Incident at Tring today around 18:00 (22/04/2015)

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  1. MK Tom

    MK Tom Established Member

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    I boarded the 18:21 Bletchley to Milton Keynes Central today after ariving from Bedford and it was late arriving at 18:29. I assumed the freight that passed through a minute or two earlier was the reason, however we were held at Bletchley until 18:42 awaiting a change of driver. After we got underway (very slowly) we were informed over the tannoy that ''the driver could not continue after the incident at Tring".

    Does anyone know what this incident was?

    Also an 8-car London Midland service sailed past northbound on the fast lines just after we left Bletchley and was in MKC platform 6 at around 18.50. That may be connected as I'm not aware of any northbound LM fasts around that time.
     
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    1W69 1813 Euston to brum first stop Milton Keynes was the fast train you saw, the stopper was in tring platform for 7 minutes maybe an operating incident.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying the fast service. Any ideas on the operational incident? The announcement made it sound like something traumatic - she was suggesting it made the driver incapable of continuing (although clearly he was able to make it as far as Bletchley).
     
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    I was on that train at Euston for a bit. It was announced that the front four coaches would terminate at Northampton and the rear four would continue to Birmingham, despite the PIS displaying it the other way around. Is this always the setup?
     
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    Reported station overrun at Tring.
     
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    It does sound like a SPAD or similar. On LU at least, if a SPAD occurs the driver continues to the first available relief point, where a relief driver takes over and the driver involved in the incident is interviewed by the duty manager.
     
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    SPADs always (?) get drivers relieved where they are. TPWS act. etc sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. Depending on the drivers record
     
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    RealTimeTrains implies that it is, the ECS leaves at 1915 then the Birmingham train leaves at 1919.

    IME it's quite often the front carriages that detach at Northampton.
     
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