hwl's Recent Activity

  1. hwl replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    Notch 5 is set at 1500rpm, 350rpm below the max for the engine - any more power and the traction motors will melt trying to use it!...

    24 Apr 2019 at 17:10
  2. hwl replied to the thread Island Line Railway - current state and the future.

    Agreed and they might have to lenghten the new units with a summer 20min interval too.

    24 Apr 2019 at 14:03
  3. hwl replied to the thread East Midlands franchise won by Abellio.

    10 Working days so this Friday as there were 2 Bank Holidays

    24 Apr 2019 at 11:05
  4. hwl replied to the thread East Midlands franchise won by Abellio.

    Same DfT quotes from the day after the announcement from the start of the thread. The Stagecoach offer may actually have been better for...

    24 Apr 2019 at 11:02
  5. hwl replied to the thread Standing on long rail journeys to be banned under Virgin Trains plan for airline-style fare.

    As regards last weekend - East Coast capacity should improve in multiple ways within a year or two with IEP introduction (more stock...

    24 Apr 2019 at 10:45
  6. hwl replied to the thread Standing on long rail journeys to be banned under Virgin Trains plan for airline-style fare.

    Unfortunately people will still want to travel and there would be equally bad PR if people couldn't. the world has moved on and it is...

    24 Apr 2019 at 10:36
  7. hwl replied to the thread Standing on long rail journeys to be banned under Virgin Trains plan for airline-style fare.

    This is a very bad idea for the existing network in general (it might work on HS2 services due to the huge extra capacity being added on...

    24 Apr 2019 at 10:22
  8. hwl replied to the thread New trains for East Midlands Franchise.

    It has been the long term plan (5+ years). Bedford lost its heavier maintenance work when the last of the 319s and 377s left and the big...

    23 Apr 2019 at 22:28
  9. hwl replied to the thread How far should social media teams go with repetitive answers?.

    No typo, lots of the complaints really were that silly /illogical. Hence very sensible to just send complaint link when it is going to...

    23 Apr 2019 at 14:34
  10. hwl replied to the thread Crossrail opening delayed until further notice.

    The actual report hot of the press from the Assembly Transport committee. Summary Blurb here:...

    23 Apr 2019 at 10:15
  11. hwl replied to the thread GWR - appalling new TVM design.

    It isn't just rail struggling with this - There is an ongoing debate with electrical regs about the ideal height for light switches, it...

    23 Apr 2019 at 09:12
  12. hwl replied to the thread New trains for East Midlands Franchise.

    Equivalent total length is only 7.75x 23m coaches. (~178m) or did you mean 20m coaches? EM ideally could use 240m lenght trains to...

    23 Apr 2019 at 09:02
  13. hwl replied to the thread How green are Trains ?.

    Pretty much, it is all simple physics and BR had (energy) cost per stop calculations which I think ranged from £4 (4VEP) to £70 in 1980s...

    23 Apr 2019 at 08:44
  14. hwl replied to the thread Abellio Greater Anglia new Stadler Flirt trains..

    I was thinking more of vs 379s at Tottenham Hale for the worst dwell time issues. The tip up seats in the 720s are a good idea for...

    22 Apr 2019 at 22:21
  15. hwl replied to the thread How green are Trains ?.

    The carbon accounting rules to allow sourcing to be taken into account even if it doesn't align with physics! (To help encourage a shift...

    22 Apr 2019 at 22:03