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 21, 2019, 03:42:19 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
[102] Server issues
[66] Great Western Railway: on-board catering, buffets, Travelling ...
[57] Litter on a train
[56] Suggestion: IET internal modifications to make them more bugg...
[53] Didcot towers to be blown up
[47] Bristol Taxi drivers cancel strike
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Hereford box  (Read 1504 times)
Witham Bobby
Sr. Member
Posts: 120

View Profile
« on: March 12, 2019, 01:03:01 pm »

I heard on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester this morning that services by GWR, West Midlands and tfW were "not calling at Hereford" because the signalbox there was out of action by staff illness.

It seems no OWW route services were affected except 1P18, (0642 Hereford) which was cancelled between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill.  Other Operators services between 0600 and 0745 were hit, though.
Hero Member
Posts: 7460

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 01:51:56 pm »

It is a rare but unfortunate occurrence that staff illness closes signalboxes.  Generally the more remote they are the more likely that they are single staffed and the longer it will take to source a replacement member of staff.  That's one of the advantages of having larger signalling centres in that replacement staff are easier to find.  Even then that's not always guaranteed to be the case as I remember one of the workstations at the Didcot TVSC had to shut for an hour or so a couple of years ago.

To view my GWML Electrification cab video 'before and after' video comparison, as well as other videos of the new layout at Reading and 'before and after' comparisons of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see:
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