Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
 
I need help
FAQ
Emergency
About .
No recent travel & transport from BBC stories as at 20:15 22 Feb 2024
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 08/03/24 - FoSBR Bristol Rail Campaign AG
09/03/24 - The Cwm and Glo
20/03/24 - WWRUG AGM
23/03/24 - Trains restart - Minehead

On this day
22nd Feb (2011)
GoCo proposal - class 50 Yeovil to Oxford (link)

Train RunningCancelled
17:18 London Paddington to Swansea
17:34 London Paddington to Hereford
18:18 London Paddington to Swansea
19:05 Great Malvern to London Paddington
19:18 London Paddington to Swansea
22:00 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill
23:22 Swindon to Gloucester
Short Run
15:03 London Paddington to Penzance
17:26 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington
18:02 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington
19:10 Weston-Super-Mare to Severn Beach
19:45 Banbury to London Paddington
20:52 London Paddington to Great Malvern
21:11 Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads
22:16 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Delayed
17:50 Penzance to London Paddington
19:14 Taunton to Cardiff Central
PollsThere are no open or recent polls
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
February 22, 2024, 20:15:39 *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[130] Threat of bus service cuts in Somerset from April 2024.
[82] HS2 - Government proposals, alternative routes and general dis...
[58] Devon delays 2024
[56] Inspectors or should I say R.P.I.'s to be introduced on First ...
[53] 2024 Delays and Cancellations - North Cotswold Line
[51] Travelogue - from 12.2.2024 - through the eyes of a public tra...
 
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Major changes - mid February  (Read 1301 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 40505



View Profile WWW Email
« on: January 19, 2023, 14:18:49 »

I found this little gem at National Rail - hadn't seen any publicity.


Edit to add - 18th February 2023 to 2nd March - so weekday services affected from 20th to 24th February and 27th February to 2nd March, we believe

Quote
Engineering work is taking place between Theale and Bedwyn all week and also between Reading West and Theale from 20:05 until 05:05 each morning, closing some lines.

As a result the following amendments will apply:

Monday to Friday (all day)
Trains between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance will divert between Reading and Taunton (via Bristol Temple Meads, most calling). They will depart London Paddington and Reading earlier than normal.
Trains between London Paddington and Exeter St David's / Paignton / Plymouth which normally call at Newbury, Hungerford and Pewsey will divert between Reading and Westbury (via Swindon). They will not call at Newbury, Hungerford and Pewsey. Most will depart London Paddington and Reading later than normal.
Some trains will call additionally at Swindon and some trains will not run.
Some trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads (and beyond) will extend to run to / from Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance
Most local services between Swindon and Westbury will not run. Trains that do run will be retimed.
 
Monday to Friday until 20:00
Trains between London Paddington and Newbury will call additionally at Reading West and will terminate at Theale.
Most trains between Reading and Newbury will not run.
Trains between Newbury and Bedwyn will not run.
 
Monday to Friday after 20:00
Trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will start / terminate at Reading.
Trains between Reading and Newbury and also between Newbury and Bedwyn will not run.
 
Rail replacement buses will run between:
Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn
Theale and Bedwyn (calling at Thatcham, Newbury, Kintbury and Hungerford)
Theale and Newbury (calling at all stations)
Chippenham and Westbury (calling at Melksham and Trowbridge)
 
Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:
For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.
You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

For Melksham it seems to reduced our train service to
05:07, 08:09 and 19:07 to Swindon
06:13 to Southampton
18:11 to Westbury
« Last Edit: January 19, 2023, 16:17:31 by grahame » Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Acting Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, Option 24/7 Melksham Rep
WSW Frome
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 179


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 15:38:24 »

Note that this information is for 20-24 FEBRUARY 2023
Logged
bobm
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 9779



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 16:12:03 »

Note that this information is for 20-24 FEBRUARY 2023

According to the GWR (Great Western Railway) website there is work from 18th February to 2nd March - so weekday services affected from 20th to 24th February and 27th February to 2nd March.
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 40505



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 16:15:52 »

Note that this information is for 20-24 FEBRUARY 2023

According to the GWR (Great Western Railway) website there is work from 18th February to 2nd March - so weekday services affected from 20th to 24th February and 27th February to 2nd March.
Note that this information is for 20-24 FEBRUARY 2023

Yep - I am seeing two sets of details which look the same for each of the weeks on National Rail.  Title of thread says "mid February" but I will go back and edit original post to put it at the top of the message too for clarity
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Acting Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, Option 24/7 Melksham Rep
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 40505



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2023, 13:27:16 »

Press release from GWR (Great Western Railway)

Quote
Rail improvement work in the Newbury area will affect trains between Swindon and Westbury for 13-day period.

Great Western Railway (GWR) is warning that planned engineering work in the Newbury area will affect the TransWilts Line for 13 days from Saturday.

From Saturday 18 February to Thursday 2 March, Network Rail will carry out track renewals in the Newbury area which will have knock-on consequences for rail services between Swindon and Westbury.

Non-stop trains between Swindon and Westbury will continue to operate but these will run at different times to normal. Buses will however replace the majority of trains between Chippenham and Trowbridge.

Weekend services will continue to run, but trains will depart at different times to normal and customers should check carefully before travelling.

GWR Regional Station Manager Tom Butler thanked passengers in advance for their patience and advised them to plan ahead before travelling. He said:

“These works are essential to maintaining and improving the railway but we understand the consequences this will have on our customer’s journeys and we thank them for their patience during this time.

“We strongly encourage passengers to check their journey beforehand as services will either be replaced by buses or run at different times to normal.”

On completion of these works, further weekend closures will continue to take place on Sunday 5 March, the weekend of 11/12 March as well as the full Easter weekend from Friday 7 to Monday 10 April.

Network Rail project manager Bradley Wallace said:

“The upgrades between Reading and Westbury will help secure the future of an important route that links Reading to the south west and ensure passengers and freight continue to enjoy safe and reliable journeys.

“There is never a good time to close the railway but working over a short period removes the need for long-term interruption.

“We’re grateful to passengers and our lineside neighbours for their patience and understanding during this time and we’re working closely with GWR to ensure passengers can still make their journeys with a rail replacement bus service.”

Further information on these engineering works can be found at GWR.com/Newbury

I note that the non-stop trains from Swindon to Westbury and vice versa take only a few minutes longer that the normal stopping train.  Passengers  these parts would have preferred a train service to a bus, even if it meant that train being a different time to normal, and the London departure time had to be advanced by a further five minutes or so.

I also note that these works are not about improving the Swindon to Westbury line, where we still await the provision of proper capacity over and above the basic railway of 40 years ago.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Acting Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, Option 24/7 Melksham Rep
ChrisB
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 12289


View Profile Email
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2023, 13:53:57 »

Press release from GWR (Great Western Railway)

Quote
Rail improvement work in the Newbury area will affect trains between Swindon and Westbury for 13-day period.

Non-stop trains between Swindon and Westbury will continue to operate but these will run at different times to normal. Buses will however replace the majority of trains between Chippenham and Trowbridge.

I seem to be missing something. Non-stop trains will *continue* to run? Really? They do at the moment? Do they mean *stopping* (at Melksham) per chance?
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 40505



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2023, 13:59:52 »

Press release from GWR (Great Western Railway)

Quote
Rail improvement work in the Newbury area will affect trains between Swindon and Westbury for 13-day period.

Non-stop trains between Swindon and Westbury will continue to operate but these will run at different times to normal. Buses will however replace the majority of trains between Chippenham and Trowbridge.

I seem to be missing something. Non-stop trains will *continue* to run? Really? They do at the moment? Do they mean *stopping* (at Melksham) per chance?

Engineering works at Newbury.    Semi-fast trains from London via Westbury will be calling at Swindon in Lieu of Pewsey "Continue" is not-really as they are different trains.   There are still a couple or local TRAINS too.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Acting Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, Option 24/7 Melksham Rep
ChrisB
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 12289


View Profile Email
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2023, 14:04:18 »

So what GWR (Great Western Railway) *really* mean is that non-stop trains will continue to run between *Reading* & Westbury with a Swindon stop in lieu of stops at Pewsey....
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by customers of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link to report). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page