Significant disruption on First Great Western train services to London Paddington
by John Dickens • Published 21 Dec 2012 09:00 3 Comments
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A FAILURE of line side equipment in Hayes has resulted in 'significant disruption' on First Great Western services to London Paddington.
Only two of the four railway lines are available for use. The train operator is running a significantly reduced service between Reading and London Paddington.
The disruption is expected to last until 12noon.
Commuters can use other services including South West Trains Services between Reading and Waterloo, Transport For London buses in the outer London area and Virgin Trains/Cross Country Services to London Euston.
For more information visit www.journeycheck.com/firstgreatwestern
This article appeared in Bracknell News 21 Dec 12
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Dec 21, 12:15
Dec 23, 15:32
It would be fantastic if the Slough Observer could follow up on this story so the people of Slough can understand
1) Why did this failure take so long to fix ?
2) Why the day after the failure fgw are running services with only two carriages on ?
3) Why aren't there spare carriages and contingency plans for these events and other similar disruptive events that occur from time to time ?
4) Who is the person accountable to the people of Slough for this frequently failing service and what are they going to do about it in the future ?
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Feb 20, 11:54
Huh - its not only Slough. Its all stations between Reading and Paddington. Time and time again have I witnessed hapless passengers loaded with luggage booted out of the HConn at Hayes & Harlington and told to find their own ways to the Airport (usually by the 140 or 350 buses at extra cost). Heathrow Ltd can't run a simple out and back train service. And it can't even run an Airport. Not fit for purpose.
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