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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2024, 08:29:12 »

This will go on all day I fear, as it's absolutely torrential in West Cornwall presently and it's heading east...
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2024, 08:36:18 »

Stagecoach supplied a double decker for a 0625am all stations to Exeter and a 0640 non stop to Exeter this morning.
Doesn’t appear to be many other road vehicles although I imagine some might appear once school runs are out of the way.
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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2024, 08:43:33 »

Stagecoach supplied a double decker for a 0625am all stations to Exeter and a 0640 non stop to Exeter this morning.
Doesn’t appear to be many other road vehicles although I imagine some might appear once school runs are out of the way.

Those are scheduled RRBs (Rail Replacement Bus) due to scheduled ongoing overnight resignalling works.
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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2024, 08:44:55 »

Stagecoach supplied a double decker for a 0625am all stations to Exeter and a 0640 non stop to Exeter this morning.
Doesn’t appear to be many other road vehicles although I imagine some might appear once school runs are out of the way.

Those are scheduled RRBs (Rail Replacement Bus) due to scheduled ongoing overnight resignalling works.

No these weren’t the scheduled ones. Those are at 0500 Greenslades, and 0530 stagecoach.
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2024, 09:27:38 »


This is an increasingly serious disruption to rail services on a key main line to a major city with no alternative rail route.
Scouring away of riverbed material around the base of bridge piers by water action is usually
rectified and prevented by the placing of a concrete apron/pad around the affected area.

Why this was not carried out at Brent Mill viaduct at an early stage / last summer, is a question
for NR» (Network Rail - home page) and the EA ..it’s not as if the delaying tactics of Doormice and Badgers were relevant in the river.
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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2024, 09:50:58 »

Why has this problem only come to light recently. The railway has been there for a great many years and I don't recall problems previously. Also presumably nobody available to operate the crossovers at Aish which ought to have been controlled from Plymouth.
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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2024, 10:24:31 »

This will go on all day I fear, as it's absolutely torrential in West Cornwall presently and it's heading east...

I thought the same earlier.
However, here in the far West it's now stopped and beginning to dry up, with a forecast of occasional bursts of the yellow circular thing in the sky! So perhaps conditions at Brent will improve for a midday normal service.
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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2024, 10:25:08 »

Glanrhyd?

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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2024, 10:42:29 »

Cancellations to services between Penzance and London Paddington via Plymouth
Due to heavy rain flooding the railway between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids some lines are blocked. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

The first West-bound through service is expected to be the 11:16 GWR (Great Western Railway) departure from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

The first East-bound through service is expected to be the 11:15 GWR departure from Plymouth to London Paddington.
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Please note that this incident does not directly affect local trains between Paignton and Exeter St David's via Newton Abbot.
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Rail replacement coaches are operating Plymouth to Newton Abbot via Ivybridge and Totnes and vice versa.
Change at Newton Abbot for local GWR services for Exeter St Davids.

An update will follow within the next 2 hours.

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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2024, 11:16:10 »

Why has this problem only come to light recently. The railway has been there for a great many years and I don't recall problems previously. Also presumably nobody available to operate the crossovers at Aish which ought to have been controlled from Plymouth.
One train an hour last night in each direction suggests there has been someone at the crossings at some times
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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2024, 13:58:07 »

Why has this problem only come to light recently. The railway has been there for a great many years and I don't recall problems previously. Also presumably nobody available to operate the crossovers at Aish which ought to have been controlled from Plymouth.

It’s an emergency crossover, it’s not signalled move so all movements need the authority of a pilotman.
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