hwl's Recent Activity

  1. hwl replied to the thread London Bridge shortlisted for award.

    They don't like walking longer. Lots of the changes to increase capacity safely* don't meet with hardened users desire to take fewer...

    19 Jul 2019 at 17:38
  2. hwl replied to the thread Crossrail opening delayed until sometime between October 2020 and March 2021.

    Because the service pattern sees virtually all the GWML trains apart from few shoulder peak services go to Abbey Wood... Shenfield...

    19 Jul 2019 at 17:07
  3. hwl replied to the thread Crossrail opening delayed until sometime between October 2020 and March 2021.

    virtually zero, it will deliver as advertised just very late

    19 Jul 2019 at 17:03
  4. hwl replied to the thread Class 345 progress.

    On "proper" full current spec ETCS units all the signalling interactions have to go via the ETCS computer including the Siemens...

    19 Jul 2019 at 16:59
  5. hwl replied to the thread TfW to operate Class 37s on the Rhymney Line.

    1952. The track alignment has also moved. 442 are 23m not 20m so more centre throw... The RAIB reckoned the clearance was just 68mm...

    18 Jul 2019 at 18:16
  6. hwl replied to the thread Northern Class 195: Construction/Introduction Updates.

    Reducing time per stop through lower dwell times and better acceleration so both do have a lot to do with improving performance...

    18 Jul 2019 at 13:52
  7. hwl replied to the thread Northern Class 195: Construction/Introduction Updates.

    Northern's peak is also some what narrower that the Southeast TOCs hence you won't get 4 peak flow direction peak services from a unit...

    18 Jul 2019 at 13:31
  8. hwl replied to the thread Thameslink/ Class 700 Progress.

    New transformers required in the 8 car units to do that too...

    18 Jul 2019 at 13:10
  9. hwl replied to the thread GN Class 717.

    The general Moorgate ventilation / heat situation should improve a little when the Crossrail station opens.

    18 Jul 2019 at 11:25
  10. hwl replied to the thread DB Class 60 for sale.

    Part of the issue is DB specific in that the 3 way merger that produced EWS got a lot of ex BR stuff for knocked down price, a dominant...

    18 Jul 2019 at 11:11
  11. hwl replied to the thread Northern Class 195: Construction/Introduction Updates.

    Agreed. The next stage of sorting out Northern need to include adding capacity and relatively cheaply.

    18 Jul 2019 at 10:23
  12. hwl replied to the thread DB Class 60 for sale.

    All conveniently near the ends of the "scrap" lines....

    17 Jul 2019 at 22:21
  13. hwl replied to the thread Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification, CP6.

    De-Icer: Some Electrostars also do and all the dual voltage 710 Aventras do to.

    16 Jul 2019 at 14:04
  14. hwl replied to the thread Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification, CP6.

    They still do on many (but not all) routes

    16 Jul 2019 at 13:07
  15. hwl replied to the thread General state of electric loco fleet.

    Both the open operator proposals assume the use of 91s in their submissions to ORR not 90s. The current suggestion is that 13 of the...

    16 Jul 2019 at 12:05