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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2017, 03:45:54 pm »

Problem now solved - train service to run normally from this Sunday (9th)

https://www.devonnewscentre.info/normal-service-to-resume-on-okehampton-sunday-dartmoor-rail-service/
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2017, 04:07:07 pm »

Is the fix linked to the network rail rail grinder visiting last week for trials?
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2017, 05:56:02 pm »

Is the fix linked to the network rail rail grinder visiting last week for trials?

Never knew Network Rail ran dodgy "dating" websites? (Or that there was such demand for them in Okehampton?)
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2017, 06:14:22 pm »

Is the fix linked to the network rail rail grinder visiting last week for trials?

No, it was the need for the five year Safety Certificate to be renewed to allow running at more than 25 MPH.  The rail grinder visiting can only be a good thing though!   

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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2017, 10:08:09 am »

Last Sunday's first train out of OKE had 104 passengers on board, the previous week was 114 - the highest loading so far.
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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2017, 10:44:27 pm »

Last Sunday's first train out of OKE had 104 passengers on board, the previous week was 114 - the highest loading so far.


They must be fed up of telling people that there's no call for a regular service...
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« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2018, 08:36:55 am »

Last Sunday's first train out of OKE had 104 passengers on board, the previous week was 114 - the highest loading so far.


They must be fed up of telling people that there's no call for a regular service...

A bank holiday (27th May 2018) ... a day that lots of people just might like to use the service ...

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09:01 St James' Park to Okehampton due 09:52
09:55 Okehampton to St James' Park due 10:41
12:12 Okehampton to St James' Park due 13:04

Upthread, reports of (very) good numbers using the service last year.    Those numbers will be hard to sustain in the face of cancellations to the already-infrequent service, even if those cancellations get re-instated later in the day.
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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2018, 10:12:44 am »

Last Sunday's first train out of OKE had 104 passengers on board, the previous week was 114 - the highest loading so far.


They must be fed up of telling people that there's no call for a regular service...

A bank holiday (27th May 2018) ... a day that lots of people just might like to use the service ...

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Train Cancellations
09:01 St James' Park to Okehampton due 09:52
09:55 Okehampton to St James' Park due 10:41
12:12 Okehampton to St James' Park due 13:04

Upthread, reports of (very) good numbers using the service last year.    Those numbers will be hard to sustain in the face of cancellations to the already-infrequent service, even if those cancellations get re-instated later in the day.

It seems to be the South West's turn generally today to cop the majority of cancellations/alterations due to GWR not providing sufficient staffing resource.
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« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2018, 10:39:06 am »


As per last week, so this. However itís working from Exeter shows cancelled in RTT!

09:55 Okehampton to St James' Park due 10:41 will be reinstated.
It will be started from Exeter St Davids.
It will no longer call at Okehampton, Sampford Courtenay and Crediton.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Would I be correct in thinking that crew are pulled from this service to run another and then GWR have time to find crew for the Okehampton trip?
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« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2018, 08:18:40 pm »

The new diagramming means that 3 separate drivers with the relevant route knowledge are needed every Sunday to run the service; there aren't enough trained drivers working to fulfil this.
The first trip of the day has been canned two weeks running because the diagram is uncovered, until they can pull a driver who books on shortly before it leaves St David's to run it (assuming they sign Okehampton) and are willing to change duties.
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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2018, 10:22:34 pm »

What a ridiculous situation.
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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2018, 07:56:13 am »

If they donít have the crew to run them then they should remove the service from the timetable to save people turning up to find the service not running. But we could say that about a lot of GWR services these days. Problem is you donít know which services are going to be canned until the day you are travelling.
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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2018, 09:16:36 am »

What a ridiculous situation.

Would you expect anything else from GWR?
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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2018, 10:13:59 am »

What a ridiculous situation.

Would you expect anything else from GWR?
A more reliable service?
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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2018, 10:42:50 am »

What should happen and what we have come to expect are sadly two very different things
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