ECML Problems at Retford (13/04)

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  1. westv

    westv Established Member

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    Our Hull Trains service is having a tour of Lincoln this morning.
    I understand it's due to cable theft.
     
  2. Starmill

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    I think I juat passed you at Doncaster. I'm on the 0701 YRK - KGX. Were stacked up in the queue, and I'm going to miss my booked 1006 PAD - PNZ! Our train guard also says cable theft.
     
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    I should have waved as you passed. :D
    Running a lot slower on this "heritage" line.
     
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    We have now cleared the blockage and are approximately 45 minutes late.
     
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    Just arriving at Grantham 50 mins late.
     
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    Virgin EC have confirmed it was cable theft.
     
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    2 hours late at Truro because of them! B*******!
     
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    I think one of things that most annoys me about cable theft (other than the delays) is that the thieves will probably have only got a few hundred pounds maybe a grand for the cable they stole. For that they messed up the journeys of thousands of people and cost the industry millions...
     
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    I forgot to mention: our Train Guard said he'd heard but wasn't sure that the cables in this area are all fibre optic, and as such, practically worthless! Could be hearsay, dunno. Still the point stands that's thousands of pounds for either no or very little gain.
     
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    I know that it is very common for BT fibre to be cut by thieves looking for copper. One of the worst cases was one of the sub-sea cables out to the Isle of Skye. The engineers could only work on the cable for a few hours at low tide.

    I wouldn't be surprised if similar (maybe minus the Atlantic ocean!) happens on the railway.
     
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    It was a right going on yesterday ... spent most of the day running round like a nutter trying to get things into some sort of order and get folk on the move!

    I travelled on 1Y03 (0445 ex-Newcastle) and we were talked by three signals before the TBW was implemented. Due to the volume of traffic in the early morning I was only delayed 30mins, but even with the TBW in place the delays got larger as the queue grew and grew.

    Some selected cancellations and diversions via both Short and Long Joint helped, but there were still far too many late runners!

    The only good thing was almost everybody was understanding once the circumstances were explained.
     
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    Something that has crossed my mind a few times. The problem is that they don't find out what it is until they cut it, by which time the damage is done. There are also a large number of cables often running along the cess at track level so I guess the temptation is far too high at times!
     
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    What does TBW mean?
     
  14. ainsworth74

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    Temporary Block Working. You can find details in this document (it's old but the principle should still be the same) from Page D.8 onwards and from this thread on the forum. Tomnick gave a good basic explanation on the linked thread:

     
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    Times like this I wish HT had 30 min delay repay rather than 60 min.

    And before the pedants start, I know it's not delay repay with HT but I can't think of what it is called.
     
  16. ainsworth74

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    They do. As per their passenger charter:

     
  17. westv

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    Ah, thanks for that. Must have been thinking of Northern Rail.
    Will have to look in more detail. Seems a bit vague as to how you claim with print at home.

    Also, does anybody know how you csn sign into your HT's account without having to go to tne journey planner?
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    Ok I give up. Am I missing something obvious? How do you claim on the HT's website?
     
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  18. ainsworth74

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    As far as I'm aware the only ways to claim are in writing or via email:

    First Hull Trains
    FREEPOST RLYY-XSTG-YXCK
    4th Floor Europa House
    184 Ferensway
    HULL HU1 3UT

    customer.services@hulltrains.co.uk
     
  19. westv

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    Ok many thanks for that.
     
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    Travelling back Liverpool S Pway to Norwich via Lime St, Leeds & Peterborough. Issues at Huddersfield & Retford so expected big probs. In the end we where early every step of the way :p
     
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