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Author Topic: Problems with the Night Riviera sleeper - December 2014 onwards  (Read 251048 times)
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« Reply #855 on: August 03, 2021, 09:28:57 am »

Another reason why the single line through Melksham needs doubling  Grin

Last night's down sleeper was held at Didcot Parkway and delayed for around 45 minutes.   As a result it meant the up sleeper had to wait at Bradford Junction for it to clear the single line.  As usual with the sleeper timings, both services were on time at their final destinations.
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« Reply #856 on: August 05, 2021, 09:28:41 pm »

Disruption likely to the down sleeper tonight.   Unfortunately the empty stock running up to Paddington has been involved in a fatality at Slough.
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« Reply #857 on: August 06, 2021, 07:42:33 am »

Disruption likely to the down sleeper tonight.   Unfortunately the empty stock running up to Paddington has been involved in a fatality at Slough.

It was terminated at Plymouth this morning - did they use the sleeper stock or was it an IET (Intercity Express Train) as a result of the suicide at Slough?
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« Reply #858 on: August 06, 2021, 07:49:18 am »

Disruption likely to the down sleeper tonight.   Unfortunately the empty stock running up to Paddington has been involved in a fatality at Slough.

It was terminated at Plymouth this morning - did they use the sleeper stock or was it an IET (Intercity Express Train) as a result of the suicide at Slough?

Understand it was an IET. Fatality at Slough not confirmed as being suicide, though statistically likely.
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« Reply #859 on: August 06, 2021, 09:40:08 am »

Yes it must have been an IET (Intercity Express Train).   The empty sleeper stock was returned to Reading after being released by the BTP (British Transport Police).   The up service was also terminated at Reading.
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« Reply #860 on: August 06, 2021, 10:19:32 am »

Apparently some sleeper passengers were offered hotel accommodation in London last night and then first class travel to their destination today.
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« Reply #861 on: September 14, 2021, 07:02:42 am »

A very late arrival this morning - only as far as Reading too.

21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:07

13/09/21 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:07 will be diverted between Taunton and Reading and terminated at Reading.

It will no longer call at London Paddington.

It has been previously delayed, has been further delayed at Taunton and is now 188 minutes late.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #862 on: September 14, 2021, 07:38:16 am »

Just over two hour delay at Exeter to source train crew (or specific member thereof) looking at RTT» (Real Time Trains - website), but further delays enroute to Taunton
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« Reply #863 on: September 14, 2021, 10:48:45 am »

Just over two hour delay at Exeter to source train crew (or specific member thereof) looking at RTT» (Real Time Trains - website), but further delays enroute to Taunton

Both Up and Down sleepers were at Exeter St Davids at the same time last night [there is a picture in a closed facebook group]
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