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« Reply #390 on: July 28, 2018, 06:48:01 am »

Along with a severely curtailed service to/from Weymouth. Just what's needed when SWR services to/from Weymouth are also disrupted due to strikes.

Have Westbury based GWR staff come out in sympathy for their SWR colleagues?  Tongue

At least the rain will be keeping some daytrippers at home. GWR's inability to ensure adequate staffing levels will put off the rest.

And still there is silence from Mark Hopwood to the general public on the woeful performance of the company he's supposedly running.
Disappointed to see the poor service being offered on the Weymouth line today, not only services running short but also short formed as well. Not good with SWR services not running between Yeovil and Weymouth. The weather may put a few off but itís not forecast to be a washout today; that comes tomorrow.

I expect GWR will have to arrange coaches to cover the 1608 and 1830 trains between Weymouth and Westbury?
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« Reply #391 on: July 28, 2018, 08:14:33 am »

Remind me why ... if class 2 trains are cancelled at Dilton Marsh, Oldfiled Park or Keynsham, stop orders can be added to class 1 trains that pass through shortly thereafter, why that can't / don't do that for Melksham (e.g. 1C75 for 2M52).

You can now get 3 carriages of an HST or IET on the platform, and today there is almost no freight on the line and (!!!) no local trains, so the line capacity issue is also a very lame excuse if tried!

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« Reply #392 on: July 28, 2018, 08:44:32 am »

There's your photo Graham - the moment the three coaches of IET 1C75 fit next to the platform as it passes through!
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« Reply #393 on: July 28, 2018, 09:01:37 am »

I hope it doesn't detract from the success of the carnival Graham, I know how much effort goes into organising these events in small towns.
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« Reply #394 on: July 28, 2018, 09:04:58 am »

And still they keep (not) coming

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14:15 Westbury to Swindon due 15:05

14:15 Westbury to Swindon due 15:05 will be cancelled.

This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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16:07 Swindon to Westbury due 16:50

16:07 Swindon to Westbury due 16:50 will be cancelled.

This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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19:32 Westbury to Swindon due 20:19

19:32 Westbury to Swindon due 20:19 will be cancelled.

This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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18:14 Swindon to Westbury due 18:58

18:14 Swindon to Westbury due 18:58 will be cancelled.

This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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20:36 Swindon to Westbury due 21:20

20:36 Swindon to Westbury due 21:20 will be cancelled.

This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #395 on: July 28, 2018, 09:07:33 am »

With today's cancellations I am really drawn to Graham's post which opened this thread back in January.

I'm looking for a reduced cancellation rate from the awful results last month ... logging my data here to keep track.

1st January 2018

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11:47 Westbury to Swindon due 12:34
11:47 Westbury to Swindon due 12:34 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train drivers.

12:47 Swindon to Frome due 13:41
12:47 Swindon to Frome due 13:41 will be started from Westbury.
It will no longer call at Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge.
This is due to a shortage of train drivers.

I'm going to treat today as a practise run ... as I have been told that things should get really very much better from return to general work on 2nd January ... here's hoping ...

P.S. Whilst any cancellation is regrettable, the cancellation of the 11:47 / 12:47 round trip is perhaps the least regretted one all day - at a quiet time of day, and followed by another service around 40 minutes later.

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« Reply #396 on: July 28, 2018, 09:41:23 am »

They seem to have restored some of the Weymouth services. When I looked earlier this morning there were quite a few stopping short.
Now there is only one, the 18.30 Weymouth.
It might seem like Melksham has been hit by this restoration of Weymouth services.
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« Reply #397 on: July 28, 2018, 10:29:11 am »

I hope it doesn't detract from the success of the carnival Graham, I know how much effort goes into organising these events in small towns.

Thank you;   I doubt it will effect the success of the carnival as that's very much "by the town, for the town".  It will dampen the spirits of the walkers, especially if challenged on reliability by anyone in the crowd as we hand out timetables.

I was at the station to video the first IET from Paddington in passenger service headed beyond Taunton.   Ironically, the video is "spoiled" by the people walking across in front of me ... waiting for the 10:01 train which wasn't going to turn up.    Found myself helping make arrangements for 8 people who were at the station and relying on GWR to transport them, but for whom the cancellation and alternatives were far from clear.   Putting "CANCELLED" on a TV Screen is not enough, especially when it turns out that no alternative plans had been made, plan was to be reactive rather than proactive.
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« Reply #398 on: July 28, 2018, 12:35:51 pm »

Advice for passengers posted on Journey Check at 1225
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« Reply #399 on: July 28, 2018, 01:02:04 pm »

Advice for passengers posted on Journey Check at 1225

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Cancellations to services between Westbury and Swindon
Due to a shortage of train crew between Westbury and Swindon fewer trains are able to run on all lines.
Train services running through these stations will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
Customer Advice
Owing to a shortage of train crew there is a heavily reduced service on the Melksham branch line (1) today. Customers at Westbury and Trowbridge for Chippenham and Swindon and vice-versa are requested to circulate for Bath Spa. Passengers at Westbury and Trowbridge for Melksham are requested to speak to Station Staff. Customers at Melksham will be provided with a Taxi to Chippenham/Trowbridge as appropriate (2). Passengers at Swindon and Chippenham for Melksham are requested to speak to Station Staff.
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1. Bloomin funny branch line with HSTs and IETs and heavy freight flying through.  Me thinks it sounds far better to say "branch line" than to admit they have withdrawn stopping trains from what's a significant main line at the moment!

2. That's if they know how to get in touch and who to ask ... nothing / no-one at the station to tell them.   Just seeing the work "cancelled" on a display screen is not sufficient to tell people that they must press the "help" button,  choose the "looking for information" option, then state that the information they want is about when and how transport will be provided, ... only at which point is it ordered.
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« Reply #400 on: July 28, 2018, 06:21:10 pm »

Along with a severely curtailed service to/from Weymouth. Just what's needed when SWR services to/from Weymouth are also disrupted due to strikes.

Have Westbury based GWR staff come out in sympathy for their SWR colleagues?  Tongue

At least the rain will be keeping some daytrippers at home. GWR's inability to ensure adequate staffing levels will put off the rest.

And still there is silence from Mark Hopwood to the general public on the woeful performance of the company he's supposedly running.
Disappointed to see the poor service being offered on the Weymouth line today, not only services running short but also short formed as well. Not good with SWR services not running between Yeovil and Weymouth. The weather may put a few off but itís not forecast to be a washout today; that comes tomorrow.

I expect GWR will have to arrange coaches to cover the 1608 and 1830 trains between Weymouth and Westbury?

No coaches. GWR Twitter telling people the next train after the 1830 is at 2014, otherwise to use the Help Point or speak to station staff.   In other words, abandoning their passengers and passing the buck to whoever staffs the Help Point line or to SWR staff.     Hanging them out to dry in other words
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« Reply #401 on: July 28, 2018, 09:22:07 pm »

Taxi & send bill to GWR citing Consumer Rights Act.
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« Reply #402 on: July 29, 2018, 09:01:53 am »

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16:20 Westbury to Swindon due 17:04

16:20 Westbury to Swindon due 17:04 will be cancelled.

This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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17:18 Swindon to Westbury due 17:59

17:18 Swindon to Westbury due 17:59 will be cancelled.

This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #403 on: July 29, 2018, 09:05:56 am »

Two down. 11 still standing at time of writing. 81.8%.  Target 99.5%.  Regional 4 week performance around 95%. Service gap over 4 hours.
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« Reply #404 on: July 29, 2018, 09:11:23 am »

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17:18 Swindon to Westbury due 17:59 will be reinstated and will now run as scheduled.
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