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Author Topic: Looe Branch Line - cancellations, engineering work, closures and incidents (merged topic)  (Read 54191 times)
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« Reply #90 on: June 02, 2015, 02:48:55 pm »

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Woman-60s-taken-hospital-car-ends-railway-track/story-26618121-detail/story.html

Not the first time a car's ended up on the tracks - there are some nasty bends on that road and some nasty weather over the past 24 hours...thankfully all concerned not badly injured.
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« Reply #91 on: June 02, 2015, 02:58:09 pm »

And it's a 4x4, no?
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« Reply #92 on: June 02, 2015, 06:08:18 pm »

And it's a 4x4, no?

Suzuki Vitara. Not the greatest 4x4 capabilities.
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« Reply #93 on: June 03, 2015, 12:18:15 am »

And it's a 4x4, no?

Suzuki Vitara. Not the greatest 4x4 capabilities.

Vitaras, along with most other soft-roaders, are very capable in situations which would stop a conventional 2WD car, of which this is not one - tarmac road; wet, windy & mild weather. Either mechanical/maintenance issues of some sort (cr@p tyres perhaps?), driver running out of talent (the most likely IMHO), or driver health issue, nothing to do with the type of vehicle involved.
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« Reply #94 on: June 04, 2015, 06:45:34 pm »

I notice a reference in the article to Looe's 'main station' in the article.  Are there a lot of suburban stations in the area?  I'm sure the journalist knows the area better than I and would be able to tell me.
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« Reply #95 on: June 04, 2015, 07:08:52 pm »

I notice a reference in the article to Looe's 'main station' in the article.  Are there a lot of suburban stations in the area?  I'm sure the journalist knows the area better than I and would be able to tell me.

And the main line to Looe.

Suggests there may be other lines and stations we don't know about.
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« Reply #96 on: June 04, 2015, 07:33:16 pm »

I notice a reference in the article to Looe's 'main station' in the article.  Are there a lot of suburban stations in the area?

There's St Keyne Wishing Well Halt ...

And the main line to Looe.

The main line was originally from Moorswater ... Liskeard is very much a branch that remained open when the main line closed.   Very much like the main line north from Plymouth originally ran via Okehampton to Exeter, and Gunnislake was originally the branch.

I don't expect the Looe journalist was thinking of these things when he wrote, but you never know!
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« Reply #97 on: August 08, 2015, 08:23:47 am »

Whilst out for a stroll today I noticed that the line just up from coombe junction towards liskeard has had all the trees cut back to stumps on the banks maybe a few different camera angles to try out if anyone interested just thought ill let you all know!

The farmer further up the loop line is a good friend and he was as surprised as anyone that this little stretch had attention! However when I rode the line yesterday branches were hitting the train almost as soon as we left Liskeard.
Good to see healthy loadings both ways, albeit a fine summers day.
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« Reply #98 on: August 08, 2015, 09:01:13 pm »

Whilst out for a stroll today I noticed that the line just up from coombe junction towards liskeard has had all the trees cut back to stumps on the banks maybe a few different camera angles to try out if anyone interested just thought ill let you all know!

The farmer further up the loop line is a good friend and he was as surprised as anyone that this little stretch had attention! However when I rode the line yesterday branches were hitting the train almost as soon as we left Liskeard.
Good to see healthy loadings both ways, albeit a fine summers day.

I bet looe itself was busy! in the winter it can be like a goast town
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« Reply #99 on: June 14, 2016, 02:42:57 pm »

Bustitution announced on Journey Check for first Looe Branch trains tomorrow due to driver shortage.
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« Reply #100 on: June 14, 2016, 04:50:20 pm »

I'm guessing Looe is the least used line as always seems to be the first pulled. It's not a great route to go by bus. I took the Go Cornwall service bus back from polperro last week and to say it's tight for buses along the main road is an understatement. St Keyne and Causeland both being off the main road, coombe junction is probably the most accessible station with the station being almost in the industrial eatate
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« Reply #101 on: June 15, 2016, 08:45:03 pm »

Ditto tomorrow.
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« Reply #102 on: June 15, 2016, 08:57:50 pm »

At 0605 this morning, no evidence of replacement transport, and the CIS showing on time. I didn't have time to check if there was a train but realtime trains is showing only the 0833 round trip from liskeard was cancelled, and rest on time. The ECS unit ran in at 0429, an hour or so early.
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« Reply #103 on: June 16, 2016, 09:27:54 am »

At 0605 this morning, no evidence of replacement transport, and the CIS showing on time. I didn't have time to check if there was a train but realtime trains is showing only the 0833 round trip from liskeard was cancelled, and rest on time. The ECS unit ran in at 0429, an hour or so early.

Position appears to have eased, just one round trip cancelled.    First two round trips cancelled this morning.
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« Reply #104 on: June 16, 2016, 09:44:58 am »

Two A2B Truro Transit Style minibuses present this morning with cancelled on the CIS board.
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