I attended a meeting on Sunday to hear the news about the cracks in the Hitachi trains which have led their removal from service pending reports and repairs. GWR rely on these trains for their longer distance and faster services. There is unlikely to be an early and quick fix. I asked if the old 125s can be brought out of retirement to fill in service gaps. We await details on how these new trains are going to be repaired and when that might happen. In the meantime Train users need to check the reduced timetables available. There will be refunds for cancelled services.