Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum
GWR advice during Coronavirus
Coffee Shop during Coronavirus
Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 today - Tuesday Club - ONLINE
tomorrow - Melksham RUG - POSTPONED
15/07/2020 - Harness social media - ONLINE
22/07/2020 - Melksham Rail User Group CANX
Random Image
Train Running Polls Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
July 07, 2020, 06:53:30 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[81] End of the Monday-Friday commute? Transport watchdog calls for...
[53] Heart of Wales - mostly closed until end of August 2020
[36] Gipsy patch lane new bridge in North Bristol DELAYED
[34] Low bridge? no problem
[32] Electric trains to Exeter? How do you see it happening?
[28] £2 billion package to create new era for cycling and walking
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5
  Print  
Author Topic: Brightons gone again  (Read 12721 times)
bignosemac
Data Manager
Hero Member
******
Posts: 17357


Birthday Avatar: 47 143.


View Profile
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2018, 09:59:24 pm »

The GWR Brighton services can be quite handy. I've used them several times over the years. A through train is always more preferable than a change so I wouldn't want the see the service split.

It would however be a more natural fit if it were operated by SWR.
Logged

grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29893



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2018, 08:57:49 am »

The GWR Brighton services can be quite handy. I've used them several times over the years. A through train is always more preferable than a change so I wouldn't want the see the service split.

It would however be a more natural fit if it were operated by SWR.

Capped at both ends today. Engineering works at Bristol Parkway and lack of crew south of Westbury.

Quote
12:29 Filton Abbey Wood to Brighton due 16:18
12:29 Filton Abbey Wood to Brighton due 16:18 will be terminated at Westbury.
It will no longer call at Dilton Marsh, Warminster, Salisbury, Romsey, Southampton Central, Fareham, Cosham, Havant, Chichester, Barnham, Worthing, Shoreham-By-Sea, Hove and Brighton.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Not sure where a "natural home" would be.  Even for SWR it goes beyond their current easterly limit of operation, and it goes north west of their other end at Bristol.  Some might suggest Cross Country, but their record to Brighton isn't encouraging ...
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
rogerpatenall
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 245



View Profile
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2018, 04:05:43 pm »

Caped, perhaps. Unless things have changed from my days as a lad at Cary.
Logged
want2workrail
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 18



View Profile
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2018, 09:58:22 pm »

Aren't the Brighton trains all run by the FGW small depot based at Fratton? I can't see how issues of Westbury crews affect this?
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29893



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2018, 10:34:07 pm »

Aren't the Brighton trains all run by the FGW small depot based at Fratton? I can't see how issues of Westbury crews affect this?

Not sure if it's purely Fratton crews who have Brighton route knowledge, but there are certainly turns where Fratton and Westbury crews can be swapped over.   Could be that a Westbury shortage is filled by a Fratton crew and that prevents a Brighton run.  Certainly had staff sickness at Fratton filled from Westbury in the past, and the Swindon - Westbury service lost for half a day as a result!
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
RA
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 176


View Profile
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2018, 12:02:07 am »

Aren't the Brighton trains all run by the FGW small depot based at Fratton? I can't see how issues of Westbury crews affect this?
That is correct. Unlike Wessex Trains days when Westbury crews worked the loco and coaches to Brighton, Westbury now only sign as far as Havant.
Logged
Timmer
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5498


View Profile
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2018, 10:25:26 am »

Today’s Brighton’s terminate and start from Westbury today. Train crew.
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29893



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2018, 04:56:50 pm »

Quote
17:02 Brighton to Filton Abbey Wood due 20:48
17:02 Brighton to Filton Abbey Wood due 20:48 will be started from Westbury.
It will no longer call at Brighton, Hove, Shoreham-By-Sea, Worthing, Barnham, Chichester, Havant, Cosham, Fareham, Southampton Central, Romsey, Salisbury and Warminster.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
rogerw
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 947



View Profile
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2018, 06:34:03 pm »

0/2 so far this week.  Probably a very small number of Fratton crew who sign that route
Logged

I like to travel.  It lets me feel I'm getting somewhere.
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29893



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2018, 04:39:13 am »

Quote
12:22 Filton Abbey Wood to Brighton due 16:14 will be terminated at Bristol Temple Meads.
It will no longer call at Bath Spa, Freshford, Avoncliff, Bradford-On-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury, Dilton Marsh, Warminster, Salisbury, Romsey, Southampton Central, Fareham, Cosham, Havant, Chichester, Barnham, Worthing, Shoreham-By-Sea, Hove and Brighton.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Quote
17:02 Brighton to Filton Abbey Wood due 20:48 will be started from Bristol Temple Meads.
It will no longer call at Brighton, Hove, Shoreham-By-Sea, Worthing, Barnham, Chichester, Havant, Cosham, Fareham, Southampton Central, Romsey, Salisbury, Warminster, Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-On-Avon, Bath Spa, Oldfield Park and Keynsham.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29893



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2018, 09:50:41 am »

Not gone - just diverted.

Quote
08:59 Brighton to Filton Abbey Wood due 12:53
08:59 Brighton to Filton Abbey Wood due 12:53 will be diverted between Fareham and Romsey.
It will no longer call at Southampton Central but will call additionally at Eastleigh.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

For through passengers, no great issue.   For Southampton passengers - there are hourly services from the South Coast and 2 an hour to / via Salisbury anyway to drop back to.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
paul7755
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 4736


View Profile
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2018, 11:26:35 am »

Not gone - just diverted.

Quote
08:59 Brighton to Filton Abbey Wood due 12:53
08:59 Brighton to Filton Abbey Wood due 12:53 will be diverted between Fareham and Romsey.
It will no longer call at Southampton Central but will call additionally at Eastleigh.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

For through passengers, no great issue.   For Southampton passengers - there are hourly services from the South Coast and 2 an hour to / via Salisbury anyway to drop back to.
Also depending on where the exact fault is there may still be a service from Eastleigh to Southampton.
Logged
Clan Line
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 398



View Profile
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2018, 05:15:08 pm »

I caught the 1410 from Southampton Central this afternoon - was there about 30 mins beforehand and everything seemed to be running normally then ................in fact, amazingly, my train was on time at Southampton and into Warminster.................but.... the train down was 12 mins late.
Logged
froome
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 503


View Profile Email
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2018, 08:15:53 am »

I may have been on the same train coming down, arriving about 12 minutes late into Southampton Central. The connection for the Sussex coast is 22 minutes, so for a change it was arriving in time this time, but there were no announcements on the train to alert people to the signalling problems. So those wanting to catch the Sussex coast train got off at Southampton to then discover their train was cancelled. Had that be announced in advance, they could have stayed on until Fratton and changed there.
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29893



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2018, 10:35:29 am »

Quote
08:59 Brighton to Great Malvern due 14:30
08:59 Brighton to Great Malvern due 14:30 will be started from Hove.
It will no longer call at Brighton.
This is due to a late running train being in front of this one.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page