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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 832793 times)
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« Reply #3540 on: February 19, 2020, 10:43:54 pm »

When I got back home, I checked the station site on an old OS map and marked the position on mn modern one.

Since I've already taken this thread off track (apologies) I'll mention that the stretch of the DNS between Hampstead Norris village hall and Furze Hill, Hermitage has just been cleared and turned into a recreational route (one has to walk under the M4 bridge).

In a weak attempt to get back on topic, I'll observe that some think that if the DNS had remained open, it would have taken freight off the Thames Valley line and perhaps reduced the need for the extensive recent works east of Reading Station. (And if that prompts further discussion the mods WILL have to consider moving these last few posts.)

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« Reply #3541 on: February 20, 2020, 07:43:20 am »

Back on topic- all seems well this morning between Reading and Didcot.

No delays or cancellations and fast trains back running on the up main.

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« Reply #3542 on: February 20, 2020, 09:19:59 am »

Not quite. The 0621 Didcot-Paddington started from Didcot late and ran fast to Reading. The next service, 0634 Didcot-Paddington also started late but didn't skip so ended up 13 down at Paddington.

Still an improvement on previous days.
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« Reply #3543 on: February 21, 2020, 03:03:36 pm »

Delays to services between London Paddington and Reading

Due to a speed restriction over defective track between London Paddington and Reading trains have to run at reduced speed on the Reading bound high speed line.

Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed. Disruption is expected until 15:30 21/02.

A few 15-20 minute delays showing at Reading earlier. Estimated end of disruption has been extended from 14:30 to 15:30 so far... and lo:

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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« Reply #3544 on: February 21, 2020, 05:04:59 pm »

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Reading and Newbury trains have to run at reduced speed on some lines towards Newbury.
Train services running through these stations may be delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 18:00 21/02.
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« Reply #3545 on: Yesterday at 10:11:39 am »

Delays to services between Reading and London Paddington

Due to a safety inspection of the track between Reading and London Paddington the line towards London Paddington is blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed by up to 20 minutes. Disruption is expected until 10:45 22/02.
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