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Author Topic: Bristol to Portsmouth - not via Eastleigh at the moment  (Read 1142 times)
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« on: April 03, 2020, 09:17:48 am »

Seem to be daily changes at the moment.

The only trains of the GWR day that runs via Eastleigh rather than Hamble. A problem with the same crossover that got damaged a month or two back and took some time to fix?   Hardly an immediate problem IMHO - with the time of day these services run, they're much more a route learning / refresh diversion for train crew than providing a service for key passengers at present (unless someone knows different?)

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20:24 Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth Harbour due 23:04
20:24 Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth Harbour due 23:04 will be diverted between Southampton Central and Fareham.
It will no longer call at Southampton Airport Parkwy, Eastleigh, Hedge End and Botley.
This is due to a points failure.

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21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads due 00:15
21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads due 00:15 will be diverted between Fareham and Southampton Central.
It will no longer call at Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parkwy.
This is due to a points failure.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 09:30:07 am »

That looks wrong for those points. NRE is saying: (at 9:04):
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All lines are now open as the fallen tree near Swanwick has now been removed from the tracks.

Trains running between Fareham and Southampton Central may still be cancelled or diverted via Eastleigh.

Disruption is expected until 10:00.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 09:40:38 am »

That looks wrong for those points. NRE is saying: (at 9:04):
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All lines are now open as the fallen tree near Swanwick has now been removed from the tracks.

Trains running between Fareham and Southampton Central may still be cancelled or diverted via Eastleigh.

Disruption is expected until 10:00.

Yeah, it does look wrong for them.   Mind you, a GWR diversion this morning left out Southampton Central - ran Fareham, Eastleigh, Romsey - so that also avoided those points.  What do other SWR sources / changes tell us?
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 09:55:14 am »

SWR are now saying everything's fine - and today is Railway Day!

On RTT, no train via Swanwick between the delayed 7:57 from BRI (passing at 8:12) and the 9:09 PSM-SOU (on time). Three services lost plus a couple returning later, but no GWR ones.

But that pints failure diversion is late tonight, so probably unconnected - looks more like mending something that's being adequately worked around during today?
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 10:08:15 am »

On second thoughts, given the specific routeing of those trains, it does look like a planned further stage of work on those points at Eastleigh.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 10:58:43 am »

I don’t think the “via Eastleigh” GWR (and Southern) services were running just before the land slip  anyway, because full functionality at Eastleigh wasn’t available yet.  Corrections welcome but I think there was no route available from Parkway via the up fast into P3, or from P2 towards Botley, so the various reversing trains were pulled to reduce the timetable conflicts.

When I checked a few weeks ago XC ECS from Bournemouth/Southampton were still doing a shunt via P1 and the Chandlers Ford route to reach P3 and the depot.

RTT for last night (2nd Apr) has the two services shown as “not reported” between Fareham and St Denys, which is an indication they actually ran via Swanwick.

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2020, 11:12:45 am »

RTT for last night (2nd Apr) has the two services shown as “not reported” between Fareham and St Denys, which is an indication they actually ran via Swanwick.

Confirmation of that in that Journey Check was reporting the same thing for yesterday evening, and I think the day before too.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2020, 04:55:11 pm »

SWR are now saying everything's fine - and today is Railway Day!

On RTT, no train via Swanwick between the delayed 7:57 from BRI (passing at 8:12) and the 9:09 PSM-SOU (on time). Three services lost plus a couple returning later, but no GWR ones.

But that pints failure diversion is late tonight, so probably unconnected - looks more like mending something that's being adequately worked around during today?


Is that something to do with all pubs being closed?  Grin
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