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« Reply #345 on: August 31, 2022, 14:26:11 »

15:14 Swindon to Westbury due 15:58 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

A "silly" thought from me - why not drop 2 carriages off the Cardiff- Portsmouth train or the Portsmouth - Cardiff train - both call at Westbury a few minutes before the Swindon train leaves - trains on this service are supposed to be 5 cars.    But it turns out that WAS a silly idea as the Wessex main line trains are both short already - just 3 cars - today.   Seems to be a shortage of working bits!
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« Reply #346 on: August 31, 2022, 16:40:13 »

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16:25 Westbury to Swindon due 17:08
17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:20

17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:20 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

And this applies again:
No alternative offered.  This is one of the line's "key trains" (I don't always point that out as it would get boring).  No suggestion to use the bus; still waiting for arrangements which we have promised are being discussed are actually implemented. (I don't always point that out as it would get boring)
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« Reply #347 on: August 31, 2022, 17:59:15 »

A "silly" thought from me - why not drop 2 carriages off the Cardiff- Portsmouth train or the Portsmouth - Cardiff train - both call at Westbury a few minutes before the Swindon train leaves - trains on this service are supposed to be 5 cars.    But it turns out that WAS a silly idea as the Wessex main line trains are both short already - just 3 cars - today.   Seems to be a shortage of working bits!

But both trains on the Wessex Main line at around 4 p.m. were 2 units, so not sure why one couldn't have been dropped off one train or the other this time; yes, it would probably have left a crowded train on the main line.  But that's not new, right?
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« Reply #348 on: August 31, 2022, 21:36:29 »

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20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26

20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26 will be diverted between Chippenham and Trowbridge.
It will no longer call at Melksham.
It will be delayed due to the diversion and is expected to be 7 minutes late.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.
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« Reply #349 on: September 01, 2022, 15:04:52 »

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16:25 Westbury to Swindon due 17:08
17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:20

17:36 Swindon to Westbury due 18:20 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.

Additional Information
Road transport for customers travelling to/from Melksham will be requested.
Customers travelling from Swindon or Chippenham to Trowbridge or Westbury are advised to travel via Bath Spa. Tickets routed 'Via Melksham' will be honoured via Bath Spa.

AGAIN?   Are they putting all the crap on our line?
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« Reply #350 on: September 01, 2022, 19:45:18 »

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20:06 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 22:05

Facilities on the 20:06 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 22:05.
This train will now be formed of the usual number of coaches.

And the news is there is no news?
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« Reply #351 on: September 03, 2022, 08:16:02 »

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19:40 Weymouth to Swindon due 21:59
22:08 Swindon to Westbury due 22:50

Facilities on the 22:08 Swindon to Westbury due 22:50.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3.

Two coaches on a return service on a summer Saturday off Weymouth is a bit thin ... no great problem on the 22:08 off Swindon.

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08:34 Westbury to Swindon due 09:23
09:35 Swindon to Westbury due 10:16

Facilities on the 09:35 Swindon to Westbury due 10:16.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3.
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« Reply #352 on: September 03, 2022, 09:48:36 »

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19:40 Weymouth to Swindon due 21:59
22:08 Swindon to Westbury due 22:50

Facilities on the 22:08 Swindon to Westbury due 22:50.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3.

Two coaches on a return service on a summer Saturday off Weymouth is a bit thin ... no great problem on the 22:08 off Swindon.

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09:35 Swindon to Westbury due 10:16

Facilities on the 09:35 Swindon to Westbury due 10:16.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3.

Rather fortunate that we're now in Autumn then!  Smiley
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« Reply #353 on: September 03, 2022, 10:17:25 »

It's VERY wet in Cornwall this morning, the beaches will only have a few very hardy souls.
Town centres however............
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« Reply #354 on: September 05, 2022, 12:07:13 »

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Alterations to services between Westbury and Reading

Due to a fault with the signalling system at Reading West fewer trains are able to run on some lines. Disruption is expected until 13:00 05/09.

Train services between Westbury and Reading may be diverted via Swindon.

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Trains FROM London to the Southwest will divert via Swindon.
Trains FROM the Southwest to London will run as normal.

Additional Information
Axle counters use magnetic fields to help signallers determine a train's location. When there is a fault with axle counters, signallers are unable to determine if a section of track is occupied by a train.

We are sorry for any disruption this brings to your travel plans today.
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« Reply #355 on: September 05, 2022, 12:12:45 »

Are GWR (Great Western Railway) now using 'more detailed information' in the style SWR» (South Western Railway - about) have been for public feeds?
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Axle counters use magnetic fields to help signallers determine a train's location. When there is a fault with axle counters, signallers are unable to determine if a section of track is occupied by a train.
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« Reply #356 on: September 05, 2022, 14:09:03 »

I’m not sure that intending passengers are going to be enlightened by stating that axle counters “…use magnetic fields to help signallers determine a train's location”.  The key message should be what they do, not how they do it, so mentioning magnetic fields is not helpful (also some types of axle counter do not use magnetic fields). 

So just say “axle counters help signallers determine a train’s location”

However, I applaud the intention to provide more information on the causes of disruption.
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« Reply #357 on: September 05, 2022, 18:15:28 »

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18:34 Westbury to Swindon due 19:21
20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26

20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.
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« Reply #358 on: September 05, 2022, 20:18:29 »

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20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26

20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.

GWR (Great Western Railway) are doing a lot better these days with their information ...


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20:45 Swindon to Westbury due 21:26 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.

Additional Information
Sorry for the disruption to your journey today.

Passengers from Swindon and Chippenham are advised to await the next service towards Bath Spa and then change there for services towards Trowbridge and Westbury.
Depart Swindon at 20:57, Chippenham at 21:09, arriving at Bath Spa at 21:20.
Change there for the 21:39 GWR service towards Portsmouth Harbour, arriving at Trowbridge at 21:56 and Westbury at 22:04.

Passengers For Melksham: please await and board the 20:57 GWR departure from Swindon for Bristol Temple Meads.Get off the train at Chippenham and change there for replacement taxis to Melksham.
Please check the stations Onward Travel Information poster and wait for the replacement road transport at the designated stop.

Passengers from Melksham: Replacement road transport has been arranged to run in lieu of part of this train service to Trowbridge and Westbury.
Please check the stations Onward Travel Information poster and wait for the replacement road transport at the designated stop. The replacement road transport may run later than the advertised train times owing to the additional time taken by road between stations and the time required for loading and unloading at each stop.

... just a pity there has to be all that extra work just because a train is bust!
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« Reply #359 on: September 09, 2022, 08:29:34 »

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06:35 Salisbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:03 will be terminated at Gloucester.
It will no longer call at Cheltenham Spa.
It has been delayed at Swindon and is now 24 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
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