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« on: August 22, 2018, 10:19:53 am »

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Alterations to services at Frome
Due to a points failure at Frome the line towards Castle Cary is blocked.
Train services running through this station may be delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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Owing to a problem with a set of points (which allow trains to move from one track to another) West of Frome we are unable to run trains between Frome and Bruton or between Bruton and Frome. Trains will run directly from Westbury to/from Bruton.
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A minibus has been arranged to convey customers between Frome and Westbury.
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Network Rail engineers are on site and investigating the fault.
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First Bus route D2: Bath (Bus Station) - Frome (Market Place) are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.

Buses running from Frome to stations towards Weymouth. Love the explanation as to what a set of points does  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 12:44:22 pm »

.....or in the case of the recent derailment in Long Rock Depot, what they don't do..... Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 01:34:29 pm »

The current train running towards Westbury and Bath is just showing as delayed. However, I'm assuming once that train can get through, trains will run from Weymouth to Westbury missing out Frome without too much delay. A friend of mine is due on a later train this afternoon, so just checking if that is the case.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 01:56:13 pm »

If a train booked to call at Frome skips it via the avoider it will show as delayed between Blatchbridge and Clink Road junctions as the system "loses" the train when it diverts from its booked route.   It will also show as delayed if the system detects it hasn't moved for 10 minutes or so.  In the later case it stops the automated announcements going off every 60 seconds as another minute is added to the delay.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 08:56:16 pm »

If a train booked to call at Frome skips it via the avoider it will show as delayed between Blatchbridge and Clink Road junctions as the system "loses" the train when it diverts from its booked route.   It will also show as delayed if the system detects it hasn't moved for 10 minutes or so.  In the later case it stops the automated announcements going off every 60 seconds as another minute is added to the delay.

Thanks. My friend actually arrived ok with little delay, so I'm guessing this incident has been resolved.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 08:57:55 pm »

It has.

Original problem caused by a freight or engineering train running through the points.
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