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Author Topic: Expecting a busy day at Weymouth?  (Read 3127 times)
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« on: July 09, 2019, 06:50:25 am »

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10:30 Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth due 11:24
An additional bus service has been planned to operate as shown 10:30 Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth due 11:24.
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Coaches cannot accommodate bicycles.

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17:40 Weymouth to Westbury due 19:17
An additional bus service has been planned to operate as shown 17:40 Weymouth to Westbury due 19:17.
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Coaches cannot accommodate bicycles.

Calling only at Yeovil Pen Mill (intermediate)

No short-form trains showing

Has traffic on the line outgrown the train capacity??
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 07:21:40 am »

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10:30 Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth due 11:24
An additional bus service has been planned to operate as shown 10:30 Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth due 11:24.
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Coaches cannot accommodate bicycles.
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17:40 Weymouth to Westbury due 19:17
An additional bus service has been planned to operate as shown 17:40 Weymouth to Westbury due 19:17.
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Coaches cannot accommodate bicycles.
Calling only at Yeovil Pen Mill (intermediate)

No short-form trains showing

Has traffic on the line outgrown the train capacity??


And its not even the school summer hols yet !!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 12:08:52 pm »

After looking at the CIS information there do not appear to be any short forms on the route today
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 02:43:17 pm »

The service from London Victoria certainly had its full compliment of carriages as it passed me at Templecombe!

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=21886.0
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 02:58:57 pm »

The same two services were put on Journeycheck early on Monday but quickly removed.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2019, 06:37:39 pm »

Wonder if itís a standby service in the event of short forms or exceptional weather bringing out the crowds during the school holidays bearing in mind there is no extra Summer Saturday service during the week or the SWR services that operate Saturdays only.

During school holidays there will be spare coaches to hand to have a standby service that can be called upon at short notice.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 07:06:51 am »

I was on the train yesterday from Bath that arrived at Yeovil Pen Mill at 10.12. It certainly wasn't short-formed, it was either 5 or 6 carriages long. I was in the rear carriage and after most people had got out at Bath Spa, it was fairly empty, and for the last part of the journey after Frome I was the only passenger in that carriage - an experience I haven't had on any journey for a very long time. The guard did say the front of the train had been very busy, but there was certainly plenty of spare capacity at the rear.

I got out at Yeovil and there didn't seem to be many people either getting on or off there.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2019, 07:25:52 am »

Today, Journey Check says those two additional services are cancelled - due to overcrowding!

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Additional 10:30 Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth due 11:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to overcrowding.

Additional 17:40 Weymouth to Westbury due 19:17 will be cancelled.
This is due to overcrowding. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2019, 07:28:02 am »

Today, Journey Check says those two additional services are cancelled - due to overcrowding!

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Additional 10:30 Yeovil Pen Mill to Weymouth due 11:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to overcrowding.

Additional 17:40 Weymouth to Westbury due 19:17 will be cancelled.
This is due to overcrowding. 

Coming across to me as George Orwell's doublespeak!
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2019, 07:43:17 am »

Journey Check on SWR is quite informative but that on GWR seems to put forward the reason from a small, inflexible set of reasons. It seems that there is a multiple choice table of reasons from which you select the most appropriate.
Whereas on SWR you are given a statement which is more realistic with more operator input.
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2019, 07:53:17 am »

Journey Check on SWR is quite informative but that on GWR seems to put forward the reason from a small, inflexible set of reasons. It seems that there is a multiple choice table of reasons from which you select the most appropriate.
Whereas on SWR you are given a statement which is more realistic with more operator input.
Only thing I don't like about SWR's Journeycheck is that it only shows services for the next two hours.
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2019, 08:13:48 am »

Yes, for some reason that has only just become regular. Previously it was only done at times of disruption. Perhaps a setting has been changed and not reversed.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2019, 05:31:13 pm »

Looks like the 1740 relief bus out of Weymouth will be well used tonight due to...

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12:51 Great Malvern to Weymouth due 17:10 will be terminated at Dorchester West.
It will no longer call at Upwey and Weymouth.
It has been previously delayed, has been further delayed at Maiden Newton and is now 21 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.

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17:30 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads due 20:09 will be started from Dorchester West.
It will no longer call at Weymouth and Upwey.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Anyone know what the fault is?
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2019, 05:44:57 pm »

Anyone know what the fault is?

One engine out on 158955.
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2019, 05:57:37 pm »

Anyone know what the fault is?

One engine out on 158955.

And that would explain why they REALLY don't want it to go down the hill into Weymouth!
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