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Author Topic: Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since September 2017 - ongoing discussion  (Read 407567 times)
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« Reply #2070 on: September 29, 2023, 05:26:50 am »

Overtime ban starts tomorrow I think?
Cancellations to services on all routes
Due to industrial action:
Train services running across the whole Great Western Railway network may be cancelled or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day on 30/09/23.
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On Friday 29th September, members of the ASLEF» (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen - about) union are engaging in Industrial Action short of a strike. Our intention is to run as many services as possible, but some short notice cancellations or alterations to services across the GWR (Great Western Railway) network are to be expected. Please check both your outward and return journey before setting out for the latest information.
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In addition, on Saturday 30th September and Wednesday 4th October, an extremely limited service will be in operation across the GWR network due to strike action by members of the ASLEF union. Many stations and routes will not be served at all, with services that are running expected to be busy.
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« Reply #2071 on: October 19, 2023, 06:33:02 am »

Not just train crew in Wales - station "crew" too it appears!

Cancellations to services between Swansea and Carmarthen

Due to a shortage of station staff at Carmarthen fewer trains are able to run. Disruption is expected until 13:30 19/10.

Train services between Swansea and Carmarthen will be cancelled.
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« Reply #2072 on: October 19, 2023, 07:47:52 am »

Not just train crew in Wales - station "crew" too it appears!

Cancellations to services between Swansea and Carmarthen

Due to a shortage of station staff at Carmarthen fewer trains are able to run. Disruption is expected until 13:30 19/10.

Train services between Swansea and Carmarthen will be cancelled.

Whilst most stations can operate unstaffed, some cannot or cannot do so fully??   I recall an incident where a train could not pick up passengers at Bristol Parkway because no-one had turned up to unlock / open the station that morning. 
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« Reply #2073 on: October 19, 2023, 08:36:38 am »

Not just train crew in Wales - station "crew" too it appears!

Cancellations to services between Swansea and Carmarthen

Due to a shortage of station staff at Carmarthen fewer trains are able to run. Disruption is expected until 13:30 19/10.

Train services between Swansea and Carmarthen will be cancelled.

Whilst most stations can operate unstaffed, some cannot or cannot do so fully??   I recall an incident where a train could not pick up passengers at Bristol Parkway because no-one had turned up to unlock / open the station that morning. 

Almost beyond parody.
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« Reply #2074 on: October 19, 2023, 05:31:15 pm »

Not just train crew in Wales - station "crew" too it appears!

Cancellations to services between Swansea and Carmarthen

Due to a shortage of station staff at Carmarthen fewer trains are able to run. Disruption is expected until 13:30 19/10.

Train services between Swansea and Carmarthen will be cancelled.

Whilst most stations can operate unstaffed, some cannot or cannot do so fully??   I recall an incident where a train could not pick up passengers at Bristol Parkway because no-one had turned up to unlock / open the station that morning. 

Almost beyond parody.

Carmarthen station has to have a staff member on duty. One platform can only be accessed by a barrow crossing and I’m guessing the station member has to be there to supervise the use of that crossing
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« Reply #2075 on: October 19, 2023, 11:45:38 pm »

Whilst most stations can operate unstaffed, some cannot or cannot do so fully??   I recall an incident where a train could not pick up passengers at Bristol Parkway because no-one had turned up to unlock / open the station that morning. 

Yep. 6th May 2014.

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=13970.0

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