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« Reply #1335 on: January 28, 2020, 01:02:15 pm »

Yes, saw that too. However since the semi-fasts also stop at Twyford, don't really think it isan improvement TBH. What is wrong with "Reading - all stations"?

In most cases, that there are some stations they don't stop at. The same issue affects non-stop - some fast trains do stop, just a little. And there seems to be significant resistance to using fast and slow, which is what we actually say, or express, which is traditional.
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« Reply #1336 on: January 28, 2020, 01:08:30 pm »

Growing up in South-East London, we used to have semi-fasts as well.

"What's a semi-fast?"

"It's a train that stops between the stations"

Which, on the Dartford Loop, was very accurate description.
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« Reply #1337 on: January 29, 2020, 02:34:57 am »

Yes, saw that too. However since the semi-fasts also stop at Twyford, don't really think it isan improvement TBH. What is wrong with "Reading - all stations"?

I suspect it's a TfL decision but I couldn't say that with any form of certainty.

Personally, I think it should show Twyford but perhaps have a scrolling message at the bottom saying it's a TfL Rail service that continues to Reading.
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« Reply #1338 on: January 29, 2020, 10:50:09 am »

What is wrong with "Reading - all stations"?

People wanting Acton, West Ealing or Hanwell might be in for a shock if that was displayed.
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« Reply #1339 on: January 30, 2020, 02:11:30 pm »

OK Reading Local Stopping service then
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« Reply #1340 on: January 30, 2020, 09:56:08 pm »

OK Reading Local Stopping service then
Because not everybody reads to the bottom of the screen, assuming you mean that 'Reading Local Stopping Service' is scrolling along at the bottom.
There are at least two problems:
  • especially if people are in a hurry they search for the information they are looking for and stop as soon as they have found it.
  • especially if people are unaware of local geography, 'railway-speak' and stopping patterns. For them 'Reading Local Stopping Service' means nothing. All this statement does is code the basic data into a form that needs de-coding for it to be useful. If you don't have the key it's gobbledegook.
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« Reply #1341 on: February 07, 2020, 06:39:37 pm »

Today I noted on the Deck at Reading Station a notice to the effect that from February 3 some Reading-bound TfL trains would be leaving up to two minutes early.

I infer/guess that this means that some trains now leave Paddington two minutes early and - just perhaps - Maidenhead, say, a minute early. So is it now a 59-minute journey on some services ...
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« Reply #1342 on: February 08, 2020, 08:12:46 am »

Today I noted on the Deck at Reading Station a notice to the effect that from February 3 some Reading-bound TfL trains would be leaving up to two minutes early.

I infer/guess that this means that some trains now leave Paddington two minutes early and - just perhaps - Maidenhead, say, a minute early. So is it now a 59-minute journey on some services ...

Not seen any signs at Padd or Maidenhead.  It might be to ease congestion at Reading, to increase the dwell time at stations, or to improve its right time running.

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« Reply #1343 on: February 08, 2020, 08:27:35 am »

Today I noted on the Deck at Reading Station a notice to the effect that from February 3 some Reading-bound TfL trains would be leaving up to two minutes early.

I infer/guess that this means that some trains now leave Paddington two minutes early and - just perhaps - Maidenhead, say, a minute early. So is it now a 59-minute journey on some services ...

Not seen any signs at Padd or Maidenhead.  It might be to ease congestion at Reading, to increase the dwell time at stations, or to improve its right time running.



It's being advertised at Taplow too.
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« Reply #1344 on: February 12, 2020, 02:46:30 pm »

OK Reading Local Stopping service then
Because not everybody reads to the bottom of the screen, assuming you mean that 'Reading Local Stopping Service' is scrolling along at the bottom.
There are at least two problems:
  • especially if people are in a hurry they search for the information they are looking for and stop as soon as they have found it.
  • especially if people are unaware of local geography, 'railway-speak' and stopping patterns. For them 'Reading Local Stopping Service' means nothing. All this statement does is code the basic data into a form that needs de-coding for it to be useful. If you don't have the key it's gobbledegook.

No I did not mean scrolling - just "Reading - Local Stopping Service". The semifasts should be "Reading - Limited Stop" and all the HSTs should have "First stop Reading" (or whatever else it is) scrolling underneath.
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« Reply #1345 on: February 12, 2020, 10:07:54 pm »

The London Assembly has been told that construction work at Hayes & Southall stations may not be finished until next year.

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Construction work is being carried out at six stations between Acton Main Line and West Drayton and is due to be finished by the end of this year.

Hochtief won a £40m contract to upgrade Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton and Southall stations last January, while Graham was handed a £47m for similar work at Acton, West Ealing and Ealing Broadway stations.

But a letter from Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines to London Assembly transport committee chair Navin Shah admitted work at two of Hochtief’s stations is in danger of falling behind.

Haines said: "There is a risk that the works at Hayes & Harlington and Southall stations will not be complete until the first quarter of 2021 but we are working with our contractors to minimise any potential delay."
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« Reply #1346 on: March 15, 2020, 12:45:21 pm »

Seems to be some through train testing today (Sunday 15/03/2020) between Acton Main Line and Paddington Crossrail platforms.
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« Reply #1347 on: March 15, 2020, 01:17:46 pm »

Seems to be some through train testing today (Sunday 15/03/2020) between Acton Main Line and Paddington Crossrail platforms.

Indeed, the TfL Rail service has been amended as a result - I saw a poster a couple of weeks ago about it, so planned well in advance:

TfL Rail: Sunday 15 March, no trains between Paddington and Ealing Broadway. There will be a reduced service between Ealing Broadway and Hayes & Harlington with trains running every 15 minutes.
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