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Author Topic: Train from Padd to Bristol TM cancelled due to overcrowding  (Read 451 times)
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« on: August 14, 2022, 01:05:41 pm »

It seems the 11:30 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads today (Sun 14/8/2022) was cancelled "due to overcrowding"

1) Surely this would mean subsequent services would be even more crowded?
2) I wonder whether it was a 5-carriage, 9-carriage or 10-carriage train?
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2022, 02:26:24 pm »

I think the set was used to form an additional service at 11:30 to Exeter St Davids which only called at Reading, Bristol Temple Meads, Taunton and Tiverton Parkway.    Looks like it was 9 coaches.

Then the 12:03 to Penzance ran non-stop from London Paddington and Taunton.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2022, 02:55:24 pm »

It seems from RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) that 1C77 the 1003 PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains) -PNZ did the same
https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:W15013/2022-08-14/detailed#allox_id=0
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  In fact the scheduled stops between Paddington and Exeter were dropped due to overcrowding. I can’t remember running non-stop between these two stations before.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2022, 03:45:37 pm »

Issues with the 10:18 PNZ-PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains):
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10:18 Penzance to London Paddington due 15:38 was 11 minutes late but is now being further delayed at Castle Cary.
This is due to overcrowding.

Left Castle Cary 83 minutes late.

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:W14932/2022-08-14/detailed#allox_id=0

Probably trying to persuade passengers to disembark and wait for the following additional train:

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An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 15:34 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington due 17:54.


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