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Author Topic: Problems with the Night Riviera sleeper - December 2014 onwards  (Read 146016 times)
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« Reply #585 on: October 19, 2018, 03:11:08 pm »

Down service terminating at Plymouth this morning

Seems to have continued later to Penzance ECS. Wonder what arrangements were made for the passengers?
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O49307/2018/10/19/advanced

Loco lost train supply at Exeter, sleeper coaches have to be taken out of service within 3 hours of that happening, as no air con and batteries will only supply lighting and essential systems for that long.
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« Reply #586 on: October 20, 2018, 06:48:36 pm »

Was at Paddington last night heading out on to the Cotswolds. As I passed the sleeper on platform one there were two people looking in at a berth through a window where the blind was up. One of the two was explaining that you now had the option to convert between a bed and a sofa. The second said what's the point of that given the boarding time? The first said it's useful when some idiot brings down the power lines and there's big delays.  Grin
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« Reply #587 on: November 12, 2018, 05:15:38 am »

23:50 London Paddington to Penzance due 08:59
11/11/18 23:50 London Paddington to Penzance due 08:59 has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 180 minutes late.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:12/11/2018 03:05
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« Reply #588 on: November 12, 2018, 05:57:46 am »

23:50 London Paddington to Penzance due 08:59
11/11/18 23:50 London Paddington to Penzance due 08:59 has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 180 minutes late.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:12/11/2018 03:05

Left Paddington 191 minute late.

Scheduled arrival at Penzance 08:59 (public timetable), 08:55 Working Timetable.
Journey Check suggest arrival will be at 11:59
Real Time Trains suggests arrival will be at 08:54
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« Reply #589 on: November 12, 2018, 07:09:46 am »

23:50 London Paddington to Penzance due 08:59
11/11/18 23:50 London Paddington to Penzance due 08:59 has been delayed at London Paddington and is now 180 minutes late.
This is due to a broken down train.
Last Updated:12/11/2018 03:05

Left Paddington 191 minute late.

Scheduled arrival at Penzance 08:59 (public timetable), 08:55 Working Timetable.
Journey Check suggest arrival will be at 11:59
Real Time Trains suggests arrival will be at 08:54

A failing with journey check is it doesn’t update to reflect recovery time. Once someone tells it, the train is 3 hours late it treats it as 3 hours late throughout.
I notice it lost a further 15 mins between Plymouth and saltash, and appears to have gone a different route to programmed on real-time. It disappeared between reading and Taunton!
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« Reply #590 on: November 12, 2018, 08:19:42 am »

Looking at JourneyCheck in the early hours of the morning, it looked as if it had left Paddington on time, got stuck behind the failed train, and then decided to go back to Paddington.
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« Reply #591 on: November 13, 2018, 06:09:30 am »

Bit of a lie-in!

21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:19
12/11/18 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:19 will no longer call at Totnes and Newton Abbot.
It has been previously delayed, has been further delayed at Plymouth and is now 195 minutes late.
This is due to slippery rails.
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« Reply #592 on: November 13, 2018, 08:48:07 am »

According to RTT it lost 157 minutes between Lostwithiel and Largin and a further 20 before leaving Liskeard.
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« Reply #593 on: November 13, 2018, 08:56:34 am »

According to RTT it lost 157 minutes between Lostwithiel and Largin and a further 20 before leaving Liskeard.

Ahh, the folly of not providing diesel traction with sanding equipment.
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« Reply #594 on: November 13, 2018, 09:08:28 am »

They did apply sand but still couldn't get sufficient grip.  The train was eventually helped through to Liskeard by the Rail Head Treatment Train which had been following it.
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« Reply #595 on: November 13, 2018, 10:07:21 am »

RTT showing the same times for 1A40 and RHTT  at Largin,

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/LRGN/2018/11/13/0146
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« Reply #596 on: November 13, 2018, 05:44:28 pm »

They did apply sand but still couldn't get sufficient grip.  The train was eventually helped through to Liskeard by the Rail Head Treatment Train which had been following it.

Sand applied by hand to assist a stationary train is not much use but sand applied onto a slippery rail under a moving train does give it a fighting chance of getting where it has to go.
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