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Author Topic: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues  (Read 62438 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2017, 10:07:33 am »

Provided that there are gaps of no longer than 20 minutes in fast services to London (let's define that as "no more than 2 intermediate stops on a train running at well over 100 m.p.h), with the ability for everyone to get their luggage on and have a seat, that's OK by me personally.

Hmmm - I see no/little difference between Swindon & Oxford, who only get 2tph 'fast'. Frankly, a 2tph service (on the same route - so 2tph BRI via BPW, and 2tph via CPH is good) west of RDG, is the minimum.

If SWI demands 3tph, and I'm not sure it does frankly, the OXF ought to get the same (but won't)

Swindon currently has 4 or 5 fast trains per hour to London, and no slower trains. A lot of that is indeed a factor of how they splay out as they get further west.  Ongoing from Oxford to major destinations is really the single route that ends up at Hereford, rather than 3 routes from Swindon to such little hamlets as Bristol and Cardiff!

New service will probably see 7 trains - but some passing through none-stop - into London (4 from Bristol via Chippenham - CPM [[not CPH, please - Caerphilly is not a big flow from Swindon]] and via Parkway), 2 from South Wales and one from Cheltenham Spa.   My suggestion wasn't 3 an hour calling at Swindon - it was a request for a maximum headway of 20 minutes.  At a level of 3 an hour, you would be halving express service from Chippenham to Swindon, and from Bristol Parkway to Swindon ... and I suspect that would cause some significant grumbles!
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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2017, 10:26:49 am »

But drowned out by the cheers of faster services to Reading & London from those at the same stations! :-)

I take your point for down services - that 1tph to CPM and CDF for example isn't sufficient, but 2tph into SWI is sufficient for everyone. So with the splits in route x3 at SWI, I guess they all ought to stop. But 5tph from SWI to the east is rather overkill.
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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2017, 11:12:40 am »

But drowned out by the cheers of faster services to Reading & London from those at the same stations! :-)
Yep!  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2017, 09:21:26 pm »

I'm guessing that numerous 'enthusiasts' will be on the 06:00 from Bristol tomorrow, thus making the train busier than usual...... Have GWR responded by running the following service to take up some of the 'normal commuters', which would appear to be a class 180?

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V08478/2017/10/16/advanced
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2017, 05:48:13 am »

0600 HSTituted apparently.
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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2017, 05:51:50 am »

And the 0630 cancelled to rub salt into the wound. Due to a broken down train......
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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2017, 05:58:48 am »

Journey check tells me

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06:00 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington due 07:46
Facilities on the 06:00 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington due 07:46.
Will be formed of 10 coaches.
This is due to a broken down train.
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« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2017, 06:03:40 am »

06:33 now reinstated at the expense of the 06:20 from Weston super Mare which now starts from Temple Meads at 07:00.
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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2017, 06:12:36 am »

CIS at Bath reports

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Code   From   To   Plat      Scheduled Arrival   Expected Arrival   Scheduled Departure   Expected Departure
1A03   BRSTLTM   PADTON   2      06:11   06:31   06:13   06:31
Last report: At Bristol Temple Meads (05:30)
10 coach Intercity Express Train. 1st Class in coaches D, E, K & L.
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« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2017, 06:18:36 am »

Appears to have left depot an hour late but will be class 800.

Reports suggest a spare HST has been at Bristol (P7) just in case
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« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2017, 06:23:32 am »

Being live tweeted by https://twitter.com/clinnick1
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« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2017, 07:05:46 am »

I'm guessing that numerous 'enthusiasts' will be on the 06:00 from Bristol tomorrow, thus making the train busier than usual...... Have GWR responded by running the following service to take up some of the 'normal commuters', which would appear to be a class 180?

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V08478/2017/10/16/advanced

Just saw this go past, I would say a grand total of near to zero on board from what I could tell, guess it'll pick up more from Reading
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« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2017, 07:08:37 am »

Richard Clinnick's facebook page shows Messrs Grayling and Hopwood in first class coach K. I wonder how much they paid for their tickets.....
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« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2017, 07:17:33 am »

Reports suggest electric is being used out of Paddington, as if proof was needed, 07:00 off Paddington, 3 mins early by Acton, 4 mins early at Slough
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« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2017, 07:18:59 am »

Richard Clinnick's facebook page shows Messrs Grayling and Hopwood in first class coach K. I wonder how much they paid for their tickets.....
NOthing I would imagine, and why would they pay?
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