717 on: March 08, 2022, 08:52:32 am »

Anyone able to translate ‘line-side equipment’ in this case? What exactly is faulty that isn’t signalling nor track?
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« Reply #3718 on: March 08, 2022, 09:04:28 am »

A missing speed restriction board at Southall, meaning all trains need to be stopped at the preceeding signal and told what speed they must proceed at.
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« Reply #3719 on: March 08, 2022, 09:21:28 am »

Couldn’t that be done while stationary at Reading station? Or would identifying the correct location (signal xx123) mean that drivers would not know which signal that was until pasding it & seeing the ID on the actual signal?
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