District Line D Stock final withdrawal

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  1. Blindtraveler

    Blindtraveler Established Member

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    Why no further dispatches til August now? Looks like my forthcoming London bash really will be my last experience of them
     
  2. Dstock7080

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    The D Stock tour proposed for 7 August will now not be taking place unfortunately.
     
  3. MatthewRead

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    That's good because I'm not here that day I'm on holiday in Devon:D
     
  4. Blindtraveler

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    I assume withdrawals have restarted recently?
     
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    Correct. 7024+7097 were stopped last week, and have left LU over the course of this week.
     
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    I was in London on Thursday and the evening Olympia shuttles were both S stock. Driver of the first one said they were now fully booked as such and that D Stock withdrawal is planned for mid december
     
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    T125 was a D Stock on Monday and Friday evening, so worked to Olympia.

    There are no Olympia shuttles M-F evenings, two trains make one single trip in the evening.
     
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    I know it is a single trip, but I prefer the term "shuttle"
     
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    That long? I assume this is to support units returning North for mods? There will I assume only be 1 or 2 kept going as there was only 16 at start of August and 2 more now gone plus more no doubt planned shortly.
     
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    How many D stock now left in service and what branches are they now confined to?
     
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    As at today, there are 14 trains that can be found anywhere on the District - except from High Street Kensington to Edgware Road.

    After 9 October, Mansion House bay (pfm.2) will be removed - so there is just over a month to ride the regular D Stock working T125 05.33½ Ealing-06.16 Mansion House. From 10 October T125 will be permanently extended to Tower Hill.
     
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    Is the new Mansion House layout to be a single island, or a pair of side platforms? I seem to remember the final design was undecided, but I'm possibly going back 3 years or so.
     
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    Originally was to be one island but just 1 staircase to serve both EB and WB passengers was thought too restrictive.

    So the final layout will retain the current WB and EB platforms, smoothing the layout in and out EB.
     
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    Is it intended to make this one step free?
     
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    It is not on the planned list:
    https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/step-free-access
     
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    Wasnt aware this list existed thanks v much.

    Are the withdrawals continuing at 2 per week or now were in the early teens has it now slowed down?
    Also are there any further S stock sets still to arrive?
     
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    D Stock withdrawals are normally 1-per week, only for a short time in 2015 were they 2-per week. A lull of 6-weeks occurred July-August 2016.

    S7 Stock still to deliver to District/H&C:
    21319/20 at Bombardier, having extra car removed
    21323/24 currently on MET as S7+1 (as cover for S8 ATC/engineering mods)
    21381/82 currently awaiting testing of new car
    21383/84 still at Bombardier, awaiting insertion of new car
    21385/86 still at Bombardier, awaiting insertion of new car
    21467/68 Old Dalby ATC test train
    21547/48
    21565/65
    21567/68.
    a delivery is due this week.

    two S7 trains are also at Derby for ATC/engineering mods.
     
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    As an aside it seems a bit odd that they'll make the Waterloo and City line step free at Bank but have no plans to do the same at Waterloo. They've already got a lift there from platform to ticket hall but not to the surface (which wouldn't be the biggest challenge to rectify).
     
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    Thanks. The stair capacity was exactly what I'd have assumed to be the issue. Presumably what will become the back of the westbound platform might get a fence along the platform edge?
     
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    Similar to that recently erected at Putney Bridge, i would also assume so.
     
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    I was at Westminster this evening (7/9/2016) and i saw two D stock trains in a row in the same direction. The first D stock train came at 22:52 going Westbound and then the second D stock train came at 22:56 going Westbound.
     
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    T53 7032+7057 to Ealing, followed by T67 7034+7115 to Wimbledon.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. I always get confused with recording London Underground unit numbers.
     
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    In the latest Commisioner's Report, for the 22 Sept board meeting, it states that 'maintenance of D stock at Ealing Common has now finished'.

    Presumably this refers to corrective maintenance, rather than normal overnight fitness to run type stuff? In other words as trains fail due to component defects they will not be fixed?
     
  25. Dstock7080

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    Oddly, it was 26 May that this internal bulletin was released to staff:
     
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    Without looking back at all posts, has 21327/8 had 25386 removed? Back in service as S7?
     
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    No, 21327/28 is staying on the Metropolitan Line as an S7+1, (with two de-icer M2 cars!).
    This is the extra train required for the MLX Metropolitan Line eXtension. Extra S7 train 192 21567/68 was recently delivered to replace it.
     
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    Excuse my ignorance so what happens to 21385/6? Are they going to have an additional M2 car manufactured?
     
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    Yes, my list you quoted above shows that 21383/84 and 21385/86 are to have new cars inserted.
    21383/84 finally arrived in London last week (15/9) with new M2 (non-de-icer) car 23384.

    (there is a recently opened new thread on S Stock)
     
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    So has a date for the final D stock runs been announced?

    Might have to pop down for another run!
     

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