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« on: September 03, 2022, 09:35:33 am »

Some examples.  A mix of little and big things on seaside terminals


From National Rail

A shortage of train crew between Par and Newquay means fewer trains are able to run between these stations. Trains may be cancelled.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer advice
You may use your ticket Go Cornwall Buses on the following routes 21 and 25.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Newquay
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Specific service reports too.


06:38 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads due 09:20 will be terminated at Yeovil Pen Mill.
It will no longer call at Castle Cary, Bruton, Frome, Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-On-Avon, Avoncliff, Freshford, Bath Spa, Oldfield Park, Keynsham and Bristol Temple Meads.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.

19:40 Weymouth to Swindon due 21:59
Facilities on the 19:40 Weymouth to Swindon due 21:59.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 3

and more reports


10:56 Paignton to London Paddington due 14:09
10:56 Paignton to London Paddington due 14:09 will be reinstated.

It will be terminated at Exeter St Davids.
It will no longer call at Taunton, Castle Cary, Westbury, Pewsey, Newbury, Reading and London Paddington.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 5.

and more reports


10:57 Exmouth to Paignton due 12:25
Facilities on the 10:57 Exmouth to Paignton due 12:25.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 4.

and more reports


06:12 Penzance to London Paddington due 11:29

06:12 Penzance to London Paddington due 11:29 will be started from Plymouth.
It will no longer call at Penzance, Camborne, Redruth, Truro, St Austell, Par, Bodmin Parkway, Liskeard, St Germans and Saltash but will call additionally at Castle Cary, Westbury and Pewsey.
This is due to the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled.

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all apparently running as timetabled


all apparently running as timetabled


all apparently running as timetabled


all apparently running as timetabled

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2022, 10:24:50 am »

I would have thought TOC (Train Operating Company)'s would be recruiting staff now the pandemic is easing.
A friend of mine has been waiting just over 12 months for the final driver manager interview, but is feeling that's all been scrapped.

Presumably the DfT» (Department for Transport - about) is blocking recruitment in anticipation of a very slimmed down railway?

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2022, 04:38:33 pm »

I think it's fair to say that in respect of Newquay and Paignton especially, and also some of the Cornish branches, it's been a dismal summer in terms of reliability/service to customers, just when the railway desperately needed something to cheer about.
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