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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2018, 03:28:03 pm »

It is amazing how just one or journey's, good or bad can colour one's opinion.

Indeed.

While still in my memory, I have analysed the 15 trains I travelled on - ScotRail in Scotland.
1 was cancelled
1 arrived at my destination 25 minutes late
1 arrived at my destination 20 minutes late (*)
3 arrived at my destination about 10 minutes late
2 arrived at my destination just over 5 minutes late
7 arrived at my destination on time
Journey noted (*) arrived late too late for me to make my onward connection.
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« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2018, 10:49:04 pm »

Well, I've just spent three days travelling up and down the Northern end of the West Coast Mainline and out of 10 journeys the total number on-time has been....well.....zero.... Tongue

On a couple of occaisions I caught an earlier service than the one I needed to, to make sure I made a branch/secondary line connection.
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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2018, 04:00:16 pm »

When defensive schduleing fails

Important meeting at 16:00 ... Reading

Plan - Take the 12:36 ex Melksham, change Swindon, arrive around 13:45 but
* Cancelled

Next train 14:40 (fallback option - 15:45 Reading) but
* 8 late, connection failed at Swindon

Every 15 minutes Swindon to Reading
* "Not today sir - (at 15:16) next train is 15:42. Normally there's one between"

Now 16:00 ... location, somewhere before Didcot.

Fortunately it's a rail meeting so I'm sure my hosts will be understanding
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« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2018, 04:25:05 am »

From Huffington Post - a failure of defensive scheduling?

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The much-beleaguered Transport Secretary has been ridiculed for failing to arrive for his own conference speech on time.

Chris Grayling, who previously refused to take responsibility for severe summer rail delays caused by timetable chaos, was seven minutes late for his speech in Birmingham on Monday at the Conservative Party Conference, which had been due to start at 10.54am.
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