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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 695533 times)
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« Reply #3225 on: March 10, 2019, 08:27:19 pm »

Tree down in a park in Chard too.

Not affecting any railway though!

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

Or that Finn was making use of it at the time?
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« Reply #3226 on: March 12, 2019, 04:55:46 pm »

Due to failure of the electricity supply at London Paddington some lines are disrupted.
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Train services running to and from this station may be delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 17:45 12/03.
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« Reply #3227 on: March 12, 2019, 05:44:30 pm »

Latest Update:

Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Slough
Following failure of the electricity supply between London Paddington and Slough some lines have now reopened.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 19:30 12/03.
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London Underground are conveying passengers between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.
London Buses are conveying passengers between London Paddington and Slough in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.
South Western Railway are conveying passengers between Reading and London Waterloo in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.
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« Reply #3228 on: March 13, 2019, 05:49:17 am »

3 hours Ealing Broadway - Taplow last night via District Line/Picadilly Line/81 bus from Hounslow/severely delayed train at Slough.

Not great but TfL seem to have got their act together at Ealing - nearly all staff were on the platform and there seemed to be a plan - they all had tablets and were able to look up details, give people travel advice and alternative arrangements very quickly whether by bus/tube or whatever - none of the gaping mouthed hopelessness and gazing at blank screens that you tend to get at Paddington (if you can find someone to help).

Got back to Slough at about 1915 to find that most of the staff had "done a Hopwood" - few or any to be seen and a lot of confusion - trains arriving randomly with no-one around to advise people where they were stopping, display screens not making sense, etc etc. Eventually got on the 1903 which arrived about 35 minutes late but I was one of the lucky ones.

Off to Preston today via Euston/Storm Gareth - could be interesting!!!  Shocked
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« Reply #3229 on: March 13, 2019, 02:42:46 pm »

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Cancellations to services between Oxford and Didcot Parkway

Due to a problem with line-side equipment between Oxford and Didcot Parkway fewer trains are able to run on all lines.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 15:00 13/03.

I've noticed a couple of trains from Oxford arriving at Reading over half an hour late, and a number of Didcot/Oxford Oxford/Didcot services have been cancelled.

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« Reply #3230 on: March 14, 2019, 03:30:15 pm »


Off to Preston today via Euston/Storm Gareth - could be interesting!!!  Shocked

Not my favourite northern city, although I lived not far away, and saw Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Gong, Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and a few others, and ended up boozing with Yes and David Byron.

Actually, I quite like Preston.
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« Reply #3231 on: March 14, 2019, 03:31:54 pm »

I would suggest itís the armpit of Lancashire, but thereís no shortage of competition!
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« Reply #3232 on: March 14, 2019, 03:50:43 pm »

It does have an architecturally stunning bus station.
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« Reply #3233 on: March 14, 2019, 04:07:00 pm »

...and a fantastic reputation thanks to the association to a well-known joke about the two deaf men in the pub.
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« Reply #3234 on: March 14, 2019, 06:41:15 pm »

I would suggest itís the armpit of Lancashire, but thereís no shortage of competition!

We Lancastrians like to keep [the impression] it that way. We know that a mile away from those Dark Satanic Mills there lies some of the finest and most beautiful country in England!
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« Reply #3235 on: March 14, 2019, 09:44:29 pm »

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We Lancastrians like to keep [the impression] it that way. We know that a mile away from those Dark Satanic Mills there lies some of the finest and most beautiful country in England!

It's called Yorkshire! Grin
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« Reply #3236 on: March 15, 2019, 09:15:27 am »

Due to an obstruction on the track at Slough:
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Train services running through this station may be delayed by up to 20 minutes. Disruption is expected until 09:45 15/03.
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« Reply #3237 on: March 15, 2019, 10:37:36 am »

At least now we know why the infrastructure is suffering.  Network Rail have allowed GWR to increase the number of trains running by 10,000 per day since 2012...

Article here:
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So far in 2019 delays are at their lowest for seven years and Great Western Railway (GWR) has seen its highest ever number of services running on time, with over 108,000 trains arriving on time with an additional 10,000 services running each day compared with 2012.
https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/passengers-benefitting-from-more-reliable-railway-as-train-performance-reaches-seven-year-high?fbclid=IwAR3TqP6mseiIDNAdnV6uL4LIaax7ii5XSU4UL7lLKAjVlUH6KW7tdVYOZTg#

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« Reply #3238 on: March 15, 2019, 12:46:46 pm »

I see they are making that claim AGAIN about Bristol being the biggest resignalling scheme ever undertaken.... Roll Eyes

.....and if they were honest enough, they should state that train performance couldn't have got much worse without bringing the network to a complete standstill.  The only way out of that is of course to get better so no reason to bleat about it.
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« Reply #3239 on: March 15, 2019, 04:19:00 pm »

At least now we know why the infrastructure is suffering.  Network Rail have allowed GWR to increase the number of trains running by 10,000 per day since 2012...

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So far in 2019 delays are at their lowest for seven years and Great Western Railway (GWR) has seen its highest ever number of services running on time, with over 108,000 trains arriving on time with an additional 10,000 services running each day compared with 2012.
https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/passengers-benefitting-from-more-reliable-railway-as-train-performance-reaches-seven-year-high?fbclid=IwAR3TqP6mseiIDNAdnV6uL4LIaax7ii5XSU4UL7lLKAjVlUH6KW7tdVYOZTg#

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So far in 2019 delays are at their lowest for seven years and Great Western Railway (GWR) has seen its highest ever number of services running on time, with over 108,000 trains arriving on time with an additional 10,000 services running compared with 2012.
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