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Author Topic: Looe Branch Line - cancellations, engineering work, closures and incidents (merged topic)  (Read 48889 times)
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« Reply #105 on: June 16, 2016, 12:28:53 pm »

This always seems to have trains cancelled due to shortage of drivers, and it also gets flooded quite a lot too, hope everyone doesn't mind taking a bus!
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« Reply #106 on: June 16, 2016, 06:04:35 pm »

CIS at liskeard now saying the branch is disrupted due to signalling problems.
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« Reply #107 on: October 01, 2016, 07:50:34 am »

Looe services currently cancelled due to a lightening strike between Liskeard and Coombe junction overnight.

I'm guessing it was about 2am, as my house was shaking as the thunder rumbled! I'm less than 1/2 mile from the branch.
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« Reply #108 on: October 01, 2016, 08:11:15 am »

A lightening strike at Largin affecting the single line section on the main line as well.
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« Reply #109 on: October 01, 2016, 08:20:57 am »

The Largin hit may have been the one I saw from my bedroom window! I'm up about 2-3am as that's what my body does, even on my days off. I was sat watching the storm out of the window.

Largin is almost straight from the back of my house. Coombe junction to the side, so out of view. My neighbours tree stops me seeing the trains on the main line.
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« Reply #110 on: October 01, 2016, 08:36:10 am »

Reading between the lines (pardon the pun) I think the problem with the branch was getting a unit onto it rather than the line itself.  Seems things are improving and a train should be there soon.
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« Reply #111 on: October 01, 2016, 11:49:23 am »

Largin has been, and always will be, subject to signalling failures due to lightning strikes.  In my time as the responsible S&T Engineer we tried several remedies but to no avail.  Its something to do with the soil up there (Largin, for those who don't know it, its located quite high up in the river Fowey valley) Shocked Cheesy Tongue

One evening, many years ago now, during a particularly severe lightening storm I was sat in Liskeard signalbox and watched the block instrument needles swinging violently from 'Line Clear' to 'Train On Line' and back again and the block bells ringing like church bells Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #112 on: October 02, 2016, 11:13:14 pm »

Mrs CfN, staying overnight with her brother in south Devon last night, reported an electric light fitting 'exploding' and their central heating starting up, apparently due to a severe electrical storm overhead.  Shocked
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« Reply #113 on: February 03, 2017, 08:48:07 am »

Looe branch is closed today due to flooding. Bus operations In place. Quite how the bus will operate is anyone's guess as the road is closed for several weeks between looe and St Keyne around Sandplace
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« Reply #114 on: February 03, 2017, 09:19:12 am »

Was closed yesterday too.
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« Reply #115 on: February 04, 2017, 11:41:11 pm »

The Looe branch beside the estuary is very susceptible to flooding, even when its not stormy, but from spring tides, I have been on the train and the water has been almost up to the rails.

I think the rail replacement buses stop at St Keyne village and Duloe (up the hill from Causeland), due to the lanes being too narrow for buses. Sandplace station is of course next to the main B road.
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« Reply #116 on: March 28, 2019, 06:47:36 am »

https://www.journeycheck.com/greatwesternrailway/

Cancellations to services between Liskeard and Looe
Due to a fault on this train between Liskeard and Looe all lines are closed.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 10:00 28/03.
Additional Information
Replacement Road Transport is being sourced.
Further Information
An update will follow within the next 2 hours.
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« Reply #117 on: March 28, 2019, 06:52:13 am »

Unit failed at Laira.  Itís hoped the train service will resume with the 10:14 from Liskeard. 
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« Reply #118 on: April 19, 2019, 04:33:05 pm »

Took a trip on the Looe Branch this week.  With the 153s now gone the branch is in hands of class 150s all the time.  Whether I just didn't notice it before or it is because there are more wheels on the track; the squeal as the train negotiates the final stretch into Liskeard is deafening! 



I didn't realise until I boarded that my service was one of the few that calls at Coombe Junction Halt.   Just as well I didn't get off to take some photographs there - the turn round was very quick. I did wonder if there was a driver at each end, but there wasn't!   Would have been a long wait for the next train or a bit of an uphill walk to Liskeard!

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« Reply #119 on: April 19, 2019, 05:26:57 pm »

Would have been a long wait for the next train or a bit of an uphill walk to Liskeard!

Or a walk along the flat valley to St Keyne Wishing Well Halt - about a mile and three quarters, which you could have completed before the next train to Looe (that's assuming that you were on your way down when you called at Coombe
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