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Author Topic: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues  (Read 289895 times)
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« Reply #2370 on: March 19, 2020, 05:39:34 pm »

Over 60 short formed IETs today.
I presume that the coronavirus is a new excuse.


No reason is given on JourneyCheck.

There is likely to be a lot of presumption and riding rough over people's wants and needs in coming days as people and authorities struggle to cope with a new order and do there best - whether it be the best for the population's survival, the best for the planet and its resources, or the best for them and their people as we go through and come out of this. Conspiracy theories and real hardships will abound.    Discussion OPEN on this - but I'll move it to our "frequent posters" board if it takes off.

At a time at which the Government and all medical experts are imploring us to practice "social distancing", the list of services which GWR are shortforming today has reached 124 already.

.make that 162 (with the generous assumption that GWR's Journeycheck is accurate)

A cynic may suggest that they are doing this for their own financial benefit, but I'm sure that's not the case, just a coincidence.

Possibly deliberate due to the low number of passengers.   Another example,  Cardiff to Portsmouths (curtailed Salisbury due landslide)  reduced from 5 to 3 Cars (166 only)
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« Reply #2371 on: May 18, 2020, 09:33:25 am »

Apparently all Class 800 trains were stood down over the weekend of 16/17 May 2020, due to a special inspection being required following a cracked deflector shield being found on one unit.  This was a nationwide issue affecting all Class 800 users, not just GWR.
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« Reply #2372 on: May 18, 2020, 09:56:04 am »

Yes, all needed to be inspected, though were not stood down for the whole weekend.  A couple of GWR shortages as a result (mostly on the Saturday, as was documented), but of course hardly anyone was travelling.
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« Reply #2373 on: May 18, 2020, 02:03:00 pm »

Is there any update as to whether the issues (with the DOO cameras) on the 5-car IET fleet has been resolved so that they can be used on the Bedwyn's without a TM?

I notice that during lockdown turbos have returned to the route, presumably so that a TM is not required, and maybe for other reasons?
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« Reply #2374 on: May 18, 2020, 03:52:32 pm »

No updates on the DOO cameras yet.  Im starting to think they wont bother given the limited number of trains it affects.
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« Reply #2375 on: May 18, 2020, 04:29:09 pm »

Surely it depends on how desperate GWR are to cascade the stock? Which right now, might be not very at all...
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« Reply #2376 on: May 23, 2020, 05:51:07 am »

At last the service seems to be returning to normal! 🙂

05:52 Plymouth to London Paddington due 09:30
Facilities on the 05:52 Plymouth to London Paddington due 09:30.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.

10:03 London Paddington to Penzance due 15:11
Facilities on the 10:03 London Paddington to Penzance due 15:11.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.

16:20 Penzance to London Paddington due 21:44
Facilities on the 16:20 Penzance to London Paddington due 21:44.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
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« Reply #2377 on: May 25, 2020, 05:39:27 pm »

Opportunity to give the fleet a good clean was certainly taken during the first phase of the emergency timetable - virtually the whole fleet is in as new condition externally.
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« Reply #2378 on: May 25, 2020, 09:10:34 pm »

Opportunity to give the fleet a good clean was certainly taken during the first phase of the emergency timetable - virtually the whole fleet is in as new condition externally.

What about mechanically?
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« Reply #2379 on: May 26, 2020, 06:01:13 am »

I dont know any specifics there.  But Ive not had anything more than minor problems with one for a long, long time.
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« Reply #2380 on: May 26, 2020, 09:22:33 pm »

I dont know any specifics there.  But Ive not had anything more than minor problems with one for a long, long time.

Theyve had some mods done and the 802s have had a software update. 
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« Reply #2381 on: May 26, 2020, 09:48:01 pm »

An IET en route to Swansea came to a stand just west of Tilehurst this afternoon.

Looking at Open Train Times maps it looks like a train was brought alongside to evacuate the passengers after a couple of hours before the IET ran empty to Stoke Gifford. 
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« Reply #2382 on: May 27, 2020, 12:21:20 pm »

An IET en route to Swansea came to a stand just west of Tilehurst this afternoon.

Looking at Open Train Times maps it looks like a train was brought alongside to evacuate the passengers after a couple of hours before the IET ran empty to Stoke Gifford. 

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1B21 15.48 Pad - Swansea stopped on DM near Pangbourne since 16.15. 1M58 16.15 Reading - Man Pic was behind it and returned to Reading for another try departed 56 late.

Suspected air leak, train terminated/will terminate Didcot, 802112 unit involved, 800321 will cover 1L34 1922 SWA-PAD.
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« Reply #2383 on: May 27, 2020, 12:44:53 pm »

Never reached Didcot in passenger service - ran ECS (5B21) from where it failed.
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« Reply #2384 on: May 28, 2020, 06:37:37 pm »

Apparently all Class 800 trains were stood down over the weekend of 16/17 May 2020, due to a special inspection being required following a cracked deflector shield being found on one unit.  This was a nationwide issue affecting all Class 800 users, not just GWR.

At least it happened during the quietest time in recent railway history, just imagine if this pandemic never happened it would have been quite embarrassing for Hitachi given these trains have only been in service for the maximum of 3 years.
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