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Author Topic: Cancellation map - what it's showing  (Read 52765 times)
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« Reply #120 on: June 18, 2018, 12:51:41 pm »

Didcot West End as well

Oh gawd - have they added a whole new layer of places onto the systems.

"Didcot West End" strikes me a confusing - I can just imagine someone looking to travel to "Didcot West End" to eat a meal in a fancy restaurant before going on to the theatre!
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« Reply #121 on: June 18, 2018, 12:58:58 pm »

A fancy restaurant?  Not in Didcot.   Grin

Didcot West End is a legacy of the old Didcot West End Box:  https://www.s-r-s.org.uk/html/gwa/S166.htm
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« Reply #122 on: June 18, 2018, 01:33:24 pm »

Maybe no fancy (or nice) resturants in Didcot but we do have a theatre (https://www.cornerstone-arts.org/), so we are not complete heathens.  Smiley Smiley

I believe that Didcot West End (and that map seems to confirm it) is the line(s?) adjacent to the multiple storey monstrosity (car park) that is currently being built on the Foxall Road car park site.
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« Reply #123 on: June 18, 2018, 02:26:56 pm »

I believe that Didcot West End (and that map seems to confirm it) is the line(s?) adjacent to the multiple storey monstrosity (car park) that is currently being built on the Foxall Road car park site.

Yes that's correct - it's basically the location where trains reverse on either the Goods Loop or Relief Line at that location, behind SB924 or SB926 signals.
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« Reply #124 on: June 18, 2018, 03:27:15 pm »

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(I don't recall a passenger station at "Oxford Down Carriage Sdg")

Sadly I have been as a passenger.

Not sure if I have mentioned this before, but about 15 years ago I was headed to somewhere on the Cotswolds line, and was sat in the front of a two part turbo. No signage or announcements were made at or before Oxford, and as we departed we were routed into the sidings, thought it a bit strange but just assumed we were being held because of a delay of an eastbound costwold service.

A moment later the driver walked through and asked why we were still on board and that the rear x coaches were headed towards Worcester and we should have been notified at Oxford. The driver radioed through and a few minutes later we were routed back across the main lines and into the bay platform at Oxford so we could be dropped off.

It was a while for the next Cotswold service so jumped on a southbound XC and went to Gatwick for the day instead
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« Reply #125 on: June 18, 2018, 04:47:56 pm »

Didcot West End as well

Oh gawd - have they added a whole new layer of places onto the systems.

"Didcot West End" strikes me a confusing - I can just imagine someone looking to travel to "Didcot West End" to eat a meal in a fancy restaurant before going on to the theatre!

I think this has arisen because these are "shadow services" and were entered as if ECS - ending in the sidings (today's was STP, tomorrow it's VAR and (Q)). A passenger service wouldn't do that, it would terminate in a platform and a separate ECS move would then take it out - that way the sidings never appear as if stations. These services then appear in the list of service changes in a clumsy attempt to correct the first problem.

I suspect it ran as scheduled, just a few minutes late, i.e. into P4 at Oxford then to the down-side sidings, so as to cross to the up side, then via the Up Main (through) line and on to Didcot, where it reentered passenger service. I don't think there are ever any reports for RTT to use from the sidings, so in this case absence of evidence isn't evidence at all.
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« Reply #126 on: June 19, 2018, 10:25:12 am »

Looks like I should add "Didcot West End" to my map.   To the west of Didcot, right??
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« Reply #127 on: June 19, 2018, 11:00:07 am »

To the west of Didcot Parkway by about a couple of hundred meters.
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« Reply #128 on: June 19, 2018, 03:12:26 pm »

Looks like I should add "Didcot West End" to my map.   To the west of Didcot, right??

Not right, it's to the left of Didcot  Wink
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« Reply #129 on: June 19, 2018, 03:14:27 pm »

"Didcot West End" strikes me a confusing - I can just imagine someone looking to travel to "Didcot West End" to eat a meal in a fancy restaurant before going on to the theatre!
Didcot itself might lack a West End, but it does have a Broadway. Actually named after the one in New York as well. Supposedly to become the heart of the 'cultural spine'  of the Garden Town too, whatever that means.
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« Reply #130 on: June 20, 2018, 02:34:21 pm »

Sadly, "Broadway" in Didcot is probably one of the shabbiest streets in south east England outside Greater London, even though it's now just a few paces away from the recent Orchard Centre which has at least brought a  selection of national chain stores to Didcot.

Thatcham Broadway is not exactly glamorous either...
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« Reply #131 on: June 20, 2018, 09:01:05 pm »

Sadly, "Broadway" in Didcot is probably one of the shabbiest streets in south east England outside Greater London, even though it's now just a few paces away from the recent Orchard Centre which has at least brought a  selection of national chain stores to Didcot.

Thatcham Broadway is not exactly glamorous either...

Well, give them my regards.  Tongue
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