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gordonT (23.09.2017, 12:40)
Noticed this currently on nationrail.co.uk
Not a great way to treat customers who turn up for the normal departure time?

"Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway, closing some lines.
Trains are running to a revised timetable between London Paddington and Reading. Heathrow Connect services are not operating today.
The train times may differ to those previously advertised and may be different to times that you have reservations for. The amended timetable was uploaded to Journey Planners on Thursday 21st September so if you booked or checked your journey plans before that date please double check as the times of the trains are likely to have been revised.
The following alterations will apply:
Departures from London Paddington on long distance services will be up to 12 minutes earlier than the previously advertised times. During the main part of the daytime service the following long distance timetable generally operates, but please check individual journey times and plans.
xx:00 Bristol Temple Meads departures will depart 12 minutes earlier at xx:48
xx:06 departures towards Devon and Cornwall will depart 9 minutes earlier at xx:57
xx:12 Swansea departures will continue to depart at xx:12
xx:21 departures to Oxford and beyond towards Worcester/Great Malvern/Hereford will depart up to 6 minutes earlier at xx:15 note these services will also be departing Slough up to 6 minutes earlier than usual
xx:30 Bristol Temple Meads departures will depart 3 minutes earlier at xx:27
xx:50 Oxford services (which call at Slough and Reading only) will depart at xx:51
London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa service will not run today, customers should see staff or consult the journey planners for more information regarding these services
All services may arrive in to London Paddington up to 10 minutes later thanoriginally advertised, with some also departing Reading earlier than advertised as well
During the main part of the day the London & Thames Valley local services between Paddington and Oxford will operate as two individual services, half hourly London Paddington to Maidenhead Electric service calling at Ealing Broadway, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Iver, Langley, Slough,Burnham, Taplow and Maidenhead and a half hourly Maidenhead to Oxford local service. The same arrangements will apply for journeys travelling towardsLondon
Greenford branch line will not be operating any service
London Paddington to Hayes stopping service will not run
No services will call at Acton Mainline, West Ealing or Hanwell
All times above are the standard service pattern and individual journeys may vary so please check your journey plans carefully, the timetable that is now available on the online journey planners is showing information for theservice that will be running today.
Helping you complete your journey:
Customers with advance purchase tickets, may travel on their original trains even if they depart earlier. Customers who have missed their train due toan early departure may travel on the next available train service.
Great Western Railway customers may use CrossCountry services via any reasonable route. Customers using the Greenford branch and also Hanwell, West Ealing and Acton Mainline are advised to use London Underground or London Buses.
Heathrow Connect passengers may use Great Western Railway services between Hayes & Harlington and London Paddington and on the 140 bus between Hayes &Harlington and Heathrow Central Bus Station.
spuorgelgoog (23.09.2017, 16:06)
On Saturday, 23 September 2017 10:40:15 UTC+1, gordonT wrote:
> Noticed this currently on nationrail.co.uk
> Not a great way to treat customers who turn up for the normal departure time?
> Departures from London Paddington on long distance services will be up to 12
> minutes earlier than the previously advertised times.
> All services may arrive in to London Paddington up to 10 minutes later than
> originally advertised,


Does this mean that outbound trains are departing 22 minutes before the inbound service arrives?

Owain
Anna Noyd-Dryver (23.09.2017, 17:23)
<spuorgelgoog> wrote:
> On Saturday, 23 September 2017 10:40:15 UTC+1, gordonT wrote:
> Does this mean that outbound trains are departing 22 minutes before the
> inbound service arrives?


It's rare at Paddington for HSTs to return to the same location as they
arrived from.

Anna Noyd-Dryver
spuorgelgoog (25.09.2017, 01:46)
On Saturday, 23 September 2017 15:23:39 UTC+1, Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
> > Does this mean that outbound trains are departing 22 minutes before the
> > inbound service arrives?

> It's rare at Paddington for HSTs to return to the same location as they
> arrived from.


Even going to different locations, it must still upset the diagramming summat awful.

Owain
Anna Noyd-Dryver (25.09.2017, 06:31)
<spuorgelgoog> wrote:
> On Saturday, 23 September 2017 15:23:39 UTC+1, Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
>>> Does this mean that outbound trains are departing 22 minutes before the
>>> inbound service arrives?

>> It's rare at Paddington for HSTs to return to the same location as they
>> arrived from.

> Even going to different locations, it must still upset the diagramming summat awful.


Yes, undoubtedly. Train planners etc will have been working very hard since
NR demanded the extra possession.

Anna Noyd-Dryver
Clive D.W. Feather (25.09.2017, 22:22)
In article <d3717755-f11f-4283-8f32-ff830310e322>,
gordonT <tshanazt> writes
>Not a great way to treat customers who turn up for the normal departure time? [...]
>Departures from London Paddington on long distance services will be up to 12
>minutes earlier than the previously advertised times.


Huh. I once turned up at St.Pancras with the family to discover that our
booked Eurostar was leaving about an hour early. We only just managed to
get on it.
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