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Author Topic: Draft IEP Timetables Dec18/Jan19  (Read 9861 times)
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« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2018, 09:17:57 pm »

I have just been told that it is being put back until December 2019. I seriously  canít process this and how annoyed I am.
Just read this news on uk Rail Forums. Any source for this latest development?
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« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2018, 09:26:14 pm »

The poster on there is very well informed so I would imagine it's correct.  If NR are now looking at July for Cardiff electrification (and the completion of the current electrification programme) perhaps it should come as no great shock, and GWR will have no excuses for not getting the trains and staff fully ready in time.  Very frustrating though.
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« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2018, 09:31:36 pm »

I have just been told that it is being put back until December 2019. I seriously  canít process this and how annoyed I am.
Just read this news on uk Rail Forums. Any source for this latest development?

It does not come as any surprise for it to be put back from May - been in the wind for September or December.  I have a different view to CharlieGCR - understand the frustration but hope the opportunity is taken to sort out the cobble together that the connecting services had become in the draft;  you may have noted 12 oopsies I reported on the TransWilts along - quite remarkable on basically a round trip shuttle train! 
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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2018, 06:15:52 am »

Iím not surprised either especially with electrification to Cardiff not expected to be complete by the Summer. I guess for the majority of the travelling public this further delay wonít make a lot of difference.
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« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2018, 07:21:07 am »

September would be acceptable. I havenít seen much of the drafts so fair enough, however itís disappointing that the whole project is being pushed back month by month.
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« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2019, 12:23:38 am »

Is anyone able to comment on the general pattern proposed?

Such as hourly - Paddington, Reading, Newbury, Westbury, Castle Cary, Taunton, Tiverton PW, Exeter SD. Plus perhaps Pewsey and/or Frome calls every two hours. Differences may apply in the peaks with additional Berks and Hants calls??

All speculation on my part based on speculation I have previously read - but it might be useful to know where we are heading! West or East perhaps!
Just booked train/seat on the 1C78  8 Coach 11.03 PAD to NTA for the 21/02.Route is PAD, RDG, C/Cary, Honiton, EXD, NTA, but still not sure if it will be either a HST or IET although confirmation states HST.
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« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2019, 01:04:13 am »

1C78 is among the 13 remaining HST diagrams until at least late March.

See: http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=20878.msg255443#msg255443

Subject to availability and operational requirements on the day of course.

The diversionary route between Castle Cary and Exeter via Yeovil Pen Mill/Junction is still to be cleared for IETs in passenger service, but may be by your date of travel, which is during the closure of Whiteball tunnel between Taunton and Tiverton Parkway. That said, the booked HST diagram is still the most likely.
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« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2019, 08:01:25 am »

There is an IET test run planned from Laira to Axminster and return on Wednesday 09 January 2019:

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Exeter St.Davids 1029-1036
Exeter Central 1039-1047
Honiton 1101-1115
Axminster 1126
5Z67 1139 Axminster to Laira T.& R.S.M.D.
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« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2019, 08:42:29 am »

One previous test IEP ran over the diversionary route on Nov 29

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=20483.0
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« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2019, 09:06:00 am »

One previous test IEP ran over the diversionary route on Nov 29

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=20483.0
I thought it didn't make it between Exeter St.Davids and Exeter Central due to issues with the route clearance paperwork, hence the run tomorrow.... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2019, 09:41:27 am »

Yes, I had forgotten that.
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« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2019, 06:40:28 pm »

There is an IET test run planned from Laira to Axminster and return on Wednesday 09 January 2019:

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Laira T.& R.S.M.D. 0905
Exeter St.Davids 1029-1036
Exeter Central 1039-1047
Honiton 1101-1115
Axminster 1126
5Z67 1139 Axminster to Laira T.& R.S.M.D.

This ran today, presumably without issue. That should mean the final NR hurdle - operation over the Bank between Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central - has been cleared.

All systems seemingly now go for IETs to run in passenger service over the diversionary route during Whiteball tunnel closure next month.
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« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2019, 03:51:16 pm »

1A88 PNZ PAD being diverted via Yeovil , due to obstruction neat Taunton.
This starts from North Pole IEP depot to form 0635 from PAD.
HST or IET?
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« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2019, 03:53:09 pm »

10-car IET.
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« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2019, 07:22:40 pm »

Yes. Confirmed as first IET passenger service divert via Honiton.

1A88 was sent that way after 1A87, the 1255 from Plymouth to Paddington, struck a deer near a foot crossing just past Tiverton Parkway and came to a stand with loss of air. 1A87 is a HST.
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