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Author Topic: Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since September 2017 - ongoing discussion  (Read 175899 times)
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« Reply #1395 on: March 15, 2020, 07:46:30 pm »

I certainly wouldn't rule out suspension of UK-France travel as well in the near future, but at the moment in terms of Brittany Ferries, all Portsmouth-Caen, Portsmouth-St Malo, and Poole-Cherbourg services are running normally in both directions.

Portsmouth-Cherbourg services are currently slated to resume on April 30, 2020. All Portsmouth-Le Havre services are cancelled until April 8.

Seven Plymouth-Roscoff services have been cancelled between now and April 9.

BF have already made some further cancellations, complete for some (only some?) of the Spanish and "to consolidate some of our services" for others. They may be just returning people from Spain - and for all routes they (and others) must be expected to run down service levels even more.
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« Reply #1396 on: March 16, 2020, 07:47:25 am »

Greetings from Callac in Brittany, where cafes, restaurants, the cinema and non-food shops are indeed shuting down, although a couple of restaurants have interpreted this as being able to remain open for takeaways only. Food shops, the chemist, banks, our tabac (with bar area closed off) petrol stations and vets will remain open, along with the town hall and post office. .... [snip]

Greeting, Lee ... with many thanks for that update. Although you're now located some distance away, there's a curious kickback in the current virus crisis that brings us closer.    Look after yourselves - see you much more (please ;-) ) on the forum ...

Updates "from my area" probably a good idea all around the Coffee Shop ...

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« Reply #1397 on: March 16, 2020, 08:36:44 am »

Only one cancellation today (so far) due to crew shortage - the weekend "self isolation" seems to have done the trick!  Wink
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« Reply #1398 on: March 16, 2020, 08:44:01 pm »

Greetings from Callac in Brittany, where cafes, restaurants, the cinema and non-food shops are indeed shuting down, although a couple of restaurants have interpreted this as being able to remain open for takeaways only. Food shops, the chemist, banks, our tabac (with bar area closed off) petrol stations and vets will remain open, along with the town hall and post office. .... [snip]

Greeting, Lee ... with many thanks for that update. Although you're now located some distance away, there's a curious kickback in the current virus crisis that brings us closer.    Look after yourselves - see you much more (please ;-) ) on the forum ...

Updates "from my area" probably a good idea all around the Coffee Shop ...

Now under actual lockdown for at least 15 days - Oh joy!

I certainly wouldn't rule out suspension of UK-France travel as well in the near future, but at the moment in terms of Brittany Ferries, all Portsmouth-Caen, Portsmouth-St Malo, and Poole-Cherbourg services are running normally in both directions.

Portsmouth-Cherbourg services are currently slated to resume on April 30, 2020. All Portsmouth-Le Havre services are cancelled until April 8.

Seven Plymouth-Roscoff services have been cancelled between now and April 9.

BF have already made some further cancellations, complete for some (only some?) of the Spanish and "to consolidate some of our services" for others. They may be just returning people from Spain - and for all routes they (and others) must be expected to run down service levels even more.

Spot on stuving predictions there. All UK-France Brittany Ferries except Portsmouth-Caen to be withdrawn over next couple of days, and Spanish services indeed only operating to return people from Spain.
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« Reply #1399 on: March 21, 2020, 08:04:27 pm »

Spot on stuving predictions there. All UK-France Brittany Ferries except Portsmouth-Caen to be withdrawn over next couple of days, and Spanish services indeed only operating to return people from Spain.
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Following advice given by governments in all countries to which we sail, we have been forced to temporarily suspend passenger services connecting the UK, Ireland, France and Spain. We apologise sincerely to all those affected.

All passenger sailings between the UK and France, Ireland and France and Ireland-Spain have ceased operating for the time-being. The final passenger repatriation service leaving Spain for the UK this weekend is full.

A small number of ships in our fleet will continue to operate with limited crew as a lifeline freight-only service. During this period of uncertainty we must do all we can to ensure that essential goods continue to flow freely.
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