Do you not think that the monarch might have better things to do on that date? There is already concern about too many things being planned for a 96 year old lady to attend for that weekend.I suspect it will be 3rd June for obvious reasons with the first real passenger being HM Queen.
You are right. The western side transitions were successful at the start and I think the day was disrupted by unrelated issues on the main line. The tests to simulate 24tph (of 18 trains in 45 mins) wasn't completed. But in both cases, enough may have been learned to say the test was successful.I’ll reiterate what I said upthread on the supposed “failure” of the test running:-
I wouldn’t read one pixel into timing data for a rail line that is still in the trial phases; there is no way for a lay outsider to discern what is unintended unreliability and what is scenarios being played out as part of these trials.
Or enough learnt to make for changes before beign able to repeat successfully next time.You are right. The western side transitions were successful at the start and I think the day was disrupted by unrelated issues on the main line. The tests to simulate 24tph (of 18 trains in 45 mins) wasn't completed. But in both cases, enough may have been learned to say the test was successful.
They won't open on 3rd June they will want a quiet day to start service . Not one where a special event is happening in London. Imagine the upset there would be if thousands of passengers are stranded due to a crossrail failure and miss the jubilee.I suspect it will be 3rd June for obvious reasons with the first real passenger being HM Queen.
Goodness me, I imagine some of the nearby public were rather alarmed to see such a sight. Emergency service vehicles everywhere!There was a simulated emergency exercise at the Elizabeth Line's Paddington Station today:
Hopefully the following scenario isn't possible :If you’re late into the turnbacks and your departure time is imminent, the train will start on its journey to Paddington without the driver in the leading cab, so long as the road is given. The doors will not release at Paddington until the driver keys-on.
The Elizabeth line must be “flawless” before it can officially launch this year, London’s transport chief told a press tour on Monday, amid speculation that the £18.9bn Crossrail project’s opening could be moved to the spring – before the Queen’s jubilee celebrations.
The project is in its final trial operations phase, when volunteers are encouraged to dawdle, block the doors and get in the way, to see how it stands up to routine use. Bigger exercises with 1,000 people are due to be carried out...
There is no need to wait until the timetable changes. Except when running 24tph tests crossrail is already running a full timetable for the next stage of opening through the core. Just there is no passengers on board.Not expecting it to open until Timetable Change to be honest.
My question is with trains going west every five minutes how are they going to deal with minor delays without trains running out of order. When intermingling with paddington mainline services/freight from Acton yard. I'm sure passengers on a Didcot parkway train are not going to be happy if they get stuck behind a all stations crossrail train to Heathrow. But at the same time it wouldn't be possible to hold a Heathrow train at westbourne park for a significant amount of time due to the congestion it would cause in the core.
its 12 tph Peak and 10 tph off peak when the full service opens in 2023 iircThe answer to that is there won’t be a train every five minutes west from Paddington, at least not for a while. And when there is, there won’t be anything else on the relief lines to Acton.
there will still be services on the reliefs in 2023 the didcot stoppers and freight. infact as a result of the didcot stoppers Hayes will get a higher frequency off peak than it will peak!yep, hence the ‘not for a while’ comment, and note the other bit that I wrote!