Delays and Issues on GWML between Reading and London Paddington

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Dear Network Rail Limited,

Please can you provide the following statistics relating to all lines (relief and fast), between Reading and London Paddington:

Number of days containing any disruption caused by:
1) Signal Failure
2) Points Failure
3) Overhead Wire Damage
4) Broken or Damaged Rail
5) Industrial Action
6) Weather related issues not related to issues above.
7) Any other delays (please specify)

Please exclude any days with delays caused by fatalities on the track, unless they are on the same day as issues above which occurred on the same day.

Time period 1) latest 12 months of data available.
Time period 2) the same months used above but between 2018-2019 (e.g. Nov 22 - Oct 23 would use Nov 18 - Oct 19

If the data is available to split between Elizabeth Line and Great Western Railway - please provide these separated. Otherwise combined is fine.

Yours faithfully,
Matthew Strachan

Network Rail Limited

Reference number: 202300378

 

Dear Matthew

 

Information request

 

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event by 20/12/2023

 

I have understood your request to be for the following information:

 

Please can you provide the following statistics relating to all lines
(relief and fast), between Reading and London Paddington:

Number of days containing any disruption caused by:

1) Signal Failure

2) Points Failure

3) Overhead Wire Damage

4) Broken or Damaged Rail

5) Industrial Action

6) Weather related issues not related to issues above.

7) Any other delays (please specify)

Please exclude any days with delays caused by fatalities on the track,
unless they are on the same day as issues above which occurred on the same
day.

Time period 1) latest 12 months of data available.

Time period 2) the same months used above but between2018-2019 (e.g. Nov
22 - Oct 23 would use Nov 18 - Oct 19

If the data is available to split between Elizabeth Line and Great Western
Railway - please provide these separated. Otherwise combined is fine.

 

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 Joanne West

Network Rail FOI team

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Reference Number: FOI-202300378

Dear Maathew

Please find attached a letter from Network Rail extending the time we have to respond to your recent request for information.

Kind regards

Anisha Pandya

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OFFICIAL

Dear Matthew

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely.

Joanne West
Information Officer

Freedom of Information Team
The Quadrant
Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN

Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/FOI/
Information Officer

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