NORMMMMMAAAAAAAN! The cry of the passengers can be heard across the land.
Thanks @FGW, that's a £100 taxi fare you are costing me this morning as you couldn't get the Gatwick train out of the depot in time.
— Nicole Harris (@nicoleharris) June 10, 2013
@Robbienosh The train had a fault that had to be rectified before it could leave the depot. Apologies once again for the delay.^John R
— First Great Western (@FGW) May 29, 2013
— MrSlinkz (@MrSlinkz) May 16, 2013
If only @fgw put as much money into maintaining their trains as they do ticket inspectors.
— Mark Levitt (@melevittfl) July 3, 2013
Get on the train, get off the train, get on the train, get off the train. Brake failure. Get on the train, get off the train. #fgw epic.
— TheSavvyCrafter (@TheSavvyCrafter) February 25, 2013
FGW on top form today. My morning train broke down right in front of me; now my return train is canceled due to "a shortage of train crew"
— Dom Sekotill (@domsekotill) February 25, 2013
— Edward Andress (@EJAndress) June 23, 2013
— Graham Meeks (@GrahamMeeks_d3) July 1, 2013
@GrahamMeeks_d3 @fgwtweetmanager Sorry for crowding caused by this. Train is only 2 carriages today due to an earlier train fault. -Ollie
— First Great Western (@FGW) July 1, 2013
@FGW so I'm on a train which I've paid £62 for not had a seat and now the doors won't open now we've arrived in to paddington!
— Wayne (@superwayneday) May 9, 2013
@FGW I've lost count of the faults on First's services. If I add up all my delay time, it certainly comes to a few hours each month.
— Edward Butler-Ellis (@EdwardBE1) February 27, 2013
— Ian Stone (@istone48) July 9, 2013
— James Lee (@PuddlesJae) July 3, 2013
@TheEnglishSimon Apologies for the delay to that service. Due to a fault with the train. -Ollie
— First Great Western (@FGW) July 8, 2013
— Sarah Clark (@sdce3) July 8, 2013
Todaya train, the 18.18 @fgw from Pad to Newbury is a) late and b) broken… Something leaking from the ceiling and lights/doors not working
— Dave (@techydave) July 6, 2013
— trish woodley ☺ (@trish_woodley) June 27, 2013
@FGW if i tweet a pic of the unhygienic blocked loo (complete with huge poo) on 12.57 Padd – Didcot Pkwy, would that get it seen to quicker?
— Mike Hemsley (@mikejhemsley) July 6, 2013
@rosagreenslade My apologies Rosa – as I can see it was 107-mins late due to a mechanical fault. Good news is that you'd get compensation*.
— First Great Western (@FGW) July 6, 2013
Whoopee! Best travelling news ever.
@matthew_barbary We do have a thorough and robust maintenance programme – albeit, there admittedly remains room for improvement. Eli.
— First Great Western (@FGW) July 5, 2013
If anyone laughs, Dodgy Norman, the spanner with the hammer, will be calling by tonight. Pray you don’t own a car. Perhaps he’s the lovechild of Mark Hopwood and a Walnut Whip. We’re still not sure that explains the constant train breakdowns and faults. Good work, First Great Western. You do have a sense of humour after all.
Well, Mister Hopwood. We’re glad to see the maintenance is going as well as the punctuality.