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Author Topic: Turbos on Severn Beach line from 03 Jul 17  (Read 25092 times)
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« on: July 03, 2017, 05:49:16 am »

Much hailed announcement that these would be running from today. However a look on RTT seems to indicate that it will be the usual 15x's.
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 07:01:23 am »

RTT just shows pathing, not what class will actually run, I expect it still to be turbos today.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 08:28:58 am »

The cascade has begun!

They are running on the branch today.  Although the first round trip was cancelled due to signalling problems and the second was slightly delayed by a door problem.



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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 10:19:06 am »

.... and at Severn Beach.

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 10:22:28 am »

I see that the unit is a 166.  Is there an advertised first class on this service?  They are the only Turbos still to have a designated FC compartment - though now you have to guess which end.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 10:36:06 am »

Remaining first class accommodation has been declassified.



Longer term plan is to convert one of the former first class areas to a bike store.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 10:54:09 am »

Wow, really? That would be about the only thing that might make me lament the Turbos' departure from the Cotswolds...
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 12:56:39 pm »

The cascade has begun!

They are running on the branch today.  Although the first round trip was cancelled due to signalling problems and the second was slightly delayed by a door problem.

Would the first trip have been non-Turbo had it run?   Suggestions elsewhere that it forms a service to Weston SM on return so isn't being 'Turbo-ised' in the first phase.

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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2017, 01:47:54 pm »

The cascade has begun!

They are running on the branch today.  Although the first round trip was cancelled due to signalling problems and the second was slightly delayed by a door problem.

Would the first trip have been non-Turbo had it run?   Suggestions elsewhere that it forms a service to Weston SM on return so isn't being 'Turbo-ised' in the first phase.

Paul

That's right. The first one is still a sprinter that runs through to weston
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 04:25:22 pm »

When I used to live in that neck of the woods I never liked catching that service. Often into Bristol TM on P10 or P12 right down to the country end. About as far as you can get from the station exit.

The Severn Beach - Weston-super-Mare weekday early AM used to be a single head code through service. A couple of years back it was split into two head codes for operational reasons despite the unit nearly always working through. Downside of that change was it no longer showed on booking systems as a through service, and with the wait at Bristol TM being 7 minutes it's no longer a valid connection. Unless you're in the know or the Guard/TE tells you.
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2017, 05:39:24 pm »

I read on journeycheck that the Severn Beach line was suffering delays due to 'congestion' at about lunchtime. I cannot imagine congestion on the Severn Beach line Huh?
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 05:58:26 pm »

The congestion was mainly at Clifton Down where the trains pass.  Successive trains were being held there while the previously delayed service made it back from Avonmouth.  Several services were turned short at Clifton Down in an attempt to get things back on time.
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 06:15:24 pm »

Some thought may need to be given to the signage on Platform 1 at Bristol Temple Meads.

A three car turbo has one set of doors past the "Passengers must not pass this point" sign.  Huh

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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2017, 06:16:08 pm »

Wow, really? That would be about the only thing that might make me lament the Turbos' departure from the Cotswolds...

It was the first I had heard of it.  I was told by a member of GWR middle-management and am trying to find out more.
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2017, 06:24:40 pm »

Wow, really? That would be about the only thing that might make me lament the Turbos' departure from the Cotswolds...

It was the first I had heard of it.  I was told by a member of GWR middle-management and am trying to find out more.
Presumably this is only for units transferring to Bristol, not the entire fleet?
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