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Author Topic: First turbo to Weymouth?  (Read 2417 times)
martyjon
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 10:07:43 PM »

20:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth due 23:07

20:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth due 23:07 will no longer call at Avoncliff, Thornford and Chetnole.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:11/02/2018 20:20


If this service was operated by a non SDO turbo WHY tell lies to the travelling public, tell them the truth, THE TRAIN FOR THIS SERVICE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO STOP AT THESE STATIONS.
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2018, 10:43:35 PM »

20:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth due 23:07

20:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth due 23:07 will no longer call at Avoncliff, Thornford and Chetnole.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:11/02/2018 20:20


If this service was operated by a non SDO turbo WHY tell lies to the travelling public, tell them the truth, THE TRAIN FOR THIS SERVICE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO STOP AT THESE STATIONS.

But there IS a fault - it's missing bits that it needs ...

I do wonder how often that service actually calls at Chetnole and Thornford even if it can - not exactly a busy time at that remote location and it only calls on request.
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 10:06:29 AM »

If this service was operated by a non SDO turbo WHY tell lies to the travelling public, tell them the truth, THE TRAIN FOR THIS SERVICE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO STOP AT THESE STATIONS.

But there IS a fault - it's missing bits that it needs ...


NO, there isn't a fault as it was a non SDO turbo. It would have been a fault if it had been modified to a SDO turbo which had developed a fault which was not the case hence the capitalised TRUE reason suggested.
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 10:11:00 AM »

Makes you ask the question if the Turbos aren't ready to provide the required service then why are the running on this line instead of a 150/158 that can do the job? Once again it's the passenger inconvenienced at the convenience of the rail operator.
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 10:31:22 AM »

Makes you ask the question if the Turbos aren't ready to provide the required service then why are the running on this line instead of a 150/158 that can do the job? Once again it's the passenger inconvenienced at the convenience of the rail operator.

Because the 150/1s almost all headed north 10 day ago, and the remaining ones, and the 150/2s are having to run the diagrams they used to cover in Devon and west thereof. 
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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2018, 08:31:18 AM »

Update on turbo stopping patterns at short platforms

Stonehouse and Melksham - special arrangements and signage in place and working for services run by turbo trains which do not have SDO installed.  Working well - turbo services are NOT missing out these stations, and the extra time taken at the stops is compensated by the running of 90 mph trains on 75 mph schedules.

Avoncliff - where a turbo without SDO is scheduled to stop, the stop is missed.  Alternative arrangements - doubling back and an extra stop on another service on the line (trains run every 30 minutes) are available.  And many services though there are not (yet) turbo.

Dilton Marsh - as Avoncliff, but a bit easier for arrivals as the stop's only made on request so train crew will know and personally be able to advise.

Chetnole and Thornford - GWR are concentrating their precious few SDO fitted Turbos on this line to minimise the need for skips.  Passenger numbers at these two stations are low (and I suspect seasonal), the stops are only "on request", and I suspect that the inconvenience when a skip is made will be to very few people. Mind you - no other trains typically close by to pick up the stops, so this is a low number but high inconvenience disruption.

The daily issue of the 05:17 Gloucester to Southampton terminating and restarting at Westbury makes for a noticeable number of unhappy people who are used to settling down at Swindon / Chippenham for the ride to Warminster / Salisbury and the last thing they want in the middle of their journey is to be turfed out of a nice warm seat and train for exercise via the subway and a cold wait for the arrival of the ongoing service!
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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2018, 08:52:15 AM »

Update on turbo stopping patterns at short platforms

Stonehouse and Melksham - special arrangements and signage in place and working for services run by turbo trains which do not have SDO installed.  Working well - turbo services are NOT missing out these stations, and the extra time taken at the stops is compensated by the running of 90 mph trains on 75 mph schedules.

Avoncliff - where a turbo without SDO is scheduled to stop, the stop is missed.  Alternative arrangements - doubling back and an extra stop on another service on the line (trains run every 30 minutes) are available.  And many services though there are not (yet) turbo.

Dilton Marsh - as Avoncliff, but a bit easier for arrivals as the stop's only made on request so train crew will know and personally be able to advise.

Chetnole and Thornford - GWR are concentrating their precious few SDO fitted Turbos on this line to minimise the need for skips.  Passenger numbers at these two stations are low (and I suspect seasonal), the stops are only "on request", and I suspect that the inconvenience when a skip is made will be to very few people. Mind you - no other trains typically close by to pick up the stops, so this is a low number but high inconvenience disruption.

The daily issue of the 05:17 Gloucester to Southampton terminating and restarting at Westbury makes for a noticeable number of unhappy people who are used to settling down at Swindon / Chippenham for the ride to Warminster / Salisbury and the last thing they want in the middle of their journey is to be turfed out of a nice warm seat and train for exercise via the subway and a cold wait for the arrival of the ongoing service!

Dilton Marsh is bring missed if there is a non SDO Turbo on a service, and the next Cardiff to Portsmouth calling in lieu
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