Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
End of through trains
Bristol to Waterloo - Why?

Please sign our petition
(more information)
Campaign links here
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 19:55 08 Dec 2021
- Covid vaccine passports 'devastating' for nightclubs
- Covid travel: Omicron hitting holiday bookings, says Tui
- Japanese billionaire blasts off to International Space Station
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 tomorrow - Award Event - CRN
10/12/21 - Final day, service to Bristol
19/01/22 - MTUG - regular meeting
08/03/22 - WWRUG AGM - B-o-A
Random Image
Train RunningCancelled
22:25 Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
23:42 Swindon to Gloucester
Short Run
16:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central
18:42 Gloucester to Frome
18:59 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour
21:52 Paignton to Exeter St Davids
22:16 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
16:04 London Paddington to Penzance
19:28 Newbury to Bedwyn
19:50 Paignton to Exeter St Davids
20:04 Bedwyn to Newbury
PollsThere are no open or recent polls
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
December 08, 2021, 08:00:51 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[164] Overhead Electrification Plans
[83] Storm Barra
[56] Future of RoSCos (Rolling Stock Companies)
[55] Advent quiz - day 8 - Where is this
[49] Unscheduled stop
[38] Advent quiz - day 7 Railway Bridges Quiz
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Thames valley performance  (Read 5323 times)
dog box
Hero Member
Posts: 653

View Profile
« on: March 11, 2008, 05:39:09 pm »

Just looking at The FGW (First Great Western) website and still the Thames valley performance figures are lower than the other areas stated
Just wondering if anyone knew why this is??

All postings reflect my own personal views and opinions and are not intended to be, nor should be taken as official statements of first great western or first group policy
Hero Member
Posts: 2330

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 07:41:20 pm »

Well, the Cotswold Line doesn't help here - the worst performing route on FGW (First Great Western)'s network by their own admission - but don't forget the figures posted on the website for the Thames Valley relate to Monday to Friday peak hours only (see the notes at the bottom of the tables), when there are the maximum number of trains out there, and the on time performance standard for this area is within five minutes of booked time, so just one problem at these times of day can mean a lot of trains are recorded as delayed. Elsewhere on FGW, the figures are for all trains Monday-Saturday.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2008, 07:47:30 pm by willc » Logged
Hero Member
Posts: 347

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 10:53:36 pm »

These figures also exclude two of the worst trains, the 0837 Worcester to Paddington as it arrives after 10am at Paddinton, and the 1551 Padd to Worcester as it leaves before 4pm, however these two trains are very much part of the peak for trains further up the line.
Hero Member
Posts: 347

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 10:55:28 pm »

Forgot to say, the current four week charter figures at 77% are almost as good as it has got for over a year....I think it was 79% last year at one point, hasnt been over 80% for a four week period for a very long time, has been as low as 64%.
Hero Member
Posts: 347

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 05:09:23 pm »

Here are the 4 weekly figures for punctuality  for the passenger charter for the last 7 months or so:

Thames Valley (former FGW (First Great Western) link)

period 6 ending 15/9/07   79%
period 7                            75%
period 8 ending 10/11/07 69%
period 9                            66%
period 10                          64% covers 1st month of new timetable and Xmas period
                                                  when lots of cancellations due to staff not available
period 11                          78.2
period 12                          77,5

Hero Member
Posts: 347

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 05:51:02 pm »

Period 13 figures are now out, 83.3% for the Thames Valley, first time I have seen them over 80% for a very long time. TV now back in line with the rest of FGW (First Great Western) services.

Still too many short formed/stopping short trains however.
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]
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 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