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« Reply #90 on: August 18, 2019, 01:57:27 pm »

A look on RTT and itís showing Paddington bound services using the platform. Also, a NR Manager seemed to think that they were moving the points to accommodate longer trains.

Didn't they relay the track in Gloucester Station Recently?
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« Reply #91 on: August 18, 2019, 02:13:08 pm »

Will we possibly see 10 car formations operating on the South and North Cotswold lines? Iíve also noticed that 9 car IETs are now being signalled into Gloucester platform 1 where they previously wouldnít fit but there has since been improvement works.


Are you sure about nine-car IETs in Platform 1 at Gloucester? Iíve not heard of the restriction being lifted.

A look on RTT and itís showing Paddington bound services using the platform. Also, a NR Manager seemed to think that they were moving the points to accommodate longer trains.

On realtimetrains only the 06.10 and 09.33 are booked from Platform 1. And certainly the 09.33 from Gloucester is only booked for five coaches. I would imagine the 06.10 is booked on 1 but in reality gets amended to 2 or 4 by the signaller each morning
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« Reply #92 on: August 18, 2019, 02:17:16 pm »

Will we possibly see 10 car formations operating on the South and North Cotswold lines? Iíve also noticed that 9 car IETs are now being signalled into Gloucester platform 1 where they previously wouldnít fit but there has since been improvement works.


Are you sure about nine-car IETs in Platform 1 at Gloucester? Iíve not heard of the restriction being lifted.

A look on RTT and itís showing Paddington bound services using the platform. Also, a NR Manager seemed to think that they were moving the points to accommodate longer trains.

Don't take anything definite in RTT as gospel at this stage.   What you see now could be different by the time December comes as there is possible some editing to be done


On realtimetrains only the 06.10 and 09.33 are booked from Platform 1. And certainly the 09.33 from Gloucester is only booked for five coaches. I would imagine the 06.10 is booked on 1 but in reality gets amended to 2 or 4 by the signaller each morning

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« Reply #93 on: August 21, 2019, 08:11:55 pm »

Looks like the Taplow and Iver service on Sunday's is indeed kicking in from December.  Every 30 minutes between 8am and 11pm.

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/TAP/2019/12/22/0000-2359?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt

I must admit I thought it might only be hourly, but every 30 minutes really is a quantum leap over nothing!  And it also boosts the service from some of the other station on the route as well.

Will there be a street party, TG?  Wink
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« Reply #94 on: August 22, 2019, 09:44:47 am »

Looks like the Taplow and Iver service on Sunday's is indeed kicking in from December.  Every 30 minutes between 8am and 11pm.

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/TAP/2019/12/22/0000-2359?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt

I must admit I thought it might only be hourly, but every 30 minutes really is a quantum leap over nothing!  And it also boosts the service from some of the other station on the route as well.

Will there be a street party, TG?  Wink

I am consumed with joy and have added an extra garland of flowers to those already sitting around the neck of the Mark Hopwood statue in my garden.

Naturally I will be working with the Parish Council to ensure a suitable commemoration of this historic occasion. As well as a carnival I'm inclined to suggest the dedication of a stained glass window in the church.

One more question.......I'm assuming that there will be a Pullman dining service, or at the very least a buffet fully stocked and with brandy & cigars on each of these trains?
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« Reply #95 on: August 22, 2019, 10:05:31 am »

I am consumed with joy.....

Well he's started on the Plymouth Gin already....
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« Reply #96 on: August 22, 2019, 10:24:54 am »

One more question.......I'm assuming that there will be a Pullman dining service, or at the very least a buffet fully stocked and with brandy & cigars on each of these trains?

Nothing quite that lavish Iím afraid.  Though the new trains have been fitted with plenty of longitudinal seats with the main reason that people will be able to admire Taplowís inherent beauty without needing to turn their heads.
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« Reply #97 on: August 22, 2019, 11:34:15 am »

One more question.......I'm assuming that there will be a Pullman dining service, or at the very least a buffet fully stocked and with brandy & cigars on each of these trains?

Nothing quite that lavish Iím afraid.  Though the new trains have been fitted with plenty of longitudinal seats with the main reason that people will be able to admire Taplowís inherent beauty without needing to turn their heads.

I think you need a word with the people of Titfield TG. Perhaps you can start up a volunteer-run Taplow Thunderbolt!
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« Reply #98 on: August 22, 2019, 11:50:10 am »

One more question.......I'm assuming that there will be a Pullman dining service, or at the very least a buffet fully stocked and with brandy & cigars on each of these trains?

Nothing quite that lavish Iím afraid.  Though the new trains have been fitted with plenty of longitudinal seats with the main reason that people will be able to admire Taplowís inherent beauty without needing to turn their heads.

That's the first time I've been described as an inherent beauty. Clearly someone else has started early on the Plymouth Gin this morning 🙂
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« Reply #99 on: August 22, 2019, 11:55:59 am »

Thanks Guys, I was feeling a bit low this morning but all those recent posts have really cheered me up.  Time for a glass of Plymouth G.........  Grin
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« Reply #100 on: August 22, 2019, 12:33:24 pm »

According to a member of RailForums (some) staff have been issued with a copy of the new timetables alongside the allocations for them. Apparently, some services are running with 5 instead of 9/10 on services which should really have them..
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« Reply #101 on: August 22, 2019, 12:38:40 pm »

Apparently, some services are running with 5 instead of 9/10 on services which should really have them..

I'm sure they won't get it 100% right first time and some allocations may need to be tweaked over time in certain circumstances.
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« Reply #102 on: August 22, 2019, 02:22:13 pm »

Apparently, some services are running with 5 instead of 9/10 on services which should really have them..
I'm sure they won't get it 100% right first time and some allocations may need to be tweaked over time in certain circumstances.

"Don't pay too much notice to that just yet" was what I was told. Sounds rather as if the main thing is sorting out the paths, and diagrams, then 5, 9, 10 swaps can me made.   Of course it's not quite that simple, as longer trains have to maintain lower speeds for a longer period as they pass over junctions and around sharp corners, but I suspect that's not a huge factor in the great scheme of things at this stage!

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« Reply #103 on: August 22, 2019, 04:19:32 pm »

"Don't pay too much notice to that just yet" was what I was told. Sounds rather as if the main thing is sorting out the paths, and diagrams, then 5, 9, 10 swaps can me made.   Of course it's not quite that simple, as longer trains have to maintain lower speeds for a longer period as they pass over junctions and around sharp corners, but I suspect that's not a huge factor in the great scheme of things at this stage!

Grahame, you need to go and stand in the 'Naughty Corner'.  They are CURVES not CORNERS.... Grin
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« Reply #104 on: August 22, 2019, 06:38:32 pm »

"Don't pay too much notice to that just yet" was what I was told. Sounds rather as if the main thing is sorting out the paths, and diagrams, then 5, 9, 10 swaps can me made.   Of course it's not quite that simple, as longer trains have to maintain lower speeds for a longer period as they pass over junctions and around sharp corners, but I suspect that's not a huge factor in the great scheme of things at this stage!

Grahame, you need to go and stand in the 'Naughty Corner'.  They are CURVES not CORNERS.... Grin
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