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« on: August 04, 2021, 04:58:08 am »

Not for the first time, I read something on JourneyCheck which has me scratching my head.   So I'm starting a thread to post them - lighter side stuff, through with a hope that they don't become so common to see that they dilute the proper use of the alert system.

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13:11 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads due 15:31 will be delayed at Bristol Temple Meads.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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Customers travelling from unstaffed stations are requested to make use of the Customer Help Point systems available, or contact National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484 950 detailing the total number of passengers travelling, and their intended destinations. This will enable us to get suitable road replacement transport to customers as quickly as possible.

If you hold a valid single, return, or weekly ticket, you will be able to claim compensation for delays of 15 minutes or more. Please keep your ticket and visit GWR (Great Western Railway).com/DelayRepay
Last Updated:04/08/2021 02:00

Love it - a train that's going to be delayed once it gets to its final destination!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2021, 10:38:56 am »

Now amended ro say it’s terminating at Westbury.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2021, 08:34:38 am »

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08:18 Par to Newquay due 09:10
08:18 Par to Newquay due 09:10 has been delayed at Par and is now 1 minute late.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 01:52:00 am »

Some alterations do not need publishing at all in my view. Including one minute delays.
Another good example is tonight's up sleeper, "diverted between Taunton and Reading" Still expected to make all booked stops and to be on time at London, so why mention it.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2021, 05:19:15 am »

Some alterations do not need publishing at all in my view. Including one minute delays.
Another good example is tonight's up sleeper, "diverted between Taunton and Reading" Still expected to make all booked stops and to be on time at London, so why mention it.

Indeed ... which is why I put some of them in "lighter side".  Heres one from this morning

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05:17 Westbury to Swindon due 05:59
Facilities on the 05:17 Westbury to Swindon due 05:59.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 5.
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Last Updated:20/08/2021 04:13

Amazed it was supposed to be 5 carriages in the first place ...
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2021, 09:08:45 am »

Some alterations do not need publishing at all in my view. Including one minute delays.
Another good example is tonight's up sleeper, "diverted between Taunton and Reading" Still expected to make all booked stops and to be on time at London, so why mention it.

The diversion meant it did not make its unadvertised staff call at Swindon.  While any affected people should have picked it up from the internal systems it might just have alerted someone who may have missed the news.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2021, 10:29:48 am »

"Staff announcement, staff announcement. The train that is not supposed to be stopping at Swindon won't be stopping at Swindon."
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