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« on: July 18, 2007, 07:31:37 am »

From this morning's email alert at the FGW (First Great Western) website

06:00 Swansea to London Paddington due 09:00

This train has been revised. It will no longer call at: Bristol Parkway, Swindon and Reading. This is due to signalling problems.


Shows 30 late off Swansea, expected 14 late at Paddington. How do signalling problems cause a need to cut out station stops? I can't think of any alternative route it might be taking that avoids Reading.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 07:35:52 am »

To make up time I gues
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007, 08:23:54 am »

Another unbelievable decision.

So at BPW» (Bristol Parkway - next trains).

07:30 - Cancelled.
08:00 - Not stopping

That will mess up hundred's of people. I bet they don't lay on buses and taxi's for the passengers.

It won't help people at Swindon/Didicott/Reading either, but at least they'll have a better option than one train in 90 minutes.

I hear that yesterday was the same. A door opened on an HST (High Speed Train) train in Wales yesterday morning, and trains where cancelled/delayed.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 12:39:22 pm »

That will mess up hundred's of people. I bet they don't lay on buses and taxi's for the passengers.
More likely people will get told to travel to Temple Meads and catch the next London train there. Much longer journey overall of course. Some people might choose to simply wait for the next BPW» (Bristol Parkway - next trains)/PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains) that does actually run and hope it's on time.  Undecided
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