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Author Topic: 2020 - TransWilts cancellation and amendment log  (Read 14708 times)
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« Reply #240 on: October 14, 2020, 03:29:43 pm »

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17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:17
17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:17 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 fault with the signalling system.
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Rail replacement road transport has been requested for passengers travelling to/from Melksham.

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18:39 Westbury to Swindon due 19:21
18:39 Westbury to Swindon due 19:21 will be diverted between Trowbridge and Chippenham.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It will be delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 10 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Additional Information
Rail replacement road transport has been requested for passengers travelling to/from Melksham.
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« Reply #241 on: October 14, 2020, 03:34:51 pm »

From https://transwilts.org/2020/10/14/extensive-disruption-to-transwilts-services-october/

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Statement from Toby Elliot @ Network Rail ?
Firstly, I?m sorry that you and other TransWilts passengers have been delayed by this issue. On Saturday night (10th) a member of our drainage team was excavating near the railway line at Melksham and pulled up a signalling cable. Due to the force it was pulled up with, it not only snapped the cable in situ but also damaged the cabling along its entire six-mile length (running from Thingley Junction to Bradford Junction).
 
Our telecoms team have been out on site since Sunday finding the all the faults, and there have been many, and replacing the broken cabling with new. This has included digging a 400-metre-long trench to locate signalling cables near Melksham. Last night (13th) we completed the final replacement, but when we came to check the system there was no detection from one of the axel counters. The issue being that no phone signal is coming through to the piece of kit.
 
We are in the middle of rectifying this by two methods. Firstly, installing a temporary phone connection (via mobile phone signal) so that we can get the signalling restored as soon as possible. At the same time, we are replacing the cabling to the axle counter so there is a permanent fix. Both pieces of work should be done by 6pm tonight (14th), if not hopefully sooner (particularly the temporary fix).
 
I hope this helps explain the situation, and I am sorry for the delays and disruption it has caused. If you need any further clarification, please jet let me know.
 
Kind regards,
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« Reply #242 on: October 14, 2020, 04:57:27 pm »

Tonight?s 18:39 now planned to run booked route and call at Melksham.

Edit: Same now applies to the 17:36.
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« Reply #243 on: October 14, 2020, 05:28:18 pm »

Stop Press - I'm sadly unconvinced that the problem has been fixed. An operational line handed over late last Friday to engineers for weekend work is still having problems.  From http://www.mrug.org.uk/record.html at 08:05 this morning, which uses data from GWR's feeds to the help point (broken / displaying nothing at the moment, but we have the URL).

Was that a wise thing to say? Tiger is currently offering just (only for Melksham!): " NoSemaAccess There is currently no train information available. Sorry for the inconvenience "

... but not for long, fortunately.
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« Reply #244 on: October 17, 2020, 05:05:03 pm »

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16:53 Westbury to Chippenham due 17:46

16:53 Westbury to Chippenham due 17:46 has been cancelled.

This is due to a problem currently under investigation.

This was a replacement bus.
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« Reply #245 on: October 23, 2020, 07:25:58 am »

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07:05 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:04

07:05 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:04 will be diverted between Chippenham and Gloucester.

It will no longer call at Swindon, Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse.
It will be delayed at Gloucester.

This is due to a burst water main flooding the railway.
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« Reply #246 on: Yesterday at 12:29:11 pm »

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12:16 Westbury to Swindon due 13:01
12:16 Westbury to Swindon due 13:01 is being delayed at Westbury.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
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« Reply #247 on: Yesterday at 01:07:49 pm »

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13:14 Swindon to Westbury due 13:55
13:14 Swindon to Westbury due 13:55 will be starting late from Swindon.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
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« Reply #248 on: Yesterday at 01:24:11 pm »

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13:14 Swindon to Westbury due 13:55
13:14 Swindon to Westbury due 13:55 will be starting late from Swindon.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.

Looks like it departed 1 minute early.   Undecided
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« Reply #249 on: Yesterday at 01:45:50 pm »

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13:14 Swindon to Westbury due 13:55
13:14 Swindon to Westbury due 13:55 will be starting late from Swindon.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.

Looks like it departed 1 minute early.   Undecided

Indeed ... I am helping with a survey of traffic/people on Station Approach in Melksham and noted it calling on time.  Can't believe every delay you read online.
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