Huntingdon - Peterborough Lines Blocked (02/10)

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All lines between Huntingdon and Peterborough blocked due to cattle on the line.

Nothing running between KGX and PBO. Anyone got any more information?
 
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1P57 struck 11 cows at Stilton Fen with a further 15 missing from the field, considerable damage to the unit involved as the compressor has become detached. Unit has been evacuated and the cows are in the process of being removed for the line to reopen.
 
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Just seen a northbound VTEC HST passing through Letchworth towards Cambridge.
 

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From what's been sent out VTEC have no crews with the route knowledge via Cambridge. This one is been run with a route conductor from Rail Ops Group
 

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They diverted via Cambridge earlier this year! Admittedly it was longer than six months ago so I guess everyone could have had their knowledge lapse but that still seems strange that they would let that happen. Unless they were route conducted when they did it then also or its just a case of not having any crews in the right place with knowledge?
 

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Or none of the crews that sign Cambridge are on shift at the moment. Must be quite a task to keep the route knowledge up to date with no booked work that way
 

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They diverted via Cambridge earlier this year! Admittedly it was longer than six months ago so I guess everyone could have had their knowledge lapse but that still seems strange that they would let that happen. Unless they were route conducted when they did it then also or its just a case of not having any crews in the right place with knowledge?

The drivers with such knowledge will not just be sitting about. They need to be on shift, and immediately available. The RK won't have lapsed; they will simply be engaged elsewhere.
 

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Or none of the crews that sign Cambridge are on shift at the moment. Must be quite a task to keep the route knowledge up to date with no booked work that way

Not really, drivers and guards both get rostered route refresher days every so often to use where needed
 
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1P57 struck 11 cows at Stilton Fen with a further 15 missing from the field, considerable damage to the unit involved as the compressor has become detached.
I'm taking the fact that you didn't mention it to mean that nobody was hurt (other than the cows)?
 

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Not really, drivers and guards both get rostered route refresher days every so often to use where needed
Still a task considering that KGX, LDS, NCL crews would have to do it to be totally effective this morning.
 

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The drivers with such knowledge will not just be sitting about. They need to be on shift, and immediately available. The RK won't have lapsed; they will simply be engaged elsewhere.

I figured that would be more likely as it would seem crazy to allow it to lapse!
 

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What's the diversionary route, is it via. Letchworth, Cambridge, Ely then round to Peterborough? Cheers.
 

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3 East Coast services have gone via Cambridge...
1A22 & 1E09 southbound and 1S11 northbound...
A couple of diverted engineering trains as well...
 

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My gf is travelling back from Manchester today to Peterborough and has been caught up in this. Would appear no Leeds trains have run since about 1300 so she has had to go via Sheffield and Doncaster. She is now at Doncaster with rather a large crowd. Rather a mess. Would I be right in thinking that the Leeds services are the first to be pulled when something like this happens
 

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After a morning of cancellations, one service for Edinburgh left Kings X just after 2pm and seems to be passing through the affected area around now.

. . . . Would appear no Leeds trains have run since about 1300 so she has had to go via Sheffield and Doncaster. She is now at Doncaster with rather a large crowd. Rather a mess. Would I be right in thinking that the Leeds services are the first to be pulled when something like this happens
It looks more as if the last Leeds service to get through was at 10am. The line was completely closed - all services through the area, in both directions, were cancelled (apart from the one Aberdeen diesel which could take the diversionary route), regardless of their ultimate destination.

I wonder what will be the impact on the world's production of Stilton cheese? :lol:
 
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The ITV stoy has pictures of two units- a 321 and a 365. From the look of them, I guess it was the 321 that hit the animals- though it looks in remarkably good shape.
 

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The ITV stoy has pictures of two units- a 321 and a 365. From the look of them, I guess it was the 321 that hit the animals- though it looks in remarkably good shape.

I know 321s aren't the best turned out units but to guess that it was the 321 that hit the cows from those photos....
 
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Had the IEPs been running now with diesel packs would they have then had any extra options for diversions for keeping mooving?
 

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Had the IEPs been running now with diesel packs would they have then had any extra options for diversions for keeping mooving?
As far as rolling stock is concerned, more services could have diverted. However they would still need drivers who know the route.
 

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I know 321s aren't the best turned out units but to guess that it was the 321 that hit the cows from those photos....

hah! Turns out a friend took the photos, he confirms it was the 321. Also remarks on the smell...
 

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The 365 doesn't have mud (from the accident) on it, it's just generally filthy. It was the unit used to rescue passengers.

Of course, the Metro reporting is terrible- the train in question was not full of Arsenal fans as it was only going as far as Peterborough
 

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I saw one report that a Grand Central unit was involved. Bizarre!
 
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