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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2020, 11:07:55 am »

Journey Check now showing services from Andover/Salisbury terminate and restart at Yeovil Junction for the rest of the day, although nothing in the line updates section, just in the service updates.
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« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2020, 11:14:17 am »

1803, 1836, 1903, 2003 Paddington to Plymouth/Truro all cancelled.

That only leaves the Sleeper at 2350 if you're hoping to head to the South West this evening.


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« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2020, 11:29:13 am »

1803, 1836, 1903, 2003 Paddington to Plymouth/Truro all cancelled.

That only leaves the Sleeper at 2350 if you're hoping to head to the South West this evening.




1703 cancelled too - these details are from NRE as we know that GWR Journeycheck can't  be relied on to be accurate these days.
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« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2020, 11:33:21 am »

Reported on JourneyCheck

Cancellations to services between Exeter St Davids and Taunton
All lines blocked until end of day (flooding)

Delays to services between Swindon and Chippenham
Delays of up to 20 minutes until end of day (flooding)

Cancellations to services between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple
All lines blocked until end of day (flooding)

Cancellations to services between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth
Reduced speed running and cancellation until end of day (flooding)

Cancellations to services between Southampton Central and Salisbury
All lines blocked until 11:30 (flooding)

Delays to services between Westbury and Bath Spa
Reopened but delays until 12:00 (blocked by tree)

Other issues not on main JourneyCheck list
- flooding between Yeovil and Exeter
- flooding between Cardiff and Port Talbot Parkway.
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« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2020, 11:42:54 am »

For Cowley Bridge, the current Google Earth picture (at 50.748972° -3.546002°) shows the new bigger culvert mid-build. And going back through the historical images makes clear that this is not on a watercourse of any kind - it's just coping with field run-off and infiltration from uphill that wishes to get into the river. It's been doing that for centuries, until some damn fool put a railway embankment in the way.
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« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2020, 12:10:38 pm »

For Cowley Bridge, the current Google Earth picture (at 50.748972° -3.546002°) shows the new bigger culvert mid-build. And going back through the historical images makes clear that this is not on a watercourse of any kind - it's just coping with field run-off and infiltration from uphill that wishes to get into the river. It's been doing that for centuries, until some damn fool put a railway embankment in the way.

The CEH Hydrology map suggests there are a few watercourses, one parallel to the railway which is probably an ancient branch of the river Exe before the railway was built and that picks up a few tributaries but they just basically drain the hillside.  Since the hillside is wooded you can't even blame it on modern agriculture.  So it is basically down to excessive rain on already wet ground.  This is what the models predict we should be seeing more often due to climate change. 
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« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2020, 12:14:07 pm »

1803, 1836, 1903, 2003 Paddington to Plymouth/Truro all cancelled.

That only leaves the Sleeper at 2350 if you're hoping to head to the South West this evening.

The 18:00 to Plymouth currently showing as running.  That one goes via Bristol, so might terminate there, but will hopefully make it to Taunton?
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« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2020, 12:20:43 pm »

Article here about what was done, and why.  There’s eventually a comparison of before and after closure expectations for both the Cowley Bridge and Axminster schemes.
https://www.railengineer.co.uk/2018/11/15/flood-resilience-schemes-in-southwest-england/
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« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2020, 12:42:05 pm »

Network Rail have deployed their inflatable booms at Cowley Bridge to try to mitigate the effects of the flooding.
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« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2020, 01:16:47 pm »

The grim situation in Wales captured by TfW's Journeycheck page in a bizarre statement:

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Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Fishguard Harbour and Holyhead some lines are blocked.

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« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2020, 02:57:35 pm »

The grim situation in Wales captured by TfW's Journeycheck page in a bizarre statement:

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Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Fishguard Harbour and Holyhead some lines are blocked.



No wonder the Stena Line ferries to Ireland are cancelled!
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« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2020, 03:51:14 pm »


From GWR Help......


⚠️A diversionary route via Yeovil is now flooded so the last service from Paddington to Taunton will be at 15.30.
Replacement buses will run from Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton, Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids but these are expected to get busier as the day progresses.⚠️
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« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2020, 03:54:14 pm »


From GWR Help......


⚠️A diversionary route via Yeovil is now flooded so the last service from Paddington to Taunton will be at 15.30.
Replacement buses will run from Bristol Temple Meads to Taunton, Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids but these are expected to get busier as the day progresses.⚠️

Glad they are up to date.   The route was closed last night.
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« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2020, 04:28:24 pm »

Abandon all hope, ye who travel west.
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« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2020, 04:42:34 pm »

According to some of those present at around 2pm there were 500+ people waiting at Exeter St Davids for a replacement bus, and the warning from GWR is that they are expected to get busier as the day progresses.

I suspect it's a good day to be a taxi driver in Exeter!
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