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Old 14th July 2017, 18:57   #1
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Default South West Trains at Reading

Apologies if this has already been posted, I've been away recently and have only just returned.

As I was returning from a week away in Cardiff, I noticed today a South West Trains Class 159 in P12 at Reading, running a 5Z service to Basingstoke Carriage Sidings. I have never seen this before, or even a 159 at Reading, and wondered what this was about...

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Old 14th July 2017, 19:02   #2
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Route learning before the Waterloo blockade? ISTR trains off the Exeter line are going to Reading? The unit came up from Totton off the 1638 Winchester passenger.
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As mentioned, most likely route learning as the plans are for the Salisbury stoppers to divert to Reading during the Waterloo blockade.
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As mentioned, most likely route learning as the plans are for the Salisbury stoppers to divert to Reading during the Waterloo blockade.
When is the Waterloo blockade?
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Old 14th July 2017, 21:17   #5
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When is the Waterloo blockade?
Most of August.
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Use of SWT DMUs to Reading on a few peak services has been covered intermittently in the main Waterloo Blockade thread here:

http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=146754

A Realtimetrains query for the period will show what's going on, it isn't all day by any means, I found 8 trains:

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/sear...der=wtt&toc=SW

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/sear...der=wtt&toc=SW

(Filtered on SW and Salisbury to remove the Waterloo services.)
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Use of SWT DMUs to Reading on a few peak services has been covered intermittently in the main Waterloo Blockade thread here:

http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=146754

A Realtimetrains query for the period will show what's going on, it isn't all day by any means, I found 8 trains:

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/sear...der=wtt&toc=SW

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/sear...der=wtt&toc=SW

(Filtered on SW and Salisbury to remove the Waterloo services.)
Ahhh this will be interesting! Thank you! Be able to get some interesting pictures, although won't be the first time I have seen SWT on GWML:

http://flic.kr/p/Jaxjzh
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Aren't the reading- Brighton services operated anymore?
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Aren't the reading- Brighton services operated anymore?
They stopped running years ago.
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Aren't the reading- Brighton services operated anymore?
They were cut at the end of 2009 to allow Waterloo-Exeter to go hourly
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They were cut at the end of 2009 to allow Waterloo-Exeter to go hourly
Not only that but they no longer run west of Exeter which has created terrible capacity constraints on other services
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Not only that but they no longer run west of Exeter which has created terrible capacity constraints on other services
I'm aware of this. I've been on a few Saturday morning well-loaded pacers out of Exeter!
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Use of SWT DMUs to Reading on a few peak services has been covered intermittently in the main Waterloo Blockade thread here:

http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=146754

A Realtimetrains query for the period will show what's going on, it isn't all day by any means, I found 8 trains:

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/sear...der=wtt&toc=SW

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/sear...der=wtt&toc=SW

(Filtered on SW and Salisbury to remove the Waterloo services.)
However looking at RTT for that day, it seems there is some missing trains, mainly the Salisbury locals between 09:00 & 17:00

(http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/sear...der=wtt&toc=SW)
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However looking at RTT for that day, it seems there is some missing trains, mainly the Salisbury locals between 09:00 & 17:00

(http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/sear...der=wtt&toc=SW)
The SWT pdf timetable for Exeter - Salisbury - Waterloo isn't online yet either. Taking it down to the wire. However the service description for the stations such as Overton does still mention hourly Reading diversions. Wonder why they cannot be confirmed yet?

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