Smoke and Mirrors

A great deal of capacity was withdrawn in December, especially at peak hours. Many trains were returned to the companies from whom they were leased and more (the Adalante units) are due to go back too this December.

First blame the Department for Transport Transwilts

The Department for Transport say that Wilts County Council must get involved

Wilts County Council tell us it's up to First ...

At least in public - behind the scenes you'll see little co-operations such as the easing of SLC2 in September to allow for the only "TransWilts" train in the morning to be moved obnoxiously ealry so that the same train can provide a reasonable-time commuter service into Cheltenham.

The players


In this section, we'll tell you who the various players are and attempt to tell you what their roles are!

First Great Western

Department for Transport

Network Rail

Office of Rail Regulator

Strategic Rail Authority (r.i.p.)

Roscos

Passenger Focus



Recent discussions:
Link to ... Should rail companies block passengers on Social Media
Link to ... Trains reversing beyond the station
Link to ... Christian Wolmar - "Why Britainís railways have plunged to a 12-year-low...
Link to ... Confusing Automated Announcements
Link to ... Smoke and mirrors - circular referrals where everyone passed you on.
Link to ... Mineral hardness scale for amended journeys
Link to ... Short formation - whose responsible for the decision?
Link to ... Readability of rail information
Link to ... Effect on passengers of cancelling and the re-instating
Link to .. T minus twelve - Mark Hopwood writes
Link to .. "Third of public consultations come to nothing"
Link to .. Bad news, good news ...
Link to .. Should we have a page that's a glossary of railway terms?
Link to .. What is the definition of 'fault'
Link to .. A lesson in supply and demand?
Link to .. Compensation Delays
Link to .. Snow in February 2018 affects services for up to 4 days
Link to .. When is T-12 NOT T-12? When it suits the rail industry!!
Link to .. The importance of (working) connections. Total journey time v train delay time
Link to .. GWR don't want to hear from me


See here for discussions.

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