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Author Topic: Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since September 2017 - ongoing discussion  (Read 78486 times)
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« Reply #840 on: July 08, 2018, 07:54:16 pm »

If England are in the World Cup Final I imagine the number of travellers will reduce greatly.
True, but there will still be those who have to travel and those who can’t stand football  Wink
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« Reply #841 on: July 21, 2018, 08:03:05 am »

Given that the World Cup is now over, and having seen no update from GWR to the contrary, presumably the full, advertised Sunday service will be running tomorrow, with no chaos due to lack of staff?

 (I acknowledge however that it is still BBQ weather)

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« Reply #842 on: July 21, 2018, 04:41:02 pm »

Journey checker today looked very healthy
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« Reply #843 on: July 21, 2018, 04:48:48 pm »

Journey checker today looked very healthy

With every man and his dog taking last Sunday off and partying until they burned a hole in their pockets, perhaps there will be a rebound this weekend where every man wants to work to help top up his pay-packet to his normal monthly average.
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« Reply #844 on: July 21, 2018, 05:13:18 pm »

Journey checker today looked very healthy

Hang on for tomorrow...
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« Reply #845 on: July 22, 2018, 07:44:07 am »

My phone and computer are broken. The day has finally come, for the first time in over 10 weeeks, there are no cancellations at all according to journey check.

Well done GWR for running train services.

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« Reply #846 on: July 22, 2018, 07:46:10 am »

For the record, as we speak the only alteration is:

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07:11 Gatwick Airport to Reading due 08:35 will be terminated at Redhill.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #847 on: July 22, 2018, 08:03:58 am »

Somethings not right..... I have a bad feeling about this.....
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« Reply #848 on: July 22, 2018, 08:11:39 am »

Somethings not right..... I have a bad feeling about this.....

Twilight zone?

Maybe train drivers aren't interested in Golf?

Or Aldi sold out of sun cream, burgers and sausages?
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« Reply #849 on: July 22, 2018, 08:25:45 am »

Great news indeed for GWR’s long suffering weekend passengers that a full service is planned to run today  Smiley
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« Reply #850 on: July 22, 2018, 08:40:51 am »

Great news indeed for GWR’s long suffering weekend passengers that a full service is planned to run today  Smiley

Handful gone .... spread across the patch.  For example

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07:11 Gatwick Airport to Reading due 08:35 will be terminated at Redhill.
It will no longer call at Reigate, Dorking Deepdene, Guildford, Ash, North Camp, Farnborough North, Blackwater, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Wokingham and Reading.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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17:08 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour due 20:52
17:08 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour due 20:52 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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10:58 Paignton to Exmouth due 12:24
10:58 Paignton to Exmouth due 12:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

But yes, yes, YES ... much better!
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« Reply #851 on: July 22, 2018, 09:11:22 am »

I would seriously like to know now such a stepped change is possible.
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« Reply #852 on: July 22, 2018, 09:27:18 am »

I would seriously like to know now such a stepped change is possible.

We're normally told by those "in the know" that the situation re: availability is much worse during school holidays when drivers want to spend more time with their families and/or go on holiday themselves. Today is the first weekend of 95% of schools being on holiday, and nearly all advertised trains are running for the first time in months. Strange that.

 
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« Reply #853 on: July 22, 2018, 09:31:30 am »

I would seriously like to know now such a stepped change is possible.

Sunday working is very largely reliant on staff volunteering to work overtime.
Therefore large scale cancellations can be expected if popular sporting events, or fine weather, or school holidays reduce the number of such volunteers.
Although the weather remains fine, the football is now over and it would seem that enough staff have volunteered  to work, that an almost full service can be offered.
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« Reply #854 on: July 22, 2018, 09:40:10 am »

No HSS services listed and which usually bear the brunt.
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