SMS text messages from TfW – March 21

We continue to monitor the messages with view to understand what is happening on the line, So we record the messages for Crewe Shrewsbury all day and for both directions.

You can see the list of messages for March 2021 here

We have made a simple analysis of these and the table is below.

There were 83 messages in March for 54 events.

From this we can see that about half of the events in March (48%) are problems for NR with track issues, points failure and signal failures predominating.

Here is the data for October 20 here .

Data for February 2021

NR TfW Other
track NR 6
level crossing NR 3
line-side equipment NR 2
obstruction on track NR 0
flooding the railway NR 0
points failure NR 7
speed restriction NR 2
signalling system NR 6
train TfW 9
train crew TfW 6
late / timetable TfW 4
passengers 1
trespassers on the railway 5
bridge strike 3
Total events 26 19 9
48% 35% 17%



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