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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 671412 times)
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« Reply #2910 on: October 03, 2018, 10:09:40 am »

Obstruction on line at Acton according to our train manager. 16 minutes late on 0800 from Swindon
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« Reply #2911 on: October 03, 2018, 10:22:21 am »

Obstruction on line at Acton according to our train manager. 16 minutes late on 0800 from Swindon

Good to catch up with you earlier on the TransWilts train

The race to the north ... 10:21 sitting in Birmingham New Street on the 10:15 to Edinburgh
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« Reply #2912 on: October 03, 2018, 11:19:49 am »

Approaching Newark 10 mins late. LNER breakfast consumed
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« Reply #2913 on: October 03, 2018, 11:33:41 am »

Approaching Newark 10 mins late. LNER breakfast consumed

.... or should it be an early lunchtime breakfast.
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« Reply #2914 on: October 15, 2018, 09:24:01 pm »

Thoughts with all affected.

Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Reading
Due to a person being hit by a train between London Paddington and Reading all lines are blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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« Reply #2915 on: October 16, 2018, 08:12:30 pm »

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Delays to services between London Paddington and Slough

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Paddington and Slough some lines are blocked.

Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed. Disruption is expected until 22:00 16/10.

Some services showing as "delayed" at the moment including the 19:22 Paddington to Hereford train which is stuck between Paddington and Slough and at least 30 minutes late as I write.

Update... a touch more serious it seems:

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Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Paddington and Slough all lines are blocked.

Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 120 minutes. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Last Updated:16/10/2018 20:13
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« Reply #2916 on: October 16, 2018, 09:20:38 pm »

Wiring reported wrapped around a class 802 unit (802016) on the down main line approaching Hanwell. The train involved is the 5Z65 21:13 North Pole to Stoke Gifford empty stock move. Power lost to all lines between Paddington and Maidenhead. Code Black declared. Ticket acceptance on other routes and London buses. Advice is not to travel.
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« Reply #2917 on: October 16, 2018, 10:12:58 pm »

And opentraintimes maps appear frozen nationwide, so ...
1) us laypeople can't see what's happening
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b) conspiracy theory - have NR cut the real-time information feed because of the disruptions (this one and the power outage at Victoria) tonight?
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« Reply #2918 on: October 16, 2018, 10:21:45 pm »

So is this the old wiring that includes headspans?  Has this bit been upgraded or is it still the 1990's wiring?
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« Reply #2919 on: October 16, 2018, 10:42:53 pm »

After a day when dozens of them were short formed, what a great way to round off the 1st anniversary of the introduction of the GWR IET fleet.
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« Reply #2920 on: October 17, 2018, 01:20:02 am »

And opentraintimes maps appear frozen nationwide, so ...
1) us laypeople can't see what's happening
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b) conspiracy theory - have NR cut the real-time information feed because of the disruptions (this one and the power outage at Victoria) tonight?
Still appears to be frozen as of 01:15 Wednesday.
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« Reply #2921 on: October 17, 2018, 05:00:32 am »

And opentraintimes maps appear frozen nationwide, so ...
1) us laypeople can't see what's happening
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b) conspiracy theory - have NR cut the real-time information feed because of the disruptions (this one and the power outage at Victoria) tonight?
Still appears to be frozen as of 01:15 Wednesday.

Still appears to be frozen as of 04:55 too with over 100 cancellations on JourneyCheck already, shuttle service between Didcot - Reading and Slough.

Wonder if they'll declare today a void day before its even got going ?

Everybody take the day off.

I think that's what they mean when they say 'NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL BY TRAIN'.
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« Reply #2922 on: October 17, 2018, 05:24:19 am »

I had (clearly foolishly) decided to take a chance on GWR getting me to Plymouth this morning as I'm recovering from a broken ankle & am not able to drive for a couple more weeks. I should have known better. Now trying to find out if my 1st class Advance ticket will be valid tomorrow instead.
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« Reply #2923 on: October 17, 2018, 05:29:39 am »

Electric units blocking all lines between Slough & Paddington. Nothing moving east of Slough/Reading until at least lunchtime.
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« Reply #2924 on: October 17, 2018, 05:39:47 am »

Electric units blocking all lines between Slough & Paddington. Nothing moving east of Slough/Reading until at least lunchtime.

Have pax been evacuated or are train managers taking orders for breakfast now ?
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