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« Reply #375 on: September 16, 2022, 08:33:11 am »

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At least we're told early so that people can re-plan their whole work day.
And it looks like it's been re-instated

How many times do GWR (Great Western Railway) have to keep changing the information.
The first cancellation would cause me to replan.

Indeed ... from an experienced train user viewpoint, more information early on would be useful such as "there's a chance this 17:36 may not run today due to a faulty train - please check back later", but I suspect that would be too much trouble to do, and might confuse less experienced passengers.

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It's unlikely I would keep returning in the hope it's been reinstated (only for it to be invariable cancelled again later)

Agreed, once it is "hard cancelled".   But I might check back on a train marked "at risk".  On the other hand if there was an "at risk" category, it might encourage the people planning and running the services to make lots of trains like that, and to not put quite to much effort into actually running a service once a yellow flag had been raised.
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« Reply #376 on: September 16, 2022, 11:37:07 am »

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11:05 Swindon to Westbury due 11:47

11:05 Swindon to Westbury due 11:47 has been delayed between Swindon and Chippenham and is now 3 minutes late.
This is due to an obstruction on the track.
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« Reply #377 on: September 17, 2022, 07:40:43 am »

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At least we're told early so that people can re-plan their whole work day.
And it looks like it's been re-instated

How many times do GWR (Great Western Railway) have to keep changing the information.
The first cancellation would cause me to replan.

Indeed ... from an experienced train user viewpoint, more information early on would be useful such as "there's a chance this 17:36 may not run today due to a faulty train - please check back later", but I suspect that would be too much trouble to do, and might confuse less experienced passengers.

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It's unlikely I would keep returning in the hope it's been reinstated (only for it to be invariable cancelled again later)

Agreed, once it is "hard cancelled".   But I might check back on a train marked "at risk".  On the other hand if there was an "at risk" category, it might encourage the people planning and running the services to make lots of trains like that, and to not put quite to much effort into actually running a service once a yellow flag had been raised.

How does that work if you're booked on the first train of the day/a very early train?

Would you be expected to wake up throughout the night to check if the advice is to "check back later" ?
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« Reply #378 on: September 18, 2022, 09:52:07 am »

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10:44 Westbury to Swindon due 11:28

10:44 Westbury to Swindon due 11:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed.

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11:41 Swindon to Weymouth due 14:00

11:41 Swindon to Weymouth due 14:00 will be started from Westbury.
It will no longer call at Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge.
This is due to train crew being delayed.
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« Reply #379 on: September 19, 2022, 07:42:50 am »

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Cancellations to services between Newbury and Bedwyn
Due to a person hit by a train between Newbury and Bedwyn all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations will be cancelled or delayed by up to 90 minutes. Disruption is expected until 10:00 19/09.

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07:37 Westbury to Swindon due 08:19
08:45 Swindon to Westbury due 09:26
09:46 Westbury to Swindon due 10:34
11:05 Swindon to Westbury due 11:47
12:17 Westbury to Swindon due 12:59

12:17 Westbury to Swindon due 12:59 will be cancelled.
This is due to a person hit by a train.
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« Reply #380 on: September 19, 2022, 08:09:46 am »

Incident is at Hamstead Marshall crossing near Newbury on the Berks & Hants.
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« Reply #381 on: September 19, 2022, 01:28:21 pm »

The 12:17 from Westbury appears to have run, more or less on time , under its 2M17 headcode. I have no knowledge of what information was available locally at stations, but the Tiger feed showed the service as cancelled at Trowbridge, Melksham, Chippenham and Swindon, even as the train was in progress.
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« Reply #382 on: September 19, 2022, 02:29:49 pm »

The 12:17 from Westbury appears to have run, more or less on time , under its 2M17 headcode. I have no knowledge of what information was available locally at stations, but the Tiger feed showed the service as cancelled at Trowbridge, Melksham, Chippenham and Swindon, even as the train was in progress.


It certainly ran the journey back to Westbury - I gave Lee a lift to Trowbridge to catch the 13:54 to Portsmouth and it called on time (13:49) dropping 8 passengers off.  But we hadn't wanted to risk it with from Melksham bearing in mind an onward international connections and the up train flagged as cancelled.   Interesting, the Portsmouth train also dropped off 8 passengers ... TransWilts and "Main Line" trains just as busy as each other.
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« Reply #383 on: September 25, 2022, 03:04:09 pm »

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16:43 Frome to Swindon due 17:34

16:43 Frome to Swindon due 17:34 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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17:44 Swindon to Salisbury due 18:55

17:44 Swindon to Salisbury due 18:55 will be reinstated.
It will be started from Westbury.
It will no longer call at Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #384 on: September 26, 2022, 05:06:32 am »

05:17 Westbury to Swindon due 05:59

05:17 Westbury to Swindon due 05:59 will be cancelled.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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« Reply #385 on: September 26, 2022, 06:43:22 am »

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06:11 Swindon to Southampton Central due 08:07

06:11 Swindon to Southampton Central due 08:07 will be started from Westbury.
It will no longer call at Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
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Customers for Chippenham are advised to board the next available service which is the 06:21 departure from Swindon.
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Customers for Trowbridge, Westbury and stations towards Southampton Central are advised to board the 06:21 Swindon to Swansea service changing at Bath Spa (arrives 06:43) for the 06:58 departure to Westbury which calls Trowbridge 07:20 and Westbury 07:27.
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Customers for Melksham, please board the 06:21 departure from Swindon and change at Chippenham for onward road transport to Melksham. Taxis have been confirmed to run and are provided by Get Taxis Ltd. They will depart from the short stay car park at 06:40.
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Customers at Melksham for Westbury, please be advised that the taxis arriving from Chippenham will pick up customers at Melksham and continue to Westbury.

There are a number of passengers who use this train from Trowbridge. ... normally 06:46 off there, arriving Salisbury at 07:28 and Southampton at 08:07.  Today, they'll get to Salisbury at 08:12 (with a change at Westbury) and Southampton at 09:02 in the next Cardiff - Portsmouth service.    There are also passengers catching this train from Trowbridge to connect there to the 07:01 to Paddington.  Today, they'l not leave Westbury until 08:02.

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« Reply #386 on: September 26, 2022, 08:56:30 am »

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08:45 Swindon to Westbury due 09:26
09:46 Westbury to Swindon due 10:34

09:46 Westbury to Swindon due 10:34 will be cancelled.
This is due to a broken down train.
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« Reply #387 on: September 26, 2022, 09:43:55 am »

London bound IET (Intercity Express Train) in difficulties at Chippenham.   Now on the move.
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« Reply #388 on: October 02, 2022, 06:27:22 pm »

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18:00 Swindon to Salisbury due 19:10

18:00 Swindon to Salisbury due 19:10 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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18:34 Frome to Swindon due 19:26

18:34 Frome to Swindon due 19:26 will be delayed at Westbury.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.

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19:40 Swindon to Westbury due 20:22

19:40 Swindon to Westbury due 20:22 will be starting late from Swindon.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.
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« Reply #389 on: October 03, 2022, 07:34:09 am »

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06:11 Swindon to Southampton Central due 08:07

06:11 Swindon to Southampton Central due 08:07 will be terminated at Westbury.
It will no longer call at Dilton Marsh, Warminster, Salisbury, Romsey and Southampton Central.
This is due to a fault on this train.
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