Does it cost the TOC money if they cancel trains? Some i.e Arriva Trains Wales seem to cancel at the drop of a hat and they don't seem to care. I get train from Newport to Gloucester and will often find the first train of the day cancelled or other trains cancelled. Ranges from no driver or technical problems (because they're trains are so old). Cross country run on the same route and very rarely seem to cancel. I remember a few years ago when the line was flooded near Lydney. ATW cancelled all trains for the day, CC kept them running as best they could. ATW just seem like they can't be bothered half the time. (Incidentally, what happens if a driver calls in sick - do they have cover? Seems a bit much that 100s of people potentially are late for work because of one person. My wifes a nurse - barring emergency you have to phone in sick by 9pm the night before a morning shift so that cover can be arranged).