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    Storm Dennis disruption 15th & 16th

    According to RealTimeTrains there has been no service at all today on the Chase Line between Birmingham New Street (BHM) and Rugeley. That's to be expected there's flooding. However looking at the West Midlands Railway website it only says no trains are running between New Street and Walsall...
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    Looking at Real Time Trains I noticed that today's 0724 from London Euston to Rugeley Trent Valley terminated at Hednesford due to "passengers not having valid tickets (VE)" Over the months I've seen many reasons for cancellations on this line, but never this one...
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    What time does St Pancras open in the morning

    Sorry but I have to ask. What are you going to celebrate?
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    RMT DOO Dispute on West Midlands Trains

    Knowing there is not going to be a service on the Chase Line to and from Rugeley was actually a plus point for Rugeley passengers who usually turn up 'hoping' there is going to be a service.
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    Wick to Penzance in a day?

    Wick to Penzance in a day... With the ongoing Chase Line problems I'm lucky to get from New Street to Rugeley in a day.... :rolleyes:
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    Thanks. I understand what you mean by 'no crews today' but why wouldn't there have been no crews today?
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    Just what was happening on the Chase Line today? Even by its abysmal normal service standard it was terrible. From midday onwards more cancellations than running trains. https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/RGT/2019/09/21/0000-2359?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    Every town has it's elements of society who are just waiting to prey on the unfortunate and vulnerable who find themselves 'dumped' at a station which was not where they expected to be e.g. Hednesford. As these terminations at Hednesford are now so routine, West Midland Trains need to have...
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    And a correct one (and not just our opinion)
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    I predict that rightly or wrongly there will be physical public protests on this line soon. Peoples jobs are at stake. Employers will only take so much with employees either consistently being late for work or not even able to get there at all. Even if they get to work there's no saying what...
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    According to the Rugeley Facebook page the BBC were at Rugeley Trent Valley this morning. For 3 hours over the morning peak no trains reached Rugeley on the Chase Line. Realtimetrains says due to Traction Equipment Failure. Bit embarrassing all round.
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    And not uncommon.
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    ...and now the fiasco has made the Birmingham Mail. The comments from West Midland Trains makes interesting reading Birmingham Mail
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    And another one just been terminated at Hednesford. As Silverlinky says the terminations are to run back on time in the reverse direction, but why are so many trains running late?
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    Chase Line... Shambles..??

    And already this morning two consecutive trains terminated at Hednesford. This really is abysmal.

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