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« Reply #90 on: February 20, 2020, 01:32:09 pm »

Having tried to run it earlier it may have been the crew were getting near the end of their hours.
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« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2020, 05:16:56 pm »

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17:50 Gloucester to Southampton Central due 20:36
17:50 Gloucester to Southampton Central due 20:36 will be terminated at Westbury.
It will no longer call at Dilton Marsh, Warminster, Salisbury, Romsey and Southampton Central.
This is due to an earlier landslip.
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« Reply #92 on: February 21, 2020, 08:39:58 am »

The 08:59 from Chippenham to Trowbridge has been cancelled two days in a row, yesterday because of a broken down train and today due to a tree. I'm hoping to get into the office tomorrow, fingers crossed!

I booked this week off work as soon as I saw the weather forecast. There was never going to be a reliable service on this benighted line once GWR got a sniff of even potential excuses reasons not to run any trains.
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« Reply #93 on: February 25, 2020, 04:25:59 pm »

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Cancellations to services at Swindon
Due to a person being hit by a train at Swindon all lines are blocked.
Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 17:15 25/02.

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16:25 Westbury to Swindon due 17:07
17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:17

17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:17 will be cancelled.
This is due to a person being hit by a train.
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« Reply #94 on: February 25, 2020, 09:25:52 pm »

Yeah sad... my 16:31 was cancelled so took the 16:47 to Gloucester, obviously getting off at Bath. Not sure where that train comes from, maybe Weymouth? The fatality occured in the Swindon area we were told by the Bath announcer and it was causing delays/cancellations on the mainline. In the end got home about an hour late.
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« Reply #95 on: February 29, 2020, 10:14:12 am »

Just two cancellations at the moment across the GWR network.

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10:05 Westbury to Swindon due 10:48
11:04 Swindon to Westbury due 11:47
11:04 Swindon to Westbury due 11:47 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

There seem to be disproportionate cancellations due to train faults on the TransWilts, and yet they're the same type of train as used on many other lines / service from, to and through Westbury.  Which leads to the question "Why?".  Is there something about the line than causes the trains to fail more frequently, is it the easiest one to cancel if they're a train short, or do they get less complaints if this is the one cancelled?

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« Reply #96 on: March 01, 2020, 05:19:11 pm »

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16:50 Westbury to Swindon due 17:34
17:44 Swindon to Westbury due 18:25
18:35 Westbury to Swindon due 19:17
19:30 Swindon to Westbury due 20:11

19:30 Swindon to Westbury due 20:11 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

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If you hold a valid single, return, or weekly ticket, you will be able to claim compensation for delays of 15 minutes or more. Please keep your ticket and visit GWR.com/DelayRepay
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« Reply #97 on: March 01, 2020, 06:25:41 pm »

Appears to the result of a double failure.

The set working the 15:46 from Swindon had to come out of service and then a set brought out of the yard also had a problem leading to the cancellation of the 16:50 back to Swindon and its return.

A unit is now being detached from a Cardiff to Fareham service at Westbury for the 20:18 to Swindon.
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« Reply #98 on: March 01, 2020, 10:19:04 pm »

Appears to the result of a double failure.

The set working the 15:46 from Swindon had to come out of service and then a set brought out of the yard also had a problem leading to the cancellation of the 16:50 back to Swindon and its return.

A unit is now being detached from a Cardiff to Fareham Salisbury service at Westbury for the 20:18 to Swindon.

Fixed that for you  Wink
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« Reply #99 on: March 06, 2020, 11:22:22 am »

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14:16 Westbury to Swindon due 15:00
15:14 Swindon to Westbury due 15:55
 
15:14 Swindon to Westbury due 15:55 will be cancelled.
This is due to a person being hit by a train earlier.

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« Reply #100 on: March 06, 2020, 01:13:12 pm »

Both now reinstated. 
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« Reply #101 on: March 06, 2020, 04:05:08 pm »

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15:14 Swindon to Westbury due 15:55
15:14 Swindon to Westbury due 15:55 will be delayed at Chippenham.
This is due to the train departing late to maintain customer connections.

Real time trains suggests its was a three minute delay to ensure a connection off the 15:00 from Bristol - makes sense.   Still making connections to London, Plymouth, Salisbury (and Cardiff) at Westbury.  Good call to hold at Chippenham.
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« Reply #102 on: March 09, 2020, 08:46:07 pm »

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20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26
20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26 will be diverted between Chippenham and Trowbridge.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It will be delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 7 minutes late.
This is due to a train hitting an obstruction on the line.
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« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2020, 08:54:28 pm »

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20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26
20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26 will be diverted between Chippenham and Trowbridge.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It will be delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 7 minutes late.
This is due to a train hitting an obstruction on the line.

The 17:50 Gloucester to Warminster service is currently (as at 20:50) sat at Melksham station. It has struck something in the vicinity of Dunch Lane bridge. Both engines were initially shut down but the crew have managed to revive them and limp forwards to Melksham station. The unit from the 20:06 Westbury to Cheltenham service (cancelled) is being used to rescue the stranded train.
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« Reply #104 on: March 09, 2020, 08:57:16 pm »

The 17:50 Gloucester to Warminster service is currently (as at 20:50) sat at Melksham station. It has struck something in the vicinity of Dunch Lane bridge. Both engines were initially shut down but the crew have managed to revive them and limp forwards to Melksham station. The unit from the 20:06 Westbury to Cheltenham service (cancelled) is being used to rescue the stranded train.

Oh dear ...

Completing the story, Journeycheck tells us

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Alterations to services between Chippenham and Trowbridge
Due to a train hitting an obstruction on the line between Chippenham and Trowbridge the line is blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be suspended. Disruption is expected until 21:00 09/03.
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