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« Reply #3975 on: January 23, 2023, 06:06:15 am »

Cancellations to services between West Ealing and Greenford

Due to a points failure between West Ealing and Greenford all lines are blocked.

Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 07:30 23/01.

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Apologies to customers hoping to travel between Greenford and West Ealing this morning. Due to a set of points freezing due to cold temperatures, we're currently unable to get our trains off the main lines and onto the Greenford branch. Network Rail are sending technicians to site to see if the issue can be rectified as temperatures are not set to rise much at all today.
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« Reply #3976 on: January 23, 2023, 08:50:00 am »

That one's been cleared.

However, there's a breoken down train at Maidenhead that has closed some lines this morning
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« Reply #3977 on: January 23, 2023, 09:40:17 am »

.....and another one....

Cancellations to services between Reading and London Paddington

Due to a points failure at Maidenhead some lines are blocked. Disruption is expected until 10:30 23/01.

Train services between Reading and London Paddington may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

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We are sorry for the disruption to your journey today.

Due to the failure of a set of points just to the East of Maidenhead, one of the lines from London Paddington to Reading is blocked and this is causing congestion as trains have to use a reduced number of lines.
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« Reply #3978 on: January 30, 2023, 03:29:54 pm »

Delays to services between London Paddington and Reading

Due to a fault with the signalling system at Langley trains have to run at reduced speed on the line towards Reading bound high speed.

Disruption is expected until 16:00 30/01.
Train services between London Paddington and Reading may be delayed by up to 25 minutes.
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« Reply #3979 on: February 05, 2023, 09:12:15 am »

Cancellations to services between Reading and Westbury

Due to engineering works not being finished on time between Reading and Westbury all lines are blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Disruption is expected until 11:00 05/02.
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« Reply #3980 on: February 05, 2023, 09:17:49 am »

That leaves a conundrum as the alternative line through Swindon is closed for engineering work all day.
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« Reply #3981 on: February 05, 2023, 09:24:06 am »

That leaves a conundrum as the alternative line through Swindon is closed for engineering work all day.
Which begs the question why engineering work was allowed to take place on the Berks and Hants with the line via Swindon also closed for engineering work leaving GWR (Great Western Railway) no route in which to operate London services to/from Bristol, South Wales and the West Country  Huh
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« Reply #3982 on: February 05, 2023, 09:27:06 am »

GWR (Great Western Railway) Twitter:

"Due to over running engineering works we are unable to run any of our long distance services until 1030."
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« Reply #3983 on: February 05, 2023, 09:33:05 am »

GWR (Great Western Railway) Twitter:

"Due to over running engineering works we are unable to run any of our long distance services until 1030."

Looking at RTT» (Real Time Trains - website), services are at a standstill at various points of the network waiting for the line block to end.
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« Reply #3984 on: February 05, 2023, 12:02:59 pm »

That leaves a conundrum as the alternative line through Swindon is closed for engineering work all day.
Which begs the question why engineering work was allowed to take place on the Berks and Hants with the line via Swindon also closed for engineering work leaving GWR (Great Western Railway) no route in which to operate London services to/from Bristol, South Wales and the West Country  Huh

There was nothing scheduled in advance (i.e. in the EAS). Three engineering trains were put in as STP during last week, so presumably it was urgent work on the track (or possibly something else). Just one of those things, I guess.

PS: there are further engineering trains out today - a TRU (a baby track measurement train) is currently approaching Bedwyn.
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