They have stickers inside the cabs saying what type of unit you have and where you/they can go.
Eg. 7 cars only on Great Eastern and Great Western (Reading/Hayes) passenger services. No Heathrow or tunnel.
Our new updated policy says we have to use at least 70% initial breaking. Even for just a second. This is in a similar unit to a 700 so I try to be as gentle as possible. Sounds similar to braking back mentioned above.
We still have the old units around due to well known delays in a major...
We were told that if we went away knowing we would have to self isolate when we returned then we would have to use annual leave or special leave unpaid. I will ask what happens now if we are allowed to travel and then the rules change whilst away.
I can confirm that none have been commissioned. The London end of platform 4 (towards London) has been commissioned at Romford. But only so the country end can shortened whilst the lifts are installed.
The last I saw they were all due to be completed in the Summer of 2020.
I drive 315s and 345s. I must confess if you get a good 315 (which most are), they are a pleasure to drive. No continual beeping and alarms. Fewer things to go wrong. Can kick it and it works again. Lol
It‘s a credit to MTR / GA Ilford how they’ve maintained them since 2015.
Plus, just when...