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« on: June 02, 2016, 04:44:55 pm »

Just noticed one round trip on the branch cancelled tomorrow. Assuming the inspection has no real safety impact for all other services to be running between now and 1051 tomorrow morning.

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Fri, 3 June 10:51 Truro to Falmouth Docks due 11:14 
This train will be cancelled.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.
Further Information
Road replacement buses will operate between Truro and Falmouth Docks in both directions, operated by A2B of Truro.

Fri, 3 June 11:20 Falmouth Docks to Truro due 11:48 

This train will be cancelled.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.

Further Information
Road replacement buses will operate between Truro and Falmouth Docks in both directions, operated by A2B of Truro


Edit- I have just seen on Facebook the NMT is going to Falmouth tomorrow due in Falmouth at 1120, so looks like the branch service has been cancelled for the NMT in its place.
Is the loop at Penryn big enough for the NMT to pass the other unit running on the branch?
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 05:11:32 pm »


Edit- I have just seen on Facebook the NMT is going to Falmouth tomorrow due in Falmouth at 1120, so looks like the branch service has been cancelled for the NMT in its place.
Is the loop at Penryn big enough for the NMT to pass the other unit running on the branch?

Sounds as if 'safety inspection' is a poor choice, but perhaps there isn't another more suitable option.

These things are apparently selected in information systems from a drop down menu. 'Condition monitoring' or something would probably sound more re-assuring...

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 05:38:57 pm »

Seems Network Rail are having a blitz in the West Country. Yesterday one of the Measurement trains came down from Exeter to Penzance last night via Looe and Newquay.

It has spent the day parked up by Penzance station before going to Bristol overnight via St Ives and Falmouth.



http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U42068/2016/06/02/advanced

Not sure why both trains have to cover the branch in quick succession.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2016, 04:39:30 pm »

The NMT suffered a computer glitch and as a result was 15 late leaving Falmouth throwing the entire branch operation out of sync this morning,
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