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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
Also reported on Twitter
  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):
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.

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

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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