Chaos at Clapham Junction today (30th April)

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  1. DEAN MURPHY

    DEAN MURPHY Member

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    Hi all
    It's total chaos at Clapham junction!
    Southern trains are basically at a standstill and there is 377 units stuck between Wandsworth common and Clapham junction due to part of the conductor rail rising up and literally ripping all the pick up shoes off these units!
    There are sets stuck in the platform damaged unable to move and also between Wandseorth common and Clapham.
    Do they need locomotive assistance to recover and move these units? Platform 13 is tapped off as is 12 with damaged 377 units in them.
    Just wondered.
    Dean
     
  2. swt_passenger

    swt_passenger Veteran Member

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    Everything is answered in an existing thread (which could possibly be better titled) here: http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=115256
     
  3. DEAN MURPHY

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    Thank you- but that thread doesn't answer my question!
    Dean
     
  4. PHILIPE

    PHILIPE Established Member

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    You could post your query on the original thread. Having 2 threads will only confuse the issue.
     
  5. The Barlow Boy

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    If an EMU has lost it's collector shoes then it has no means of collecting traction current. Does that answer your question?
     
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