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Author Topic: 28/11/19 2B73 0852 EXM > BNP Delayed & Overcrowded  (Read 288 times)
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« on: November 28, 2019, 06:55:17 pm »

As usual I used the service between DIG & EXC. The service was provided by a single Class 150/2 which, given that this is the first Off-Peak Exeter-bound train, is probably not very sensible (GWR did the same thing a fortnight ago).
On arrival at DIG the service was 7 minutes late due, you will not be surprised to learn, to being held at Topsham waiting for a late running Exmouth-bound train (2F11 which started from EXD on time but was delayed by 6 minutes at SJP). It was also full & standing to the extent that boarding & alighting of passengers at POL & SJP was rendered difficult. Further delay was also incurred by a 'brief stop and chat with the signaller' - that's how it was announced over the train PA - at the signal immediately east of POL resulting in the train being 11 late arriving at EXC.

Looking at RTT it appears that a problem with the signalling could have been the cause of a series of Avocet Line delays but I cannot find any reports to that effect.
 
Footnote: While on P3 for my 2F19 EXC 1053 > DIG 1058 train home I noticed two uniformed police officers waiting - possibly for the late running 2T11 - at the bottom of the P2 stairs so perhaps there was something else involved. 
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