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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 670384 times)
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« Reply #3165 on: December 30, 2018, 08:54:07 pm »

Just refered to peoples everyday lives I suppose.

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« Reply #3166 on: January 07, 2019, 11:31:11 am »

Broken train at Twyford this morning about 9ish. Apparently due to malfunctioning cameras.
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« Reply #3167 on: January 07, 2019, 01:00:13 pm »

Broken train at Twyford this morning about 9ish. Apparently due to malfunctioning cameras.

There were a few this morning, 0642 Reading-Paddington was shortformed & was crammed to bursting by Hayes, apparently due to a fault.
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« Reply #3168 on: January 11, 2019, 08:14:37 am »

Same train short formed again this morning. 4 carriages so probably quite cosy even on a Friday.
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« Reply #3169 on: January 11, 2019, 09:07:56 am »

Same train short formed again this morning. 4 carriages so probably quite cosy even on a Friday.

Yep, I was on it, rammed after Hayes, people had trouble getting off at Ealing. Apparently an earlier train was shortformed too (neither listed on Journeycheck), which didn't help.
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« Reply #3170 on: January 11, 2019, 11:05:12 pm »

07-45 ex-Goring also cancelled "due to fault on an earlier train".

However plenty of unused Electrostars loafing around Reading Depot - is it that old "train fault" means "staff shortage" routine?
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« Reply #3171 on: January 12, 2019, 07:56:15 am »

07-45 ex-Goring also cancelled "due to fault on an earlier train".

However plenty of unused Electrostars loafing around Reading Depot - is it that old "train fault" means "staff shortage" routine?


In part yes, an "unused train" needs an unused driver which the TOC probably does not have many of them loafing about.  Sometimes its quicker for the passengers and less disruptive overall for the passengers effected by the failed train to wait for the next service than to try a slip in an "unused train" from the depot; it just does not seem that though to those directly involved
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« Reply #3172 on: January 12, 2019, 07:25:48 pm »

Not sure if its worth mentioning but there were some, somewhat significant, issues at Didcot East Junction today. Lots of trains queuing and several XC services passing through platform 1 at Didcot Parkway and reversing at Foxall Junction via the West Curve.
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« Reply #3173 on: January 12, 2019, 08:33:53 pm »

Yes, my son was amongst them. An hour and a half late into Oxford having missed a cancelled service and then been held on the Down Relief at 903 for a line inspection, and then finally talked past 907 and 913 along with a queue of trains both in front and behind.  Watched it all unfold on OTT included the XC reversal at Foxall. Up Relief services ran fine so I am assuming that the down relief Avoiding Line points lost detection. Any news from the inside?
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« Reply #3174 on: January 12, 2019, 09:29:32 pm »

It was reported on Radio Oxford travel news as a signalling problem between Didcot and Reading
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« Reply #3175 on: January 16, 2019, 09:56:30 pm »

Tweet just now from Dani Sinha of Channel 5 News:
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« Reply #3176 on: January 16, 2019, 10:25:27 pm »

Due to a problem with the 21:12 PAD-RDG shortly after it left London.  Power restored at 22:11 - with the 22:15 and 22:18 departures on the way on time, but failed train needs to be moved before full service can resume to normal.
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« Reply #3177 on: Today at 09:04:43 am »

Hopefully a minor issue.....

09:23 Reading to London Paddington due 10:08
09:23 Reading to London Paddington due 10:08 will no longer call at Maidenhead and Slough.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
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