Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
article index - [here]
 07/09/2019 - Railfuture Severnside
08/09/2019 - CCIF initial bids deadline
14/09/2019 - Okehampton to Weymouth
21/09/2019 - RailFuture National, Bristol
25/09/2019 - WWRUG / Transport Focus
03/10/2019 - ACoRP Community Rail Awards
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
August 22, 2019, 09:49:23 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
[109] Great Western Railway: on-board catering, buffets, Travelling ...
[71] Server issues
[56] Hitchhiker's Guide to the Wales
[53] December 2019 timetable recast
[49] Listowel and Ballybunion
[48] 2019 - TransWilts cancellation and amendments log
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Train hits tree 29/11/2018 Newquay branch  (Read 1986 times)
Witham Bobby
Sr. Member
Posts: 120

View Profile
« on: November 29, 2018, 12:01:39 pm »

Cancellations to services between Par and Newquay
Due to a tree blocking the railway between Par and Newquay the line is blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
Customer Advice
This morning a train travelling to Newquay struck a tree in the Roche area, this caused damaged to the train which has meant it has had to return to the depot for repairs.

For the rest of today road transport will be provided between St Austell and Newquay. Please see station signage for the rail replacement pick up locations. This road transport may run later than advertised train times.  ... [snip] ...

Further Information
An update will follow within the next 2 hours.
Last Updated:29/11/2018 11:09

Anyone who's travelled on the Newquay branch in recent years could, sadly, have predicted this.  Vegetation not very well managed.  Summer 2017 my last visit it was like travelling down a tree tunnel in several places.
Full Member
Posts: 83

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 09:44:10 pm »

Anyone know the extent of the damage to the unit (a 150/2 I understand) and whether it will be OOU for any length of time?
Cornish bobby
Jr. Member
Posts: 17

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 06:18:37 pm »

Anyone know the extent of the damage to the unit (a 150/2 I understand) and whether it will be OOU for any length of time?

It was 150247 which received extensive cab and bodyside damage. It returned to Par and later Exeter being driven from the undamaged end. It also has wheelflats. A few days ago it was still at Exeter waiting onward movement to Bristol.

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