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« on: January 12, 2023, 09:53:56 am »

Today we have problems with flooding at Ledbury.

04:49 Hereford - Paddington got through OK.
05:23 Hereford - Paddington got through OK.
Two West Midlands Trains services from Shrub Hill to Hereford got through OK.
But 06:40 Hereford - Paddington gave up at Ledbury.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2023, 10:28:18 am »

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09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:24
09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:12/01/2023 07:04

Not a good day
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2023, 10:50:32 am »

Empty stock of 06:40 Hereford - Paddington now on its way to Bristol Temple Meads via Worcester.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2023, 10:54:54 am »

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09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:24
09:54 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 12:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.

Last Updated:12/01/2023 07:04

Not a good day
06:50 Paddington - Great Malvern also cancelled.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2023, 11:06:54 am »

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09:50 London Paddington to Hereford due 12:44 has been cancelled.
This is due to trespassers on the railway.
Last Updated:24/01/2023 10:08

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13:18 Hereford to London Paddington due 16:24 will be cancelled.
This is due to trespassers on the railway earlier today.
Last Updated:24/01/2023 10:09

Great - 140+ miles of railway appears to to be trespassed upon for a period of almost three hours.

Seems to me that any old excuse will do to cancel a service on the OWW (Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton) these days

It'd be interesting to work out what percentage of the times this Hereford service doesn't reach Hereford - I think it would be quite high.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2023, 11:09:01 am »

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08:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 11:14
08:50 London Paddington to Great Malvern due 11:14 will be terminated at Worcester Foregate Street.
It will no longer call at Malvern Link and Great Malvern.
It has been delayed previously and is now 38 minutes late from Kingham.
This is due to trespassers on the railway.
Last Updated:24/01/2023 10:52

Yet another short working
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2023, 11:13:04 am »

Short workings happen all over the network, generally on long-distance services that have single-line sections. Restricts (very) late running/cancellation to just one or two services usually rather than lasting all day - and where stock from one line-of-route is then used on a different line-of-route, prevents delays/canx spreading across the network.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2023, 12:25:24 pm »

Realtime Trains has different explanations about what happened this morning, with no mention of trespassers:

05:23 Hereford - Paddington. Positioning journey from Bristol Parkway started 40 late and arrived 34 late. Started 17 late from Hereford, missed its path at Charlbury. 45 late from Charlbury (at 07:56), 62 late at Hanborough, 83 late at Oxford. Cancelled after that "due to a problem with the traction equipment". Due into Paddington at 08:24.

06:43 Shrub Hill - Paddington. Held at Evesham, left there 20 late. Arrived Charlbury 30 late, left 58 late (at 08:31). +60 at Oxford, progressively later after Reading. Into Paddington +90 (due 08:42).

07:01 Shrub Hill - Didcot halts train. Held at Evesham. Left there 18 late. Arrived Charlbury +37, left +52. Arrived Oxford +54. Cancelled after that.

06:40 Hereford - Paddington. Cancelled between Hereford and Oxford "due to the signalbox not being open". On time from Oxford, but progessively later after Reading. Into Paddington +29.

08:13 Shrub Hill - Paddington. On time from Shrub Hill. Into Charlbury on time (at 09:08) but left 17 late. Lost more time approaching Paddington - arrived 28 late.

08:56 Great Malvern - Paddington. Cancelled between Great Malvern and Shrub Hill "due to the signalbox not being open". Lost time approaching Paddington - arrived 18 late.

09:54 Great Malvern - Paddington. Cancelled between Great Malvern and Shrub Hill "due to late arrival of inbound service".

05:50 Paddington - Great Malvern. Cancelled between Shrub Hill and Great Malvern "due to the signalbox not being open".  Forms 08:56 above.

06:50 Paddington - Great Malvern. Cancelled between Shrub Hill and Great Malvern "due to late arrival of inbound service".  Forms 09:54 above.

07:50 Paddington - Great Malvern. On time at Oxford. +15 at Wolvercote Junction, +27 at Charlbury, +30 into Shrub Hill.








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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2023, 04:07:14 pm »

And a couple more cancellations:

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This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.

19:45 Great Malvern to London Paddington due 22:24 will be cancelled.
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2023, 04:32:34 pm »

Short workings happen all over the network, generally on long-distance services that have single-line sections. Restricts (very) late running/cancellation to just one or two services usually rather than lasting all day - and where stock from one line-of-route is then used on a different line-of-route, prevents delays/canx spreading across the network.

Yes, but they are just helping to mitigate the symptoms when something has gone wrong and not addressing the root cause.  If the root causes can be fixed most of the time, there would be little need to treat symptoms.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2023, 05:09:45 pm »

Indeed, I agree.

I was referring to why the services were cut short of their destinations
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2023, 10:12:48 am »

I think the "service" on the OWW (Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton) these days completely lives up to the worse and worse handle.  It's not much short of a total p*** take.

Yesterday's 1658 Paddington to Great Malvern was cancelled throughout, on a day of several other cancellations

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This service was cancelled due to the planned train being replaced with a slower train (MS)
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2023, 08:44:27 pm »

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18:58 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:04
18:58 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:04 was terminated at Didcot Parkway.
It will no longer call at Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-In-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcestershire Parkway Hl, Worcester Shrub Hill, Worcester Foregate Street, Malvern Link, Great Malvern, Colwall, Ledbury and Hereford.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.


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19:50 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:58
19:50 London Paddington to Hereford due 22:58 will be diverted between Reading and Worcester Shrub Hill.
It will no longer call at Oxford, Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-In-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore and Worcestershire Parkway Hl but will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.
It is being delayed between Reading and Worcester Shrub Hill and is now expected to be 25 minutes late.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.
Last Updated:25/01/2023 20:31

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Due to a safety inspection of the track between Oxford and Didcot Parkway all lines are blocked.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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Chiltern Railways are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
London Underground are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
CrossCountry are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2023, 08:53:04 pm »

Major track faultbetween Oxford & Didcot - all lines closed
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2023, 09:18:58 pm »

Major track faultbetween Oxford & Didcot - all lines closed

Nuneham Bridge near Culham has been slowly sinking into the banks of the Thames for years.  A 50mph speed limit became 20mph a few weeks ago, but a driver reported a rough ride even at that speed so it’ll need an inspection before reopening and it’s in the middle of nowhere!
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