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    Rugby ROC Evacuated - 18/09/18 Evening

    So it's finally happened... all signallers evacuated from a Rail Operating Centre due to an actual fire/smoke which can't be contained all that quickly. "Luckily" (on the scale of it) tonight's incident is Rugby's turn, which currently has diversionary routes around at least part of its present...
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    Attention Uckfield Line passengers (again...)

    Well, unfortunately it's not been a good couple of months for Southern's Uckfield Line service. Tomorrow seems to see the CET contents really hitting the fan - there will be a number of morning peak services cancelled (at this stage), including the 0705 Uckfield-London Bridge. Additionally, the...
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    Major disruption to Southern - 442 broken down! - afternoon of 11/09/17

    Good afternoon all Presently there is a failed 442 on the Down Fast line at Thornton Heath, which had been on 5Y32, a test train/maintenance run. Due to a loss of power, it requires assistance from the front so will take some time to move. In the mean time, several services behind are being...
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    London Bridge incident - evening of 3rd June 2017 - *travel disruption*

    Good evening all Unfortunately a major incident/s has been reported in the London Bridge area, possibly terrorist-related. The General Discussion forum has a thread discussing this. Please keep this one for travel information only. For the information of all forum users travelling around...
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    Euston closed (power outage) and other stories...

    Due to a lineside fire at South Hampstead, there has been a significant power outage at London Euston (mainline) station and a block has been put in place on arrivals and departures. The main problem, as it stands, is with the lack of a PA and station lighting. 1U30 1202 Crewe-Euston has been...
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    Incident at South Croydon - 3 March 2017

    Unfortunately a trespasser has now been confirmed as struck by a train which was passing through South Croydon. This incident is causing severe congestion between East Croydon and Purley, as well as leading to very few trains being able to run north of Oxted. Fortunately traffic is currently...
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    Uckfield Line Cancellations - 2 March 2017

    Afternoon all... For those of you who are Uckfield Line passengers, also for those of you who may travel between London Bridge & East Croydon in the evening peak, the following is to be noted for this evening: 1334 Uckfield to London Bridge terminates at East Croydon 1508 London Bridge to...
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    Southern / TL Disruption - 17 November 2016

    At the moment, Northbound Southern services to London Bridge are disrupted by a signalling problem at Sydenham. Looks like the only route available is from Up Slow to Up Fast at the time of writing, though it seems both those lines have been blocked just as I post. Unsure what the precise issue...
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    Brighton Mainline disruption - 17 October 2016

    Following various bits and bobs of disruption in this morning's peak, which had generally cleared a couple of hours ago, I'm sorry to say that the BML is now likely to be badly disrupted this evening due to a train reportedly having struck a person in the Wivelsfield/Keymer Jn area. No trains...
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    GTR Disruption - 13 September 2016

    I thought I'd start a new thread for any comments on the following, to save bunging up any others. - 2R33 came to a stand over a person on the track in the Sutton area around 0948. This was not a fatality and lines opened fairly soon afterwards, but there is notable disruption around the...
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    GTR & LOROL disruption on 18-19 July 2016

    For the information of all, and, indeed, sundry: Disruption on the Southern/TL/GX and LOROL networks this afternoon (18 July 2016) is as follows... - All lines are blocked at Forest Hill for thorough examination of a sinkhole under the track. This is principally under the Up Fast. Should this...
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    Idea: could Battersea Park Rd reopen as part of a new interchange?

    Whilst idly browsing the Carto Metro map at http://carto.metro.free.fr/cartes/metro-tram-london/ a couple of thoughts occurred to me. It would be interesting to see what others think. I am not making any particularly serious suggestions, but it always seems to me that there is missed potential...
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    "Timed for 224mph"

    As many of you are well aware, what a train is listed on RTT "timed for", the stock used and the maximum speed attained are all different things. But the following VSTP schedule for 2A04 0102 Ldn Victoria-Brighton caught my eye on Realtime Trains tonight...
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    Southern overnight service disruption

    Heads up for anyone travelling to Gatwick/Victoria this morning on the Southern "overnight" services... please be aware many (most) of these are subject to severe delays due to displacement of night turn crew and a 377 consist in reaction to a long chain of various delays to yesterday evening's...
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    Network Rail announce empty containers to feature wind energy collection equipment

    Certainly some interesting timing here, what with yesterday's Spalding incident following hot-on-the-heels of other container freight issues. Source: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/news.aspx
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    1100 King's Cross - Edinburgh

    Good afternoon all! Quick question if anyone knows - how busy is the 1100 King's Cross to Edinburgh VTEC service likely to be tomorrow, up until York (its first stop)? I'm happy to go a little earlier or later, but this service would probably be perfect in terms of timings. Thanks! :)...
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    Boring messrooms

    Mods' note: split from an unrelated thread Sounds like getting stranded in Purley messroom halfway through a turn. (Not something I have ever had the pleasure of, but if you speak to some guards...)
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    "Heathrow Undergd" and the Routeing Guide

    Just a fairly brief but hopefully interesting series of questions here... I also hope it doesn't make me look stupid! If you hold a ticket to/from "Heathrow Undergd", what is the relevant Routeing Point for said origin/destination? As this is no doubt meant to refer to the Piccadilly Line...
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    Reigate landfill (?) siding

    Hi folks! On the "Rail Map Online" website which we've been discussing elsewhere, there's an interesting siding between Redhill & Reigate. Link: http://www.RailMapOnline.com/UKIEMap.php?lat=51.24018&lng=-0.18638 This is effectively no longer visible on the ground, except that the site of...
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    Thunderstorm-related delays in the Reading/Tilehurst area

    Heads-up for any late night travellers (fortunately, in this case, not including myself!): there appear to be quite significant problems in the Reading/Tilehurst area due to a major thunderstorm affecting railway infrastructure. From what I've heard, I suspect lightning has damaged signalling...

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