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Cancelling trains during disruption 12/02/2017 at 13:11 #93069
Joe S
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Hi all,

I've had a couple of gos at the 'Feltham Challenge' scenario, which is great fun trying to get things back on time, as quickly yet realistically as possible.

With delays on the scenario up to 2hrs at one point, there obviously comes a time when running trains fast and cancelling stops to make up time, as well as stepping up headcodes, is fruitless and the best thing to do would be to cancel a whole trip to get it back on time.

However, because I run sims as standalone and not chained to Wimbledon and don't know what working it forms coming back into the sim once it's gone up to Waterloo, this is difficult to do.

Does anyone have any workarounds or help for this?

Cheers,
Joe.

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Cancelling trains during disruption 12/02/2017 at 13:28 #93070
GW43125
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Joe S in post 93069 said:
Hi all,

I've had a couple of gos at the 'Feltham Challenge' scenario, which is great fun trying to get things back on time, as quickly yet realistically as possible.

With delays on the scenario up to 2hrs at one point, there obviously comes a time when running trains fast and cancelling stops to make up time, as well as stepping up headcodes, is fruitless and the best thing to do would be to cancel a whole trip to get it back on time.

However, because I run sims as standalone and not chained to Wimbledon and don't know what working it forms coming back into the sim once it's gone up to Waterloo, this is difficult to do.

Does anyone have any workarounds or help for this?

Cheers,
Joe.
I live in the area so hopefully my local knowledge will help.


  • Outside of the peaks, the Reading services run self-contained, with the diagrams repeating every three-and-a-half hours. So the train running 2C35 will end up on 2C49 later in the day. These services have a 15-minute turnaround at Waterloo so there's the potential for five minutes' recovery there. Another common practice in severe disruption is to run them fast between Waterloo and Staines, which can save up to ten minutes. Also remember that these services have a half-hour turnaround at Reading, so if a service is over an hour late, it may be possible to get them almost back on time by turning one back at Ascot. Remember these services get very busy so try not to cancel them all!


  • Windsor services are also self-contained, on a two-and-a-half hour cycle, 2U33 will run 2U43 later. Once again, these have a half-hour turnaround at Windsor so you can recover about 45 minutes by terminating a down train at Staines, shunting it into the down loop and back in to run back up.


  • The Weybridge and rounder services are a bit more difficult, however. The 2Sxx, 2Vxx and 2Rxx are interworked so cancelling one of these could cause a few issues. Though if a Weybridge is very late, these have a 25-minute turnaround at Weybridge and up services wait 9 minutes at Virginia Water. This has the potential for ~20min recovery time, and once again if it goes really up the wall, you can shave about 45mins back by turning back at Staines. Unfortunately with the rounders, I think your best call would just be to skip stops to avoid stuffing up the entire stock working.



Though if you want to try capping rounders or Weybridges, let me know the headcodes, I'll consult the station working book and see just how badly it stuffs up the stock workings. It's worse when joins/divides are involved, and in the peaks as all the clockface just goes out the window.

Hope this hasn't been too wordy and is of some use to you.

Regards,
Jamie.

Last edited: 12/02/2017 at 16:25 by GW43125
Reason: Windsor headcodes

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Cancelling trains during disruption 14/02/2017 at 11:04 #93114
Joe S
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Hi,

That's great, very detailed and equally as helpful - thanks very much!

Joe

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