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« Reply #3570 on: June 20, 2020, 03:46:18 pm »

Under the current Covid Secure Regs staff dealing with faults cannot work the same way as they use to, as soon as they need to work within 2 metres of each other they need to carry out a risk assessment and agree how they are going to do the task. 

And for those jobs that can't be done while keeping 2 m apart, here's what you do...

Yes and it working well on site, but I know from actual experience it does add time to tasks; however this is improving as the maintenance teams have got accustomed to the additional measures.

Some teams have been affected by normal team members having to self isolated due to their or members of their house hold needing to shield.
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« Reply #3571 on: July 05, 2020, 08:07:18 am »

Alterations to services between Slough and Maidenhead

Due to engineering works not being finished on time between Slough and Maidenhead some lines are closed.
Train services running through these stations will be delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 09:00 05/07.
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« Reply #3572 on: July 28, 2020, 06:24:04 am »

Cancellations to services at Reading

Due to a points failure at Reading fewer trains are able to run.

Train services running to and from this station may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 06:45 28/07.
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« Reply #3573 on: July 29, 2020, 03:45:12 pm »

Delays to services between Newbury and Bedwyn
Due to a fault with the signalling system between Newbury and Bedwyn all lines are disrupted.
Train services running through these stations may be delayed by up to 20 minutes. Disruption is expected until 16:00 29/07.
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« Reply #3574 on: July 29, 2020, 04:22:18 pm »

Delays to services between Newbury and Bedwyn
Due to a fault with the signalling system between Newbury and Bedwyn all lines are disrupted.
Train services running through these stations may be delayed by up to 20 minutes. Disruption is expected until 16:00 29/07.

Yep .... and diverted too.

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14:12 Paignton to London Paddington due 17:09
14:12 Paignton to London Paddington due 17:09 will be diverted between Westbury and Reading.
It will be delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 34 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

There she goes ...

... could really do with double track through there!
(from Open Train Times)
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« Reply #3575 on: September 21, 2020, 07:20:49 am »

Delays to services at London Paddington

Due to a problem currently under investigation at London Paddington:
Train services running to and from this station will be delayed. Disruption is expected until 09:00 21/09.

(According to National Rail it's a signalling fault between Paddington and West Drayton and there will be problems until 10am)
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« Reply #3576 on: October 19, 2020, 12:00:37 pm »

There's a lot of red at Reading this morning on RTT, and 1A10 stopped short there. 
Any ideas as to 'wasson' please?
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« Reply #3577 on: October 19, 2020, 01:19:24 pm »

There's a lot of red at Reading this morning on RTT, and 1A10 stopped short there. 
Any ideas as to 'wasson' please?

Whatever it was, it was quickly resolved ... I was with the Swindon Gateline doing Journey Maker stuff and a few delays flashed up and then soon cleared - 'minor issue' - perhaps an alert of some sort going off relating to track, signalling or power that was quickly corrected - perhaps in the monitoring circuits - or found to be finger trouble somewhere.  Educated guess, by that way!
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« Reply #3578 on: October 19, 2020, 01:56:06 pm »

I was watching on Open Train Times and it seemed everything came to a stop just east of Reading around 9am.

1A10 (07:49 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington) and 1A72 (05:34 Plymouth to London Paddington) were both at a stand just after leaving the platform.    Both then returned to the station.  After a while 1A10 continued empty to North Pole Depot while 1A72 went to Paddington arriving nearly an hour late.   It had already been delayed by problems on the Berks & Hants.

Caused delays to quite a few westbound services as well.
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« Reply #3579 on: October 19, 2020, 02:02:08 pm »

1A10 is showing as "cancelled between Reading and London Paddington due to an issue with the train crew (TG)." So maybe a driver taken ill?
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« Reply #3580 on: November 03, 2020, 05:51:52 pm »

Cancellations to services between Reading and Bedwyn

Due to a road vehicle colliding with level crossing barriers between Reading and Bedwyn trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines towards Bedwyn.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 18:00 03/11.
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« Reply #3581 on: November 14, 2020, 04:25:55 pm »

Cancellations to services between Maidenhead and Bourne End

Due to earlier engineering works not being finished on time between Maidenhead and Bourne End all lines are blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled or suspended. Disruption is expected until 18:30 14/11.
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« Reply #3582 on: November 22, 2020, 09:19:06 pm »

Oh dear.......

Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Reading

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Paddington and Reading all lines are blocked.


Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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« Reply #3583 on: Yesterday at 05:59:42 am »

Oh dear.......

Cancellations to services between London Paddington and Reading

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Paddington and Reading all lines are blocked.


Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

.....continuing today.......all day

Alterations to services between London Paddington and Reading
Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Paddington and Reading fewer trains are able to run on some lines.
Train services running to and from these stations will be delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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An update will follow within the next 2 hours.
As a result of damage to a section of the overhead power lines in the Ealing Broadway area during Sunday evening some remedial work is required. In order to facilitate this some lines will be closed and fewer trains will be able to operate between London Paddington and Reading.
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Train services will still be available serving all routes that are normally covered. However, for certain journeys a change of train may be required and / or the frequency of them will be reduced.
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Apart from longer distance services, those train services which normally operate between London Paddington and Bedwyn will only operate between Reading and Bedwyn in both directions with customers from / to London Paddington having to use other services for that portion of the journey, changing trains at Reading.
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Local stopping train services which normally operate between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway will only operate between Reading and Didcot Parkway in both directions with customers from / to London Paddington having to use other services and a change of train will be required at Reading.
GWR ticket holders may use TfL Elizabeth Line train services between Reading and London Paddington, in either direction, as an alternative.
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Fast train services between London Paddington, Slough, Reading and Oxford will not operate in either direction except where they form a longer distance service to / from Worcester.
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