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Author Topic: Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since September 2017 - ongoing discussion  (Read 200897 times)
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« Reply #1410 on: September 20, 2020, 07:29:12 am »

Signs that service is returning to normal.....Sunday so cancellations due to staff shortage....late summer BBQ?...
....hardly the way to attract people back to the railway 🤦‍♂️


13:45 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 16:31
17:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 19:30
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19:07 Plymouth to London Paddington due 22:45
20:46 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill due 23:03
21:30 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads due 23:01
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« Reply #1411 on: October 29, 2020, 09:52:03 am »

Is it me?

This week has not been good for the Cornish branches with 'shortage of train crew'.
Several local services downgraded to 2 or 3 coaches, and IET's also downsized.

It may be half term down here, but it's certainly not B-B-Q weather  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1412 on: October 29, 2020, 12:04:54 pm »

Is it me?

This week has not been good for the Cornish branches with 'shortage of train crew'.
Several local services downgraded to 2 or 3 coaches, and IET's also downsized.

It may be half term down here, but it's certainly not B-B-Q weather  Roll Eyes

I don't think it's you.

A very popular week for annual leave requests, with quite a few people denied leave.  The usual race to get rid of all annual leave before the end of the year is on, so I would expect the usual cancellations in the run up to Christmas, assuming the "94%" timetable continues to operate and especially if the virus continues to spread and more staff are self-isolating.
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