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]
 today - Party in the Park
24/07/2019 - Melksham Rail User Group
24/07/2019 - Station dwell inputs, last day
03/08/2019 - West Somerset Rlwy Steam Fayre
05/08/2019 - Meet the Managing Director
13/08/2019 - Pewsey Vale Railway Society
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
July 20, 2019, 04:07:59 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
[138] James Freeman
[138] Summer Uprising Bristol Occupation by XR Southwest
[58] What's hidden away on an IET kitchen?
[46] Major walking and cycling improvements coming to Avonmouth
[30] 2020 - lines (?) without major timetable changes
[28] Where did Finn and I stop for lunch today, 18th July 2019?
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Extra Stop at STJ  (Read 624 times)
jamestheredengine
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 134


View Profile
« on: June 24, 2019, 11:24:35 am »

Odd one this morning. The 0629 Swansea to Paddington was announced as stopping additionally at Severn Tunnel Junction (I got off at Cardiff; so no idea whether it actually happened, or was just some sort of glitch). I can't see any evidence of any sort of disruption. Anyone got any idea what this was about?
Logged

grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 25764



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 12:35:21 pm »

Odd one this morning. The 0629 Swansea to Paddington was announced as stopping additionally at Severn Tunnel Junction (I got off at Cardiff; so no idea whether it actually happened, or was just some sort of glitch). I can't see any evidence of any sort of disruption. Anyone got any idea what this was about?

Semi-educated guess - were there any short forms around on Cardiff via Bristol to Taunton or via Westbury services?    If so, extra stop could be a crowd-buster.    Sometimes done at Oldfield Park and Keynsham.

Edit - lots of short forms showing at present on Cardiff - Portsmouth so likely they were also short formed in the morning peak.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and of RailFuture
phile
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1239

Language spoken Welsh as well as English


View Profile Email
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 01:40:13 pm »

This happens fairly often with this train if 0730 Cardiff to Portsmouth, a very busy service between Cardiff Cen and Bristol TM,  is short formed with only 3 (or even 2) carriages instead of the booked 5.      If short formed, passengers at Severn Tunnel Jcn are unable to board.

Logged
Adrian
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 100


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 10:04:21 pm »

This happens fairly often with this train if 0730 Cardiff to Portsmouth, a very busy service between Cardiff Cen and Bristol TM,  is short formed with only 3 (or even 2) carriages instead of the booked 5.      If short formed, passengers at Severn Tunnel Jcn are unable to board.

I think it was 3 times last week, and again today...

The London train has a good connection into the 0812 BPW - WSM, so not too bad an option for S Wales to Filton Abbey Wood or Temple Meads.  Would help if there was an announcement at Newport that passengers awaiting the Portsmouth train might like to catch the London train instead: only when the Holyhead train has left P4 does the train indicator board say how many carriages will be on the Portsmouth train, by which time the London train is already on the approach to P3.

Logged
WelshBluebird
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 144


View Profile Email
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019, 10:48:05 am »

Sometimes done at Oldfield Park and Keynsham.

Indeed - quite useful when it is done too! Also much easier to do now we have IET's where the TM doesn't have to walk up and down the train to make sure all the doors are shut!
Though would be nice for the decision making involved in this kind of thing to be more transparent to passengers.
Talking of Oldfield Park and Keynsham, my local stations, there have been times where it seemed to me (based on NRE, RTT etc) that a London service should be stopped but it wasn't, and other times where it hasn't made much sense for a service to be stopped when it has!
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 25764



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 06:00:22 am »

Stopping again this morning - and JourneyCheck confirms why

Quote
07:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour due 10:52
Facilities on the 07:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour due 10:52.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 5.

Further Information
The 06:29 Swansea to London Paddington (Cardiff Central at 07:26) will call additonally at Severn Tunnel Junction at 07:50.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and of RailFuture
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]
  Print  
 
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 www.gwr.com 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