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« Reply #2715 on: May 16, 2018, 02:37:50 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.

Tell your partner to claim compensation and if / when it is refused send a letter before action and then a small claims court case claiming discrimination against a customer who did not renew / is not renewing season ticket.
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« Reply #2716 on: May 16, 2018, 04:41:08 pm »

I had the same problem when I retired in 2005 was due compensation for poor punctuality for my previous annual ticket. I claimed but didn't get anything. Should have followed it up.

Wonder how many millions TOCs have saved by not paying out when you don't renew?

I still very glad I'm not commuting although 2005 was bad, in hindsight it seems nowhere near as bad as currently.

Used to reckon over 5 late 2 out 10 journeys in the week usually coming home. Especially when you wanted to go out afterwards!

Now it seems you are lucky to get to and from Padd
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« Reply #2717 on: May 16, 2018, 07:08:05 pm »

Whatever was done today clearly wasn't sufficient. There's 5 Hayes/Reading stopping services late this evening cancelled due to "urgent repairs to the track".

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« Reply #2718 on: May 16, 2018, 09:24:09 pm »

From journeycheck..

Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway
Due to urgent repairs to the track between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway fewer trains are able to run on all lines.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 10 minutes. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
Customer Advice
Two of the four lines between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway will be closed from 21:00hrs to enable Network Rail to fix a buckled rail.
Last Updated:16/05/2018 20:55
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« Reply #2719 on: May 16, 2018, 09:55:47 pm »

Paddington/Ealing Broadway to Southall has a gap of 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES this evening! Shocked Shocked Angry a station with over 2.5 million passengers per year! Now that the 2142 has left Paddington, the next train is at 2327. The 2203, 2227, 2233, 2303 and 2312 are all cancelled. The 2210 and 2259 from Paddington are running but they don't call at Southall normally and they will not stopping there additionally either. Angry

Even the three stations east of Reading with less than 300,000 passengers per year have a better service this evening Acton Main Line has the 2259. Iver has the 2210 and 2259 (2227 cancelled). While Taplow has buses from Slough due to engineering work. The other station with less than a million passengers per year is Langley and that has the same service level as Iver.

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« Reply #2720 on: May 17, 2018, 09:12:18 am »

Interesting that the stations with the poorest service are all now run by TFL!

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« Reply #2721 on: May 17, 2018, 09:16:59 am »

Interesting that the stations with the poorest service are all now run by TFL!



I have to say, (and I know it's a tiddler!) but I think Taplow station has improved since TfL have taken over - the ticket machine works, the ticket office is invariably open during its advertised hours, and generally it seems to be tidier and better organised (and that is not a reflection on Ted, the previous incumbent who always did his best!)

Hey, we've now even got TWO temporary footbridges to choose from!  Grin
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« Reply #2722 on: May 17, 2018, 09:32:05 am »

Hey, we've now even got TWO temporary footbridges to choose from!

Both high enough to go over overhead catenary too?   Please send one 100 miles west - I know someone who would like one of them  Grin
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« Reply #2723 on: May 17, 2018, 10:12:19 am »

I would even give them a hand to put it up !😉
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« Reply #2724 on: May 17, 2018, 10:55:51 am »

I have to say, (and I know it's a tiddler!) but I think Taplow station has improved since TfL have taken over - the ticket machine works, the ticket office is invariably open during its advertised hours, and generally it seems to be tidier and better organised (and that is not a reflection on Ted, the previous incumbent who always did his best!)

Hey, we've now even got TWO temporary footbridges to choose from!  Grin

Quite a contrast to CJB666s opinions of TfL.
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« Reply #2725 on: May 17, 2018, 01:59:24 pm »

I have to say, (and I know it's a tiddler!) but I think Taplow station has improved since TfL have taken over - the ticket machine works, the ticket office is invariably open during its advertised hours, and generally it seems to be tidier and better organised (and that is not a reflection on Ted, the previous incumbent who always did his best!)

Hey, we've now even got TWO temporary footbridges to choose from!  Grin

Quite a contrast to CJB666s opinions of TfL.

Taplow isn't a building site - Hayes has been and still is for years.
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« Reply #2726 on: May 17, 2018, 04:02:48 pm »

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Reading and Swindon trains have to run at reduced speed on the line towards Swindon.
Impact: Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed by up to 25 minutes. Disruption is expected until 17:30 17/05.
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« Reply #2727 on: May 18, 2018, 06:35:21 am »

Cancellations to services between Reading and Twyford
Due to a fault with the signalling system between Reading and Twyford fewer trains are able to run on some lines towards Slough.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes. Disruption is expected until 07:30 18/05.
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« Reply #2728 on: May 21, 2018, 10:29:14 am »

Due to a fault with the signalling system at Southall fewer trains are able to run on some lines towards London Paddington. Disruption is expected until 11:30 21/05.
Impact: Train services between Slough and London Paddington may be delayed by up to 10 minutes or running non stop.
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« Reply #2729 on: May 22, 2018, 06:36:39 am »

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Slough and Maidenhead some lines towards Reading are blocked.
Impact:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 09:00 22/05.
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Due to overhead line damage between Slough and Maidenhead, trains are unable call at Taplow and Burnham on the line towards Reading. Customers travelling to Taplow and Burnham are advised to alight at Maidenhead and travel back. Customers at Taplow and Burnham travelling to stations to Reading are advised to travel to Slough and travel back.
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