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« on: January 12, 2024, 16:50:26 »

I know we're very GWR (Great Western Railway) centric when it comes to comments and criticism, but I'm surprised the Chiltern disruption since yesterday hasn't prompted a thread.

A landslip between Haddenham & Bicester means only one line open to traffic until midday next Monday at the earliest.  There is bi-directional signalling fitted but it's a l-o-n-g section so only one train can pass through it every 15 minutes.

Only one train per hour is operating between Birmingham<>Marylebone, with the Oxford<>Marylebone services are only running to Bicester Village, and other stoppers cancelled.

In addition a signalling fault this afternoon between Gerrards Cross and West Ruislip has made matter substantially worse with some very heavy delays and cancellations.  Advice is not to travel and disruption expected until 21:00.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2024, 17:49:48 »

There are now some more services operating just to stations south of the landslip, Marylebone to/from High Wycombe and all stops to/from West Ruislip.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2024, 19:16:10 »

There are now some more services operating just to stations south of the landslip, Marylebone to/from High Wycombe and all stops to/from West Ruislip.
Well there were. Chiltern now saying DO NOT TRAVEL

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Cancellations to services between Gerrards Cross and West Ruislip

Due to a fault with the signalling system between Gerrards Cross and West Ruislip all lines are blocked.

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Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 120 minutes. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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Chiltern Railways Advice do not travel due to landslip and a further loss of signalling.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2024, 19:22:00 »

Revised timetable operates again tomorrow with a DO NOT TRAVEL for Sunday 14th and Monday 15th whilst the line is completely closed for repairs:

https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/bicester-north-landslide

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DO NOT TRAVEL: repairs to the railway in the Bicester area on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 January

Chiltern Railways is advising customers not to travel on its services on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 January.

Due to recent heavy rainfall, a landslip occurred on Thursday 11 January on the Chiltern main line between Bicester North and Haddenham & Thame Parkway.

The line has been partially blocked, meaning that fewer services have been able to run on the one track available since the disruption began.

For Network Rail to undertake urgent repairs to the railway, the line between Bicester North and Haddenham & Thame Parkway will be fully closed on Sunday 14 January and Monday 15 January. This means that no trains will be able run through the area.

Trains will start/terminate at either Bicester North or Haddenham & Thame Parkway depending on direction of travel, with a limited replacement bus service in between these stations for local journeys. Due to this significant disruption, Chiltern is asking customers to not to travel on these days and seek alternative methods of transport.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2024, 13:08:16 »

Signalling playing up again today along with the landslip
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2024, 16:52:09 »

Signalling playing up again today along with the landslip
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Cancellations to services between West Ruislip and Gerrards Cross

Due to a fault with the signalling system between West Ruislip and Gerrards Cross trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines.

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Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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Following a fault with the signalling system between West Ruislip and Gerrards Cross, both lines have re-opened. However, delays are to be expected due to services running at a reduced speed. Alterations to services are also to be expected.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2024, 18:55:09 »

Revised timetable operates again tomorrow with a DO NOT TRAVEL for Sunday 14th and Monday 15th whilst the line is completely closed for repairs:

For Network Rail to undertake urgent repairs to the railway, the line between Bicester North and Haddenham & Thame Parkway will be fully closed on Sunday 14 January and Monday 15 January. This means that no trains will be able run through the area.

Trains will start/terminate at either Bicester North or Haddenham & Thame Parkway depending on direction of travel, with a limited replacement bus service in between these stations for local journeys. Due to this significant disruption, Chiltern is asking customers to not to travel on these days and seek alternative methods of transport.

So only closed between HDM & BCS/BIT, rather than the whole line.
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