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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 581879 times)
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« Reply #2700 on: May 15, 2018, 10:40:09 pm »

The track fault in the Acton area was a buckled rail presumably as a result of high track temperatures should all be rectified by the start of service tomorrow..... should.

Really? What is classified as "high temperatures?" It's been pleasantly warm over the last few days but barely into the 20s. Is this just the usual lack of resilience? God knows what it'll be like in "flaming" June/July if it really gets hot.....presumably the whole system will just liquify?

Air temperature and rail temperature are two different things. You can have air temperatures in the 20s but if the rail is in direct sunlight the temperature can reach well into the 30s.
Having read a bit more, the section of track already had a temporary speed restriction over it so it might not entirely be heat related.
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« Reply #2701 on: May 16, 2018, 05:46:53 am »

The track fault in the Acton area was a buckled rail presumably as a result of high track temperatures should all be rectified by the start of service tomorrow..... should.

Due to urgent repairs to the track between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway some lines are blocked.

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Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes. Disruption is expected until 10:00 16/05.

Emegency Engineering Overun by 3 hours. Line expected to be handed back at 09:00 on Wed 16th.

Well that was predictable.  Contingency plan 2 remains in place.
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« Reply #2702 on: May 16, 2018, 06:23:26 am »

Now 10am.

Third day in a row for long suffering Thames Valley commuters.
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« Reply #2703 on: May 16, 2018, 06:42:29 am »

Everything out of Didcot cancelled or delayed since I got here at 0620. What's the betting the first one not cancelled is the 2-car Banbury to Reading.....
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« Reply #2704 on: May 16, 2018, 06:45:18 am »

They might be best to just give up and declare a void week... Another horrible commute coming up.. Most Mai to pad services are cancelled again
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« Reply #2705 on: May 16, 2018, 07:03:36 am »

This morning the station dispatcher at maidenhead decided to encourage us all into the stopper at 6.59 from Furze Platt. Bit disappointed on checking the app to discover this won’t get in to Paddington until 7.45am but even the delayed 7.06am is due in by 7.35am.
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« Reply #2706 on: May 16, 2018, 07:09:45 am »

Everything out of Didcot cancelled or delayed since I got here at 0620. What's the betting the first one not cancelled is the 2-car Banbury to Reading.....

Broken down train. Now Reading is congested due to poor service regulation as a result of that.
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« Reply #2707 on: May 16, 2018, 07:58:14 am »

There were about 20 - 30 orange jackets, mostly on the embankment, and 2 engineering trains by Acton Main Line when I went past at about 6:30 this morning. At least that's more than I've seen in the past 2 days.

Hoping they get it resolved today. I really don't need 3 consecutive days of cramped and sweaty journey home.
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« Reply #2708 on: May 16, 2018, 08:06:23 am »

Everything out of Didcot cancelled or delayed since I got here at 0620. What's the betting the first one not cancelled is the 2-car Banbury to Reading.....

Broken down train. Now Reading is congested due to poor service regulation as a result of that.

Yep driver apologised on the 0628 when it eventually arrived at 0701 - he was blocked in so couldn't go anywhere.
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« Reply #2709 on: May 16, 2018, 09:04:05 am »

1100 now.......
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« Reply #2710 on: May 16, 2018, 09:16:04 am »

Journeycheck is showing the 1250 Paddington-Oxford service starting short at Reading, so 1100 isn't at all realistic.
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« Reply #2711 on: May 16, 2018, 11:01:24 am »

Up and Down main now open again at Acton
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« Reply #2712 on: May 16, 2018, 11:07:57 am »

This from my Twitter feed just a moment ago.
https://mobile.twitter.com/GWRHelp/status/996685264398487553/photo/1
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« Reply #2713 on: May 16, 2018, 11:30:30 am »

Up and Down main now open again at Acton

.... and clear of engineering trolleys.
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« Reply #2714 on: May 16, 2018, 02:16:47 pm »


Lot of angry season ticket holders in that Tweet. My partner is in the process of being made redundant so won't be renewing but can't claim anything. Its not a great system really.
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