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« on: August 08, 2020, 08:05:27 pm »

Is there actually any intermediate traffic that would use a train such as this ... or is this a positioning move to resynchronise?

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19:34 Maidenhead to Marlow due 19:57 will be started from Bourne End.
It will no longer call at Maidenhead, Furze Platt and Cookham.
This is due to a points failure.

Which brings the question when two trains are running in the peak ... does the Marlow train wait for the arrival of the train from Maidenhead if it's late, or set off time come hell, high-water, or the sound of a 166 in the distance?
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 11:42:37 am »

This is because the 19:00 from Marlow terminated at Bourne End en route to Maidenhead. I am aware of numerous people who do/have walked Cookham/Bourne End/Marlow via the river and then return by train (or vice versa)

Haven't personally travelled the line in the peak for a while, but the Marlow train did certainly used to wait (presumably up to a defined number of minutes)
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 08:44:51 am »

Is there actually any intermediate traffic that would use a train such as this ... or is this a positioning move to resynchronise?

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19:34 Maidenhead to Marlow due 19:57 will be started from Bourne End.
It will no longer call at Maidenhead, Furze Platt and Cookham.
This is due to a points failure.

Which brings the question when two trains are running in the peak ... does the Marlow train wait for the arrival of the train from Maidenhead if it's late, or set off time come hell, high-water, or the sound of a 166 in the distance?

The 19:34 is a Saturday service, no peak services operate on a Saturday.   It may have been capped due to an operational issue at Maidenhead, Platform 5 is now effectively a second UP Relief, is used by TfL» (Transport for London - about) services as turn back and Sidings access
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 10:01:22 am »

The issue was at Bourne End.  The crew were unable to switch the points on arrival from Marlow to get to Maidenhead, so the return trip from Maidenhead started from Bourne End.   Technicians were able to give the system a clean bill of health before the unit returned from Marlow a second time.
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