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« on: June 30, 2019, 04:27:02 pm »

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16:54 Bedwyn to London Paddington due 18:15
16:54 Bedwyn to London Paddington due 18:15 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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13:00 Penzance to London Paddington due 18:16
13:00 Penzance to London Paddington due 18:16 will call additionally at Bedwyn, Hungerford, Kintbury and Newbury.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

This makes sense.   So why not extend it to 1Z40 (called Westbury 11:17, next stop Reading) to also call at TransWilts stations - it had no scheduled Berks and Hants stops.   And 1C79 (passed Westbury on avoider at 12:20 having run non-stop from Reading) run via Swindon and make the stops from Swindon.  Not a total replacement for the trains cancelled, but better than the total lack of anything provided this morning. 
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 10:23:22 am »

I was going to suggest that for that to happen it would require some common sense.

However, had those two trains been diverted, it would no doubt have added 30+ minutes on to both journeys, allowing everyone travelling west of Reading to claim delay repay. Also those on the Transwilts whilst at least having a service, would have no doubt been delayed and also have been able to claim. By not providing a service those turning up at Melksham, or those heading to Melksham would probably see that no service was due to operate, not bother purchasing a ticket, and make alternative arrangements.

Some slight revenue lost by GWR by not providing a train to start with, but not the revenue that could have been lost through compensation by diverting those 2 mentioned services.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 07:28:15 pm »

I would be inclined to agree that a diversion of 1C79 might be two steps forward and three back.  The other train I suggested was a Castle Cary special (adding insult to injury - probably where our train crew was) but replacing two round trips with a single journey in one direction would have been half-cock.

Lots of trains getting held up today by overcrowding on the return from Glastonbury ... just an example:

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16:40 Gloucester to Weymouth due 20:10
16:40 Gloucester to Weymouth due 20:10 will no longer call at Filton Abbey Wood, Stapleton Road, Lawrence Hill, Freshford, Avoncliff, Bradford-On-Avon and Trowbridge.
It has been delayed at Gloucester and is now 26 minutes late.
This is due to overcrowding because of an event.
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This train is running late because of earlier overcrowding at Castle Cary, and as a result has to miss-out a number of stops in order to reach its destination.
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