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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 567078 times)
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« Reply #2820 on: July 06, 2018, 07:06:30 pm »

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Delays to services between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway
Following a points failure between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway all lines towards Reading are now open.
Train services running to and from these stations are returning to normal. Disruption is expected until 19:15 06/07.
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London Underground are conveying passengers between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.
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« Reply #2821 on: July 06, 2018, 11:03:11 pm »

Due to failure of the electricity supply between Reading and London Paddington some lines towards London Paddington are closed.
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Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed. Disruption is expected until 19:00 06/07.
Disruption continued well after 19.30. A GWR all stations from Paddington left from platform 3 packed to the gunnels. Many did not touch in - you can't at platform 3. But the gateline staff were getting pi$$ed when pax pushed through.

30 mins later an HCon from Paddington left platform 12 again packed, leaving many on the platform some with suitcases.

No announcements as to the disruption. No Hcon staff / managers visible. 
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« Reply #2822 on: July 09, 2018, 07:26:47 am »

Due to a points failure at Didcot Parkway fewer trains are able to run on some lines. Disruption is expected until 10:00 09/07.
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Train services between Didcot Parkway and Reading may be delayed by up to 15 minutes or terminated at and started back from Reading.
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« Reply #2823 on: July 09, 2018, 12:40:09 pm »

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Due to a safety inspection on a train between Didcot Parkway and Swindon some lines are blocked.

Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 45 minutes. Disruption is expected until 13:00 09/07.

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Our Control Room have received reports of a fire alarm sounding on a train between Didcot and Swindon. Response teams are on site investigating. Only one of the two lines normally available can be used between Didcot and Swindon, so congestion will occur
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« Reply #2824 on: July 09, 2018, 12:55:10 pm »

Normal working resumed between Didcot and Swindon after the issue with the fire bells sounding on a HST (again!).  Original train delayed by over an hour but at least the reversible signalling came in handy as trains were able to be routed round it, albeit with delays.

A timely example of how having such signalling, currently being commissioned between Didcot and Oxford of course, can be a real help in such situations - even if not used very often.
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« Reply #2825 on: July 11, 2018, 08:00:43 am »

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Swindon and Didcot Parkway trains have to run at reduced speed on the line towards Didcot Parkway. Disruption is expected until 09:30 11/07.
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Train services between Swindon and Didcot Parkway may be delayed by up to 15 minutes
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« Reply #2826 on: July 11, 2018, 10:59:53 am »

Normal working resumed between Didcot and Swindon after the issue with the fire bells sounding on a HST (again!).  Original train delayed by over an hour but at least the reversible signalling came in handy as trains were able to be routed round it, albeit with delays.

A timely example of how having such signalling, currently being commissioned between Didcot and Oxford of course, can be a real help in such situations - even if not used very often.

The reversible signalling through the Vale of the White Horse also comes in quite useful when some forms of engineering work are taking place in the late evenings.  Quite often my train has been signalled onto the up line between Didcot and Swindon.
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