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Author Topic: 2020 - TransWilts cancellation and amendment log  (Read 16508 times)
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« on: January 02, 2020, 08:55:33 am »

How I absolutely did NOT want this thread to start the year ...

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08:44 Swindon to Westbury due 09:25
09:45 Westbury to Swindon due 10:33

09:45 Westbury to Swindon due 10:33 will be cancelled.
This is due to a person being hit by a train.

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Cancellations to services between Swindon and Chippenham
Due to a person being hit by a train at Swindon all lines are blocked. Disruption is expected until 10:45 02/01.
Train services between Swindon and Chippenham may be cancelled or delayed.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 09:01:31 pm »

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21:07 Swindon to Westbury due 21:49
21:07 Swindon to Westbury due 21:49 will be starting late from Swindon and is expected to be 5 minutes late.
This is due to a broken down train earlier today.

No problem ...
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2020, 07:25:38 am »

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20:06 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 22:05
Facilities on the 20:06 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 22:05.
Disabled toilet facilities are not available
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 05:34:55 am »

Cancellations to services between Melksham and Trowbridge


Due to a broken down train between Melksham and Trowbridge the line is blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 07:30 07/01.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2020, 07:03:48 am »

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05:17 Westbury to Swindon due 05:59

05:17 Westbury to Swindon due 05:59 will be cancelled.

This is due to a broken down train.


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06:11 Swindon to Southampton Central due 08:08

06:11 Swindon to Southampton Central due 08:08 will be started from Westbury.

It will no longer call at Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge.

This is due to a broken down train.


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07:03 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05

07:03 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:05 will be cancelled.

This is due to a broken down train.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2020, 07:40:20 am »

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07:36 Westbury to Swindon due 08:19
08:44 Swindon to Westbury due 09:25

08:44 Swindon to Westbury due 09:25 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.

What was that about "delays until 07:30" ... so far first train at Melksham will be 10:01 today.

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Customer Advice

Replacement road transport is in operation in both directions between Swindon and Westbury.
Customers are requested to wait for road transport in the designated road replacement areas. Customers are advised that buses will run later that than the advertised train times due to line of route and additional time required for loading and unloading.

Better than nothing ... and I'm noting SWINDON and Westbury rather than Chippenham ... not sure where the train has sat down (guessing a freight?) as there seem to be mainline issues though Chippenham too.
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2020, 07:57:38 am »

A story of the two Ms this morning - Maidenhead and Melksham!
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2020, 07:59:37 am »

Freight train failed between Melksham and Thingley around 3am.
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2020, 08:06:42 am »

Freight train failed between Melksham and Thingley around 3am.

More promising ... looks like it's on the move ...

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07:36 Westbury to Swindon due 08:19
07:36 Westbury to Swindon due 08:19 has been delayed at Westbury and is now 16 minutes late.
This is due to a broken down train.

That replaces a cancellation, and the return trip cancellation has been removed from JourneyCheck
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2020, 11:24:27 am »

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11:05 Swindon to Westbury due 11:46 will be cancelled.
This is due to urgent repairs to a bridge.

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Alterations to services between Chippenham and Bath Spa
Following urgent repairs to a bridge between Chippenham and Bath Spa all lines have now reopened.
Train services running through these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 15:00 07/01.

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Limited road replacement services are currently in operation between Swindon and Chippenham. There is also limited road replacement services between Chippenham and Westbury.
Stagecoach bus route 55: Swindon (Bus Station) - Chippenham (Station) are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
First Bus route D1: Bath (Bus Station) - Bradford on Avon - Trowbridge - Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury and First Bus route D3: Bath (Bus Station Bay 14) - Melksham are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2020, 11:36:22 am »

No trains from Chippenham today due to a damaged bridge between Chippenham and Bath. Checking online the 11:20 Westbury service looked like it had survived however on arrival at the station it appears to have been cancelled. I guess no ones fault. I wonder how long (days) this will continue for.

Looks like it's fixed quicker than they expected ... saying "all lines have now re-opened"

I am told that the 09:51 from Trowbridge got turned back on the approach to Chippenham and came back to Melksham where everyone was transferred to a bus.   In the unusual circumstances today, probably a good call.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2020, 12:01:06 pm »

Sorry I've been posting in the wrong place, didn't realise new year meant new log!  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2020, 12:37:04 pm »

Sorry I've been posting in the wrong place, didn't realise new year meant new log!  Cheesy

Utterly no problem ... I remember the line from Pirates of the Caribbean - "Not a set of rules - more a set of guidelines"; starting a fresh thread at a logical breakpoint (year end) is a fresh start.  Couple of less usual occurrences this morning / we'll always get the occasional one.   If we just have enough drivers and train managers for 2020, it will be a magnitude better than it has been, and authoritative sources (but ones who do sometimes seem to wear rose tinted spectacles) suggest that training new crews in 2019 was towards the 2020 timetable, and crew issues prior to 15th December were because of staffing balanced for new service, but still trying to run old service.    Benefit of doubt to GWR at the moment - New Year issues have not been crew.
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2020, 04:20:16 pm »

Looks like it was an unstable embankment at the bridge in Lowden Hill, Chippenham.
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2020, 07:59:45 am »

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06:11 Swindon to Southampton Central due 08:08 has been delayed at Westbury and is now 19 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.

21 minutes late into Salisbury, but only 9 minutes late on leaving there as it's got an (unnecessary) 12 minute wait there.  No connections missed.

Interesting to note this is train "2O20" - train twenty twenty  Grin Grin - a running number with a ring to it!

07:44 from Salisbury today ... to be followed by at SWR train at 07:50!  It does load well especially from Romsey, but I have to ask whether it might carry more passengers overall if it formed an 07:40 Salisbury to Swindon train, arriving there at 08:50 and returning to Westbury to take over the 09:45 to Swindon, with the TransWilts shuttle half an hour earlier extended to Warminster to take over the return working of 2O20 to Great Malvern.
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