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Author Topic: Hex/Connect Industrial Action 27th & 28th May  (Read 3173 times)
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« on: May 23, 2011, 06:04:10 am »

Just to give prior warning to those of you who use the Heathrow Connect service, that due to industrial action taking place on the 27th and 28th May there will be no Heathrow Connect services operating and the Express service will only operate half hourly between 0800 and 2000 both days.

It remains to be seen whether FGW services will stop additionally at Hanwell and West Ealing.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 03:59:10 pm »

Might be pretty pointless industrial action if this latest volcanic erruption in Iceland closes air space over the UK again.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 01:34:11 pm »

It remains to be seen whether FGW services will stop additionally at Hanwell and West Ealing.

Most, if not all of them, apparently!  Grin

From FGW live updates:

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11:37 Oxford to London Paddington due 13:31
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:04
12:07 Oxford to London Paddington due 14:01
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:04
12:37 Oxford to London Paddington due 14:31
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:04
12:42 London Paddington to Reading due 13:45
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:08
13:07 Oxford to London Paddington due 15:01
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:05
13:12 London Paddington to Reading due 14:17
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:08
13:37 Oxford to London Paddington due 15:32
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:05
13:42 London Paddington to Reading due 14:45
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:09
14:07 Oxford to London Paddington due 16:02
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:05
14:12 London Paddington to Reading due 15:13
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:09
14:37 Oxford to London Paddington due 16:31
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:06
14:42 London Paddington to Reading due 15:44
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:09
15:12 London Paddington to Reading due 16:13
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:11
20:37 Oxford to London Paddington due 22:32
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Southall, Hanwell and West Ealing.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:07
20:42 London Paddington to Reading due 21:45
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:11
20:48 Reading to London Paddington due 21:48
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Southall and Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:07
21:12 London Paddington to Reading due 22:13
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:12
21:42 London Paddington to Reading due 22:46
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:12
22:10 London Paddington to Reading due 23:14
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: West Ealing and Hanwell.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:12
22:46 Reading to London Paddington due 00:03
This train has been revised.It will call additionally at: Hanwell and West Ealing.
Last Updated: 27/05/2011 12:07
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 02:46:41 pm »

I was hopeful, because of this, that for once we'd not have to slow down for airport junction this morning.. I was wrong... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 02:54:08 pm »

The lack of useful info regarding Hanwell for example, on both FGW & HConn websites is pretty bad. Next to nothing.

Hope posters are up at affected stations.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 03:35:38 pm »

I was hopeful, because of this, that for once we'd not have to slow down for airport junction this morning.. I was wrong... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

I've a feeling the Airport Junction problem on the Up Main is an endemic one. The ARS in the IECC doesn't seem to pick up a train on the Up Main far enough back down the line for the computer to crank up see if there's a Heathrow about and then decide it should perhaps clear the the Up Main and let it run. Hence the double yellow at West Drayton.

From Rushcombe to West Drayton the train has been under Slough (Old) and they let the signals run auto, if there are no crossing moves to fit in.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 03:49:24 pm »

I've a feeling the Airport Junction problem on the Up Main is an endemic one. The ARS in the IECC doesn't seem to pick up a train on the Up Main far enough back down the line for the computer to crank up see if there's a Heathrow about and then decide it should perhaps clear the the Up Main and let it run. Hence the double yellow at West Drayton.

From Rushcombe to West Drayton the train has been under Slough (Old) and they let the signals run auto, if there are no crossing moves to fit in.

I assume that this is just the sort of problem the ERTMS upgrade would help with.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 04:34:54 pm »

I've a feeling the Airport Junction problem on the Up Main is an endemic one. The ARS in the IECC doesn't seem to pick up a train on the Up Main far enough back down the line for the computer to crank up see if there's a Heathrow about and then decide it should perhaps clear the the Up Main and let it run. Hence the double yellow at West Drayton.
From Rushcombe to West Drayton the train has been under Slough (Old) and they let the signals run auto, if there are no crossing moves to fit in.
I assume that this is just the sort of problem the ERTMS upgrade would help with.

Any re-signaling would help if it moved the control boundary further West, the current one is the old Old Oak Common / Slough boundary, although there will always be the rules on conflicting movements and train headway (I'm not an S & T engineer and I am sure its more complex than tis)
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2011, 09:20:15 am »

From good source, as I understand it the ARS picks up a train on the Up main at Langley which is around 3 mies from the infamous permanent double yellow at West Drayton that gives it 90 seconds for it to respond and set the route. Don't forget the signal at West Drayton has to be green otherwise an HST will be slowed by the ATP until the next signal releases the ATP. Not sure if signal has fixed ATP or a wire in front. A Turbo driver of course is not locked down so start to acerate as soon as they see the next signal if it's showing green.
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