XC Voyager Fire - Brockenhurst: 26/11 - Disruption expected until 1400

Discussion in 'UK Railway Discussion' started by adamello, 26 Nov 2018.

  1. adamello

    adamello Member

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    Just read that Brockenhurst was evacuated today due to a Voyager fire

    link to website below - don't trust them for newsworthiness however:

    https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/17256066.brockenhurst-station-evacuated-after-train-blaze

     
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  3. XCTurbostar

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    We'll soon be playing Voyager bingo :D
     
  4. Melancholia

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    220032 is the culprit. Hopefully everybody evacuated without any injuries.
     
  5. theironroad

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    What don't you trust about their newsworthiness? Is that a fake news story? Didn't the fire occur? Wasn't the line c!osed? Did the fire crew stay at base having tea?

    I don't know whether to believe the news or you....
     
  6. XCTurbostar

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    Looks like one of the Driving Ends thats affected. I'm sure that will do wonders for the rest of the stretched fleet..
     
  7. GarethW

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    The Echo is a very reliable news source.
     
  8. pompeyfan

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    The whole Wessex outer is experiencing issues because of the fire and also the earlier points problem at Portcreek. Delays of 100 minutes were being reported but recovery is ongoing.
     
  9. 1e10

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    Wow, another XC Voyager fire. I was on 220032 last night!
     
  10. theironroad

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    Anyone know the reasoning if there is an increase in voyager fires?
     
  11. FelixtheCat

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    Simply, statistical noise.
     
  12. Elecman

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    Arent there 2 spare Voyager driving vehicles at Central Rivers? If so and the fire was contained to the driving vehicle onl6 the unit should be back in service pretty quickly
     
  13. Bletchleyite

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    I thought some sort of swap was done to get those into service by reducing two 5-cars down to 4 to provide two middle cars, i.e. 2 x 5 -> 3 x 4.
     
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    No more virgin 2 driving cars now with cross country since a year now.
     
  15. whhistle

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    I wonder if it's more the cleaning side (IE, gunk getting stuck in places) or mechanical - perhaps they're just coming to their mid-life point like cars in that many things start going wrong/need replacing at the 100K mile mark on many vehicles.
     

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