Search results

  1. Horizon22

    Will cross-London connection times reduce when Crossrail opens?

    I don't see why it wouldn't be - its going to be no quicker than going from say the concourse end of Platform 4 to the H&C line. It will really depend which platform you arrive on! Getting to Crossrail will be easier the lower the platform you are on whilst the H&C easier the higher the...
  2. Horizon22

    Southeastern employee reported attitude towards passenger having a fit

    The REO seems pretty confident (perhaps a bit too arrogant, but REOs are not as pleasant generally as RPOs...) in what he's saying (and presumably can back up whatever he said before which is off camera). We don't know what he said he "didn't care" about but from the video's angle he makes that...
  3. Horizon22

    No vacancy after successful interview

    Wasn't a depot-based role but yes I have. The role was "indefinitely suspended" about 5 months after I interviewed and reappeared about 12 months afterwards, but I had moved onto another role. Essentially what you're describing is a "talent pool" though whereby successful candidates are placed...
  4. Horizon22

    Crossrail - Construction updates and progress towards opening

    Solely managed by TfL (the name of the exact subsidiary company escapes me). The division between NR/XR infrastructure is where the relief lines diverge to the CRL West and East lines.
  5. Horizon22

    Novice question - what is pathing time?

    ARS is good if used correctly with traffic management as you say. As someone who sees it used on the other side (Control) you can see where it's been left in ARS incorrectly/lazily by the signaller through either ad-hoc moves left standing or trains just blasting into terminals 4-5E (ignoring...
  6. Horizon22

    When does 'up' become 'down' and vice versa?

    Ramsgate I believe sees the switch in Kent.
  7. Horizon22

    Crossrail - Construction updates and progress towards opening

    Most helpful in understanding the process, thanks. What is the general turnaround in the sidings expected to be in the timetable; 5-7 minutes?
  8. Horizon22

    Rail Replacement Shortages due to HGV driver shortages

    Possibly because safety standards are slightly more stringent and trains slightly more complex than 100 years ago...
  9. Horizon22

    Rail Replacement Shortages due to HGV driver shortages

    They haven't. This is the same shortage that they have on the weekdays due to the well known issues (Covid sickness [less of an issue now], driver training delays caused by Covid and the general annoying reliance on overtime), just there's a higher % saying 'No' on a Saturday than Monday -...
  10. Horizon22

    Crossrail - Construction updates and progress towards opening

    It might well be monitored from Paddington's control room.
  11. Horizon22

    Crossrail - Construction updates and progress towards opening

    There's still a driver on the train and its presumably all locked, but yes I imagine a train may not be able to stop, but not sure if there's technology in place to prevent a collision, like automated cameras or something.
  12. Horizon22

    Autumn refresh for GWR Class 166 Turbos

    There's also an intention for 769s to start displacing some sets further towards Bristol, although that is dependent on how successful that scheme goes.
  13. Horizon22

    Crossrail - Construction updates and progress towards opening

    How does it work in practice then; driver leaves Paddington, gets out of the cab and moves to the other end whilst the train is on the move to Westbourne Park, and then drives off back to Paddington at the other end once its stationary at the sidings? That's what my understanding of it was.
  14. Horizon22

    Rail Replacement Shortages due to HGV driver shortages

    I suppose Sunday often has an additional supplement and because everyone is reliant on RDW (with the various train driver issues that most TOCs have) for the whole week anyway, Saturday has the least takers as its a weekend.
  15. Horizon22

    London Euston travel centre (and elsewhere)

    As I said upthread, you can still top-up Oyster with cash and Oyster has all of the ease of use I was talking about earlier. Perhaps this is a generational thing - with me being on the younger side - but I've only used cash twice in the last 18 months and only because I had to. 1632168284 I...
  16. Horizon22

    Rail Replacement Shortages due to HGV driver shortages

    But normally its been much easier to source replacement transport. The past few weeks have been awful, even for planned work.
  17. Horizon22

    Rail Replacement Shortages due to HGV driver shortages

    This weekend, there was some localised disruption on GWR services to Cheltenham and on Southern along the South Coast from Brighton. It appears that provisions to secure replacement road transport were extermely limited / non-existent. This has primarily been down to TOCs simply being unable to...
  18. Horizon22

    London Euston travel centre (and elsewhere)

    Sure, but neither Oyster or Contactless has anything to do with your phone (if you don't want it to).
  19. Horizon22

    London Euston travel centre (and elsewhere)

    I'm not sure where all that came from but seems slightly like an anti-technology rant to me. It is very easy for the majority of end users is what I mean. They just tap in and out as required, and fare capping is also in place. Costs flash up on barriers. All you need is a functional bank-card...

Top