From LDB, it looks worse than NRE is suggesting; XC have basically given up with Bournemouth and are turning trains at Southampton, and as far as I can tell eastbound SWT trains are actually queuing in Bournemouth.NRE said:Major delays between Bournemouth and Southampton Central expected until 14:00
Incident created: 15/03/2012 06:40
Route affected: Poole, Bournemouth, Hinton Admiral, Brockenhurst, Southampton Central, Basingstoke and London Waterloo / Reading
TOC(s) affected: CrossCountry, South West Trains
Description: A broken down train is causing disruption at Hinton Admiral. Because of this, the following changes will apply until further notice:
- There are delays of up to 120 minutes between Bournemouth and Southampton Central.
- A supplementary bus service is running between Bournemouth and Southampton Central.
- CrossCountry and South West Trains passengers may use each other's services on reasonable routes.
Incident created at 06.40, and expected to last till 14.00? That's an awfully long time to deal with a dead train. Why is this disruption particularly severe?
EDIT: Accorting to SWT's Twitter feed, the dead train has already been Thunderbirded out of the way...