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« Reply #540 on: June 09, 2017, 01:31:44 PM »

The route to platform 2 is signalled from 569 signal with an 'X' in a theatre box and no junction indicator.  As it's for reversing movements only I guess they wanted to make it distinctive.  Platforms 3,4 and 5 are indicated by the more standard Junction indicators 4,5 and 6.
Just to add to this information posted by II.  An 'X' indication usually applies to a limit of shunt or nominally wrong direction movement exit signal.

And I suppose I should've used the correct terminology of Standard Route Indicator instead of the rather old fashioned theatre box!  Wink
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« Reply #541 on: June 09, 2017, 04:12:37 PM »

The route to platform 2 is signalled from 569 signal with an 'X' in a theatre box and no junction indicator.  As it's for reversing movements only I guess they wanted to make it distinctive.  Platforms 3,4 and 5 are indicated by the more standard Junction indicators 4,5 and 6.
Just to add to this information posted by II.  An 'X' indication usually applies to a limit of shunt or nominally wrong direction movement exit signal.

And I suppose I should've used the correct terminology of Standard Route Indicator instead of the rather old fashioned theatre box!  Wink

....CfN is going to hate me, but two more abbreviations to add to the Acronyms and other Abbreviations page Tongue:

MARI = Miniature Alphanumeric Route Indicator

SARI = Standard Alphanumeric Route Indicator

A MARI is usually associated with a shunting signal or with subsidiary aspects (e.g. Calling On) on a main running signal

A SARI is usually associated with a main running aspect on a main signal

Like all things on the MDTR, caution is required as there is always the odd exception to the golden rule..... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #542 on: June 09, 2017, 06:28:11 PM »

With regards to the signal we were discussing, there's a MARI on the signal adjacent to that one with it's SARI.
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« Reply #543 on: June 09, 2017, 10:41:11 PM »

All Slough/Maidenhead 387s reached their destination within the PPM this morning, indeed all were either early or on time apart from the 09:09 PAD-SLO which arrived three minutes late.

A good evening peak as well - 18:18 MAI-PAD arriving 3 minutes late was the worst performer.
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« Reply #544 on: June 09, 2017, 10:45:19 PM »


....CfN is going to hate me, but two more abbreviations to add to the Acronyms and other Abbreviations page Tongue:


What do you mean, "... is going to ..."  Shocked Roll Eyes Tongue


On a slightly more serious note, I have indeed added those two new abbreviations to the Coffee Shop forum's list - and I really do welcome any such additions, from any of our members.  Wink

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« Reply #545 on: June 12, 2017, 11:09:45 PM »

All Slough/Maidenhead 387s reached their destination within the PPM this morning, indeed all were either early or on time apart from the 09:09 PAD-SLO which arrived three minutes late.

All pretty good today in the morning and evening peak.  09:09 PAD-SLO arrived 5 minutes late after being delayed by a late running connect between Ealing and Hayes, and two morning services were short formed as only a 4-car, but that was sorted by the evening.  All others made the PPM of less than 5 minutes late, with several arriving early again.
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« Reply #546 on: June 14, 2017, 12:50:02 AM »

The 18:42 PAD-MAI arrived 8 mins late this evening, and the 09:09 PAD-SLO was 5 minutes late again, otherwise all made charter PPM again and were 8-cars as booked.

Perhaps the warmer weather will cause a few more problems later in the week, though I'm jetting off away for a few days so will stop monitoring them.
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« Reply #547 on: June 14, 2017, 01:09:26 AM »

Enjoy your holiday, IndustryInsider!  Wink Cheesy Grin

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« Reply #548 on: June 15, 2017, 07:44:38 AM »

The 7.33 is attracting a few more people but is still relatively empty most days (if it's 8 carriages) and any "newbies" that get on all have the same slightly bemused look on their faces when confronted with so many empty seats to chose from  Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #549 on: June 15, 2017, 12:14:44 PM »

I'm temporarily having to work more frequently in Ealing and my usual morning commute now from TWY is to change at MAI and wait for the 0656 electric stopper. I sit in the rear half of the rearmost car and there doesn't ever seem to be more than 3 or 4 other passengers in that part. The rearmost car only has doors opening at MAI, TAP and EAL  due to short platforms so it's a nice quiet environment.

Incidentally I've noticed that both doors of the 8th car seem to be on the platform at Burnham so I don't know why they're cut out for that particular station?

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