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Author Topic: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues  (Read 90798 times)
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« Reply #825 on: August 16, 2018, 10:15:57 am »

5 cars for the 1700 to Bristol! Glad I'm only going Reading to Didcot.

Glad I managed to get the 1630, nice 9 coach service.
But blimey those seats are uncomfortable by the time I got back to Weston
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« Reply #826 on: August 20, 2018, 08:52:28 am »

Over a dozen short formed IETs again today.
This is the "new normal" and therefore not very newsworthy.
What is arguably of greater significance is that 4 services to or from Cardiff are cancelled due to no staff. Had these 4 services run, then presumably another 8 IETs would have been short formed taking the total to over 20.
20 short formations have occurred previously but would be worse than normal.
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"When customers say that they want a seat, they dont mean they want to sit with their knees behind their ears so that 4 more can sit down. They mean that they want an extra coach so that 74 more can sit down"
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« Reply #827 on: August 20, 2018, 08:56:25 am »

I spoke too soon.
20 short formations now, so had the 4 cancelled services run it would presumably have been 28, which is worse than the new normal.
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"When customers say that they want a seat, they dont mean they want to sit with their knees behind their ears so that 4 more can sit down. They mean that they want an extra coach so that 74 more can sit down"
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« Reply #828 on: August 20, 2018, 09:41:00 am »

3 consecutive Peak Time services from Swansea to Paddington reduced to 5 this morning
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« Reply #829 on: August 20, 2018, 09:59:58 am »

I notice that the majority of short-formed IETs today are due to train faults, as opposed to lack of GWR staff.
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« Reply #830 on: August 20, 2018, 10:56:09 am »

I notice that the majority of short-formed IETs today are due to train faults, as opposed to lack of GWR staff.

We're told that several units are undergoing modifications, including to the PIS/Reservation system, and are therefore the reason for the short forms which will be a temporary measure until all units are modified and accepted back into service.  For once I share Broadgage's scepticism about such claims!  Wink
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« Reply #831 on: August 20, 2018, 02:06:39 pm »

I am currently sat on a 9 car IET with no hot water, no reservations and the trolley is no where near me, even at Swindon!
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« Reply #832 on: August 20, 2018, 02:25:02 pm »

I am currently sat on a 9 car IET with no hot water, no reservations and the trolley is no where near me, even at Swindon!
So all going well then.
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« Reply #833 on: August 20, 2018, 02:41:34 pm »

I am currently sat on a 9 car IET with no hot water, no reservations and the trolley is no where near me, even at Swindon!
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Not bad by IET standards. Reservations and hot water remain future aspirations. The trolley MIGHT appear, but don't count on it.  I think that two trolleys may be a future plan.
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« Reply #834 on: August 20, 2018, 05:08:06 pm »

I notice that the majority of short-formed IETs today are due to train faults, as opposed to lack of GWR staff.

We're told that several units are undergoing modifications, including to the PIS/Reservation system, and are therefore the reason for the short forms which will be a temporary measure until all units are modified and accepted back into service.  For once I share Broadgage's scepticism about such claims!  Wink

More of a software update than physical modifications including an update to the SDO database.
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« Reply #835 on: August 20, 2018, 05:33:13 pm »

Hi All,

On the 17.26 from Cardiff to London reservation for coach h, managed to bag a hard seat in A. It's short formed. Looking forward to seeing the trolley. ?

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« Reply #836 on: August 20, 2018, 06:21:34 pm »

17-26 short formed ? I do not see it on journey check. I smell a rat.
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« Reply #837 on: August 20, 2018, 06:54:47 pm »

Hi All.

Guard apologies said the it should have been a nine carriage set. No reservation showing still some seats left after Swindon.  Trolley been past 4 times it turned around 2. Noticing a nice little rattle from the one of the glass shelves when we go a little bit fast. I wonder how long before other's go this way. Oh and the air conditioning is working very well to the extent I am cold.  I  know I should move.

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« Reply #838 on: August 20, 2018, 08:24:53 pm »

2x5 on the first run into Cornwall today.
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« Reply #839 on: August 21, 2018, 06:04:08 am »

Day two..........
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05:53 Plymouth to London Paddington due 09:00
05:53 Plymouth to London Paddington due 09:00 will be starting late from Plymouth.
This is due to this train being late from the depot.
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