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« Reply #255 on: November 01, 2020, 04:24:37 pm »

The return service did indeed start from Chippenham.

One other thing to note. With the service TO Swindon being terminated at Chippenham there is a train from Weston-super-Mare at 09:26 from Chippenham which would get people to Swindon at 09:38. Not too bad for the shop workers who normally use that first TransWilts train on a Sunday.  However today it was delayed at Bristol Temple Meads and was 34 minutes late.

Good connection FROM Swindon if people were there 10 minutes early ... changing at Chippenham.  I pity Melksham to Gloucester passengers (yes, there were) who would have missed their connection at Swindon.
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« Reply #256 on: November 02, 2020, 05:51:24 am »

Working as it should this morning  Grin Grin ... 05:33 Melksham to Swindon on time, with five people joining the train - 2 arrived at the station on door, 2 on cycles which they took on the train, and one was dropped off.  Four out of the five are regular users, and all but one of them expect to carry on travelling to work by train even over the next month as their roles cannot be performed from home.  An element of doubt in a couple of cases depending on employer's business decisions.
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« Reply #257 on: November 08, 2020, 01:54:33 pm »

The 13:41 Swindon to Weymouth has been delayed at Swindon by nine minutes while a plan is formulated to get it past a failed freight train near Frome.

Three West of England services have been reversed at Westbury and sent via Bristol but that option isn't available to get to Weymouth.

Suspect there will be some form of single line working to get the Weymouth service to Castle Cary.
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« Reply #258 on: November 08, 2020, 03:03:57 pm »

it seems that the Tackley to Fairwater Yard service has failed on the Westbury Avoider. Traksy showed that some trains are diverting via Westbury itself. The Swindon Westbury is 17 late passing Bruton.
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« Reply #259 on: November 08, 2020, 03:15:46 pm »

It failed just before Frome but was top and tailed and so managed to go back wrong road to the avoider to clear the line.
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« Reply #260 on: November 13, 2020, 09:53:03 am »

I understand the 07:05 from Westbury to Cheltenham Spa this morning was diverted via Bathampton Junction (thus missing Melksham) because of a struggling freight train on the single line.
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« Reply #261 on: November 13, 2020, 10:14:38 am »

I understand the 07:05 from Westbury to Cheltenham Spa this morning was diverted via Bathampton Junction (thus missing Melksham) because of a struggling freight train on the single line.

Many thanks for flagging that, Bob.   It did make it to the automated log ( http://www.mrug.org.uk/record.html ) as follows, so the feedback from MRUG to TransWilts at the end of the month WILL have it noted as a Melksham cancellation, but good to have the background confirmed rather that looking back and wondering

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10:02   Swindon   On time   -
09:09   Westbury   On time   -
07:53   Swindon   On time   -
07:21   Cheltenham Spa      a broken down train
06:36   Southampton Central   On time   -
05:33   Swindon   On time   -
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« Reply #262 on: November 14, 2020, 09:14:09 am »

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08:35 Westbury to Swindon due 09:24 has been delayed at Westbury and is now 8 minutes late.
This is due to this train being late from the depot.
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« Reply #263 on: November 14, 2020, 07:22:06 pm »


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21:07 Swindon to Westbury due 21:49 will be starting late from Swindon.
This is due to heavy rain flooding the railway earlier today.
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« Reply #264 on: November 15, 2020, 11:15:44 am »

In the end it left on time.

Signalling problems at Swindon this morning but resolved before the first train of day from Warminster/Westbury.
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« Reply #265 on: November 15, 2020, 12:18:27 pm »

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11:41 Swindon to Westbury due 12:21 will no longer call at Chippenham.
It is being delayed at Melksham.
This is due to the emergency services dealing with an incident.
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« Reply #266 on: November 16, 2020, 07:43:40 am »

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07:05 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:04
Facilities on the 07:05 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:04.
This is due to engineering works not being finished on time.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3.

That will be ... interesting.  At the moment, that train probably picks up more people at Swindon than any other train on the timetable - a major flow to Stroud which - because schools are not in lockdown - is still there.
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« Reply #267 on: November 29, 2020, 04:02:19 pm »

Early advice for tomorrow

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Mon, 30 November 05:17 Westbury to Swindon due 05:59

30/11/20 05:17 Westbury to Swindon due 05:59 will be cancelled.

This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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Mon, 30 November 06:11 Swindon to Southampton Central due 08:08

30/11/20 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 shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #268 on: November 29, 2020, 04:09:11 pm »

Early advice for tomorrow

Thanks for that ... even that early in the morning, you're looking at several dozen people loosing their train.   First train at Melksham put back from 05:33 to 07:20 ...

While I am here ...

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Facilities on the 07:05 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:04.
This is due to engineering works not being finished on time.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3.

That will be ... interesting.  At the moment, that train probably picks up more people at Swindon than any other train on the timetable - a major flow to Stroud which - because schools are not in lockdown - is still there.

Report suggests it resulted in the most overloaded train on GWR that day - at 452% of (socially distanced) capacity.
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« Reply #269 on: November 29, 2020, 05:17:49 pm »

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