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« on: August 28, 2021, 04:32:04 am »

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08:48 Westbury to Weymouth due 10:28
16:54 Weymouth to Westbury due 18:22

16:54 Weymouth to Westbury due 18:22 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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10:42 Gloucester to Weymouth due 14:09
13:10 Weymouth to Gloucester due 16:29  (running WEY to WSB» (Westbury - next trains) Only)
16:10 Weymouth to Great Malvern due 20:31

10:42 Gloucester to Weymouth due 14:09
10:42 Gloucester to Weymouth due 14:09 will be terminated at Westbury.
It will no longer call at Frome, Bruton, Castle Cary, Yeovil Pen Mill, Thornford, Yetminster, Chetnole, Maiden Newton, Dorchester West, Upwey and Weymouth.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

16:10 Weymouth to Great Malvern due 20:31
16:10 Weymouth to Great Malvern due 20:31 will be started from Westbury.
It will no longer call at Weymouth, Upwey, Dorchester West, Maiden Newton, Chetnole, Yetminster, Thornford, Yeovil Pen Mill, Castle Cary, Bruton and Frome.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

So I make that two arrivals into Weymouth and two return trains cancelled (south of Westury) - let's hope the remaining train(s) convey the extra carriages ...
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2021, 08:09:17 am »

So I make that two arrivals into Weymouth and two return trains cancelled (south of Westury) - let's hope the remaining train(s) convey the extra carriages ...

Sadly, if JC is to be believed it’s got worse:

Cancelled:
0645 Westbury - Weymouth
0848 Westbury - Weymouth
0858 Bristol PW (Permanent Way) - Weymouth

1310 Weymouth - Gloucester
1654 Weymouth - Westbury

Not operating between Westbury - Weymouth - Westbury:
0846 Weymouth - Gloucester
1042 Gloucester - Weymouth
1610 Weymouth - Great Malvern

So as things stand 4 out of 9 trains are cancelled between Westbury and Weymouth and 4 out of 9 between Weymouth and Westbury. Not great for a bank holiday weekend. The only good thing is most trains aren’t the ‘peak’ trains expected to be loaded, though the 1728 Weymouth to Westbury could be cosy with both the 1610 and 1654 both cancelled.

Let’s hope the 0652 Worcester to Weymouth and the 0842 Gloucester to Weymouth have extra carriages between Bristol Parkway/Westbury and Weymouth to cover for the cancelled 0954 Bristol Parkway to Weymouth. Same for the 1728 Weymouth to Westbury to cover for the cancelled 1610 and 1654.

It appears a shortage of traincrew at Westbury is the cause of the cancellations today. Been affecting Cardiff - Portsmouth services all week.





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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2021, 11:57:40 am »

UPDATE:
Looks like the 1042 Gloucester to Weymouth, 1310 Weymouth to Gloucester and the 1610 Weymouth to Great Malvern are now running as timetabled, so some good news there.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2021, 03:18:24 pm »

Oh no, just when things were looking up:

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18:28 Weymouth to Bristol Parkway due 20:53 will be started from Westbury.
It will no longer call at Weymouth, Dorchester West, Maiden Newton, Yeovil Pen Mill, Castle Cary, Bruton and Frome.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

So it’s a choice of the 1728 or 2020. Bare in mind both only go as far Westbury. The 1610 being the last through service to Bath and Bristol.

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2021, 04:46:49 pm »

No HoW(resolve) cancellations on Bank Holiday Monday (yet) ... but the 17:36 to Westbury is "formed of 2 coaches instead of 3".

Previous train 14:55

Next train 20:16

Rather stunned that this train is rostered for only 3 coaches to start with.

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2021, 05:19:41 pm »

No HoW(resolve) cancellations on Bank Holiday Monday (yet) ... but the 17:36 to Westbury is "formed of 2 coaches instead of 3".

Previous train 14:55

Next train 20:16

Rather stunned that this train is rostered for only 3 coaches to start with.

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Haven't you heard? This is what going back to pre-Sectorisation/Network SouthEast/Regional Railways BR (British Rail(ways)) 1970s mediocrity - but without the Intercity 125-style flagship (sorry stuving) trains to inspire the next generation with - looks like in practice. It's not about the passenger anymore - The railway must be run as the rail industry says it must.

This is the new Age Of The Train - Enjoy.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2021, 08:52:33 pm »

It's not about the passenger anymore -

Surely we aren't common "passengers" nowadays............we are "customers".............paying for a service  Angry Angry
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2021, 08:57:35 pm »

Haven't you heard? This is what going back to pre-Sectorisation/Network SouthEast/Regional Railways BR (British Rail(ways)) 1970s mediocrity - but without the Intercity 125-style flagship (sorry stuving) trains to inspire the next generation with - looks like in practice. It's not about the passenger anymore - The railway must be run as the rail industry says it must.

No the railway must be run as the DfT» (Department for Transport - about) says it must!
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2021, 09:46:03 pm »

Haven't you heard? This is what going back to pre-Sectorisation/Network SouthEast/Regional Railways BR (British Rail(ways)) 1970s mediocrity - but without the Intercity 125-style flagship (sorry stuving) trains to inspire the next generation with - looks like in practice. It's not about the passenger anymore - The railway must be run as the rail industry says it must.

No the railway must be run as the DfT» (Department for Transport - about) says it must!

As other members with inside knowledge of the process have said elsewhere, the Treasury/DfT may be the ones asking for the budget cuts, but they have left the method of execution very much down to the rail industry to decide.

And as those of us who have studied Network Rail Business Plans over the years know, that method of execution is very much in line with what they have wanted to do all along.
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