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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 796335 times)
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« Reply #3435 on: November 08, 2019, 05:17:26 pm »

Still going............


Cancellations to services between Reading and Didcot Parkway


Due to a broken down train between Reading and Didcot Parkway some lines are blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 45 minutes or diverted. Disruption is expected until 19:00 08/11.
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« Reply #3436 on: November 08, 2019, 05:27:25 pm »

The freight train is still stuck there.  Obviously there's a lot more caution involved when the cargo is in any way hazardous.  Looks like it'll be moving (slowly) to Didcot Yard shortly.
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« Reply #3437 on: November 08, 2019, 05:50:33 pm »

Caution of course, but 4 HOURS???  Was there a problem eg with the running gear that needed a part or person from far away?
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« Reply #3438 on: November 08, 2019, 06:00:24 pm »

Caution of course, but 4 HOURS???  Was there a problem eg with the running gear that needed a part or person from far away?

Yes, on one vehicle brakes were stuck on and have caused serious damage to the wheelsets.

Now on the move and approaching Didcot, so the Down Relief line should be open shortly.
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« Reply #3439 on: November 08, 2019, 07:56:38 pm »

Ahh I wondered why this didn't move at all when I was walking past. It was a DB class 60 pulling tankers sat in the green gap between the edge of Reading and Pangbourne.
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« Reply #3440 on: November 09, 2019, 12:16:10 am »

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It was a DB class 60 pulling tankers sat in the green gap between the edge of Reading and Pangbourne.

The green gap aka Purley on Thames!

When I saw these posts while "lurking" on my smartphone leaving Guildford after an after hours strategic meeting with a senior colleague I thought I had been fortunate in missing the aftermath of this. Sadly, the train I was aiming for (the 20-22 ex Reading, immediately preceding one of those annoying 35 minute gaps in the stopping service timetable) was cancelled, so there was an unwanted 50 minute wait at Reading, with not even a pretty sunset by way of compensation!
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« Reply #3441 on: November 09, 2019, 01:27:59 pm »

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It was a DB class 60 pulling tankers sat in the green gap between the edge of Reading and Pangbourne.

The green gap aka Purley on Thames!

Iíve always ignored Readingís daft political boundaries. It was spanning the green gap from the end of purley to the beginning of pangbourne.
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« Reply #3442 on: November 09, 2019, 01:44:33 pm »

When I saw these posts while "lurking" on my smartphone leaving Guildford after an after hours strategic meeting with a senior colleague I thought I had been fortunate in missing the aftermath of this. Sadly, the train I was aiming for (the 20-22 ex Reading, immediately preceding one of those annoying 35 minute gaps in the stopping service timetable) was cancelled, so there was an unwanted 50 minute wait at Reading, with not even a pretty sunset by way of compensation!

It's not clear whether that cancellation (of the earlier inbound service) was related to the line closure or not. The line was cleared at about 18:30, so "an issue with the train crew" might or might not be knock-on. When I passed though at about 16:00 I saw the "all lines are closed" warnings and was surprised to find no trains showing as cancelled or more than a few minutes late - at least, not in the next 20 minutes or so.
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« Reply #3443 on: November 18, 2019, 12:42:59 pm »

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It was a DB class 60 pulling tankers sat in the green gap between the edge of Reading and Pangbourne.

The green gap aka Purley on Thames!

Iíve always ignored Readingís daft political boundaries. It was spanning the green gap from the end of purley to the beginning of pangbourne.

I've moved the burgeoning discussion about political/administrative boundaries to a new topic in "The West - but not the West's trains":

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=22464.0
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« Reply #3444 on: November 18, 2019, 01:00:09 pm »

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It was a DB class 60 pulling tankers sat in the green gap between the edge of Reading and Pangbourne.

The green gap aka Purley on Thames!

Iíve always ignored Readingís daft political boundaries. It was spanning the green gap from the end of purley to the beginning of pangbourne.

I've moved the burgeoning discussion about political/administrative boundaries to a new topic in "The West - but not the West's trains":

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=22464.0

Well done that man! 👍
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« Reply #3445 on: November 18, 2019, 01:51:02 pm »

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It was a DB class 60 pulling tankers sat in the green gap between the edge of Reading and Pangbourne.

The green gap aka Purley on Thames!

Iíve always ignored Readingís daft political boundaries. It was spanning the green gap from the end of purley to the beginning of pangbourne.

I've moved the burgeoning discussion about political/administrative boundaries to a new topic in "The West - but not the West's trains":

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=22464.0

Well done that man! 👍

Hurrah.  Thanks.
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