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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2022, 10:51:10 am »

Thinner timetable, fewer trains, nonpeaks, running. Therefore more crew available


Good try, except today, on the bank holiday
Thinner full, thick timetable today, fewer all trains running, nonpeaks peak services as completely scheduled,

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I would agree with that, though I think you got there the wrong way.  Let's ask if it could be "Volunteer overtime shifts required for a Bank Holiday.  Staff have had good time with family / friends and welcome an opportunity to get back to earning money - especially where it's paid at a premium rate and there's little in the way of leisure activities to go to" ... please tell me I'm wrong ...
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2022, 11:44:04 am »

Well…most GWR (Great Western Railway) drivers don’t get any additional payment for working today - other than the usual additional payment if they working an extra shift.

Staff availability should increase now the holiday period is ending as Jan/Feb is usually a good time for surpluses, so Covid shortages should be better able to be absorbed.
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2022, 12:02:12 pm »

Well…most GWR (Great Western Railway) drivers don’t get any additional payment for working today - other than the usual additional payment if they working an extra shift.

Staff availability should increase now the holiday period is ending as Jan/Feb is usually a good time for surpluses, so Covid shortages should be better able to be absorbed.

Indeed, and the start of a new annual leave year means leave quotas are unlikely to be ‘maxed out’ for some time, as they will have been up to the end of December (use it or lose it). This will help considerably.
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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2022, 12:34:57 pm »

Looks as though “you are wrong”, Hraham
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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2022, 01:04:10 pm »

Looks as though “you are wrong”, Hraham

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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2022, 04:27:26 pm »

The cancelled services for tomorrow are slowly being re-instated. 

The last four cancelled services of the day are now showing as running on Real Time Trains.   I am told the others will follow shortly.

The rest of the week still being worked on.
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2022, 08:24:30 am »

The cancelled services for tomorrow are slowly being re-instated. 

The last four cancelled services of the day are now showing as running on Real Time Trains.   I am told the others will follow shortly.

The rest of the week still being worked on.

Thanks, Bob.   The 09:46 round trip from Westbury still not showing up today - I'm left unsure as to what's actually running.  Looks like chaos all over - lots of "additions" on our Journeycheck map - I suspect the managers have come back in and are passing out some management ...
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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2022, 10:25:10 am »

Looking at the various signalling maps it looks like it didn't run.
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2022, 10:37:07 am »

Looks like chaos all over - lots of "additions" on our Journeycheck map - I suspect the managers have come back in and are passing out some management ...
Which to me looks like GWR (Great Western Railway) have enough traincrew to run a pretty much normal service, including staff sickness, but not during holiday times. This Christmas period has been no different to previous ones with a high number of services cancelled between Christmas and New Year then back to normal.
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2022, 06:23:38 pm »

Looks like chaos all over - lots of "additions" on our Journeycheck map - I suspect the managers have come back in and are passing out some management ...
Which to me looks like GWR (Great Western Railway) have enough traincrew to run a pretty much normal service, including staff sickness, but not during holiday times. This Christmas period has been no different to previous ones with a high number of services cancelled between Christmas and New Year then back to normal.

Certainly seems that way.

GWR Bearing up quite well now compared to other TOCs (Train Operating Company) who really seem to be struggling with COVID absence.
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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2022, 08:05:12 am »

Anyone have any idea why there are no timetabled afternoon / early evening services between Westbury and Melksham this week? Edit: sorry, as you were! Found it on another thread...
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2022, 09:23:55 am »

Anyone have any idea why there are no timetabled afternoon / early evening services between Westbury and Melksham this week? Edit: sorry, as you were! Found it on another thread...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry, Phil ... the timetable itself has descended into chaos with late service removals and re-instatements, even prior to late changes made the day before and then on the day.  We don't even have a datum to know what to measure against at present, and perhaps should open a betting shop to offer odds ...
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« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2022, 02:58:11 pm »

Anyone have any idea why there are no timetabled afternoon / early evening services between Westbury and Melksham this week? Edit: sorry, as you were! Found it on another thread...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry, Phil ... the timetable itself has descended into chaos with late service removals and re-instatements, even prior to late changes made the day before and then on the day.  We don't even have a datum to know what to measure against at present, and perhaps should open a betting shop to offer odds ...

Great minds think alike - someone at GWR (Great Western Railway) has put in place a lower level of service hurdle that they can be much more sure (though not 100%) of running a service to plan for the next 10 days or so.

Only just got the data in (and it's an operational list not a timetable) so I'm knifing and forking the next hour or two making if Melkshamite trainuser understandable.
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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2022, 12:13:40 pm »

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11:06 Swindon to Westbury due 11:47 has been delayed at Swindon and is now 14 minutes late.
This is due to a late running freight train.
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« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2022, 05:16:34 am »

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07:05 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa due 09:03 will no longer call at Melksham.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
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