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Disruption on ECML and now WCML down line blocked.

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Travelling Kings Cross to Leeds and Having transferred from Kings Cross to Euston to pick up the 1320 to Manchester the down line appears to be blocked by a broken down unit somewhere North of Brinklow.
Any info would be much appreciated!

Update - we are on the move again at 14.56
 
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Travelling Kings Cross to Leeds and Having transferred from Kings Cross to Euston to pick up the 1320 to Manchester the down line appears to be blocked by a broken down unit somewhere North of Brinklow.
Any info would be much appreciated!
Update - we are on the move again at 14.56

Not obvious from RTT but it seems you got behind a Southampton-Lawley St container train which was also delayed between Brinklow and Attleborough.
This would normally have gone via Oxford, but it was diverted via Willesden because of the blockade at Hinksey.
The following trains were also delayed but seem to have caught up now.
The WCML needs that missing bit of the Down Slow (though the Fasts are bi-directional).
 
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Not obvious from RTT but it seems you got behind a Southampton-Lawley St container train which was also delayed between Brinklow and Attleborough.
This would normally have gone via Oxford, but it was diverted via Willesden because of the blockade at Hinksey.
The following trains were also delayed but seem to have caught up now.
The WCML needs that missing bit of the Down Slow (though the Fasts are bi-directional).

Where you say delayed between Brinklow and Attleborough Junction, I assume that the freight service was waiting near High Oaks Junction. This is where the down fast and slow lines join into one. A lot of the time, freight services wait there for faster passenger services to overtake.
 

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Where you say delayed between Brinklow and Attleborough Junction, I assume that the freight service was waiting near High Oaks Junction. This is where the down fast and slow lines join into one. A lot of the time, freight services wait there for faster passenger services to overtake.

Well, the freight was on time at Brinklow (having been on the slow), and 38 late at Attleborough, with the Manchester train right behind.
So presumably either the freight had problems or there was something delaying all traffic for a while.
Previous trains were unaffected.
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/H34087/2016/08/12/advanced

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When the Attleborough problem was cleared, the backlog caught up quickly.
Manchester Piccadilly shows VT arrivals at 1611.5, 1617.25 and 1620 (43.5, 27.25 and 13 late respectively).
Southbound departures were also affected for an hour.
 
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I was headed north on the East Coast. Waiting at Peterborough (my train was only running about 10minutes late) another train pulled in. As I had a bike, I was down at the DVT end. On this other service, there were about four staff in the that's office, another five in the van vestibule, a couple (apparently drivers) in the cab and untold numbers in the actual van itself! And when I changed at York, after loading my bike into the front of coach B (HST) a horde in VTEC uniforms boarded to travel in that compartment- just scrambling to get staff of cancelled services back in position or back home.
 

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Where you say delayed between Brinklow and Attleborough Junction, I assume that the freight service was waiting near High Oaks Junction. This is where the down fast and slow lines join into one. A lot of the time, freight services wait there for faster passenger services to overtake.


No the Down Slow ends at Brinklow, High Oaks is a weave type junction half way between there and Rugby.
 
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