Looks like the Monday rush to work may be slightly chaotic thanks to a depot derailment at Reading.
Even at normal times, FGW peak trains are crowded enough. Can't imagine what things will be like today!
Looking on the FGW journey check website, there are 1 coach trains running on the Winsdor - Slough line - have they managed to get a 153 up from the South West at short notice ?
There are plenty of warnings online about possible problems between Reading and Gatwick Airport. I might pop out and see what's going on, but looking at the service running information, no cancellations or delays are apparent and no significant issues have appeared all morning.
Frankly, if they run out of 165s and 166s, I can't see what they'll substitute for those on the Guildford-Reigate section!
I think the Reading - Gatwick runs will be fine its the hort workiings on the north downs line which are more likely to be cancelled at short notice
That sounds more like it! For the record, has a 153 ever been sent London-bound to help on FGW operations when short on Turbos?
The problems where caused by 165114 have one off its bogies on the middle coach which all wheels becoming derailed as a result at Reading triangle upper sidings at 0130 on monday mourning, which resulted in 19 turbos being trapped till about 1530 this afternoon.