The solution seems to be to send a lad out with a shovel to remove the snow. One report, concerning significantly delayed trains between Shrewsbury and Machynlleth, was accompanied by an "official" statement.
"The detectors are working perfectly and we will not be changing the settings. Unfortunately the snow was so heavy we could not get staff out to undertake "remedial action".
Preseumably man-in-van with shovel got as stuck as the barriers?
New Station Opened - Bristol Area
Bristol correspondent Paul was wandering through the concourse at Bristol Parkway Station on Sunday last (as you do!) when he espied a screen for a train to this new, and previously unannounced station development.
So, to summarise; the front coaches (unspecifed number of a six coach train) run to Filton Abbey Wood and Train Splits Here whilst the rear six coaches of a six coach train also call at Filton Abbey Wood, omit Train Splits Here and continue to Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton.
And here is the train as shown in the public timetable.
1055 to Taunton, calling at Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads where the train divides, with the rear 6 coaches continuing to Bedminster, etc...
Almost correct, as the train only had 6 coaches to start with...!
Paul delved a little deeper and writes:-
Looking at "Real Time Trains", it looks as though the train did indeed split at Train Splits Here, (a temporary renaming of Bristol Temple Meads???) with the front 3 carriages leaving for Taunton at 1116, and the rear 3 heading off to the siding at 1119.
But the screens and "announcer" at Bristol Parkway opted for a significantly different interpretation!
Brummy Buses Befuddle Keith
A correspondent in Birmingham was very bemused indeed by these displays at Sutton Coldfield bus stops. Effectively "Lower Parade" is Sutton Coldfield bus station ...
AMN - Arriva Midlands North ...
CLA is Claribel's route 167.
So who operates the rest; surely it is National Express West Midlands.
Page 2 is just the same.
PB, WA, WB actually refer to the National Express West Midlands garage that runs the bus (Perry Barr, WAlsall, West Bromwich); information that is utterly meanlingless to the readers of the sign!