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« Reply #3675 on: Yesterday at 10:50:53 am »

Delays to services between Reading and Westbury

Due to a fault with barriers at a level crossing between Reading and Westbury trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines.

Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 11:30 23/01.
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« Reply #3676 on: Yesterday at 11:12:48 am »

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a level crossing between Reading and Westbury

Wouldn't it be helpful to say which level crossing? A quick check shows (if I can count) 12 services today that run between Reading and Newbury or Bedwyn only.

It surely cannot be too difficult to say that there's a level crossing problem at X, and that trains travelling between Y and Z are currently unable to pass, and that there may be consequential disruption to services between A and B after the problem is fixed? It give the passenger a better starting point for deciding if to travel, and how much they need worry of they have picked this up on the train and it hasn't already been announced?
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« Reply #3677 on: Yesterday at 11:28:37 am »

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a level crossing between Reading and Westbury

Wouldn't it be helpful to say which level crossing? A quick check shows (if I can count) 12 services today that run between Reading and Newbury or Bedwyn only.

For today ... I have just remembered ... no trains between Swindon and Didcot so there are diversions across that crossing - wherever it is.

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08:29 Weston-Super-Mare to London Paddington due 11:12 is being delayed between Bath Spa and Reading and is now expected to be 30 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with barriers at a level crossing.

I'm of two minds about localising the data - for one metric of readers, yes, useful, but for another metric there's an inevitable question "where is Aldermaston" or "Kint-where?" on reading the report.   When the PIS (Passenger Information System) system locally here used to report that the train had "passed Thingley Junction" the knowelgable on the platform got a warm and fuzzy feeling  that it was getting closer, and the rest panicked because the information had changed from "Chippenham" which they knew to some other spot they couldn't place.
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« Reply #3678 on: Yesterday at 11:50:01 am »

Midgham and Colthrop are the crossings.
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« Reply #3679 on: Yesterday at 04:18:39 pm »

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I'm of two minds about localising the data

Point taken Grahame, but it doesn't take much initiative to add "between Reading and Newbury" to make it clear. I expect too with the lamentable level of knowledge of the geography of our own country, many taking trains passing through Westbury have no idea where it is or that they might be passing through it!
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