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« Reply #2235 on: January 08, 2020, 12:22:33 pm »

Yes it’s interesting to see them to buck the trend for whatever reason.
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« Reply #2236 on: January 08, 2020, 12:30:44 pm »

Not only that but real step free access. A retractable plate links the platform edge to the carriage
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« Reply #2237 on: January 08, 2020, 05:00:13 pm »

Loathe as I am to reopen this topic but have you seen the Cafe Bar on the new Class 745 trains for the London - Norwich route, and they also have trolleys.

http://pic.twitter.com/ioq4Tlyp7S

And of course London - Norwich has a much shorter journey time than say London - Exeter never mind Plymouth or Penzance.


Though already... from the Eastern Daily Press:

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Greater Anglia to axe food and drink on numerous trains
PUBLISHED: 14:30 10 December 2019 | UPDATED: 17:35 10 December 2019
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Hard-pressed train passengers have been dealt another blow, with Greater Anglia axing a host of its early morning catering services on the Norwich to London line in the New Year.

The train company said it was "no longer economically viable" to provide some of the services, and said it would remove them in January - including all of the catering on Sundays.

Passengers travelling from Norwich to London Monday to Friday on the 5am and 5.30am services, or the 7.30am and 7.55am trains from London to Norwich will no longer be able to buy refreshments.

On Saturday, customers will not be offered catering on the 5am, 5.30am and 6am services between Norwich and London or the 7.30am, 8am and 8.30am from the capital.
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« Reply #2238 on: January 12, 2020, 09:47:52 pm »

There were several short formed and cancellations today put down to "Congestion at a Depot"
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« Reply #2239 on: January 13, 2020, 09:36:49 am »

There were several short formed and cancellations today put down to "Congestion at a Depot"

A ‘planning error’ apparently, with too many units booked to end the day at Maliphant.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2240 on: January 13, 2020, 10:14:40 am »

There were several short formed and cancellations today put down to "Congestion at a Depot"

A ‘planning error’ apparently, with too many units booked to end the day at Maliphant.   Roll Eyes

The Maliphant in the room.....
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« Reply #2241 on: January 13, 2020, 01:13:16 pm »

May I thank most sincerely II for his constant and refreshing input.
I really appreciate the amount of effort you put in, and if nothing else, I find it easy to read/understand as a total layperson/passenger  Grin
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« Reply #2242 on: January 17, 2020, 02:33:47 pm »

From Journeycheck
https://www.journeycheck.com/greatwesternrailway/

10:15 Penzance to London Paddington due 15:29
10:15 Penzance to London Paddington due 15:29 will be terminated at Reading.
It will no longer call at London Paddington.
It has been delayed at Plymouth and is now 36 minutes late.
This is due to a fault occurring when attaching a part of this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10 from Plymouth.
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Another coupling problem
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« Reply #2243 on: January 21, 2020, 05:54:52 am »

Another short formed day...…………..5 instead of 9/10

05:53 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington due 07:59
06:19 London Paddington to Banbury due 07:35
06:43 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:37
06:49 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington due 08:27
07:42 Oxford to London Paddington due 08:38
07:45 Banbury to London Paddington due 09:01
08:18 London Paddington to Cardiff Central due 10:09
08:48 London Paddington to Swansea due 11:29
09:02 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids due 11:53
09:15 Penzance to London Paddington due 14:27
09:20 London Paddington to Oxford due 10:13
10:20 London Paddington to Oxford due 11:13
10:41 Cardiff Central to London Paddington due 12:40
11:02 Oxford to London Paddington due 11:54
12:02 Oxford to London Paddington due 12:54
12:22 Swansea to London Paddington due 15:12
13:18 London Paddington to Cardiff Central due 15:17
15:02 Oxford to London Paddington due 15:54
15:04 London Paddington to Penzance due 20:11
15:48 London Paddington to Swansea due 18:33
15:54 Cardiff Central to London Paddington due 17:41
16:20 London Paddington to Oxford due 17:13
17:15 London Paddington to Swansea due 19:52
18:02 Oxford to London Paddington due 18:59
18:18 London Paddington to Cardiff Central due 20:12
18:28 London Paddington to Banbury due 19:34
19:22 Swansea to London Paddington due 22:09
19:30 London Paddington to Oxford due 20:18
19:44 Banbury to London Paddington due 20:59
21:02 Oxford to London Paddington due 21:54
21:15 London Paddington to Oxford due 22:14
22:18 London Paddington to Oxford due 23:06
22:48 London Paddington to Neath due 01:50
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« Reply #2244 on: January 21, 2020, 06:50:13 am »

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18:28 London Paddington to Banbury due 19:34
Facilities on the 18:28 London Paddington to Banbury due 19:34.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.

Personal note - hadn't realised that IETs reach Banbury.   Wonder what else I have missed!
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« Reply #2245 on: January 21, 2020, 07:20:50 am »

Another short formed day...…………..5 instead of 9/10

05:53 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington due 07:59
06:19 London Paddington to Banbury due 07:35
06:43 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:37
06:49 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington due 08:27
07:42 Oxford to London Paddington due 08:38
07:45 Banbury to London Paddington due 09:01
08:18 London Paddington to Cardiff Central due 10:09
08:48 London Paddington to Swansea due 11:29
09:02 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids due 11:53
09:15 Penzance to London Paddington due 14:27
09:20 London Paddington to Oxford due 10:13
10:20 London Paddington to Oxford due 11:13
10:41 Cardiff Central to London Paddington due 12:40
11:02 Oxford to London Paddington due 11:54
12:02 Oxford to London Paddington due 12:54
12:22 Swansea to London Paddington due 15:12
13:18 London Paddington to Cardiff Central due 15:17
15:02 Oxford to London Paddington due 15:54
15:04 London Paddington to Penzance due 20:11
15:48 London Paddington to Swansea due 18:33
15:54 Cardiff Central to London Paddington due 17:41
16:20 London Paddington to Oxford due 17:13
17:15 London Paddington to Swansea due 19:52
18:02 Oxford to London Paddington due 18:59
18:18 London Paddington to Cardiff Central due 20:12
18:28 London Paddington to Banbury due 19:34
19:22 Swansea to London Paddington due 22:09
19:30 London Paddington to Oxford due 20:18
19:44 Banbury to London Paddington due 20:59
21:02 Oxford to London Paddington due 21:54
21:15 London Paddington to Oxford due 22:14
22:18 London Paddington to Oxford due 23:06
22:48 London Paddington to Neath due 01:50

#youcannottrustjourneycheck

Ten of that list are in reality 9-car, I expect others will get sorted during the day.  A bad day though after a reasonably promising start to the new timetable.
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« Reply #2246 on: January 26, 2020, 09:35:19 am »

If journey check is to be believed, there are a number of short forms running today, particularly Bristol and the W.o.E.
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« Reply #2247 on: January 26, 2020, 09:55:06 am »

If journey check is to be believed, there are a number of short forms running today, particularly Bristol and the W.o.E.

I'd say a large number
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« Reply #2248 on: January 26, 2020, 10:09:32 am »

Some services that would have been run by IETs are also cancelled due to lack of staff. So presumably had a full staff been available there would have been even more short formations.
Most days this week have seen significant levels of short formations.
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« Reply #2249 on: January 26, 2020, 10:21:38 am »

22 at this moment in time but the number of actual diagrams reduced would be less, of coure.  Paddington to Exeters have taken a bashing.
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