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« on: November 06, 2022, 04:59:23 pm »

Anyone work out why this was so late notice?

https://twitter.com/gwrhelp/status/1589176482534129664?s=43&t=ScAshlSRWZ0RUbrr26ZfBA
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Travel Update 6/11⚠️

Due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time between Guildford and Gatwick Airport all lines are closed

Train services running through these stations will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until the end of the day

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Coaches are running between Reading & Guildford as part of planned engineering work

We have requested additional coaches to run between Guildford & Gatwick Airport. These are expected to arrive at Guildford at approximately 09:00
8:42 AM · Nov 6, 2022

Surely GWR (Great Western Railway) would have known this yesterday?
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2022, 06:52:24 pm »

Surely GWR (Great Western Railway) would have known this yesterday?

Guildford to Gatwick was to run today as an isolated operation. Perhaps the same problem as Slough to Windsor and Eton where the trains wouldn't start without expert attention.  3 Units needed but if they were all in a single siding and the one at the front didn't play ...
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2022, 07:32:49 pm »

Surely GWR (Great Western Railway) would have known this yesterday?

Guildford to Gatwick was to run today as an isolated operation. Perhaps the same problem as Slough to Windsor and Eton where the trains wouldn't start without expert attention.  3 Units needed but if they were all in a single siding and the one at the front didn't play ...

It'll be something like that. In the end they lost the first seven trains, attributed as "due to a problem at the depot". Then they got going, for the rest of the day (so far). They don't like saying they don't know how many service will be cancelled, do they? Hence the no less embarrassing situation where cancelled trains come back to life.
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