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« on: December 16, 2007, 09:34:36 am »

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07:40 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington due 09:35
This train has been cancelled.This is due to over-running engineering works.

07:45 Cardiff Central to London Paddington due 10:16
This train has been cancelled.This is due to a member of train crew being unavailable.

08:07 Gatwick Airport to Reading due 09:35
This train will be started from Redhill.It will no longer call at: Gatwick Airport.This is due to a train fault.

08:59 Swansea to London Paddington due 12:08
This train will be started from Swindon.It will no longer call at: Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot Parkway, Bridgend, Cardiff Central, Newport South Wales and Bristol Parkway.This is due to a member of train crew being unavailable.

10:07 London Paddington to Weston-Super-Mare due 12:32
This train will be started from Reading.It will no longer call at: London Paddington.This is due to a member of train crew being unavailable.

12:25 Swindon to London Paddington due 13:32
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2007, 11:44:50 am »

I'm sure it's not their fault, after all, remember what the chief operating officer told the Bristol Evening Post:

"Mr Haines said the reasons for the cramped trains were because of cancellations resulting from infrastructure problems with the track and signals."

When my train home from Oxford on Thursday evening was cancelled due to a lack of staff I obviously blamed Network Rail - not that they aren't the guilty party much of the time, but their score this morning appears to be one out of six...
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