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« Reply #2730 on: May 22, 2018, 08:14:33 am »

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Slough and Maidenhead some lines towards Reading are blocked.
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 Customers at Taplow and Burnham travelling to stations to Reading are advised to travel to Slough and travel back.

Since virtually every service in both directions is cancelled until (as I write this) the 0948, that's not really terribly helpful. Taxi for me, bill to GWR.
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« Reply #2731 on: May 22, 2018, 08:22:14 am »

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Slough and Maidenhead some lines towards Reading are blocked.
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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.
Customer Advice:
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.

Overhead line section has tripped and will not reset. Cause unknown.  An inspection team commenced walking the 4 mile section to try and locate the issue at 0700. Will take about 2 hours to walk it.
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« Reply #2732 on: May 22, 2018, 08:30:38 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.
Customer Advice:
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.

Overhead line section has tripped and will not reset. Cause unknown.  An inspection team commenced walking the 4 mile section to try and locate the issue at 0700. Will take about 2 hours to walk it.

Well, they've got a nice morning for it anyway.

Welcome to the brave new world of electrification!
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« Reply #2733 on: May 22, 2018, 08:56:29 am »

I went down to the station at Maidenhead as usual earlier. I'm back home now. Very few trains were running and the two I saw leave in the half hour I was there were very crowded..I decided I didn't want to join in with the "fun" today.. There was also very little information..
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« Reply #2734 on: May 22, 2018, 08:57:42 am »

Nothing stopping in either direction at Burnham or Taplow until after 1030 is the latest update.
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« Reply #2735 on: May 22, 2018, 09:20:15 am »

Now 3pm. Not good.
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« Reply #2736 on: May 22, 2018, 09:40:59 am »

Now 3pm. Not good.

Issue with an insulator. Quite a big job that is difficult to fix during the day as they need to get machinery out to the area which is hard when trains are still running.
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« Reply #2737 on: May 22, 2018, 09:47:25 am »

Issue with an insulator.

Well at least it'll still be under warranty...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2738 on: May 22, 2018, 10:51:07 am »

Now 3pm. Not good.

GWR help to a Burnham customer......"Network Rail expect to have it fixed by tomorrow".

Doesn't bode well for the rest of today.
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« Reply #2739 on: May 22, 2018, 11:19:38 am »

Whilst any reasonable passenger would understand that things break, and that disruption will occur in such circumstances, OHLE failures do seem to be unduly frequent and not resulting in the more reliable railway that is still being advertised.

As in other cases, I would ask "what happens overseas ?" I have no doubt that German and French railways have OHLE failures, but I rather doubt that they are as frequent as in the UK.
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« Reply #2740 on: May 22, 2018, 11:28:52 am »

Now 3pm. Not good.

My decision to not travel into London when I saw the chaos was a good one then! Could be a repeat performance this evening at this rate..
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« Reply #2741 on: May 22, 2018, 11:30:17 am »

End of the day now!

From Journeycheck:

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Slough and Maidenhead some lines will be blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. All stations between Slough and Maidenhead will not be served. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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« Reply #2742 on: May 22, 2018, 11:34:21 am »

End of the day now!

From Journeycheck:

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Slough and Maidenhead some lines will be blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. All stations between Slough and Maidenhead will not be served. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

The relief lines are expected to close between 1130 and 1500.  The up main towards London will be blocked to electric traction only and will be running at reduced speed, basically signal to signal to protect engineers working.

Stopping services will run as 8-car electrics from Padd to Slough.
In the other direction, services will terminate at Maidenhead.
Buses ordered between Slough and Maidenhead
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« Reply #2743 on: May 22, 2018, 01:51:58 pm »

The latest update on journey check making it very clear who is responsible:

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Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Slough and Maidenhead some lines are closed.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. All stations between Slough and Maidenhead will not be served. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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Network Rail, who own the railway infrastructure, and are responsible for its upkeep, are currently fixing the damaged overhead cables in the Maidenhead area. As a consequence, the train service between Reading and Paddington is severely depleted, and has been reduced to a shuttle service between Reading and Maidenhead, and also between Slough and London Paddington. The stations between Slough and Maidenhead can only be served by local buses.
First Bus route 13: Slough (Bus Station Bay 12) Burnham (Station), First Bus route 4: Maidenhead (Town Centre Stop S2) - Taplow (Bath Rd) - Burnham (Everitts Corner) - Slough (Bus Station Bay 4) and London Buses 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. TfL London Buses: are accepting tickets on any reasonable route between Slough and Central London.
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« Reply #2744 on: May 22, 2018, 02:05:38 pm »

Whilst any reasonable passenger would understand that things break, and that disruption will occur in such circumstances, OHLE failures do seem to be unduly frequent and not resulting in the more reliable railway that is still being advertised.

As in other cases, I would ask "what happens overseas ?" I have no doubt that German and French railways have OHLE failures, but I rather doubt that they are as frequent as in the UK.

I would say this is the first ‘major’ incident of the newly electrified sections, so overall reliability has been good.  Had this sort of thing happened once a week since last summer I could sympathise with your views.

I doubt many folk in Germany and France will get to hear about this particular incident, so, as Stuving suggested a few months ago, just because you don’t hear about it doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.
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