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Author Topic: Unhelpful Information During Disruption on 20/11/17  (Read 1258 times)
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« on: November 20, 2017, 01:44:01 pm »

Overrunning engineering work at Bristol Parkway (BPW) this morning meant a long list of First bus services which were accepting rail tickets on the National Rail Enquiry site.  Sadly for those not used to the bus timetable they would have found that the X5 from Weston-super-Mare ceased running to BPW some time ago and the X6A to/from Yatton Station ceased from the same date.  Presumably GWR don't receive/keep accurate updates for such emergencies.

When the X5 did go all the way to BPW you needed to take a packed lunch if travelling the whole route. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 02:09:48 pm »

It wasn't just Bristol Parkway ...

This morning at 6am I cycled to BPW for my train to Birmingham .. cancelled .. and was told all trains north where cancelled to at least 0930.

Being inventive I asked about Patchway or Filton Abbeywood for trains to Cardiff then Birmingham. No good either, apparently no trains from Lawrence Hill onwards!

Why couldn't they run buses to Cheltenham? rather than telling everyone to just a local bus.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 02:24:36 pm »

Just for the record.  The problem was caused by the failure to sign the new Bristol Parkway workstation into use at Thames Valley Signalling Centre.  This affected all routes Patchway/Filton Abbey Wood/Charfield/Chipping Sodbury.  Apparently additional time was required due to some 'paperwork' issues Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 03:34:12 pm »

Owing to the disruption on this site early this morning (thanks for dealing with it so quickly Graham) I hastily re-wrote my OP at lunch time and the dispruption (!) ended up in the topic heading! Apologies for that and for the forbearance of others in not drawing attention to it until chuffed pointed it out to me - as he would. Mods may need to help if it keeps recurring.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 05:38:23 pm »

Owing to the disruption on this site early this morning (thanks for dealing with it so quickly Graham) I hastily re-wrote my OP at lunch time and the dispruption (!) ended up in the topic heading! Apologies for that and for the forbearance of others in not drawing attention to it until chuffed pointed it out to me - as he would. Mods may need to help if it keeps recurring.

If you're asking for our help in dealing with chuffed, trainer, I can certainly do that.

Jackal from Nailsea.  Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 07:06:15 pm »

Oh I see it all now ...it must be duff up chuffed time.

 A word of warning.... I'm like Sergei Meerkat when I lose my glasses in the saloon bar !

I shall look out for Anubis driving certain green and white vans in the Nailsea area.
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