BGORUG has just posted on its website a review of the crisis that is just about to engulf the service. It finds that Transport for London (TfL) have had at least a year to plan to keep the trains running, but chose to do nothing and so now there will be no trains left to run!
To read the full report visit https://tinyurl.com/yb5q8ghe
Thanks as always Glenn for keeping us up to date on this debacle. I’m sure you’re itching for the day you can post some positive news!
Why can this country never bring in a project on time ?
Where is Crossrail ?
At least we won't have to worry about Heathrow expansion in my lifetime.
I like the 365 idea but didn’t they have trouble introducing them in Scotland because of platform clearance issues? I’m guessing a similar issue may apply down the GOBLIN
A total mess, it seems.
RAIL (issue 870 published on Wednesday) reports that a 4-car 378 has indeed been tested down the GOBLIN, but doesn't mention the potential issues around numbers that can be spared.
So goes the story, a decision on whether to press 378s into action will be made this week (commencing 14th)
A couple of 315s wouldn't go amiss, would they...
Two comments, one facetious, one serious,
Hire some steam engines.
Demand a massive amount of compensation from Bombardier.
Now if we’re talking some heritage stock, top and tailed 37s with a couple of mk2s sandwiched in the middle might do the trick :D
(also yes to rinsing Bombardier...)
TfL board papers have revealed that Bombardier had paid £5m in penalty payments to TfL by last September. Probably a few more £million have been paid since then. BGORUG wonders when Barking - Gospel Oak passengers are going to benefit from these compensation payments?