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Author Topic: Problems with the Night Riviera sleeper - December 2014 onwards  (Read 177059 times)
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« Reply #675 on: May 13, 2019, 10:08:11 pm »

There could be quite a few sleeper coaches in Penzance in the morning!

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« Reply #676 on: May 13, 2019, 11:05:49 pm »

Think that might be the first time the sleeper has been replaced by an IET rather than an HST. Not that will much comfort for those involved. 

Will be interesting to see how passengers cope with the rock-hard seats!
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« Reply #677 on: May 14, 2019, 05:46:07 am »

There could be quite a few sleeper coaches in Penzance in the morning!

Balancing working during today??
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« Reply #678 on: May 14, 2019, 08:32:19 am »

In all seriousness yes there will have to be although I havenít seen one listed yet. 

There was one to move an IET from Plymouth to Penzance overnight so there havenít been any cancellations this morning. 
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« Reply #679 on: May 14, 2019, 10:02:28 am »

Stock move for tonight's down sleeper?
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O05736/2019/05/14/advanced
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« Reply #680 on: May 14, 2019, 02:04:52 pm »

.... and here is the empty stock on the Frome avoiding line.



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« Reply #681 on: May 30, 2019, 01:44:43 am »

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23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:55
29/05/19 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:55 will be delayed at Westbury.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Slightly unusual to see a report of a delay at a station that's not on its scheduled passenger stop schedule.
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« Reply #682 on: May 30, 2019, 08:10:33 am »

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23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:55
29/05/19 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:55 will be delayed at Westbury.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Slightly unusual to see a report of a delay at a station that's not on its scheduled passenger stop schedule.
They were obviously anticipating something worse than it turned out as the delay was about 10 minutes (RTT) - back on time at Taunton departure.
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« Reply #683 on: June 19, 2019, 03:36:46 am »

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21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:03
18/06/19 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:03 has been delayed between Freshford and Chippenham and is now 13 minutes late.
This is due to congestion.

Actually routed Westbury - Swindon.  Held at Bradford Junction awaiting a freight from Acton to Merehead coming 'tother way down the single line.  Looks like timetabling glitch as the freight was only 3 late.

Two Tracks, Now!   Cheesy
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« Reply #684 on: June 19, 2019, 05:39:01 am »


Two Tracks, Now!   Cheesy

Hey! Steady!
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« Reply #685 on: June 19, 2019, 08:52:22 am »

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21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:03
21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:03 will be delayed between Freshford and Chippenham.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.

An interesting routeing for the Up sleeper  Wink

[I guess it was actually routed via Melksham]
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« Reply #686 on: June 19, 2019, 08:07:04 pm »

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21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:03
21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:03 will be delayed between Freshford and Chippenham.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.

An interesting routeing for the Up sleeper  Wink

[I guess it was actually routed via Melksham]

Indeed so, according to RTT, rumbling through 13L, just before 3am, unobserved by all bar the tooth fairy and an occasional passing drunk.
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« Reply #687 on: June 19, 2019, 08:09:15 pm »

And the staff who make use of the unadvertised stop at Swindon.  With 10 minutes allowed for that it was all but on time going forward. 
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« Reply #688 on: June 19, 2019, 09:14:20 pm »

[I guess it was actually routed via Melksham]

Indeed so, according to RTT, rumbling through 13L, just before 3am, unobserved by all bar the tooth fairy and an occasional passing drunk.

The Tooth Fairy did wave to the driver, but how dare you suggest there was even the occasional passing drunk at that time on a WEDNESDAY morning.  Anyone with those tendencies knows very well there's a lock-in at [place name deleted] on a Tuesday night.  I would have agreed with you were it a weekend night!
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« Reply #689 on: June 20, 2019, 01:01:15 am »

And again ...

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21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:03
21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:03 will be delayed between Freshford and Chippenham.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.

... timetable clash on the line section that needs to be "two tracks, now!"??  Sleeper should easily make up the delay again if that guess is right.  On a scale of 1 to 10 of how much of a concern to passengers on the train, probably a 0.
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