UPDATE: Trains running normally after earlier signal problems

Dorset Echo: Signal problems cause train delays Signal problems cause train delays

ELECTRICAL problems between Wool and Wareham caused delays between Weymouth and Bournemouth.

This weekend saw 14 hours of disruption to journey’s over Saturday night as South West Trains experienced electrical supply and signalling issues between Wool and Wareham. This added up to 12 minutes on to journey times between Weymouth and Wareham as all trains had to run at reduced speeds.

The trains were running normally by 5am on Sunday.

South West Trains issued a statement on Saturday afternoon, apologising to their customers for the delays. It said: “A signalling problem between Wool and Wareham means that trains are being delayed. They are running at a slower speed than normal and also have to stop at two signals until the problem is rectified. In addition, trains will also travel at a slower speed over the level crossings between these stations.

“We are sorry for any extra time added to your journey today.”

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5:32pm Sat 31 May 14

theheadliner says...

CORRECTION: Electrical Supply issues - http://www.nationalr
ail.co.uk/service_di
sruptions/77562.aspx
CORRECTION: Electrical Supply issues - http://www.nationalr ail.co.uk/service_di sruptions/77562.aspx theheadliner
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6:11pm Sat 31 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

"May be delayed up to 20 minutes". Oh you liars Rail spokesmen, you LIARS. The one I've just got off was delayed by an hour and a quarter, that's an HOUR AND A QUARTER, you liars. The bloody power went off altogether, it wasn't just a minor glitch, you liars, you liars.
"May be delayed up to 20 minutes". Oh you liars Rail spokesmen, you LIARS. The one I've just got off was delayed by an hour and a quarter, that's an HOUR AND A QUARTER, you liars. The bloody power went off altogether, it wasn't just a minor glitch, you liars, you liars. arlbergbahn
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10:16am Sun 1 Jun 14

MattWey77 says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
"May be delayed up to 20 minutes". Oh you liars Rail spokesmen, you LIARS. The one I've just got off was delayed by an hour and a quarter, that's an HOUR AND A QUARTER, you liars. The bloody power went off altogether, it wasn't just a minor glitch, you liars, you liars.
If all the power went off then that was hardly a signalling problem. Would you like a hand to pick up your toys - they seem to have fallen out of your pram...
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: "May be delayed up to 20 minutes". Oh you liars Rail spokesmen, you LIARS. The one I've just got off was delayed by an hour and a quarter, that's an HOUR AND A QUARTER, you liars. The bloody power went off altogether, it wasn't just a minor glitch, you liars, you liars.[/p][/quote]If all the power went off then that was hardly a signalling problem. Would you like a hand to pick up your toys - they seem to have fallen out of your pram... MattWey77
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3:25pm Mon 2 Jun 14

JamesYoung says...

I make that three Mondays in a row with serious delays. Perhaps if Railtrack actually invested in the railways, rather than turning stations into shopping malls, we'd see improvements.
I make that three Mondays in a row with serious delays. Perhaps if Railtrack actually invested in the railways, rather than turning stations into shopping malls, we'd see improvements. JamesYoung
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