Entire 800/801/802 fleet stood down for safety checks

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It's just coming out that the entire 800/801 fleet has been grounded this morning at LNER for safety checks due to cracks being found on them - LNER don't expect to run trains today.

Apparently it's actually all 80x for all operators.

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It's just coming out that the entire 800/801 fleet has been grounded this morning at LNER for safety checks due to cracks being found on them - LNER don't expect to run trains today.

Wow, that's going to cause some issues. I see GTR is allowing passengers to travel between London and Peterborough, but going further than that is going to become quite a mission.

Also Avanti West Coast allowing travel to/from Manchester for certain ticket holders.

Seems GWR is also having problems today.. same issue?
 

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Also TPE 802s, apparently, though I've not had that confirmed.
 

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It's just coming out that the entire 800/801 fleet has been grounded this morning at LNER for safety checks due to cracks being found on them - LNER don't expect to run trains today.

Apparently it's actually all 80x for all operators.

Crumbs - that's not good at all! How the heck has this happened to a modern train and what's caused it?

LNER tweeted (but has just deleted it) that due to a problem currently under investigation, we have had to cancel some services across our route. It didn't enter my mind it was because of this.
 

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GWR cancelled all long distance trains today - and saying no replacement transport. What about people who are away from home for business or other reason and need to return home? Different situation to people starting out.
 

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Going to be interesting trying to get to London then today for anybody trying to travel as even if you go via Manchester Piccadilly instead which is being advised the West Coast Mainline is down to one train every hour from Piccadilly due to continued Platform availability at London Euston due to HS2 works going on there.
 

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Neither GWR or LNER are showing this prominently on their websites. It should be a special message dominating the home page (with priority over selling tickets).
 

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GWR cancelled all long distance trains today - and saying no replacement transport. What about people who are away from home for business or other reason and need to return home? Different situation to people starting out.

It's going to be a challenging day but GWR can operate their other trains and presumably book taxis if they can't obtain buses - which surely they will seek to do if all IC trains are grounded?
 

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Customer Advice:
Owing to the short notice unavailability of carriages which form our High Speed train services there will be no train services or alternative means of transport available for throughout journeys, in either direction, on the following routes :
London Paddington - Swindon - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads.
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London Paddington - Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Newport - Cardiff Central - Swansea.
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London Paddington - Reading - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Plymouth - Penzance.
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London Paddington - Reading - Oxford - Evesham - Worcester - Great Malvern - Hereford.
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London Paddington - Reading - Swindon - Gloucester - Cheltenham Spa.
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INTENDING CUSTOMERS FOR THESE ROUTES ARE ADVISED NOT TO ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
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0630 London Paddington to Bristol is running so not all GWR are cancelled
 

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0630 London Paddington to Bristol is running so not all GWR are cancelled
An 8-car Class 387 I believed substituted it from London Paddington to Didcot Parkway this morning. The 05:50 London to the North Cotswolds was started from Oxford with a 3-car Turbo (Class 165 I presume).
 

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Presumably units which have already been checked and found to have no fault can be used?
 
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GWR appear to be running a Paddington - Didcot fast service with 8-car 387

1Z01 0630 Paddington - Didcot
1Z02 0630 Didcot - Paddington
 

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Going to be interesting trying to get to London then today for anybody trying to travel as even if you go via Manchester Piccadilly instead which is being advised the West Coast Mainline is down to one train every hour from Piccadilly due to continued Platform availability at London Euston due to HS2 works going on there.
Service level is due to Covid, not HS2. Euston has 16 platforms available.
 

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0648 Paddington to Swansea
0650 Paddington to Great Malvern
0730 Paddington to Bristol
0732 Paddington to Cheltenham

All these are running
 

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0648 Paddington to Swansea
0650 Paddington to Great Malvern
0730 Paddington to Bristol
0732 Paddington to Cheltenham

All these are running
Wouldn't bank on that 0732 PAD CNM, previous one terminated SWI and empty to Stoke Gifford.
 
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