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« on: November 28, 2021, 04:13:17 pm »

Does anybody know what the problem is with the point work at YPM?
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2021, 08:23:37 am »

Since both Penzance sleepers ran via Pen Mill last night one has to wonder!
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2021, 09:07:21 am »

Does anybody know what the problem is with the point work at YPM?

Since both Penzance sleepers ran via Pen Mill last night one has to wonder!

Anecdotal (but unconfirmed) evidence suggests that only one platform road is accessible at the moment, so it is not possible for trains to pass at the station. The guilty pointwork is at the north end of the station.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2021, 02:23:11 pm »

Network Rail Wessex have provided an update on the work being done, along with photos.

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We've been using a New Track Construction train to install a mile of track in the #Chetnole area. It's the third and final track renewal in this closure. As it travels it lays sleepers, lines up rails on top of them and clips them into place
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Contrast this modern technology with what was on this line before - we found that some of the track in this area dates back to 1958!
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I seem to remember that some of t he original CWR (Continuously Welded Rail) laid near Crewkerne was relaid here many years ago.

At the same time I asked NR» (Network Rail - home page) Wessex about the points at Yeovil and this was their reply
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unfortunately the points were damaged last week. They are going to be repaired tomorrow.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2021, 04:52:07 pm »

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unfortunately the points were damaged last week. They are going to be repaired tomorrow.

Run though during the possession perhaps? It is unfortunately far too common.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2021, 05:00:35 pm »

I would presume so and have been set and clamped to run into p1
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2021, 05:12:50 am »

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06:23 Yeovil Pen Mill to Filton Abbey Wood due 08:27
06:42 Westbury to Yeovil Pen Mill due 07:27
07:32 Yeovil Pen Mill to Filton Abbey Wood due 09:27
08:42 Gloucester to Yeovil Pen Mill due 11:13
09:40 Yeovil Pen Mill to Gloucester due 12:26
10:41 Gloucester to Yeovil Pen Mill due 13:12
12:02 Yeovil Pen Mill to Gloucester due 14:27
12:42 Gloucester to Yeovil Pen Mill due 15:30
14:00 Yeovil Pen Mill to Gloucester due 16:30
15:50 Yeovil Pen Mill to Gloucester due 18:32

06:42 Westbury to Yeovil Pen Mill due 07:27 will be terminated at Castle Cary.
It will no longer call at Yeovil Pen Mill.
This is due to urgent repairs to the track.

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2021, 12:20:47 pm »

Does anybody know what the problem is with the point work at YPM?

Since both Penzance sleepers ran via Pen Mill last night one has to wonder!

Anecdotal (but unconfirmed) evidence suggests that only one platform road is accessible at the moment, so it is not possible for trains to pass at the station. The guilty pointwork is at the north end of the station.

Just to correct PhilWakely’s post, the damaged points were just south of the station at Yeovil Pen Mill, and are being fixed as I type!
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