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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2018, 11:19:50 pm »


No, it's a through turn of duty.

What does that mean in the particular example of the the late drive into Weymouth?
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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2018, 02:25:48 am »


No, it's a through turn of duty.

What does that mean in the particular example of the the late drive into Weymouth?

As an educated guess, Westbury based driver ... something like
21:40 Westbury to 23:13 Weymouth
05:33 Weymouth to 07:10 Westbury
... which would be a 9 hour 30 minute duty.
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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2018, 12:59:49 pm »

Does the 6 hours and 20 minutes break between drives count toward the drivers hours? Just one shift with a very long paid break between drives?
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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2018, 04:52:25 pm »

A long wait to take the train back to Westbury.
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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2018, 05:13:20 pm »

Does the 6 hours and 20 minutes break between drives count toward the drivers hours? Just one shift with a very long paid break between drives?

The driver's hours start when he/she signs on and finish when they sign off
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2018, 04:50:26 pm »

Yet more problems today(15 August). 1531 Weymouth left as ecs to Westbury, presumably no guard. The 2048 Bristol to Weymouth cancelled beyond Westbury, lack of crew. This might impact on 0533 tomorrow.
The train from Great Malvern skip stopping north of Bristol to gain some lost time.
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2018, 07:35:54 pm »

Not getting any better either:

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17:30 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads due 20:09 has been previously delayed, is being further delayed at Maiden Newton and is now expected to be 70 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2018, 08:39:37 pm »

It's probably similar to a SWR NIGHT turn for Basingstoke crew who do the 01:05 Waterloo to Southampton.  The Driver is then on PNB until 04:52 Southampton to Waterloo (being relieved at Basingstoke on the up journey).
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2018, 08:46:01 pm »

This has been confirmed by a Westbury driver as their night shift. If the 165/6s need to go to Jersey Sidings, drivers are taxied to/from Mess room at Weymouth.
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