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« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2008, 10:30:59 am »

Possibly a follow uup of the situation earlier.
150265 was on Falmouth but before working the 12:47 to Falmouth it was declared a failure by the driver as exhaust fumes were entering the passenger saloon.
150231(Arriva) was on the 12:44 Plymouth-Penzance and was terminated at Truro to be swaped with 265. The driver of 231 then said he wouldn't take 265 so it was moved into the yard. 150231 was put on to the Falmouth branch leaving 5 mins late. Everyone on 231 then had to wait for the HST (High Speed Train) 35 mins behind.
265 forms half of the 16:40 to Exeter St Davids and the other half would be a 153 or 150. Don't know why it was started at Truro as it is two units on the 16:40, both the units from Bristol.

I belive that fault on265 went in to the fault book about 2months ago!
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« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2008, 01:40:40 pm »

Possibly a follow uup of the situation earlier.
150265 was on Falmouth but before working the 12:47 to Falmouth it was declared a failure by the driver as exhaust fumes were entering the passenger saloon.
150231(Arriva) was on the 12:44 Plymouth-Penzance and was terminated at Truro to be swaped with 265. The driver of 231 then said he wouldn't take 265 so it was moved into the yard. 150231 was put on to the Falmouth branch leaving 5 mins late. Everyone on 231 then had to wait for the HST (High Speed Train) 35 mins behind.
265 forms half of the 16:40 to Exeter St Davids and the other half would be a 153 or 150. Don't know why it was started at Truro as it is two units on the 16:40, both the units from Bristol.

I belive that fault on265 went in to the fault book about 2months ago!
Oh dear, I have travelled on it about 3 times since then. Don't know why they only decided to fail it yesterday.
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« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2008, 06:52:27 pm »

Possibly a follow uup of the situation earlier.
150265 was on Falmouth but before working the 12:47 to Falmouth it was declared a failure by the driver as exhaust fumes were entering the passenger saloon.
150231(Arriva) was on the 12:44 Plymouth-Penzance and was terminated at Truro to be swaped with 265. The driver of 231 then said he wouldn't take 265 so it was moved into the yard. 150231 was put on to the Falmouth branch leaving 5 mins late. Everyone on 231 then had to wait for the HST (High Speed Train) 35 mins behind.
265 forms half of the 16:40 to Exeter St Davids and the other half would be a 153 or 150. Don't know why it was started at Truro as it is two units on the 16:40, both the units from Bristol.
That train is only a 2 car 150, it comes off the Gunnislake.
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« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2008, 07:18:57 pm »

Possibly a follow uup of the situation earlier.
150265 was on Falmouth but before working the 12:47 to Falmouth it was declared a failure by the driver as exhaust fumes were entering the passenger saloon.
150231(Arriva) was on the 12:44 Plymouth-Penzance and was terminated at Truro to be swaped with 265. The driver of 231 then said he wouldn't take 265 so it was moved into the yard. 150231 was put on to the Falmouth branch leaving 5 mins late. Everyone on 231 then had to wait for the HST (High Speed Train) 35 mins behind.
265 forms half of the 16:40 to Exeter St Davids and the other half would be a 153 or 150. Don't know why it was started at Truro as it is two units on the 16:40, both the units from Bristol.
That train is only a 2 car 150, it comes off the Gunnislake.
Must be lucky then, I've seen it 2x 150 and 150+153, both Bristol units.
Remember it is Saturday serivce.
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« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2008, 09:30:31 pm »

The 16.40 off PZ on a Saturday is indeed booked a four car.....
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« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2008, 12:26:17 am »

never mind about how many and what units it should have been what about the passengers just left stranded untill yhe next service turns up but dont stop at there destination Angry Angry
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« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2008, 12:48:49 am »

Fair comment, cornishman - it's no comfort to those left stranded on any platform to know what's supposed to have turned up!

If we accept (as we probably have to) that many stations - such as St Erth, Hayle, Camborne and Nailsea & Backwell - are unmanned, how about FGW (First Great Western) installing some method of contacting 'Control' to find out just what the heck is happening?  Perhaps something like AA or RAC roadside phone boxes - so we can at least find out whether it's worth hanging around on the platform???

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« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2008, 07:56:59 am »

I am still baffled as to why it was cancelled.
There was a 153 or 150 (depending on what happened at Plymouth) there to form it.
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« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2008, 10:47:43 am »

Not sure to the exact reason but the Saturday before the 16:40 ex PNZ was only a two car set so maybe the other unit was elsewhere....
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« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2008, 03:51:19 pm »

Not sure to the exact reason but the Saturday before the 16:40 ex PNZ was only a two car set so maybe the other unit was elsewhere....
No it wasn't. I saw it ATW (Arriva Trains Wales (former TOC (Train Operating Company))) 150 and a Refurb 153.
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« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2008, 11:17:13 pm »

Sorry, thought you were referring to the weekday service, it may not have started from pnz because the crew were in Truro on the terminated unit.
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« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2008, 11:21:39 pm »

Saturdays are strange, the 11:45 ish off PNZ to PLY» (Plymouth - next trains) is booked for two units. On arrival at PLY they split one works the 14:41 to PNZ and then attatches to another unit at Penzance. The 16:40 off PNZ is then two units to Plymouth where it joins a third, this being the one that split off the 11:45ish arrival from Penzance... This unit has just sat spare at PLY all afternoon, strange move when the 14:41 down is always wedged...

Of note is todays 11:40 ex PNZ was actually a 158 as booked, make the most of it, no booked 158 work west of EXD» (Exeter St Davids - next trains) from May 17th...

Also, in the summer TT the Falmouth is booked x2 153 as is the 14:08 PLY to PNZ and 16:44 PNZ to EXD.
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« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2008, 07:05:57 am »

the reason they terminated it at truro was to do a unit swop with the falmouth which had failed due to fumes in the cab. thats still no excuse for leaving passengers scatching there heads thinking my train has just vanished Huh
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« Reply #58 on: April 22, 2008, 07:49:28 am »

the reason they terminated it at truro was to do a unit swop with the falmouth which had failed due to fumes in the cab. thats still no excuse for leaving passengers scatching there heads thinking my train has just vanished Huh
I was one of those passengers.
Had to ask the traincrew what was going on as there were no announcments.
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« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2008, 07:54:43 am »

I have just received a nice e-mail appoligizing for this, they did say a load of rubbish though. They said the service was cancelled due to a fault in the drivers cab. No it wasn't, they set swapped it for a broken unit which they knew wouldn't work. They will send ^8 travel vouchers though, strange as I never sent off my tickets which came to just under ^8. Also strange as I was only delayed by about 30 mins.
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