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Author Topic: Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption elsewhere - ongoing, since Oct 2014  (Read 726924 times)
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« Reply #3300 on: May 29, 2019, 06:51:05 am »

Its the high viaduct just to the west of Hanwell station that bridges over a river and park area.  I personally witnessed somebody threatening to take their own life stood on that viaduct wall many years ago.  They were talked down by staff in the end before police had arrived.
Thanks for that.

I eventually got off the Waterloo stopper at Richmond (to travel onwards by Underground) at 19:14, so some 92 minutes late.
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« Reply #3301 on: May 29, 2019, 06:58:52 am »

Anyone know what the problem is that's made them stick an additional Reading stop in this morning's Capitals United?
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« Reply #3302 on: May 29, 2019, 07:27:17 am »

I suspect it is because three other services from Swansea are cancelled due to a lack of IETs making it to South Wales last night following the lengthy closure at Paddington.

The 05:29, 06:59 and 07:59 all not running this morning.   The Capitals United is the 05:59 from Swansea.
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« Reply #3303 on: May 31, 2019, 07:21:56 am »

Delays to services between Slough and London Paddington


Following a fault with the signalling system between Slough and London Paddington some lines have now reopened.
Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed by up to 20 minutes. Disruption is expected until 08:00 31/05.
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« Reply #3304 on: May 31, 2019, 07:56:46 am »

Disruption now expected to continue until 0830
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« Reply #3305 on: June 12, 2019, 09:06:41 am »

Interesting grammar but you get the picture........

Cancellations to services between Reading and Didcot Parkway
Due to a safety inspection of the track between Reading and Didcot Parkway the line towards local stopping is blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 10:00 12/06.
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Stopping services from Reading to Didcot Parkway are unable to call at intermediate stations.
Stopping services from Didcot Parkway to Reading are running normally.
Customers from intermediate stations travelling westbound should use the eastbound services to Reading and change for fast service to Didcot.
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« Reply #3306 on: June 12, 2019, 09:07:52 am »

Kinky rail on the down main at Goring.  Wink

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« Reply #3307 on: June 12, 2019, 09:24:55 am »

Kinky rail on the down main at Goring.  Wink


.... and it ain't even sunny weather to cause it to kink !!!!
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« Reply #3308 on: June 14, 2019, 09:22:47 am »

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Paddington and Slough fewer trains are able to run on the line towards Reading bound high speed.
Impact: Train services running to and from these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed by up to 15 minutes. Disruption is expected until 11:00 14/06.
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« Reply #3309 on: June 14, 2019, 09:50:22 am »

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between London Paddington and Slough fewer trains are able to run on the line towards Reading bound high speed.
Impact: Train services running to and from these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed by up to 15 minutes. Disruption is expected until 11:00 14/06.

Is this the new OLE west of Heathrow Jn or the Old between Paddington and Heathrow Jn?
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« Reply #3310 on: June 14, 2019, 11:49:29 am »

It was an ADD activation on a train near Hanwell, so an old section of headspan OLE.  As it was headspan all lines have to be checked, but no issues were found after those checks were made.
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« Reply #3311 on: Yesterday at 04:25:58 pm »

Overhead wire issues for the 2nd time in as many days, causing a fair amount of problems...

Cancellations to services between Reading and Newbury


Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Reading and Newbury fewer trains are able to run on all lines.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 17:00 15/06.
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« Reply #3312 on: Yesterday at 06:01:08 pm »

Some quite extensive damage this time, unlike yesterday.
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To view my cab run over the new Reading Viaduct as well as a relief line cab ride at Reading just after Platforms 12-15 opened and my 'before and after' video comparison of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/IndustryInsider/1
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