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Author Topic: Cotswold Line services autumn 2017  (Read 5907 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2017, 03:49:04 PM »

The whole point of the email is to avoid me having to look myself!

They have helpfully told me the 1749 is short-formed though - hope I won’t be around long enough to see that
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2017, 09:57:33 PM »

Another scheduled service failing to run on the Cotswold Line:

"20:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 23:05 will be terminated at Oxford.
This is due to a shortage of train crew."
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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 06:42:07 AM »

Three more this morning

0511 ex-WOS has a fault near Moreton in Marsh
0528 ex-HFD diverted via Stroud
0512 PAD-MIM & return terminated/started OXF
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2017, 07:24:19 AM »

The 0606 ex-Charlbury (0511 ex-WOS) finally rolls in at 0706 - still waiting to leave as I write this at 0723.

We're waiting the delayed Worcester service in the opposite direction which didn't even leave Oxford until 0710 - surely someone would have had some sense to hold that to allow the first London train through the single line section - I think lots gave up and just drove over the Oxford Parkway.

I guess I just need to pray for more delays to ensure I get a discount on my season ticket renewal as no compensation otherwise for me!
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2017, 08:14:30 AM »

Three more this morning

0511 ex-WOS has a fault near Moreton in Marsh
0528 ex-HFD diverted via Stroud
0512 PAD-MIM & return terminated/started OXF

0511 finally got to Oxford 80 minutes late and was to be terminated at Didcot.

and the following 0450 Hereford - Paddington 73 late by the time it got to Oxford.

Only nine working days into October and there has been significant morning disruption on four of those days.
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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2017, 11:41:11 AM »

Just picked up on this...

"Delays to services between Evesham and Moreton-In-Marsh

Due to a fault with barriers at a level crossing between Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh all lines are blocked.

Train services running through these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed. Disruption is expected until 12:00 13/10.

Last Updated:13/10/2017 11:32"

Not sure how much actual disruption has been caused but the 09:58 Great Malvern to Paddington was started from Worcester Shrub Hill and is currently running about an hour late.
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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2017, 09:13:51 AM »

Insignificant in relation to problems many are suffering as a result of Storm Ophelia but for the record:

05:28 Hereford to Paddington delayed by congestion. Half an hour late into Oxford (and now 48 late at Ealing Broadway, presumably caught up in the latest Paddington signalling issues)

and, inevitably:

07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to congestion.
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« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2017, 06:11:58 AM »

First train this morning cancelled (06.06 from Charlbury) - on the one day this year I drag myself up at this ungodly hour!
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2017, 12:43:04 PM »

A number of issues today:

05:47 Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street terminated at Oxford (and return 08:26 WOF:PAD started at OXF) due to shortage of train crew.

10:59 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:30 will be started from Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Worcester Foregate Street.
This is due to a shortage of train drivers.

11:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 13:57 was terminated at Oxford.
This is due to a fault on this train.

14:25 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 16:59 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

(and 15:21 Worcester Shrub Hill to Paddington on Wed 18 Oct also cancelled due to staff shortages).

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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2017, 08:02:17 AM »

Slippery rails and broken down trains this morning:

05:11 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington due 07:30 has been delayed between Honeybourne and Moreton-in-Marsh and is now 20 minutes late.
This is due to slippery rails.

05:47 London Paddington to Worcester Foregate Street due 08:16 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

08:26 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington due 10:57 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.
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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2017, 10:39:08 AM »

Just noticed from Realtime Trains that the 05:11 Worcester Shrub Hill - Paddington service was cancelled again, this time "due to a problem with the traction equipment".
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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2017, 02:47:09 PM »

From JourneyCheck:

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15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58
Facilities on the 15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 5.
Last Updated:30/10/2017 14:23

Same applies to 18:35 return.
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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2017, 03:10:18 PM »

From JourneyCheck:

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15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58
Facilities on the 15:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 17:58.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 5.
Last Updated:30/10/2017 14:23

Same applies to 18:35 return.

That's going to be a little cosy. Luckily the following 15:49 Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh has eight coaches...  oh wait:

15:49 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh due 17:25 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2017, 08:51:45 AM »

For some reason the 05:28 Hereford to Paddington, which was already a little late, was delayed for a further ten minutes between Moreton-in-Marsh and Ascott-under-Wychwood. The resulting congestion seems to have caused noticeable delays on all the following services: 07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to Paddington departing Oxford 21 late; 06:53 Worcester Foregate Street to Didcot Parkway 35 late at Oxford; and the 06:42 Hereford to Paddington has just left Charlbury 13 late.
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« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2017, 08:57:12 AM »

Slippery rails?
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