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Author Topic: 2019 - TransWilts cancellation and amendments log  (Read 71600 times)
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« Reply #285 on: July 29, 2019, 03:28:27 pm »

RTT shows the 1147 ex-Westbury as RT departure from Melksham, 73 late at Thingley and 84 late into Chippenham at 1336
Ouch!

The return working to Frome set off from Chippenham at 1355, 84 late
The only positive was that the 13:25 departure from Swindon to Chippenham (which actually departed at 13:28) connected with the waiting Trans-Wilts service at Chippenham, which was delayed to the extent that it was effectively running in the place of the 13:29 Swindon to Westbury service.

Another couple of no-good advertisements for the service...
Indeed, but a great advertisement for the X34 bus service.
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« Reply #286 on: July 29, 2019, 06:41:50 pm »

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18:32 Westbury to Swindon due 19:21
18:32 Westbury to Swindon due 19:21 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.

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20:08 Swindon to Westbury due 20:49
20:08 Swindon to Westbury due 20:49 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.
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« Reply #287 on: July 29, 2019, 06:44:44 pm »

The 1832 Westbury to Swindon and 2008 Swindon to Westbury services are cancelled owing to the crew being displaced by a broken down freight train between Salisbury and Westbury.

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« Reply #288 on: July 29, 2019, 06:53:24 pm »

The 1832 Westbury to Swindon and 2008 Swindon to Westbury services are cancelled owing to the crew being displaced by a broken down freight train between Salisbury and Westbury.

Edit; beaten to it by Graham!  Smiley

You provided the extra data though, thank you.
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« Reply #289 on: July 30, 2019, 08:03:45 am »

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07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05
07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05 is being delayed at Westbury.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

"Only" 9 minutes late at Melksham
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« Reply #290 on: July 31, 2019, 07:13:05 am »

And repeating yesterday ...

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07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05 is being delayed at Westbury.
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« Reply #291 on: July 31, 2019, 07:59:05 am »

And repeating yesterday ...

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07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05
07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05 is being delayed at Westbury.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Some time put on it now ... and the next train later too.

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07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05
07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05 has been delayed at Westbury and is now 38 minutes late.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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http://07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15
07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15 is being delayed at Westbury and is now expected to be 22 minutes late.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

I was asked / answering earlier in a limited board (the "Transport Scholars" one) as to whether trains ever called at Melksham and no-one got on or off.   It's very rare indeed - but it may happen with the 07:33 from Westbury this morning as the 07:04 is so late it'll be carrying all the passengers for both trains.
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« Reply #292 on: July 31, 2019, 10:51:17 am »

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09:46 Westbury to Swindon due 10:32 is being delayed between Chippenham and Swindon and is now expected to be 16 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.
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« Reply #293 on: August 01, 2019, 03:13:09 am »

I have summarised the log (this thread) for July and current data at http://www.mrug.org.uk/record.html ...

Of a total of 530 timetabled train services (data at Melksham)
298 - ran on time
174 - ran delayed by less than 10 minutes
34 - trains cancelled
15 - buses (planned / scheduled engineering) - no idea of their timekeeping at Melksham
11 - ran but seriously late (52, 46, 40, 27, 25, 24, 23, 14, 14, 13 and 11 minutes late)
Note - adds up to 532 as 2 extra buses ran (15 buses for 13 trains on 7th July)

Cancellation reasons:
7 - a fault on this train
2 - a broken down train
6 - a shortage of train crew
15 - a fault with the signalling system
2 - a fault with the signalling system earlier today
2 - more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time

At least 5 trains failed to call at all booked stations. Possibly not a complete list - autolog does not cover this
2 terminated at Chippenham
1 which should have been from Weymouth started at Westbury
1 to Weymouth skipped Frome
1 started from Chippenham rather than Swindon

Cancellations and delays (by day of week)
Monday      6 cancelled   3 very late
Tuesday      3 cancelled   2 very late
Wednesday   2 cancelled   4 very late
Thursday   2 cancelled   1 very late
Friday      4 cancelled   0 very late
Saturday   11 cancelled   1 very late
Sunday      6 cancelled   0 very late   13 replaced by buses
Note - 1st 3 days of month had no problems - so this can be read as either a last 28 day or last 31 day log

Longest delays -

124 minutes (12:03 to Swindon on 29th - got stuck at Thingley and terminated at Chippenham at 13:36, 84 minutes late. Connection did not reach Swindon until 14:36 - 124 minutes after it was due!)

7th July / Bus from Swindon to Chippenham, 10 minutes late from Swindon, passed bus to Trowbridge as it went up the hill to the station on Chippenham and connecting passengers had option of waiting 2 hours for next bus or carrying on, by bus, to Bath for a train for Trowbridge. Passenger on bus from Swindon reported that the bus leaving for Trowbridge that they passed looked empty.  Around lunch time?



Note - the extra northbound bus on Sunday 7th July really appreciated as it provides cover both for people who need to leave earlier when it's a bus (slower) to get to work on time, and also those who really cannot leave until the normal train time.

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« Reply #294 on: August 01, 2019, 02:23:54 pm »

First of a new month.   First cancellation at Melksham of the month ...

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13:29 Swindon to Westbury due 14:10
13:29 Swindon to Westbury due 14:10 will be diverted between Chippenham and Trowbridge.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It is being delayed between Chippenham and Trowbridge and is now expected to be 6 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
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« Reply #295 on: August 01, 2019, 06:05:26 pm »

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18:32 Westbury to Swindon due 19:21
18:32 Westbury to Swindon due 19:21 will be starting late from Westbury.
This is due to a broken down train.
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« Reply #296 on: August 01, 2019, 07:34:54 pm »

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17:41 Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central due 20:44
17:41 Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central due 20:44 will be diverted between Chippenham and Trowbridge.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It is being delayed between Chippenham and Trowbridge and is now expected to be 8 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
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« Reply #297 on: August 03, 2019, 09:30:28 am »

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08:36 Swindon to Westbury due 09:20 has been delayed at Swindon and is now 9 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.
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« Reply #298 on: August 03, 2019, 05:04:10 pm »

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Sun, 4 August 18:45 Westbury to Swindon due 19:27
04/08/19 18:45 Westbury to Swindon due 19:27 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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Customers should use the next service the 19:41 from Westbury which calls at Trowbridge (19:46), Melksham (19:57), Chippenham (20:08) and Swindon (20:33).

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04/08/19 19:53 Swindon to Westbury due 20:34 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #299 on: August 04, 2019, 09:07:30 am »

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11:00 Weymouth to Swindon due 13:18 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
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