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Author Topic: Cotswold Line services autumn 2017  (Read 23216 times)
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« Reply #120 on: December 20, 2017, 08:39:26 am »

And today we have two return trips operating with 2 coaches instead of 5:

    05:47 Padd'n - Foregate St and 08:26 return
    06:52 Padd'n - Malvern and 09:58 return

Meanwhile, the cancellation of last night's 19:22 PAD-HFD meant that there wasn't a train at Hereford for the 04:50 to Padd'n this morning. The stock left St Philip's Marsh as ECS at 01:30, but had to travel by way of Swindon and the Severn Tunnel.
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« Reply #121 on: December 20, 2017, 09:10:36 am »

The first of those was a HST yesterday, so booked for 5 carriages with 8 yesterday and 2 today.  I think it's going to be a bit of a lottery on what turns up on the Cotswold Line over the next few months until the IETs get established!
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« Reply #122 on: December 20, 2017, 10:24:11 am »

The first of those was a HST yesterday, so booked for 5 carriages with 10 yesterday and 2 today.
10 carriage HST?  Wink
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« Reply #123 on: December 20, 2017, 11:44:06 am »

And today we have two return trips operating with 2 coaches instead of 5:

    05:47 Padd'n - Foregate St and 08:26 return
    06:52 Padd'n - Malvern and 09:58 return


And another two return trips now:

14:22 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street & return 17:28 WOF:PAD
16:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern & return 19:44 GMV:PAD

all "will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 5". Interestingly JourneyCheck isn't even bothering to give a reason for the change from the normal number of coaches.
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« Reply #124 on: December 22, 2017, 12:12:00 pm »

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09:58 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:27
Facilities on the 09:58 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:27.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 5. Service full and standing from Worcester Shrub Hill.

Well, there's a surprise.
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« Reply #125 on: December 22, 2017, 01:42:44 pm »

I only know what I read online or see in person.

The real reason the services previously worked by 5 car class
180 and are now not, is that the units have gone to get ready for Grand Central trains, who have been waiting for them for some time.

The IET 800's which were at one time promised for December, are now promised for January.
So I guess until they show up, this is how it will be? (HST's also having been reduced by sending some to Scotland.)
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« Reply #126 on: December 22, 2017, 02:45:03 pm »

<irony>You are clearly not up to date with modern procurement practices.  Modern thinking is that you don't worry if the contractor can actually deliver as you have put all that risk on them in the contract so its their problem! Simple!

As far as DfT are concerned therefore the services are running just fine and any problems you experience are just a figment of your imagination</irony>

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« Reply #127 on: December 22, 2017, 02:50:25 pm »

A warm welcome to the forum Malvern hill.

Yes we are very much in the midst of rolling stock leaving due to contractural agreements before the new replacement rolling stock has come on stream. As usual, itís the passenger who suffers.

I very much feel for those who use the North Cotswold Line of late. The service has not been good at all.
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« Reply #128 on: December 22, 2017, 03:10:15 pm »

Clearly GWR is having to manage with what it's got at the moment. It seems to be that all the substitutions are two coach Turbos replacing five coach 180s (and I understand the 16:22 Paddington - Great Malvern halts service cannot be anything else). Presumably the Cotswold Line is only getting two coach units because GWR is having to spread its existing Turbo fleet even more thinly and there are no spare three coach units.
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« Reply #129 on: December 22, 2017, 03:35:08 pm »

Looks like it could be a fun evening. National Rail Enquiries is showing the 15:22 Paddington to Great Malvern has been "delayed by overcrowding". Wonder what stock GWR have got lined up for the 16:22...
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« Reply #130 on: December 22, 2017, 03:55:50 pm »

Looks like it could be a fun evening. National Rail Enquiries is showing the 15:22 Paddington to Great Malvern has been "delayed by overcrowding". Wonder what stock GWR have got lined up for the 16:22...
I am not going to be happy if they can't provide a decent service tomorrow past Oxford.
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« Reply #131 on: December 22, 2017, 04:20:15 pm »

Looks like it could be a fun evening. National Rail Enquiries is showing the 15:22 Paddington to Great Malvern has been "delayed by overcrowding". Wonder what stock GWR have got lined up for the 16:22...

Quelle surprise:

"Facilities on the 16:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 19:25. This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time. Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 5."
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« Reply #132 on: December 22, 2017, 04:45:27 pm »

1722 cancelled from Paddington (starting at Reading) because of late running trains ahead of it???

Certainly not the sardine can that is the 1622, which seems to be ok!!

Just glad I didnít bother with the journey today
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« Reply #133 on: December 22, 2017, 04:58:44 pm »

Could be cozy on the 17.15 Carmarthen train being held until 17.20 to convey passengers for the 17.22 starting at Reading.
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« Reply #134 on: December 22, 2017, 05:13:15 pm »

At least theyíve done something, although not much of a wait for the 1749 (unless thatís dumped too)

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