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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 695532 times)
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« Reply #3210 on: February 22, 2019, 12:32:10 am »

16 or 12 carriages into 2 is shocking consideration for paying passengers whenever it occurs.

Indeed - provide that there were more than (say) 100 passengers total and less than (say) a 15 minute delay to anyone's journey.  I suspect that neither of these conditions of acceptability was met.

Is this related, or another incident?

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Fri, 22 February 02:24 Reading to London Paddington due 03:15
22/02/19 02:24 Reading to London Paddington due 03:15 will be cancelled.

This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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Customers are requested to wait for road transport in the designated road replacement areas. Customers are advised that buses will run later that than the advertised train times due to line of route and additional time required for loading and unloading.

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Fri, 22 February 03:34 London Paddington to Reading due 04:28
22/02/19 03:34 London Paddington to Reading due 04:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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Customers are requested to wait for road transport in the designated road replacement areas. Customers are advised that buses will run later that than the advertised train times due to line of route and additional time required for loading and unloading.
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« Reply #3211 on: February 22, 2019, 09:45:50 am »


15 days between posts under this heading!

Spring has arrived.

OTC

There's still been general annoyances like short formed turbos and IETS along with the usual 5-10 minute delay but they don't seem worth posting.

Have things improved? A bit but I've been sticking to a couple of regular trains that generally run if over crowded. I've also started working from home more as the commute just depresses me. So there is an improvement but my confidence in the service remains low.
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« Reply #3212 on: February 26, 2019, 03:56:54 pm »

Thames Valley Infrastructure delays are back:

A reduced Great Western Railway service will run to and from London Paddington between 16:00 and 20:00 today due to a points failure in the Ladbroke Grove area. Trains may be cancelled or revised.
17:18 London Paddington Bedwyn will be started from Reading
17:38 Bedwyn London Paddington will be terminated at Reading
19:06 London Paddington Bedwyn will be started from Reading
16:09 London Paddington Maidenhead is cancelled
17:57 London Paddington Reading is cancelled
16:56 London Paddington Maidenhead is cancelled
17:42 Maidenhead London Paddington is cancelled
18:42 London Paddington Reading is cancelled
19:52 Reading London Paddington is cancelled

Although I notice that the 1P36 1522 Worcester SH - Paddington will be cancelled at Oxford, although of course that maybe for a different reason.

Maybe due to the hot February weather Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #3213 on: February 27, 2019, 11:02:17 am »

Maybe due to the hot February weather Grin Grin Grin

Wrong kind of sunshine.
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« Reply #3214 on: February 27, 2019, 05:38:17 pm »

Warm enough for a barbecue Grin
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« Reply #3215 on: February 27, 2019, 11:23:14 pm »

Warm enough for a barbecue Grin

Could have had one on the boiling IET I was on earlier - the driver saw the forecast for rain on sunday it seems!
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« Reply #3216 on: March 07, 2019, 05:51:12 am »

Cancellations to services between Reading and London Paddington


Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Reading and London Paddington fewer trains are able to run on all lines.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 06:00 07/03.
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« Reply #3217 on: March 07, 2019, 04:18:54 pm »

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires at Newbury Racecourse fewer trains are able to run on all lines. Disruption is expected until 16:45 07/03.
Impact: Train services between Reading and Newbury may be cancelled.
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« Reply #3218 on: March 07, 2019, 04:27:56 pm »

One 387 was stranded at Newbury and iwas rescued by a Class 57 from the sleeper stock.  Turbos now being put out to run the Newbury to Reading stopping service.

Through services from the West of England not affected - either HSTs or IETs able to run on diesel.
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« Reply #3219 on: March 07, 2019, 07:43:57 pm »

This new OHLE equipment seems to be suffering from a lot of faults.  Thought it was supposed to be more robust than the 'old' BR stuff..... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3220 on: March 10, 2019, 10:09:19 am »

Few of these today I reckon?

Cancellations to services between Bedwyn and Newbury


Due to a tree blocking the railway between Bedwyn and Newbury the line is blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 45 minutes. Disruption is expected until 11:00 10/03.
Last Updated:10/03/2019 10:04
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« Reply #3221 on: March 10, 2019, 10:26:25 am »

Few of these today I reckon?

Indeed - earlier ones at Totnes and along the seawall between Parsons Tunnel and Teignmouth station.
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« Reply #3222 on: March 10, 2019, 10:44:26 am »

Tree down in a park in Chard too.

Not affecting any railway though!
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« Reply #3223 on: March 10, 2019, 11:02:21 am »

Tree down in a park in Chard too.

Not affecting any railway though!

I trust you weren't climbing it at the time?
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« Reply #3224 on: March 10, 2019, 11:04:38 am »

Tree down in a park in Chard too.

Not affecting any railway though!

I trust you weren't climbing it at the time?

Probably why it came down  Grin Grin
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