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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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« Reply #864 on: July 14, 2022, 07:42:56 pm »

All tonight's Caledonian Sleepers are cancelled due to problems on the West Coast mainline.

Would be passengers can spend the night in a berth on stationary sleeper trains in London Euston, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness, travel on a day train tomorrow AND get a full refund.
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« Reply #865 on: August 31, 2022, 08:05:41 am »

From Journeycheck today (31st August)
23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:54
23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:54 will be starting late from London Paddington and is expected to be 1 minute late.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.

Eh?
Currently under investigation?
By implications there was a problem with the up Cornwall one.
It seems to have arrived on time at Paddington, but was running up to 10 minutes late through to Ivybridge.
Seems to be mostly running to time back to Reading TrainCare.
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« Reply #866 on: August 31, 2022, 08:12:36 am »

Seems to have stopped at a green light East of Slough.
Bit of a backlog behind it.
Freight 4Z86 diverted from platform 4 to 1.
2N12 & 9R36 still behind it at Langley (outbound).
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« Reply #867 on: November 25, 2022, 08:57:23 am »

Normally the up and down sleepers pass each other just east of Taunton.   Last night they met at Swindon.

The eastbound sleeper makes a staff call at Swindon just after 3am and just as it was departing the westbound (booked to start from Reading because of the problems nearer Paddington) passed through running some 1 hour and 40 minutes late.  It was still half an hour late when it reached Penzance.

It was a busy few minutes at Swindon.  The 23:32 Paddington to Temple Meads was late leaving London and then heavily delayed on the way to Reading to the extent it was 147 minutes late when it called at Swindon just after 3am.
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« Reply #868 on: November 25, 2022, 09:28:21 am »


It was a busy few minutes at Swindon.  The 23:32 Paddington to Temple Meads was late leaving London and then heavily delayed on the way to Reading to the extent it was 147 minutes late when it called at Swindon just after 3am.

Yep, I was on it....it left Paddington full and standing, 39 minutes late and then we were held outside Slough for what was announced as problems related to the points failure although was described as due to an incident the police were attending. We were then held at Slough station due to a medical emergency with an ambulance in attendance...certainly plenty of passengers that were bored to death near me.
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« Reply #869 on: January 11, 2023, 07:27:40 pm »

I see the London bound Sleeper took over an hour to get from Ladbroke Grove to Portobello Junction this morning. As as a result the train arrived 64 minutes late into Paddington at 06:08 not that I suspect it mattered to most if not all of the passengers onboard.
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