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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 601618 times)
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« Reply #2790 on: June 20, 2018, 07:31:26 pm »

Cancellations to services between Slough and Reading

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

Impact:
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes. Disruption is expected until 21:00 20/06.

Axle counter failure between Maidenhead and Twyford affecting trains on the down relief, also a points failure between Old Oak and Paddington
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« Reply #2791 on: June 20, 2018, 10:27:59 pm »

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Axle counter failure between Maidenhead and Twyford affecting trains on the down relief

I was on the 1819 (12-car 387) PAD-DID this evening from PAD as far as RDG, and observed a couple of trains at stand on the DR between Maidenhead and Twyford, presumably as a result of this.

When I got to the train about 10 mins before departure it was announced it wouldn't be stopping at Maidenhead or Twyford "due to an earlier fault", so cue lots of disgruntled pax getting off or expressing frustration at the gateline.

For me, it was nice to get a non-stop ride down the DM at full chat in a 387.
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« Reply #2792 on: June 21, 2018, 01:14:06 pm »

And wasn't the 18.19 empty with no Maidenhead nor Twyford Peeps ?
Lots of fresh air being carried around on that one.
It didn't help in that the next fast was also cancelled so the next fast ended up being the 18.49.

At least the Platform Pub did well yesterday evening ... Grin
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« Reply #2793 on: June 26, 2018, 03:31:44 pm »

It seems that GWR are quite happy to give detailed descriptions of reasons for delays when its not their own fault...(and yes, I know its not Thames Valley; I was using it as an example!):
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Due to an issue with the signalling system between Bristol Temple Meads and Parson Street drivers must speak to the signaller at three signals before passing them. This will cause trains through the affected area to run slower than normal.
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« Reply #2794 on: June 27, 2018, 07:46:12 am »

Following a points failure between Twyford and Reading all lines towards Reading have now reopened.
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Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed by up to 15 minutes. Disruption is expected until 10:00 27/06.
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« Reply #2795 on: June 27, 2018, 09:43:07 am »

Cancellations to services between Didcot Parkway and Swindon
 
Due to a points failure between Didcot Parkway and Swindon all lines are blocked. Disruption is expected until 10:30 27/06.
Train services between Didcot Parkway and Swindon may be cancelled, delayed or diverted between Reading and Bath Spa. Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham will not be served.

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« Reply #2796 on: June 27, 2018, 01:47:39 pm »

Axle counters (RD)VY & (RD)WB on the down relief line at Moreton Cutting are showing failed after passage of 4V31, 0753 London Gateway Freightliner to Bristol Freightliner.
This holds SB903 and SB847 at danger.
Reset has been unsuccessful.

(Due to an axle counter failure at Moreton Cutting the line is affected.)

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Train services may be delayed.

This incident will continue until further notice.

Moreton Cutting has been horrendous this week, practically continous failures there!
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« Reply #2797 on: June 27, 2018, 05:34:46 pm »

Due to a fault with the signalling system between London Paddington and Slough fewer trains are able to run on some lines towards Slough.
Impact:
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 17:45 27/06.
Customer Advice:
Trains from London Paddington towards Slough/Reading, are unable to call at stations between Ealing Broadway and West Drayton.
Customers travelling from these stations towards Slough/Reading are advised to catch a train to Ealing Broadway and change there, where services towards West Drayton (and onwards) are available.
Customers travelling from London Paddington to stations between Ealing Broadway and West Drayton. should travel West Drayon and change there, where train services for intermediate stations back towards London Paddington will be available.


Currently crawling out of Paddington. Another wretched day. My morning local service was cancelled.
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« Reply #2798 on: June 27, 2018, 06:34:44 pm »

I was at Ealing Broadway and it was bloody dangerous. At the very last minute it was announced that there would be a stopper leaving from Platform 1 rather than 3...…….needless to say there was a stampede and a mass of bodies on the stairs.

There didn't appear to be any, or at least sufficent competent staff around to manage the situation and the train left with hordes of people still making their way up and down the stairs, including some who were trying to "circulate"for West Drayton via Ealing due to the signal failures. That staircase is much narrower that the one for Platform 3 and it could have been a very serious situation if people had taken a tumble.
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« Reply #2799 on: July 01, 2018, 04:27:43 pm »

....to add to the general joy today.....

Delays to services between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington
Due to a safety inspection of the track between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington:
Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed. Disruption is expected until 16:45 01/07.
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« Reply #2800 on: July 01, 2018, 10:07:11 pm »

....to add to the general joy today.....

Delays to services between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington
Due to a safety inspection of the track between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington:
Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed. Disruption is expected until 16:45 01/07.

Seems they’ve had several issues with electric trains detecting damage to the overheads and dropping the pantograph (ADD activations) in a couple of locations between Reading and Paddington. NR unable to fault. 
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« Reply #2801 on: July 01, 2018, 10:13:49 pm »

Overall the infrastructure and service seems to have held up pretty well during this prolonged period of warm weather.  Not perfect by any means but not the regular complete collapse we’ve seen in recent years.
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« Reply #2802 on: July 03, 2018, 10:27:01 am »

Alterations to services at London Paddington
Due to a fault with the signalling system at London Paddington some lines are disrupted.
Train services running to and from this station may be delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 10:45 03/07.
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« Reply #2803 on: July 03, 2018, 10:58:58 am »

Disruption is expected until 10:45 03/07.

And we know what's coming...

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Disruption is expected until 12:45 03/07.

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Owing to a fault with the signalling system on the approach to London Paddington station some lines have had to be closed which limits the number of train movements that can be accommodated. As a result a number of routes will see a reduction in the frequency of services until such time as the fault has been rectified.
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« Reply #2804 on: July 03, 2018, 11:37:11 am »

GWR Twitter stating that they expect it to be all clear by 1300......I'm assuming that'll be today.
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