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« Reply #3390 on: August 23, 2019, 11:24:08 pm »

165 111 worked 19:30 to Windsor and return now parked in platform 1 Slough (22:15) shut down with lights off. Out of fuel or failed?
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Due to a fault on this train between Slough and Windsor & Eton Central the line is blocked.
Impact:
Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled or suspended. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
Customer Advice:
Replacement road transport has been requested to operate in both directions between Slough and Windsor & Eton Central. Further details of this will be advertised when the road transport has been sourced.
First Bus route 8: Slough (Bus Station Bay Cool - Windsor (Theatre Royal) - Egham (Church Road) are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
South Western Railway are conveying passengers between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside 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 #3391 on: August 23, 2019, 11:31:02 pm »

165 111 worked 19:30 to Windsor and return now parked in platform 1 Slough (22:15) shut down with lights off. Out of fuel or failed?
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From RTT: the last run was into Slough at 2045. Later runs today are flagged: "This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the on-board safety systems (M0)."
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« Reply #3392 on: August 24, 2019, 03:04:59 pm »

Didn't see 20:45 arrival  must have failed at the end of that journey, as it was  already parked up at tea break @22.50 in the Manor. We (SWRS) had  been discussing some very early pictures of Slough Station in Broad Gauge days. C1870/80s.

Send me a message if you'd like copies.
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« Reply #3393 on: August 24, 2019, 06:17:16 pm »

165 111 worked 19:30 to Windsor and return now parked in platform 1 Slough (22:15) shut down with lights off. Out of fuel or failed?
GWR website gives.

From RTT: the last run was into Slough at 2045. Later runs today are flagged: "This service was cancelled throughout due to a problem with the on-board safety systems (M0)."

Defective light in the speedo.
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« Reply #3394 on: August 26, 2019, 05:38:50 pm »

Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Slough
Due to a fault with the signalling system between London Paddington and Slough trains have to run at reduced speed on the Reading bound high speed line.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 19:00 26/08.
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« Reply #3395 on: August 28, 2019, 04:09:27 am »

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Cancellations to services at Didcot Parkway

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires at Didcot Parkway some lines are blocked.

Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 11:00 28/08.

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Due to damage to overhead wires yesterday evening, trains between Reading and Oxford cannot call at Didcot Parkway in both directions. Customers between Oxford and Appleford travelling to Didcot Parkway are advised to travel to Reading, change and travel back.

Replacement road transport has been requested to operate where services are cancelled. Further details of this will be advertised when the road transport has been sourced.

CrossCountry are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
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« Reply #3396 on: August 28, 2019, 07:54:53 am »

Platforms 3, 4 and 5 closed at Didcot Parkway after a train's pantograph got tangled in the overhead late last night.
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« Reply #3397 on: August 28, 2019, 08:10:15 am »

Platforms 3, 4 and 5 closed at Didcot Parkway after a train's pantograph got tangled in the overhead late last night.


Surprised no additional stops, when I looked, being added to services from Bristol, South Wales and Cheltenham as a result of above but I suppose 387's stabled at Swindon can be re-routed using main lines for this am's traffic to the smoke or is that too simplistic for Swindon Control to implement.
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« Reply #3398 on: August 28, 2019, 08:37:19 am »

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Cancellations to services at Didcot Parkway

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires at Didcot Parkway some lines are blocked.

Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 11:00 28/08.

Customer Advice

Due to damage to overhead wires yesterday evening, trains between Reading and Oxford cannot call at Didcot Parkway in both directions. Customers between Oxford and Appleford travelling to Didcot Parkway are advised to travel to Reading, change and travel back.

Replacement road transport has been requested to operate where services are cancelled. Further details of this will be advertised when the road transport has been sourced.

CrossCountry are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.

Services now reported by National Rail to be disrupted until 16:00. If you have to catch a bus into/out of Oxford it could take a while as there are roadworks on the Botley Road.
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« Reply #3399 on: August 28, 2019, 09:32:03 am »

Probably quicker to go via Reading?

Platform 5 has no wires....
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« Reply #3400 on: August 28, 2019, 10:43:26 am »

Platform 5 has no wires....

Yes it does.

The area that doesn't have any wires, or more properly, where the OHLE finishes, is part way along the Chester lines just west of the station.  Which is where the problem was as a pan was raised slightly too early on the 22:01 Oxford to Paddington last night.
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« Reply #3401 on: August 28, 2019, 11:09:00 am »

Platform 5 has no wires....

Yes it does.

The area that doesn't have any wires, or more properly, where the OHLE finishes, is part way along the Chester lines just west of the station.  Which is where the problem was as a pan was raised slightly too early on the 22:01 Oxford to Paddington last night.
Is that an understatement as I thought they weren't supposed to raise the pantograph until they have stopped in the station? Similiar to the procedure for London bound trains that stop on Platform 2.


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« Reply #3402 on: August 28, 2019, 11:16:03 am »

That's correct.  Although you can raise the pan anywhere at 20mph or less.  Anywhere the wires have been installed that is, which is where the problem probably was!
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« Reply #3403 on: August 28, 2019, 12:36:06 pm »

Disruption now expected "until the end of the day" due to this incident.

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« Reply #3404 on: August 28, 2019, 01:21:24 pm »

Platform 5 has no wires....

Yes it does.

The area that doesn't have any wires, or more properly, where the OHLE finishes, is part way along the Chester lines just west of the station.  Which is where the problem was as a pan was raised slightly too early on the 22:01 Oxford to Paddington last night.

Saw the picture on another group somewhere and did wonder if that was the case.  That's going to take some explaining.
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