District Line - Lack of Trains

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  1. Minstral25

    Minstral25 Established Member

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    There were delays last night (11/08) due to lack of trains and again this morning (12/08) severe delays for the same reason. Is there any explanation for this - are the "S" stock causing problems?
     
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  3. Mojo

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    It's because of the overtime ban.
     
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    Mojo is correct. Drivers refusing to take out trains that haven't been prepped.
     
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    Not really drivers refusing in this case, it's lack of trains being offered for service by depots.
    18 cancelled Monday, 13 yesterday, 21 today.
    Extra S7s are being brought over from Neasden to help the situation and should see 21507/08 in service from Upminster for the first time today.
     
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    Didnt think that 507/508s had been released yet...
     
  7. Minstral25

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    Thanks - one question who is on the overtime ban and why?
     
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    RMT depot staff are on an overtime ban, which is part of the RMTs dispute with Management regards Night Tube.

    (11 cancelled this morning)
     
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    Oh more strikes - sort of makes you wonder why TfL management didn't plan better for night tube as its pretty obvious that RMT etc wouldn't be happy
     
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    As has been said in these pages, they did plan ahead among themselves when Night Tube was announced in November 2013, unfortunately they didn't inform the Unions of their plans until February 2015.

    As the depots are now filling with unserviceable trains, measures are being taken to relieve the pressure, by moving defective Stock to other locations.
    Unusually a D Stock (7118+7029) was moved to Amersham 32Rd yesterday, another is in Dagenham East siding (7072+7039).
    All of Ealing Broadway's platforms and Acton Town WB see trains kept overnight now.

    As for Saturday D vs. S7 the following noted today:
    S7: 4 5 7 11 12 15 16 30 31 32 33 35 37 42 50 52 64.
    D: 1 2 3 6 10 14 17 20 24 25 26 27 34 36 40 41 43 44 45 53 63 113 114.

    As of Friday 28 August, D Stock 7008+7041 7520+7031 now in Acton Works.
     
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