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« Reply #4485 on: February 19, 2024, 18:00:08 »

Disruption now until 19.00 with Maidenhead, Slough and Twyford not being served by GWR (Great Western Railway). Lovely.

The semi-fasts resumed with the 12-car 17:51 PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains)-DID» (Didcot Parkway - next trains).
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« Reply #4486 on: February 19, 2024, 18:02:43 »

That’s nice.  I followed the advice I was given, boarded a TfL» (Transport for London - about) service and have been dumped at Slough, with a 25 min wait for the next service.
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« Reply #4487 on: February 19, 2024, 20:18:55 »

Sorry to hear that, Nick.
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« Reply #4488 on: February 19, 2024, 21:52:33 »

Thank you. I’ve had worse, but it’s still frustrating.  Delay Repay claims seem to be taking longer to process these days too. Perhaps it’s a backlog!
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« Reply #4489 on: February 20, 2024, 14:10:40 »

......and today we have.....

Delays to services between Reading and London Paddington

Due to a points failure between Maidenhead and Slough some lines are blocked. Disruption is expected until 14:45 20/02.

Train services between Reading and London Paddington may be delayed.
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We're sorry for the delay to your journey.

A set of points in the Slough area have failed. Points are the moveable sections of track that allow trains to move from one track to another. Network Rail have specialist staff heading to site to investigate and fix the failure.
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« Reply #4490 on: February 20, 2024, 17:31:05 »

......and today we have.....

Delays to services between Reading and London Paddington

Due to a points failure between Maidenhead and Slough some lines are blocked. Disruption is expected until 14:45 20/02.

Train services between Reading and London Paddington may be delayed.
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We're sorry for the delay to your journey.

A set of points in the Slough area have failed. Points are the moveable sections of track that allow trains to move from one track to another. Network Rail have specialist staff heading to site to investigate and fix the failure.

Plymouth to Reading today.....2 hrs 45 minutes.

Reading to Taplow 1 hr 30 minutes.

What a joke this line has become.
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« Reply #4491 on: February 26, 2024, 05:04:42 »

Alterations to services between London Paddington and Reading

Due to a landslip between London Paddington and Reading some lines are closed.

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

An issue has arisen with the state of some trees at the side of a cutting between Twyford and Reading where an unstable area of surrounding earth has been observed. Owing to its location it is not an issue that can be easily resolved and until the matter has been addressed two of the four running lines in the area will be taken out of use and the remaining line capacity will not be able to carry the full advertised train service.
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« Reply #4492 on: February 26, 2024, 07:19:26 »

Sounds serious and could take a significant period of time to resolve dependent upon the site and the unstable area.

Sheet piling as preventative reinforcement could take weeks to design and install - should that be assessed to be necessary.
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« Reply #4493 on: February 26, 2024, 12:59:18 »

It appears that a tree has fallen on the OLE (Overhead Line Equipment, more often "OHLE") at Burnham (a beech perhaps?)

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Following a tree blocking the railway between Maidenhead and London Paddington some lines are now open.
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Train services running to and from these stations are returning to normal. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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Due to a tree touching the overheads wires & a fire at Burnham Railway station, trains between Maidenhead to London Paddington will be delayed.

9U51 is currently at a stand on the up relief.

It looks like there's now effectively a two-track railway between Reading and Paddington.
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« Reply #4494 on: February 26, 2024, 16:02:23 »

And now a no-track railway. A complete block while the orange army attempt some tree felling. That's the evening peak broken.

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Due to a landslip between London Paddington and Reading some lines will be blocked.
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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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Network Rail advise that there has been a minor landslip in the Sonning area, between Twyford and Reading, which has caused a lineside tree to become unsafe. This affects the high speed lines.
Network Rail will close all 4 lines between Reading and London Paddington between 16:15 and 17:15 to affect removal of the tree and associated works, this will lead to disruption on all routes that operate between Reading and London Paddington.
Services from the West Country, Bristol Temple Meads, South Wales and Gloucester/Cheltenham Spa may be terminated at Reading and start back from there.
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« Reply #4495 on: February 26, 2024, 16:03:27 »

It appears that a tree has fallen on the OLE (Overhead Line Equipment, more often "OHLE") at Burnham (a beech perhaps?)

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Following a tree blocking the railway between Maidenhead and London Paddington some lines are now open.
Impact:
Train services running to and from these stations are returning to normal. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
Customer Advice:
Due to a tree touching the overheads wires & a fire at Burnham Railway station, trains between Maidenhead to London Paddington will be delayed.

9U51 is currently at a stand on the up relief.

It looks like there's now effectively a two-track railway between Reading and Paddington.

Network Rail closing all lines between Reading & Paddington from 1615-1715 to remove the tree.
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« Reply #4496 on: February 26, 2024, 16:28:36 »

It appears that a tree has fallen on the OLE (Overhead Line Equipment, more often "OHLE") at Burnham (a beech perhaps?)

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Following a tree blocking the railway between Maidenhead and London Paddington some lines are now open.
Impact:
Train services running to and from these stations are returning to normal. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
Customer Advice:
Due to a tree touching the overheads wires & a fire at Burnham Railway station, trains between Maidenhead to London Paddington will be delayed.

9U51 is currently at a stand on the up relief.

It looks like there's now effectively a two-track railway between Reading and Paddington.

Network Rail closing all lines between Reading & Paddington from 1615-1715 to remove the tree.

Different tree I think. GWR (Great Western Railway) stating that this is the Sonning Cutting tree. The Burnham one appears to have sufficiently combusted for the up relief to be open.

Paddington is now fully stacked with services ready to go after the block is lifted.
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« Reply #4497 on: February 26, 2024, 16:40:59 »

Block at Sonning delayed until 17:00 to allow trains held up by the overhead tripping at Hayes to clear.
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« Reply #4498 on: February 26, 2024, 17:04:56 »

Block at Sonning delayed until 17:00 to allow trains held up by the overhead tripping at Hayes to clear.

Tree in contact with the overheads near Acton which is causing the overheads to trip.

GWR (Great Western Railway) are in total meltdown and their hugely under staffed Control is being shown up yet again
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« Reply #4499 on: February 26, 2024, 17:16:53 »

Nothing moving out of Paddington until 19:00 now.
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