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Author Topic: 2019 - TransWilts cancellation and amendments log  (Read 8380 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 06:18:07 pm »

Does the lack of posts in the last week mean that the first full working week of 2019 was trouble free? Reading back a few pages of history it would seem that would be a welcome new year's gift, and hopefully a sign of better things to come?

There have been no issues that have made Journey check single last weekend.   Having said that, on SUNDAY trains were terminated at Chippenham (planned) and passengers for Swindon had to wait there up to 80 minutes for the onward train.

But, generally, good news this week. A few trains a few minutes late. 

I have been asked to provide a log of late running, etc, at the end of each month to TransWilts and that's being generated at http://www.mrug.org.uk/record.html - a quick look back every few days though Real Time Trains will give me missing background data.   Frankly, unless a keyconnection misses such as the Sunday morning one at Westbury for Weymouth, or coming back from Bristol the 17:49 into the TransWilts train at Trowbridge, a few minutes delay really don't matter.
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2019, 05:43:29 am »

Breaking news ... broken freight on single line via Melksham ... summoning help and single line closed in the meantime!

Starting to show on Melksham Rail User Group dynamic record at http://www.mrug.org.uk/record.html and out live running feed at http://www.mrug.org.uk/live.html
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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2019, 06:04:45 am »

See attachment ....
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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2019, 06:19:54 am »

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05:17 Gloucester to Southampton Central due 08:09
05:17 Gloucester to Southampton Central due 08:09 is now running as scheduled.
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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2019, 06:24:47 am »

Someone had too much for breakfast this morning.

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6A15 is struggling on the Melksham single line

Driver reported the train is travelling at 1mph

Train formed of loco 59202 and 3,538 tonnes trailing

Train is overweight for the route

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Train Defect - 6A15 Melksham single line Update 05:30

Train will remain on the Melksham single line until an assisting loco is summonned.

Due to being overweight for the route, it has been denied access onto the Main line and to protect the London morning peak service

Traiin has 3,538 tonnes trailing - the weight restriction is 3210 tonnes

Trains that are booked to run via Melksham will be diverted via Bathampton Jn
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2019, 09:03:02 am »

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07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05
07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05 will no longer call at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse.
It has been delayed at Westbury and is now 35 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.

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07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15
07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15 has been delayed at Westbury and is now 34 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.
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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2019, 12:11:45 pm »

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07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05
07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05 will no longer call at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse.
It has been delayed at Westbury and is now 35 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.

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07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15
07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15 has been delayed at Westbury and is now 34 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.


Is this at Westbury? Well I said they should of installed better points, those looked old fashioned. When they relaid the tracks in Oxford they used the ones, that I thought they always install now.
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« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2019, 04:20:12 pm »

Is this at Westbury? Well I said they should of installed better points, those looked old fashioned. When they relaid the tracks in Oxford they used the ones, that I thought they always install now.

Most likely just teething troubles.  We may be very frustrated at all that relaxin without a fourth track alongside the empty platform face (or at least a stub for it) at the same time, but I rather suspect they'll have put the right stuff in - indeed if anything they may have over-engineered.

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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2019, 05:15:24 pm »

Is this at Westbury? Well I said they should of installed better points, those looked old fashioned. When they relaid the tracks in Oxford they used the ones, that I thought they always install now.

Most likely just teething troubles.  We may be very frustrated at all that relaxin without a fourth track alongside the empty platform face (or at least a stub for it) at the same time, but I rather suspect they'll have put the right stuff in - indeed if anything they may have over-engineered.



Yes I felt that this relaying of Westbury was a waste of money. When network rail could of spent the money on schemes to relieve congestion, like in Gloucester they could of installed two new signals to allow bi-directional working on the lines to Barnwood from Horton road Junction. This should of been done in the 80.s when plat 4 was brought into use. Now due to this, crosscountry do not stop many of their trains due to long reversal times.

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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2019, 05:19:58 pm »

Westbury should of been done, when they could close the station for 7 weeks and relayed the tracks from end to end and replaced the signalling on to TVSC(LIKE THEY DID IN OXFORD) or somewhere, and brought in the unused platform, everyone would be happy, even graham as they would of two tracked the Melksham line as well. I think I need to work for NR then it would get done.
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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2019, 04:40:58 pm »

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19:32 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 21:33
Facilities on the 19:32 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 21:33.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 2.
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« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2019, 05:37:48 pm »

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07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05
07:04 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05 will no longer call at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse.
It has been delayed at Westbury and is now 35 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.

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07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15
07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15 has been delayed at Westbury and is now 34 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.


Is this at Westbury? Well I said they should of installed better points, those looked old fashioned. When they relaid the tracks in Oxford they used the ones, that I thought they always install now.

The points failure was at Hawkeridge Junction. These points weren't replaced in the Westbury blockade.
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2019, 08:13:07 am »

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07:33 Westbury to Swindon due 08:15 has been delayed at Trowbridge and is now 16 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2019, 08:20:21 am »

The 05:17 from Gloucester (06:36 Melksham) has terminated at Salisbury due to a broken windscreen.
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« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2019, 06:01:24 pm »

 
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17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:17 is being delayed at Chippenham.
This is due to animals on the railway.
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