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Author Topic: Cotswold Line - 2019 cancellation and amendments log  (Read 37134 times)
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« Reply #255 on: November 15, 2019, 06:11:57 pm »

Cancellations to services between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill


Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations will be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or suspended between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill. Disruption is expected until 12:00 16/11.
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Due to overcrowding at Oxford station you are advised not to travel to Oxford and for stations between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill you are advised not to travel the road transport is very busy.

Train services between London Paddington, Worcester Shrub Hill, Great Malvern and Hereford will be either terminated at Oxford or divert between Reading and Worcester Shrub Hill via Cheltenham Spa and will not call at stations between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill.
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Emergency replacement road transport is in place for stations between Oxford, Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill only. The journey time between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill is over 2 hours.
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« Reply #256 on: November 15, 2019, 06:53:49 pm »

We've been discussing that throughout the day, TG.  Wink
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« Reply #257 on: November 16, 2019, 06:19:05 am »

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Cancellations to services between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill

Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations will be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or suspended between Moreton-In-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill. Disruption is expected until 12:00 16/11.

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Train services between London Paddington, Worcester Shrub Hill, Great Malvern and Hereford will be terminating and starting at Moreton-In-Marsh.
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Emergency replacement road transport is in place for stations between Oxford, Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill only. The journey time between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill is over 2 hours.
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If you are travelling between London Paddington and Worcester Foregate Street, you are advised to travel via Birmingham New Street. The Journey time between Oxford and Birmingham New Street is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes. The journey time between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Foregate Street is approximately 40 minutes.
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If you are travelling between London Paddington, Hereford and Great Malvern you are advised to travel via Newport (South Wales). The journey time between Newport and Hereford is approximately 50 minutes.
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Transport For Wales are conveying passengers between Hereford and Newport South Wales in both directions until further notice.
Chiltern Railways are conveying passengers between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street via Oxford and Banbury in both directions until further notice.
London Underground are conveying passengers between London Paddington and London Euston via London Marylebone in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.

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05:18 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 08:03
05:52 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 08:27
06:15 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill due 07:04
06:16 Hereford to London Paddington due 09:28
06:22 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 09:04
07:13 Hereford to London Paddington due 10:24
07:13 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill due 08:02
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Taking a typical example ... Hereford to Paddington starts from Moreton in Marsh. Additional train Hereford to Worcsester Shrub Hill.

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« Reply #258 on: November 16, 2019, 08:53:26 am »

Disruption now expected to last all day.

Everything is being operated as Paddington - Moreton and Shrub Hill - Malvern or Hereford.  Nothing being sent the long way round via Stroud. As of an update at 08:40, no obvious mention of ticket acceptance via Birmingham.

Including some of the shortest 'additional services' ever operated:

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11:41 Worcester Shrub Hill to Worcester Foregate Street due 11:47
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 11:41 Worcester Shrub Hill to Worcester Foregate Street due 11:47.
Last Updated:16/11/2019 03:42

 12:04 Worcester Foregate Street to Worcester Shrub Hill due 12:07
An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 12:04 Worcester Foregate Street to Worcester Shrub Hill due 12:07.
Last Updated:16/11/2019 05:50
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« Reply #259 on: November 18, 2019, 12:17:43 am »

Surprised it didnít get a mention, but the line reopened from start of service on Sunday.
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« Reply #260 on: November 18, 2019, 08:58:53 am »

I saw the red lights at what I presume was the actual start of the blockade, just a little in rear of the Evesham Down Distant (or what would have been that, in AB days) when I drove over Littleton & Badsey LC on Saturday evening

There sure was a lot of water flowing down the Avon.  But it's been far worse, notably in 2007. I do wonder why (if it's really been the case) that the stability of the bridge has been in question, given that conditions have been worse in the relatively not-too-distant past.

I used to take the rumbling sound of the 2115 Paddington to Worcester across the bridge as my cue to put my book down and go to sleep, as an Evesham schoolboy back in the late 1960s.  I shall feel very sad if we find that the bridge has had its day.

(Edited because I forgot the difference between my advance and my rear :-0 )
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« Reply #261 on: November 18, 2019, 10:52:03 am »

It strikes me that whilst a single thread for cancellations and amendments is very useful, and prevents the sub-forum from being clogged up with numerous mini-threads, it can sometimes result in significant events such as the flooding over the past few days being "buried" when they might deserve their own space and able to become a useful historical resource in their own right should they become a regular issue.

In this case a separate thread was created but the main discussion developed here.

Just an observation...
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« Reply #262 on: November 18, 2019, 10:53:33 am »

And back to more mundane matters:

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11:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Evesham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.

along with the earlier:

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1W16 0750 London Paddington to Oxford
This service was cancelled between Oxford and Great Malvern due to a problem with the train (M8).
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« Reply #263 on: November 18, 2019, 09:15:31 pm »

There sure was a lot of water flowing down the Avon.  But it's been far worse, notably in 2007. I do wonder why (if it's really been the case) that the stability of the bridge has been in question, given that conditions have been worse in the relatively not-too-distant past.

Bridge scour (fast flowing water undermining the foundations of the bridge) is quite complex. It may be that an intermediate inspection (before the floods) provided more information on the risk, or the flow may have been faster even if less deep.  Alternatively, more recent experience of scour on the WCML might have suggested a higher risk. 
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« Reply #264 on: November 18, 2019, 10:33:09 pm »

I believe the diving team had to wait to give it an inspection until the flow dropped to four knots from a peak flow of over six.
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« Reply #265 on: November 20, 2019, 08:13:18 am »

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07:10 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 08:51 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:20/11/2019 05:49

with the outward run cancelled completely:

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1W11 0512 London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh
This service was cancelled due to a problem with the on-board safety systems (M0)

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« Reply #266 on: November 21, 2019, 09:30:48 am »

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08:19 Reading to Moreton-In-Marsh due 09:42
08:19 Reading to Moreton-in-Marsh due 09:42 will be terminated at Oxford.
It will no longer call at Hanborough, Charlbury and Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Last Updated:21/11/2019 08:59

 
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09:50 Moreton-In-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30
09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be started from Oxford.
It will no longer call at Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

Last Updated:21/11/2019 08:59
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« Reply #267 on: November 22, 2019, 02:16:53 pm »

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17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:29
Facilities on the 17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:29.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:22/11/2019 10:53

21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:20
Facilities on the 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:20.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:22/11/2019 10:53
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« Reply #268 on: November 23, 2019, 05:11:42 pm »

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17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:29
Facilities on the 17:22 London Paddington to Hereford due 20:29.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:22/11/2019 10:53

21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:20
Facilities on the 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington due 01:20.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Last Updated:22/11/2019 10:53

Must have been a tad cosy on the down run.
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« Reply #269 on: November 25, 2019, 09:07:01 am »

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08:19 Reading to Moreton-in-Marsh due 09:42 has been cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

09:50 Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington due 11:30 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Last Updated:25/11/2019 08:33

and an IET/Turbo swap:

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Facilities on the 07:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 10:13.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 5.

11:00 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 13:29 will be terminated at Reading.
It will no longer call at Slough and London Paddington.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 5.
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