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« Reply #2850 on: August 02, 2018, 07:13:32 pm »

I've just been keeping an eye on the OTT maps in the Twyford area and I noticed something a little strange just now as the attached screenshot shows. 1C25 (18.00 PAD-BRI) and 1R06 (17.57 PAD-RDG) were held on the DR while 1K93 (18.03 PAD-THE) was routed via the UR to call at P4. While all this was happening, 1A27 (17.10 WSM-PAD) was later held for a few minutes on the UM at Twyford West. This all seems to be something of a kerfuffle which caused further delay to already late trains (1C25 went from being 27L to 41L according to RTT). Presumably this was done to benefit connecting Henley Branch passengers but why hold so many other trains while the route was set all the way from Twyford East to West?

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« Reply #2851 on: August 02, 2018, 07:26:50 pm »

I've just been keeping an eye on the OTT maps in the Twyford area and I noticed something a little strange just now as the attached screenshot shows. 1C25 (18.00 PAD-BRI) and 1R06 (17.57 PAD-RDG) were held on the DR while 1K93 (18.03 PAD-THE) was routed via the UR to call at P4. While all this was happening, 1A27 (17.10 WSM-PAD) was later held for a few minutes on the UM at Twyford West. This all seems to be something of a kerfuffle which caused further delay to already late trains (1C25 went from being 27L to 41L according to RTT). Presumably this was done to benefit connecting Henley Branch passengers but why hold so many other trains while the route was set all the way from Twyford East to West?

FIRE onboard a powercar of 1A24 I understand from an earlier post from bobm causing disruption.
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« Reply #2852 on: August 02, 2018, 07:29:49 pm »

Fire was on a London-bound train - 1A24 the 16:00 ex-Bristol Temple Meads.
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« Reply #2853 on: August 02, 2018, 07:32:53 pm »

Fire was on a London-bound train - 1A24 the 16:00 ex-Bristol Temple Meads.

Yea, got my C and A mixed, correcting post.
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« Reply #2854 on: August 02, 2018, 07:38:01 pm »

I was just making the point that it seemed strange that the route was set all the way from Twyford East to West. I'd have thought that 1K93 could have just been routed as far as P4, then once the other 2 or 3 trains were out of the way the route could have been set onward to the DM at Twyford West. Presumably this is some sort of quirk of the new signalling system at TVSC?
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« Reply #2855 on: August 03, 2018, 01:30:17 pm »

Cancellations to services between Reading and Theale
Due to a points failure between Reading and Theale all lines are closed.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 14:00 03/08.
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« Reply #2856 on: August 07, 2018, 09:18:54 pm »

Looking at the weather forecast this week the temperature looks to be edging into the 90s for the LTV area virtually every day...…...what price loads of delays/cancellations for melting rails?

We've been largely surprisingly free of this so far during this warm period, but I have an inkling that luck may be coming to an end...……... Sad

Another surprisingly good couple of weeks generally as the latest warm period in this lovely summer draws to a close.  A lot to be critical of within the railway industry at the moment, but the infrastructure has by and large held up much better than usual.
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« Reply #2857 on: August 08, 2018, 07:04:23 am »

Cancellations to services at London Paddington
Due to urgent repairs to the track at London Paddington fewer trains are able to run.
Train services running to and from this station may be cancelled or terminated at and started back from Reading. Disruption is expected until 10:00 08/08.
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« Reply #2858 on: August 08, 2018, 07:55:37 am »

Cancellations to services at London Paddington
Due to urgent repairs to the track at London Paddington fewer trains are able to run.
Train services running to and from this station may be cancelled or terminated at and started back from Reading. Disruption is expected until 10:00 08/08.

Platform 9 is closed due to defective longitudinal timbers.
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« Reply #2859 on: August 08, 2018, 08:32:57 am »

Cancellations to services at London Paddington
Due to urgent repairs to the track at London Paddington fewer trains are able to run.
Train services running to and from this station may be cancelled or terminated at and started back from Reading. Disruption is expected until 10:00 08/08.

Platform 9 is closed due to defective longitudinal timbers.

Once again the infrastructure controller not understanding the condition of its assets?........
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« Reply #2860 on: August 08, 2018, 10:47:00 pm »

Yea, got my C and A mixed, correcting post.

I'm told that can bring tears to the eyes.
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« Reply #2861 on: August 16, 2018, 11:42:19 am »

Looks like a problem with the signalling system just north of Oxford station.
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/199137.aspx

A fault with the signalling system at Oxford is causing disruption to trains at this station. Trains may be delayed by up to 45 minutes, cancelled or revised.

Disruption is expected until 13:00.

Hopefully its not the new signalling system, but looks quite serious as nothing moving at Oxford station on GWR, XC or Chiltern.
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« Reply #2862 on: August 16, 2018, 02:14:43 pm »

Axel counter failure, the first I’ve heard about since the signalling was commissioned.  Repairs hampered by traffic on the Botley Road delaying technicians!
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« Reply #2863 on: August 18, 2018, 05:40:15 pm »

For the second time this month the telephone system has failed between Culham and Heyford meaning all the foot crossings have to be locked out of use.   Until they are trains are having to be cautioned over them - and there are quite a few!
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« Reply #2864 on: August 19, 2018, 10:49:27 am »

What happens to pedestrians who want to cross when they are locked out of use?

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