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« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2021, 07:41:41 am »

Issue was the third loco which is used to haul the empty stock to London. It then normally returns to Reading on the down service before being detached. It is then coupled to the up service when it arrives before hauling that train back to Reading depot from Paddington.

Terminating the up service at Didcot meant it could run into the depot from the west with no reversal.
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« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2021, 10:40:29 pm »

Down/Up sleeper starting/terminating at Reading again tonight.
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« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2021, 11:23:37 pm »

Why Didcot last night but Reading on the Up service tonight ??
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« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2021, 10:48:24 am »

Why Didcot last night but Reading on the Up service tonight ??
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ROGs 57310 has been sent to help out but probably only able to run on and off Reading Depot.
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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2021, 07:00:49 am »

A very late (and short) arrival this morning;

21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:07

13/09/21 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington due 05:07 will be diverted between Taunton and Reading and terminated at Reading.
It will no longer call at London Paddington.

It has been previously delayed, has been further delayed at Taunton and is now 188 minutes late.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2021, 10:50:58 am »

I suspect most sleeper passengers will be glad of the longer lie-in! I certainly would.
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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2021, 11:36:17 am »

I suspect most sleeper passengers will be glad of the longer lie-in! I certainly would.

A longer lie-in, maybe, but chucked out at Reading at 06:39!
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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2021, 11:41:45 am »

I suspect most sleeper passengers will be glad of the longer lie-in! I certainly would.

A longer lie-in, maybe, but chucked out at Reading at 06:39!

Indeed. Not the ideal preparation for a day's work in London, which is probably why most passengers would have been on the sleeper.
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« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2021, 09:57:07 pm »

Proper cups etc for breakfast service re-introduced and interconnecting doors between cabins unlocked on request. Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2021, 09:27:34 pm »

Sleepless night for some tonight....

23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:50
Facilities on the 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:50.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Will be formed of 9 coaches instead of 7.
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Due to a resourcing issue we are unable to operate this evenings Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance / Penzance and London Paddington.

We have arranged for this service to be operated by one of our regular Intercity Express Trains which will offer a Standard and First Class seating service only. There will be no accommodation facilities.

If you are affected by this change to your journey and have not been contacted by our dedicated team concerning your travel arrangements, please contact our Customer Services team on 03457000125.
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« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2022, 06:35:57 am »

Whilst looking at the sleeper delay on journeycheck just now, I spotted this comment on RealTime Trains -
288.52  Reading [RDG(resolve)]   
Service gains coaches here, stops to drop passengers off only
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I'd never noticed it gains coaches at Reading - is this for an early morning Reading commuter rush into London?

And just noticed the down sleeper drops off coaches on its run down!
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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2022, 06:44:49 am »

Whilst looking at the sleeper delay on journeycheck just now, I spotted this comment on RealTime Trains -
288.52  Reading [RDG(resolve)]   
Service gains coaches here, stops to drop passengers off only
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I'd never noticed it gains coaches at Reading - is this for an early morning Reading commuter rush into London?

And just noticed the down sleeper drops off coaches on its run down!


I would suspect it might gain a locomotive on the back? ... As it says "stops to drop off passengers only" it can't officially provide an extra commuter service - though I suspect staff could use it as such.
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« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2022, 07:11:27 am »

A pretty spectacular delay to the down sleeper last night.......should just about reach Penzance in time for lunch!

23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:54

04/07/22 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:54 has been delayed at Reading and is now 187 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
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« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2022, 07:16:32 am »

Due in to Penzance at around 09:15, 80 minutes late currently.
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« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2022, 07:18:37 am »

A pretty spectacular delay to the down sleeper last night.......should just about reach Penzance in time for lunch!

23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:54

04/07/22 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance due 07:54 has been delayed at Reading and is now 187 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Steadily made up time on its journey - due to the large make-up schedule.
Plymouth scheduled 47 minutes, sleeper only stopped for two minutes!
Now only 81 minutes down from Saltash
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