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« Reply #645 on: December 18, 2018, 08:10:50 pm »

Track circuit failure on the single line through Melksham.

Again!   Showing signs of its age .. no longer the sleepy backwater it was a few years ago ...
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« Reply #646 on: December 18, 2018, 08:15:15 pm »

Track circuit failure on the single line through Melksham.

Again!   Showing signs of its age .. no longer the sleepy backwater it was a few years ago ...

Graham do you think network rail will redouble the lines and improve the route through Melksham, or do you think they are waiting for Melksham,s council tax payers to foot the bill?.
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« Reply #647 on: December 18, 2018, 08:38:41 pm »

Track circuit failure on the single line through Melksham.

Again!   Showing signs of its age .. no longer the sleepy backwater it was a few years ago ...

Graham do you think network rail will redouble the lines and improve the route through Melksham, or do you think they are waiting for Melksham,s council tax payers to foot the bill?.

We would l wish,
We would all never get in the near future.
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« Reply #648 on: December 19, 2018, 06:50:54 am »

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07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15
07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15 will be starting late from Westbury and is expected to be 5 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.

5 minutes late ... no great problem
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« Reply #649 on: December 19, 2018, 07:00:33 am »

Track circuit failure on the single line through Melksham.

Again!   Showing signs of its age .. no longer the sleepy backwater it was a few years ago ...

Graham do you think network rail will redouble the lines and improve the route through Melksham, or do you think they are waiting for Melksham,s council tax payers to foot the bill?.

There's not a simple choice one way or the other.  Many parties and many funding sources come together for improvements.   Melksham's councils are certainly prepared to put some money where their mouth is in support of developing public transport and improvements; not only the significant and documented match funding for the Melksham Station Hub, but also considerable other work such as on bus shelters which is also ongoing and in the public record of the Town Council, and indirectly in financial support for developing the neighbourhood plan, which makes a point of being public and sustainable / green transport friendly.

The line as a whole passes though Melksham and the majority of traffic is not to or from the town and funding of major resource reliability and capacity are beyond the town's resources and it would not be reasonable to expect the local council tax payers to stump up.   Just as the council tax payers of Dawlish are not expected to pay for all the work on the sea wall there.   A variety of other wider funders are involved.
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« Reply #650 on: December 19, 2018, 07:41:21 am »

Not a good morning

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07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05
07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05 will be diverted between Trowbridge and Chippenham.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It is being delayed between Trowbridge and Chippenham and is now expected to be 9 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

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07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15
07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15 will be diverted between Trowbridge and Chippenham.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It is being delayed at Westbury by 5 minutes, will be further delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 14 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
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« Reply #651 on: December 19, 2018, 01:48:27 pm »

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12:49 Swindon to Frome due 13:40
12:49 Swindon to Frome due 13:40 has been delayed at Chippenham and is now 15 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
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« Reply #652 on: December 19, 2018, 01:51:40 pm »

Not a good morning

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07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05
07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05 will be diverted between Trowbridge and Chippenham.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It is being delayed between Trowbridge and Chippenham and is now expected to be 9 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

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07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15
07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15 will be diverted between Trowbridge and Chippenham.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It is being delayed at Westbury by 5 minutes, will be further delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 14 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.


Advice for Melksham passengers - Zilch
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« Reply #653 on: December 19, 2018, 08:22:31 pm »

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19:32 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 21:33
19:32 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 21:33 will be diverted between Trowbridge and Chippenham.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It has been previously delayed, is being further delayed between Trowbridge and Chippenham and is now expected to be 52 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Last Updated:19/12/2018 20:18
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« Reply #654 on: December 19, 2018, 08:56:16 pm »

update ...

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19:32 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 21:33
19:32 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 21:33 will be diverted between Trowbridge and Chippenham and terminated at Gloucester.
It will no longer call at Melksham and Cheltenham Spa.
It has been previously delayed, is being further delayed between Trowbridge and Chippenham and is now expected to be 52 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

... sadly a complete lack of customer information.

I happened to be down at Melksham Station (change of community poster) and the train said "delayed" on the board ... and a few minutes later just disappeared.  No advise given .. a gentleman who had to get back to Swindon asked "what do I do now ...." .... system certainly wasn't telling him ...
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« Reply #655 on: December 19, 2018, 09:18:04 pm »

update ...

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19:32 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 21:33
19:32 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 21:33 will be diverted between Trowbridge and Chippenham and terminated at Gloucester.
It will no longer call at Melksham and Cheltenham Spa.
It has been previously delayed, is being further delayed between Trowbridge and Chippenham and is now expected to be 52 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

... sadly a complete lack of customer information.

I happened to be down at Melksham Station (change of community poster) and the train said "delayed" on the board ... and a few minutes later just disappeared.  No advise given .. a gentleman who had to get back to Swindon asked "what do I do now ...." .... system certainly wasn't telling him ...


Well Grahame, I hope you did.
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« Reply #656 on: December 19, 2018, 09:23:34 pm »

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19:32 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 21:33
19:32 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 21:33 will be diverted between Trowbridge and Chippenham and terminated at Gloucester.
It will no longer call at Melksham and Cheltenham Spa.
It has been previously delayed, is being further delayed between Trowbridge and Chippenham and is now expected to be 52 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

... sadly a complete lack of customer information.

I happened to be down at Melksham Station (change of community poster) and the train said "delayed" on the board ... and a few minutes later just disappeared.  No advise given .. a gentleman who had to get back to Swindon asked "what do I do now ...." .... system certainly wasn't telling him ...


Is that, That track circuit fault again?. Is this the train, 2M18 I,m tracking it, it is now approaching Kemble.
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« Reply #657 on: December 20, 2018, 11:33:12 am »

What do you make of this one.

11:10 Weymouth to Gloucester due 14:31

Facilities on the 11:10 Weymouth to Gloucester due 14:31.

Toilet facilities are not available at both ends.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Additional Information
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause


How can a fault on the train affect the provision of toilet facilities at Weymouth and Gloucester and of course Westbury where the unit returns to after this duty.
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« Reply #658 on: December 22, 2018, 09:32:06 am »

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18:32 Westbury to Swindon due 19:22
18:32 Westbury to Swindon due 19:22 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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19:36 Swindon to Westbury due 20:20
19:36 Swindon to Westbury due 20:20 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Could have been even worse! The 16:32 from Westbury to Swindon and 17:36 from Swindon back to Westbury were also showing as cancelled, but have now been reinstated.

No further advice for intending travellers on these trains again.....
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« Reply #659 on: December 22, 2018, 09:47:19 am »

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18:32 Westbury to Swindon due 19:22
18:32 Westbury to Swindon due 19:22 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

[snip]

No further advice for intending travellers on these trains again.....

Better not say "wait for next train" ... 4th January 2019 at 07:04!
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