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« on: October 02, 2020, 06:36:51 am »

The 20:45 from Swindon to Westbury had some issues tonight ... together with lots of other trains:

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Well an amazing train journey home what should be a 40 min journey home now nearly an hour late into westbury

Cannot access westbury from Trowbridge end so had to go on a loop round down to frome and back into westbury what amazing value for money this is lol plus compensation to come back as well

On time at Swindon, Chippenham and Melksham
34 minutes late at Trowbridge
87 minutes late into Westbury

Looks like problems ongoing .. last night

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21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth due 01:40
21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth due 01:40 will no longer call at Westbury but will call additionally at Frome.
It has been delayed between Pewsey and Frome and is now 11 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.

and this morning ...

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Alterations to services between Castle Cary and Pewsey
Due to a points failure between Castle Cary and Pewsey the line towards London Paddington is blocked.
Train services running through these stations will be diverted. Westbury will not be served. Disruption is expected until 11:00 02/10.
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At Taunton - For Westbury please travel via Bristol Temple Meads
At Castle Cary - Use local services and change for Bath Spa at Westbury for Reading and London Paddington.
At Westbury - For Reading and London Paddington please travel via Bath Spa or Swindon.
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2020, 07:13:00 am »

Seven sets of points failed apparently. 

Also blanket 50mph speed limit west of Exeter until lunchtime.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 07:55:53 am »

Seems to be problems around Feniton as 1L26 (0641 Exeter St Davids to Basingstoke) seems to have been stationary for a while now (there for 45 minutes) but now on the move.
Perhaps adding to case for improvements to the line between Central and Yeovil.

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2020, 08:31:04 am »

Seems to be problems around Feniton as 1L26 (0641 Exeter St Davids to Basingstoke) seems to have been stationary for a while now (there for 45 minutes) but now on the move.
Perhaps adding to case for improvements to the line between Central and Yeovil.



Tree on the line.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2020, 10:24:44 am »

Disruption until 11:00 has become disruption until 13:00

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Due to a points failure at Westbury some lines are blocked.
Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed or diverted. Disruption is expected until 13:00 02/10.

This is the pointwork that was renewed over the long Christmas stoppage a year or two back, right?  For sure things go wrong, but how long should a fix to modern equipment take?
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2020, 11:28:21 am »

Replacement parts being brought from Exeter apparently. 
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