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Author Topic: Intercity Express Train (IET) failure, near Exeter, 13 September 2018  (Read 5053 times)
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« on: September 13, 2018, 06:00:33 pm »

1A93 1400 Penzance-London Paddington (13/09/2018) has failed and stood at Hele and Bradnich since 1710.  Units 802005 + 802010.  Hitachi staff on the way from Stoke Gifford, eta 1845..... Roll Eyes

1E68 1625 Plymouth-York Cancelled at Exeter St.Davids and formed 1E73 forward depart Exeter St.Davids at 1852 and ran wrong line (single line working) Cowley Bridge Junction to Tiverton Loops.
1E73 1725 Plymouth-Leeds Cancelled at Exeter St.Davids.
1A96 1657 Plymouth-London Paddington diverted via Yeovil.
1C89 London Paddington-Exeter St.Davids Cancelled at Taunton.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 06:46:55 pm »

Oh dear. What an awkward place to sit down. I bet that if one of the pair is usable when uncoupled, it will be the rear one.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 07:03:27 pm »

Some repeated info. Copied and pasted my post to a Facebook group.

2x 5 car IET sat down at Hele & Bradninch between Exeter St Davids and Tiverton Parkway. 1A93 1400 Penzance - Paddington. Train stopped around 1710. Stationary nearly two hours.

Total air loss in front set. Single line working in place. Staff on site looking at feasibility of moving passengers into rear set and taking them back to Exeter. They'll want to do that while there's still some daylight. Hitachi fitter (who apparently came from Ilminster - presumably on call at home) and BTP on site.

I think this is first major failure of an Class 80x train in passenger service.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 07:04:54 pm »

2x 5 car IET sat down at Hele & Bradninch between Exeter and Tiverton Parkway. 1A93 1400 Penzance - Paddington. Train stopped around 1710. Stationary nearly two hours.

Total air loss in front set. Single line working in place. Staff on site looking at feasibility of moving passengers into rear set and taking them back to Exeter. Hitachi fitter and BTP on site.

I think this is first major failure of an Class 80x train in passenger service.
...err.  Did you not read my post #943 on the previous page Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 07:11:04 pm »

...err.  Did you not read my post #943 on the previous page Roll Eyes

I did. Hence my quickly added first sentence. Not quick enough though.  Wink

I had extra info in my post. Here's a bit more.

Single Line Working has just started (as of 1904).
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 07:16:12 pm »

Tit for tat.  I posted about the single line working before you did Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 07:19:11 pm »

Mutual ticket acceptance in place between CrossCountry and GWR.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 07:26:38 pm »

Update at 1915:

"The train is a complete failure and a controlled evacuation is being implemented

There are 389 passengers on the train

The MOM has been relieved and will be appointed RIO

The Fire Brigade are being called to assist with ladders and lighting

An XC Voyager is at Exeter and will be used to take the striken passengers back to Exeter

Realistically, this process is going to take some to to action and implement"


Looks like it might be a side by side transfer of passengers with bridges between trains.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 07:39:21 pm »

An XC Voyager is at Exeter and will be used to take the striken passengers back to Exeter

So thank goodness that ...

Mutual ticket acceptance in place between CrossCountry and GWR.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 07:46:25 pm »

Even the rail industry, not known for its excellent customer service when it comes to operator specific tickets, would not go so far as to ching passengers for new tickets on their rescue train.

Well, probably not.  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2018, 07:51:37 pm »

A pair of 802ís sat down in the Savernake area just over a week ago with a total loss of power. That was stranded for around 2 hours
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2018, 08:15:36 pm »

1Z99 approaching failed train from behind...
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2018, 08:37:07 pm »

Looks like evacuation to cess then. I guess they didn't want to suspend the single line working. Trains are already queued at Tiverton Loops.
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2018, 08:39:37 pm »

Also 1C91 and 1C92 at a stand between Tiverton Parkway and Tiverton Loops, 1C24 waiting platform at Taunton according to OTT.
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2018, 08:43:46 pm »

Looks like evacuation to cess then. I guess they didn't want to suspend the single line working. Trains are already queued at Tiverton Loops.

I would hazard a guess that they will stop all train movements whilst the evacuation is taking place.
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