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« Reply #210 on: May 28, 2022, 05:56:41 am »

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22:08 Swindon to Westbury due 22:50

22:08 Swindon to Westbury due 22:50 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #211 on: May 28, 2022, 08:38:10 am »

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08:08 Swindon to Weymouth due 10:24 will be delayed at Westbury.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Toilet facilities are not available.

Loo break at Westbury?  All rush for the station toilet?
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« Reply #212 on: May 28, 2022, 11:21:15 am »

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08:08 Swindon to Weymouth due 10:24 will be delayed at Westbury.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Toilet facilities are not available.

Loo break at Westbury?  All rush for the station toilet?
Well despite leaving Westbury ten minutes late, arrival in Weymouth was on-time.

And no-one else will be inconvenienced by this faulty loo today, because that train spends all afternoon in the Jersey Sidings at Weymouth, prior to hitching a ride back to Bristol on the rear of the last GWR (Great Western Railway) departure of the day from Weymouth.
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« Reply #213 on: May 28, 2022, 10:09:45 pm »

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19:40 Weymouth to Swindon due 21:59 has been delayed at Yeovil Pen Mill and is now 26 minutes late.
This is due to a passenger being taken ill on a train.
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« Reply #214 on: May 29, 2022, 03:06:39 pm »

18:24 Frome to Swindon due 19:17
19:29 Swindon to Westbury due 20:11
20:24 Westbury to Swindon due 21:06
21:25 Swindon to Westbury due 22:05

All cancelled due to crew shortage

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15:44 Swindon to Frome due 16:38

15:44 Swindon to Frome due 16:38 will be starting late from Swindon.
This is due to a problem currently under investigation.
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« Reply #215 on: May 29, 2022, 09:05:06 pm »

Looks like another false alarm and they all ran as booked.
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« Reply #216 on: May 29, 2022, 09:28:05 pm »

Looks like another false alarm and they all ran as booked.

Indeed - they had all disappeared again off Journeycheck.   Journey check seems so binary - I wonder what the effect would be if there was a "train in doubt - check back later" category.
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« Reply #217 on: May 29, 2022, 10:59:12 pm »

Yes, there should definitely be a ‘this train may be cancelled…but we are doing everything we can to ensure it runs’ category.
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« Reply #218 on: May 30, 2022, 05:34:48 am »

Yes, there should definitely be a ‘this train may be cancelled…but we are doing everything we can to ensure it runs’ category.

............that would just leave customers swinging in the breeze.

If the chances are a train won't run, better to tell them so as soon as possible, in order that they can make other arrangements.

If it eventually does run, it's frustrating, but at least they've been able to get to where they need to be, rather than hoping for the best and then being stranded.

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« Reply #219 on: May 30, 2022, 07:34:45 am »

Yes, there should definitely be a ‘this train may be cancelled…but we are doing everything we can to ensure it runs’ category.

............that would just leave customers swinging in the breeze.

If the chances are a train won't run, better to tell them so as soon as possible, in order that they can make other arrangements.

If it eventually does run, it's frustrating, but at least they've been able to get to where they need to be, rather than hoping for the best and then being stranded.


I can see where you are coming from, but don't agree.   Personal experience suggests that a flagging up earlier in the day of "have plan B to hand" would be highly useful. Some may prefer to switch to plan B straight away, other to have it to hand  and to know to check back later as they approach decision time.  But I do appreciate that it may be too much information for some - especially irregular travellers, and provide a great temptation to the TOC (Train Operating Company) to overuse it.
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« Reply #220 on: May 30, 2022, 08:09:05 am »

It does happen on occasions that Journeycheck says “This service has been reinstated”.  I think that should be the norm. I agree that will be too late for some but would at least add positive confirmation which would be of use to others. 
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« Reply #221 on: May 30, 2022, 10:23:22 am »

I’d be interested to know the percentage of trains that end up running that are flagged up as cancelled first thing in the morning.  Especially those ones that are much later in the day.

Along with short forms, I suspect the picture changes often enough that a ‘this train will be cancelled’ message is misleading.
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« Reply #222 on: June 03, 2022, 08:35:03 pm »

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17:50 Gloucester to Salisbury due 20:05

17:50 Gloucester to Salisbury due 20:05 will no longer call at Stonehouse, Stroud and Kemble.
It has been previously delayed but is now 20 minutes late from Swindon.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Diverted via / reversal at Bristol Parkway?

Expected 44 late from Gloucester and just 20 late from Swindon to Salisbury according to Journey check
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« Reply #223 on: June 03, 2022, 09:03:14 pm »

Diverted via / reversal at Bristol Parkway?

Expected 44 late from Gloucester and just 20 late from Swindon to Salisbury according to Journey check

Nope ...

Real Time Trains suggest it followed normal route, called at Stonehouse, skipped Stroud and Kemble.  44 late off Gloucester, 36 late into Swindon but managed a 2 minute reverse there against a scheduled 18, so left 20 later. Recovered 5 minutes by Salisbury - got there at 20:20 versus 20:05 scheduled.
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« Reply #224 on: June 04, 2022, 08:16:56 am »

08:34 Westbury to Swindon due 09:23

08:34 Westbury to Swindon due 09:23 will be starting late from Westbury.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
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