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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 1081902 times)
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« Reply #3720 on: March 11, 2022, 10:31:51 pm »

Following a points failure between London Paddington and Reading some lines have now reopened.

Train services running to and from these stations are returning to normal. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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« Reply #3721 on: March 16, 2022, 10:18:34 pm »

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Reading and Westbury trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines.

Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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« Reply #3722 on: March 23, 2022, 04:33:42 pm »

Second time today, and these failures seem to be becoming a lot more common generally.

Cancellations to services between Slough and London Paddington.

Due to a points failure between Slough and London Paddington some lines are blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 18:00 23/03.
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« Reply #3723 on: March 23, 2022, 05:12:03 pm »

Second time today, and these failures seem to be becoming a lot more common generally.

Cancellations to services between Slough and London Paddington.

Due to a points failure between Slough and London Paddington some lines are blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 18:00 23/03.

There may be a number of factors.

If it is the same set of points there could be an intermittent fault these are notoriously difficult to locate.

Access to the open railway is now governed by "the trackworker safety programme" the days of site lookouts with flags and a whistle to access the open railway has been consigned to the history books this means the team repairing the fault more often than not need to have line blocks.

Many of the front line maintenance are catching up on held over leave, to clear this leave this year more people have been allowed time off than would be normal
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« Reply #3724 on: March 30, 2022, 07:03:31 am »

Cancellations to services between Reading and London Paddington

Due to a broken down train between Reading and London Paddington some lines towards London Paddington are blocked.

Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 08:00 30/03.
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« Reply #3725 on: April 04, 2022, 08:03:15 pm »

Hello to anyone else in the Lounge at Paddington this evening...
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« Reply #3726 on: April 05, 2022, 09:12:13 pm »


Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Slough

Due to a points failure between London Paddington and Slough some lines are blocked.

Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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« Reply #3727 on: April 06, 2022, 05:09:37 pm »

Not again...

06/04/2022 16:53

Lines have reopened between London Paddington and Reading following a person being hit by a train. Trains may still be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Berkshire can't be that bad, can it?
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« Reply #3728 on: April 06, 2022, 08:21:35 pm »

Not again...

06/04/2022 16:53

Lines have reopened between London Paddington and Reading following a person being hit by a train. Trains may still be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Berkshire can't be that bad, can it?

Maidenhead area, not sure if it was on the station, there were a couple of NR» (Network Rail - home page) staff doing some clearing of items from the country end of Plat 1 this evening.  Maidenhead is one of only 2 stations between Reading and London that does not have 'fast line platform separation fences'
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« Reply #3729 on: April 07, 2022, 06:21:52 am »

I have split off the developing conversation about trends in rail fatalities to http://www.passenger.chat/26261 - really not "Infrastructure problems in the Thames Valley" where it would have been hidden.
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« Reply #3730 on: April 07, 2022, 06:49:13 am »

Not again...

06/04/2022 16:53

Lines have reopened between London Paddington and Reading following a person being hit by a train. Trains may still be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Berkshire can't be that bad, can it?

I don't think it's a Berkshire thing

I got caught up in this yesterday and ended up with a very late arrival home via Waterloo & Windsor.......but at least I got home.

Thoughts with all those affected.

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« Reply #3731 on: April 07, 2022, 07:48:37 am »

I don't think it's a Berkshire thing

No and yes.  There are certainly places where people are hit by trains far more than in other places - communities in which seeking help and sorting things out is not seen as the first option, or even as an option.  And some of those are places between London and Reading. 
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« Reply #3732 on: April 07, 2022, 10:12:05 am »

Not again...

06/04/2022 16:53

Lines have reopened between London Paddington and Reading following a person being hit by a train. Trains may still be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Berkshire can't be that bad, can it?

Maidenhead area, not sure if it was on the station, there were a couple of NR» (Network Rail - home page) staff doing some clearing of items from the country end of Plat 1 this evening.  Maidenhead is one of only 2 stations between Reading and London that does not have 'fast line platform separation fences'

It was Maidenhead on Monday as well. Looked like it happened a fair way west of the station, but that's probably just the stopping distance.
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« Reply #3733 on: April 07, 2022, 10:44:54 am »

Not again...

06/04/2022 16:53

Lines have reopened between London Paddington and Reading following a person being hit by a train. Trains may still be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Berkshire can't be that bad, can it?

I don't think it's a Berkshire thing

I got caught up in this yesterday and ended up with a very late arrival home via Waterloo & Windsor.......but at least I got home.

Thoughts with all those affected.



At least you had an alternate route. I did fish out the phone on Monday night, and it was quickly apparent that we had no option but to sit it out at Paddington (in the lounge, so couldn't have been stuck anywhere better really; shame the wine finishes at 7pm!). Yes, we could have gone to Marylebone and then Oxford, but then there would be no Oxford-Hereford trains. I also looked at the possibility of going via Birmingham (very not permitted, but much faster than playing with Waterloo and getting stranded in Salisbury), but the Birmingham-Cardiff service finishes very, very early too.
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« Reply #3734 on: April 07, 2022, 01:23:21 pm »

Cotswold trains were running with delays as they were reversing at Reading & returning....I caught the 1645 off Oxford just 15 late 
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