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« on: March 22, 2018, 01:28:50 pm »

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17:30 London Paddington to Taunton due 20:31
Facilities on the 17:30 London Paddington to Taunton due 20:31.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10.
Last Updated:22/03/2018 13:08

Oops ... at least there's another train half an hour later

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18:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads due 19:44
Facilities on the 18:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads due 19:44.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10.
Last Updated:22/03/2018 13:06
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 02:13:21 pm »

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17:30 London Paddington to Taunton due 20:31
Facilities on the 17:30 London Paddington to Taunton due 20:31.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10.
Last Updated:22/03/2018 13:08

Oops ... at least there's another train half an hour later

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18:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads due 19:44
Facilities on the 18:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads due 19:44.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 10.
Last Updated:22/03/2018 13:06

How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 02:29:10 pm »

How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!

It doesn't say that it's IETs needing repair.    Could be an HST shortage, so they've taken an HST diagram off and spread a 10 car train over 2 x 5 car services.

Just thank goodness the train being split wasn't due to be formed of a whole load of 153s joined to each other!
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 03:20:40 pm »

They have been running round as 5s all day.   3 ex Swansea and 1 ex Taunton affected this morning,.   They are IET diagrams.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 04:56:19 pm »

Better than running around as 10s with 5 of them locked I suppose!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2018, 05:44:33 pm »

How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!

It doesn't say that it's IETs needing repair.    Could be an HST shortage, so they've taken an HST diagram off and spread a 10 car train over 2 x 5 car services.

There has been a shortage of serviceable IETs today.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2018, 11:47:52 pm »

How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!

They are, like all new trains, going through the reliability 'bathtub curve'.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2018, 09:48:00 am »

How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!

They are, like all new trains, going through the reliability 'bathtub curve'.

I thought that Japanese engineering didn't follow such common place rules....... Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2018, 11:50:06 am »

How on Earth are there already "more IETs than usual needing repairs"? They're brand new for God's sake!

They are, like all new trains, going through the reliability 'bathtub curve'.

I thought that Japanese engineering didn't follow such common place rules....... Roll Eyes Tongue

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