Buses to replace trains as engineering work closes lines

Bournemouth Echo: Buses to replace trains on rail lines Buses to replace trains on rail lines

RAIL passengers will have to catch buses tomorrow (Sunday) due to engineering work taking place.

Signalling and maintenance work is taking place between Weymouth and Wareham all day on Sunday, January 19.

Buses will replace all South West Trains’ services between Weymouth and Wareham stations.

The bus will pick up at Upwey (Jestys Avenue), Dorchester, Moreton and Wool.

Passengers will be able to catch trains to Bournemouth, Southampton and London Waterloo at Wareham station.

The engineering work also affects passengers travelling towards Bristol. Buses will be laid on from Weymouth station to Dorchester West.

Passengers travelling up the Waterloo line later this month are also warned of engineering work on the weekend of January 25-26.

The line between Southampton Central and Brockenhurst will be closed all day on Saturday and closed beween Southampton Central and Bournemouth on the Sunday.

Buses will replace trains between these stations.

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10:08pm Sat 18 Jan 14

V.T.C. NOTTS says...

Buses on rail lines !! That will be interesting. Has anyone informed Health & Safety ??
Buses on rail lines !! That will be interesting. Has anyone informed Health & Safety ?? V.T.C. NOTTS
  • Score: 7

10:40pm Sat 18 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

So "Buses to replace trains on rail lines" that will be one heck of a bumpy ride then, will the buses and driver's come under the Railway inspectorate or VOSA?

Perhaps best to keep buses on the nearby roads when replacing trains and I think 'service' is the word someone is struggling to find here.
So "Buses to replace trains on rail lines" that will be one heck of a bumpy ride then, will the buses and driver's come under the Railway inspectorate or VOSA? Perhaps best to keep buses on the nearby roads when replacing trains and I think 'service' is the word someone is struggling to find here. muscliffman
  • Score: 10

10:50pm Sat 18 Jan 14

hooplaa says...

muscliffman wrote:
So "Buses to replace trains on rail lines" that will be one heck of a bumpy ride then, will the buses and driver's come under the Railway inspectorate or VOSA?

Perhaps best to keep buses on the nearby roads when replacing trains and I think 'service' is the word someone is struggling to find here.
and tomorrow is Sunday just incase you didn't work it out!
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: So "Buses to replace trains on rail lines" that will be one heck of a bumpy ride then, will the buses and driver's come under the Railway inspectorate or VOSA? Perhaps best to keep buses on the nearby roads when replacing trains and I think 'service' is the word someone is struggling to find here.[/p][/quote]and tomorrow is Sunday just incase you didn't work it out! hooplaa
  • Score: -6

4:56am Sun 19 Jan 14

Phixer says...

muscliffman wrote:
So "Buses to replace trains on rail lines" that will be one heck of a bumpy ride then, will the buses and driver's come under the Railway inspectorate or VOSA?

Perhaps best to keep buses on the nearby roads when replacing trains and I think 'service' is the word someone is struggling to find here.
BR tried a Leyland bus body on a 4-wheel chassis. Indeed it was a bumpy ride.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: So "Buses to replace trains on rail lines" that will be one heck of a bumpy ride then, will the buses and driver's come under the Railway inspectorate or VOSA? Perhaps best to keep buses on the nearby roads when replacing trains and I think 'service' is the word someone is struggling to find here.[/p][/quote]BR tried a Leyland bus body on a 4-wheel chassis. Indeed it was a bumpy ride. Phixer
  • Score: 2

8:00am Sun 19 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

I have heard of cyclist in tram lines but this is a new slant on an old track
I have heard of cyclist in tram lines but this is a new slant on an old track Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

9:40am Sun 19 Jan 14

skydriver says...

Goodness me what a head line, come along Echo, are you now employing Work experience children.........fro
m a junior school.
Trains always did run on tracks!
Goodness me what a head line, come along Echo, are you now employing Work experience children.........fro m a junior school. Trains always did run on tracks! skydriver
  • Score: 4

11:32am Sun 19 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

Phixer wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
So "Buses to replace trains on rail lines" that will be one heck of a bumpy ride then, will the buses and driver's come under the Railway inspectorate or VOSA?

Perhaps best to keep buses on the nearby roads when replacing trains and I think 'service' is the word someone is struggling to find here.
BR tried a Leyland bus body on a 4-wheel chassis. Indeed it was a bumpy ride.
A late 1970's Leyland version of what you describe actually went into production for dear old BR's remaining branch lines - and these were not bumpy and in fact quite comfy. They did look a bit surreal coming down the railway line or alongside regular trains in the larger Stations, but they seem to have worked reasonably and lasted quite well.

And for any newcomers here - the original daft headline to this item has been significantly improved, thank you Echo.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: So "Buses to replace trains on rail lines" that will be one heck of a bumpy ride then, will the buses and driver's come under the Railway inspectorate or VOSA? Perhaps best to keep buses on the nearby roads when replacing trains and I think 'service' is the word someone is struggling to find here.[/p][/quote]BR tried a Leyland bus body on a 4-wheel chassis. Indeed it was a bumpy ride.[/p][/quote]A late 1970's Leyland version of what you describe actually went into production for dear old BR's remaining branch lines - and these were not bumpy and in fact quite comfy. They did look a bit surreal coming down the railway line or alongside regular trains in the larger Stations, but they seem to have worked reasonably and lasted quite well. And for any newcomers here - the original daft headline to this item has been significantly improved, thank you Echo. muscliffman
  • Score: 3

2:40pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Daniel lashmar says...

"Buses will replace trains between these stations." lol
"Buses will replace trains between these stations." lol Daniel lashmar
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Simon Nicholas says...

We still have the Leyland (Workington) built trains here in South Wales. They are offiically known as class 142, and were based on th Leyland National single deck bus. They work the Valleys lines network radiatiing out of Cardiff, along with class 143 (also built by a bus builider, Alexander in Falkirk) and the far superior class 150s, which are real DMUs! .

Simon N.
We still have the Leyland (Workington) built trains here in South Wales. They are offiically known as class 142, and were based on th Leyland National single deck bus. They work the Valleys lines network radiatiing out of Cardiff, along with class 143 (also built by a bus builider, Alexander in Falkirk) and the far superior class 150s, which are real DMUs! . Simon N. Simon Nicholas
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