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Author Topic: Christmas 2018 - Westbury Station Closure  (Read 419 times)
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« on: September 11, 2018, 02:37:46 pm »

Posting under TransWilts because - as usual - our services are the most effected  Cry  Cry

Westbury Station will be closed to all passenger trains from Sunday 23rd December 2018 to Thurday 3rd January inclusive.

London (Reading on some days) to the West of England services will all use the Westbury avoider line and not call at Westbury. Some will call at Frome.

Portsmouth to Bristol/Cardiff trains will terminate at Warminster and restart from Trowbridge/

Some Weymouth to Bristol services will run from Frome non-stop to Trowbridge; others will terminate at Frome and restart at Trowbridge.

Swindon to Westbury services will not run at all for the 12 days.

Rail replacement buses will be provided ...
- Trowbridge - Westbury - Warminster
- Trowbridge (some) - Westbury - Frome
- Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury
Taxi services will provide a shuttle between Dilton Marsh and Westbury

Note also London (Paddington) closure on 23rd, 24th and 30th December and Severn Tunnel Junction closure on 30th December.   

Above as told by GWR major possessions team - a couple of elements may still be draft, but I am cleared to share. Please take this more as guildines that rules just for the moment.  Exact timetables online early November.

Policy is not to make people have two bus journeys on what would normally be a through train - but (in the words of Pirates of the Caribbean) not so much a rule - more a set of guidelines.  I really wouldn't fancy Cardiff to Salisbury in 30th December, nor Paddington to Westbury on Christmas Eve!
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 08:48:58 am »

Swindon to Westbury services will not run at all for the 12 days.

Rail replacement buses will be provided ...
- Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury


I have noticed that my data does NOT show the Chippenham to Westbury bus calling at Trowbridge.  I suspect that is an error in the data and that it will call at Trowbridge, but I will check back over coming days.

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 09:49:52 am »

Not sure I follow how do passengers from Westbury plus those who normally change there get to and from London and the West of England?
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 09:58:33 am »

Not sure I follow how do passengers from Westbury plus those who normally change there get to and from London and the West of England?

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 10:16:32 am »

Not sure I follow how do passengers from Westbury plus those who normally change there get to and from London and the West of England?
Some London-WoE services will call at Frome instead.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 02:12:10 pm »

Some Weymouth to Bristol services will run from Frome non-stop to Trowbridge


Frome to Heywood Rd Jn via Westbury avoiding line, stop/reverse, then to Trowbridge via Hawkeridge Jn ?
Or will there be some limited paths through the station area - for stone trains primarily ?
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 02:50:42 pm »

Some Weymouth to Bristol services will run from Frome non-stop to Trowbridge


Frome to Heywood Rd Jn via Westbury avoiding line, stop/reverse, then to Trowbridge via Hawkeridge Jn ?
Or will there be some limited paths through the station area - for stone trains primarily ?

I understand
Frome to Heywood Rd Jn via Westbury avoiding line, stop/reverse, then to Trowbridge via Hawkeridge Jn ?
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2018, 03:26:45 pm »

The whole of the S&C (Switch and Crossing) layout at the North End of the station is going to be renewed, hence the complete closure.  No chance of anything running through that.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 05:39:39 pm »

The whole of the S&C (Switch and Crossing) layout at the North End of the station is going to be renewed, hence the complete closure.  No chance of anything running through that.

Any enhancements to linespeeds as a result, or is it just a straight renewal job?
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2018, 07:53:38 pm »

The whole of the S&C (Switch and Crossing) layout at the North End of the station is going to be renewed, hence the complete closure.  No chance of anything running through that.

Any enhancements to linespeeds as a result, or is it just a straight renewal job?

I haven't seen a Signalling Scheme Plan (yet) so assume due to the constrained geometry, that it will be a 'like for like' renewal.
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