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Author Topic: Windsor Branch line - services, rolling stock and signalling - ongoing discussion  (Read 29296 times)
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« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2016, 08:43:40 AM »

I think that's the case with Wokingham, where the last train on Fri/Sat from Reading doesn't stop, but Windsor has a late train on Saturday (23:56) when it's likely to be at its roudiest, and the link doesn't really attract many groups of youngsters that are out of control.
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« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2016, 09:00:22 AM »

I think that's the case with Wokingham, where the last train on Fri/Sat from Reading doesn't stop, but Windsor has a late train on Saturday (23:56) when it's likely to be at its roudiest, and the link doesn't really attract many groups of youngsters that are out of control.

And also Cosham (??) where late evening GWR trains don't call.
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« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2016, 11:45:44 AM »

Thanks for the explanation of purpose of the siding - I somehow thought it might be used for turning back services to Slough on the main lines. It does seem like quite a lot of effort to go to for something that will get used so infrequently - electric trains are even more reliable than diesel and they don't break down that often! Will the Henley and Marlow branches be getting these cripple sidings, or is it because the Windsor branch is on the down side of the main line and hence trickier to gain access to during the day because of all the IEP's that will be wizzing by.
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« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2016, 08:01:37 PM »


1)   The removal of the loop just outside Slough, which is understandable as it never got used. I was perplexed to see it replaced with a 4 car turnback siding though. I can^t see a use for this and with electrification coming there (hopefully) won^t be many 4 car trains running, so it will become even more useless. Am I missing something obvious?

If a set-swap is needed, and the branch unit has to come out of service, then the siding can be used to store the failed train, without blocking the Down Main.
Alternatively - that siding might just be a convenient place to hide a tamper or other yellow plant before or after use.  On the Down (south) side of the Great Western, that's the only siding between Southall and Swindon, except for the old DMU depot in the triangle at Reading.
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« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2018, 09:19:56 AM »

When was the Windsor Branch electrified and I don't mean the Staines to Windsor Riverside either in case someone 'smart alec' posts the date that branch was.


From Journeycheck

09:50 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central due 09:56

09:50 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central due 09:56 will be cancelled.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.


Really !!!! AND the 09:59 return service for same reason.
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« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2018, 10:02:29 AM »

When was the Windsor Branch electrified and I don't mean the Staines to Windsor Riverside either in case someone 'smart alec' posts the date that branch was.


From Journeycheck

09:50 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central due 09:56

09:50 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central due 09:56 will be cancelled.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.


Really !!!! AND the 09:59 return service for same reason.

Could be using the Windsor train for the Hayes-Paddington service?
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« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2018, 04:47:02 PM »



Due to urgent repairs to the track between Slough and Windsor & Eton Central all lines are blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations have been cancelled. Disruption is expected until 17:40 26/01.
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« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2018, 09:36:42 PM »

Safety first - fears the track had spread just outside Windsor & Eton Central station. 

Technicians then stuck in (road) traffic trying to get to the scene.

When they arrived track found to be slightly out but within safe limits and line re-opened.

As the fire service would say "false alarm with good intent".

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« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2018, 10:17:16 PM »

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22:10 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central due 22:16 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

22:19 Windsor & Eton Central to Slough due 22:25 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

22:30 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central due 22:36 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

22:39 Windsor & Eton Central to Slough due 22:45 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

22:50 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central due 22:56 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

22:59 Windsor & Eton Central to Slough due 23:05 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

Has the taxi been invented?
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« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2018, 10:22:12 PM »

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22:10 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central due 22:16 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

22:19 Windsor & Eton Central to Slough due 22:25 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

22:30 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central due 22:36 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

22:39 Windsor & Eton Central to Slough due 22:45 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

22:50 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central due 22:56 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

22:59 Windsor & Eton Central to Slough due 23:05 will be cancelled.
This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.
Last Updated:05/02/2018 21:51

Has the taxi been invented?

That would require the use of initiative.
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« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2018, 10:28:01 PM »

A taxi is no use if your driver and/or guard are stuck on a train.
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« Reply #56 on: February 06, 2018, 10:20:37 AM »

A taxi is no use if your driver and/or guard are stuck on a train.
OK - take your point. But switching it off for an hour still feels a bit excessive.
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« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2018, 11:00:59 AM »

A taxi is no use if your driver and/or guard are stuck on a train.
OK - take your point. But switching it off for an hour still feels a bit excessive.

Agreed......and I've seen examples before where train staff have relied on trains to get to their location even in times of disruption, with the inevitable consequences.
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