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Author Topic: Person hit by train 06/11/2019  (Read 261 times)
Witham Bobby
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« on: November 06, 2019, 05:04:07 pm »

Some horrible news:

Following a person being hit by a train between London Paddington and Slough some lines will be reopened shortly.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 18:00 06/11.
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Underground services are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.
South Western Railway are conveying passengers from Reading via London Waterloo in both directions until further notice.
Chiltern Railways are conveying passengers from Oxford via London Marylebone in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Great Western Railway rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.
First Bus route 4: Maidenhead (Town Centre Stop S2) - Taplow (Bath Rd) - Burnham (Everitts Corner) - Slough (Bus Station Bay 4), First Bus route 2: Slough (Bus Station Bay Cool - Windsor (Theatre Royal) and First Bus route 8: Slough (Bus Station Bay Cool - Windsor (Theatre Royal) - Egham (Church Road) are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
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Last Updated:06/11/2019 16:53

Such a bad business for all involved
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 06:13:12 pm »

Hayes & Harlington according to TfL, who are always more specific in location than the TOCs. It helps to know closer location details to assist in knowing what alternatives might be available
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 10:42:21 pm »

Not a good day for this today.

I had a meeting in Peterborough, and drove. Other attendees were stuck in trains on the ECML for a couple of hours as a result of another similar incident
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 07:05:20 am »

I was at Maidenhead about 16:00. Warned of situation as I went through the barrier. Good flow of information on PA and screens. Location of incident stated as Hayes and Harlington.

If I had cycled Maidenhead - Windsor - Slough, rather than what I did I could possibly (?) have got back to Reading via Riverside and Staines but I doubt I would have saved much time.

At least we got home.
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