Great Western Railway/FGW

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(19 Apr 2016, 3:27 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: The RAIB have attached blame

No they haven't.

Quote:We are not a prosecuting body and do not apportion blame or liability. 
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...anch/about


Also the investigation hasn't been completed yet so I'm not sure how you think RAIB have done so??
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(19 Apr 2016, 5:34 pm)northern156 Wrote: No they haven't.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...anch/about


Also the investigation hasn't been completed yet so I'm not sure how you think RAIB have done so??

Just read an article in Metro.
I basically quoted the bones of the article
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(19 Apr 2016, 5:38 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Just read an article in Metro.
I basically quoted the bones of the article

Ah ok, fair enough!

Decent of Metro to fully understand... mind you they ARE owned by the Daily Fail and it is a free paper...!!
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I see a train has derailed on the entrance to Paddington.


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(16 Jun 2016, 7:37 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: I see a train has derailed on the entrance to Paddington.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36555082

Initial comments indicate it jumped a light.
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(17 Jun 2016, 8:43 am)Andreos1 Wrote: Initial comments indicate it jumped a light.


Oh dear Andreos, that looks like typical newspaper type speak! Cringe!

Train derailed on trap/catch points designed to do just that job if a train passes a signal at danger. I've seen rumours the signal was 'put back' after a possible error by the signaller(s), but that is no more than a rumour. Full details, as always, will be available in the appropriate RAIB report when issued.
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(21 Jun 2016, 11:50 am)northern156 Wrote: Oh dear Andreos, that looks like typical newspaper type speak! Cringe!

Train derailed on trap/catch points designed to do just that job if a train passes a signal at danger. I've seen rumours the signal was 'put back' after a possible error by the signaller(s), but that is no more than a rumour. Full details, as always, will be available in the appropriate RAIB report when issued.

Whey, all these industry parlances get a bit tiring after a while. It gets like an episode of Casualty at times. A bit 'dumbing' down never did anyone ever harm Wink

Heard similar rumours, but I am sure you would agree a public forum isn't the place to be commenting.
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(21 Jun 2016, 12:20 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Whey, all these industry parlances get a bit tiring after a while. It gets like an episode of Casualty at times. A bit 'dumbing' down never did anyone ever harm Wink

I hate any such phrases though, working in the industry does rather help fuel that. Trains are nothing like cars; they don't just "jump" lights.

(21 Jun 2016, 12:20 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Heard similar rumours, but I am sure you would agree a public forum isn't the place to be commenting.

Quite the contrary, speculation and debates are all what public forums are about!
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http://costain.com/news/news-releases/ne...rn-tunnel/

Feature on Severn Tunnel electrification.
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Having seen the lack of progress, I ain't surprised.

Sections of electrification deferred.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxf...e-37908735
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Does this mean the trains due for FGW will be delayed therefore the Virgin Azumas and FTP Express Trains will be delivered earlier than expected?
(09 Nov 2016, 7:52 pm)JoshP Wrote: Does this mean the trains due for FGW will be delayed therefore the Virgin Azumas and FTP Express Trains will be delivered earlier than expected?

According to the article, the bi-mode trains will be deployed on the routes that require diesel power.
How that impacts on stock being constructed at Aycliffe, I don't know. Not sure it will have any impact at all on the FTP stock though - that's being assembled in Spain from memory.

Edit. Just remembered that FTP are getting Hitachi stock in addition to the ones mentioned above. Apologies
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lon...ow_twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=twitter


Another de-railment. This time at Paddington.
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https://www.gwr.com/plan-journey/timetable-2019


December changes published.

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A GWR train and SWR train have crashed at Salisbury tonight
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-59114569.amp