Dorset commuters face delays after engineering works overrun

Dorset Echo: Dorset commuters face delays after engineering works overrun Dorset commuters face delays after engineering works overrun

TRAIN users are facing delays after engineering works between Bournemouth and Dorchester over ran.

The works were scheduled to finish over the weekend but will not finish until 2pm today, Monday, May 19, resulting in a bus replacement service running between Dorchester South and Bournemouth.

A spokesman for South West Trains said that this may extend journey times by up to 90 minutes.

The company has also put on an extra half-hourly train shuttle service between Weymouth and Dorchester South, and said that trains to London Waterloo are running as normal from Bournemouth.

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4:14pm Mon 19 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

Expected to continue until 17:00 now. well done Newtwork Rail with your usual incompetence, not giving a stuff how many people you inconvenience. And you can guarantee that they won't have finished yet, and they'll decide that they have to have "Buses replace trains" for another two or three weekends some time when it's particularly busy.
Expected to continue until 17:00 now. well done Newtwork Rail with your usual incompetence, not giving a stuff how many people you inconvenience. And you can guarantee that they won't have finished yet, and they'll decide that they have to have "Buses replace trains" for another two or three weekends some time when it's particularly busy. arlbergbahn
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5:34pm Mon 19 May 14

JoeyJo says...

Time has now changed to 19.00. From reading South West Trains website it appears that the work was finished early because of the good weather. However, it then failed the testing, quote "problems identified during testing of the new Signalling modifications." So how does that leave Network Rail?
Time has now changed to 19.00. From reading South West Trains website it appears that the work was finished early because of the good weather. However, it then failed the testing, quote "problems identified during testing of the new Signalling modifications." So how does that leave Network Rail? JoeyJo
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