ISLAND LINE TRAINS SUSPENDED DUE TO AXLE COUNTER FAILURE AT SMALLBROOK

Island Line trains have been suspended this afternoon (Wednesday) due to an axle counter failure at Smallbrook Junction.

South Western Railway says that the line is blocked and therefore services are suspended.

Disruption is expected to continue until 16:00, which will impact on school children heading home at the end of the day.

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Island Line say they are very sorry for any delay that this may cause to your journey.

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Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
4 months ago

Surprise surprise.
No driver, broken signals, points failures, flooding, now broken alxe, what’s next ?
Island line used to blame all of there past failings on old rolling stock and a lack of spare parts. No excuses now.
Are island line still part of the national rail network and/or network rail or great western ? Or only when it suits them.
Bring back the old trains ! ( There, I said it ). Lol.

Matt wicks
Matt wicks
Reply to  Dr.jollop
4 months ago

Unfortunately your knowledge of railways is a bit crude…
And axle counter is part of the track which the council didn’t buy so network rail for you…
Unfortunately what I can gather it was an issue they had before reopening… And causes the system to not think the train has cleared a certain section… There for signals don’t work.

Vic Simmonds
Vic Simmonds
Reply to  Dr.jollop
4 months ago

ITYWF that the report says “failure of an axle counter”, not “broken axle”

Nothing to do with the train , old or new.

Hector
Hector
Reply to  Dr.jollop
4 months ago

It’s not broken axle,may just be a problem with the signaling system

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
Reply to  Dr.jollop
4 months ago

Not a broken axle but a broken axle counter. Such a device seems a bit over the top for such an un-busy line, but I guess all these safety items are interlocked and can’t be over-ridden.

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Dr.jollop
4 months ago

You are one miserable old goat

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  Chris
4 months ago

Lmfao, and why’s that then ?
Because the trains don’t work ?
You might see a different side to me if 50% of my comments were not deleted. X

Toto
Toto
4 months ago

It’s like the floating bridge on wheels!

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Toto
4 months ago

Not really.

Ryde Reader
Ryde Reader
4 months ago

All you train buffs can pontificate all you like about axle counters but the service isn’t running and that simply isn’t good enough.

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Ryde Reader
4 months ago

They cancelled run ONE round trip, sheesh.

Ryde Reader
Ryde Reader
Reply to  Bob
4 months ago

Yes, for this, but the service is constantly being suspended for various reasons – sorry, just not good enough. We need a service that we can rely on, not ‘will it run today?’

Stillhere
Stillhere
4 months ago

Of course train don’t work. Look at the photograph, who’s nicked the third rail?

Old Mike
Old Mike
4 months ago

Get out of your cars and use public transport! (Sarcasm)

 

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