UPDATE: Train passengers at Bournemouth facing major disruption due to over-run signalling works

Bournemouth Echo: Train passengers at Bournemouth facing major disruption due to over-run signalling works Train passengers at Bournemouth facing major disruption due to over-run signalling works

TRAIN passengers are facing major disruption this morning between Bournemouth and Dorchester.

South West Trains are running replacement bus services until at least 5pm now, due to "further complications" leading to an extension of engineering work.

Earlier this morning, the company said the buses would be in place until 12noon, but have since extended the time.

The work began on Thursday May 15 to install new equipment and move control of all the signalling systems from traditional signal boxes to a modern signalling centre.

But the work has run over due to problems identified during testing of the new signalling modifications.

There will be a train shuttle between Dorchester South and Weymouth.

Buses will depart Bournemouth station towards Dorchester South at 20 past each hour - first bus 07:20.

Buses will depart Dorchester South station towards Bournemouth at 10 past each hour - first bus 05:10.

A statement from South West Trains said customers should expect journey times to be extended by up to 90 minutes.

Additional staff will be on hand at the larger stations to assist customers in making their journey.

It added: "We are sorry for the disruption this engineering work will cause to your day.

"This work is an essential part of the investment programme to bring all our network under modern and more reliable signalling control systems."

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8:45am Mon 19 May 14

BackOfTheNet says...

Slow Wobbly Trains website already says no trains until 2pm, but I'm betting on getting one home until Wednesday :(
Slow Wobbly Trains website already says no trains until 2pm, but I'm betting on getting one home until Wednesday :( BackOfTheNet
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9:36am Mon 19 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

There goes the contractors profits,16 thousand pounds a minute penalty if engineering works overrun
There goes the contractors profits,16 thousand pounds a minute penalty if engineering works overrun alasdair1967
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10:13am Mon 19 May 14

speedy231278 says...

RAILWAY passengers.

The contractors profits will be safe, it's Network Rail who will get battered, and unless I'm mistaken that means the taxpayer will foot the bill for any losses on the balance sheet?
RAILWAY passengers. The contractors profits will be safe, it's Network Rail who will get battered, and unless I'm mistaken that means the taxpayer will foot the bill for any losses on the balance sheet? speedy231278
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12:54pm Mon 19 May 14

speedy231278 says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
Slow Wobbly Trains website already says no trains until 2pm, but I'm betting on getting one home until Wednesday :(
5pm now at least they claim!
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: Slow Wobbly Trains website already says no trains until 2pm, but I'm betting on getting one home until Wednesday :([/p][/quote]5pm now at least they claim! speedy231278
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