- 4 Aug 2018
There was a new diagram added today and another is planned for next week.
How do they move one now? Get another unit to pull it to a siding?We stood at H North for nearly an hour till it emerged there wouldn't be any trains till at least 8:30pm - in practice I don't think anything ran via H North for the rest of the evening.
Unless it was a wires down issue, which I don't think it was, there needs to be a better method of rescuing a failed train.
As ever the longer the failed unit sits stationary, the more 'no drivers available' becomes the issue for the rest of the shift.
One failed train - how many cancelled as a consequence - 25+?
Small battery Thunderbird anybody - sitting in platform 4 GH (re-instated) keeping charged off the OLE?
How long was the OLE off as that would preclude another OLE unit approaching.How do they move one now? Get another unit to pull it to a siding?
From what I could tell, it was a fault with the train causing the power to trip (that's what the driver said at least), so not sure whether the power was completely off, or whether the train was just sat there unable to take power. The pantograph was down by the time I got picked up, so at that point it was just sat there unable to move.How long was the OLE off as that would preclude another OLE unit approaching.
I agree with you it poses some questions.
How does LUL deal with a failed tube and how long does it take - do they practice a routine?
The unit was declared a failure and was rescued by another 717 service which terminated at Finsbury Park and ran as 1Z99 and rescued the failed unit, which was fully isolated. The units ran wrong direction from Bayford to Gordon Hill, which added to the delay minutes.Was on the 16.37 from Bowes Park to Stevenage yesterday.
The overhead wires tripped off when we were at Cuffley, then again at Burford. After a while the driver came on a said it was our train causing the wires to trip.
After about 40 mins I gave up and got picked up by a cab. But the train didn't look like it was going anywhere. Anyone got any idea what the issue might have been?
So it was a 717 that failed - the station chap at H N said he thought it was a 313It is funny how twitter users always assume it is 313 that has failed. “When will you get rid of these old trains”. The social media team could respond. “It is actually the new trains that keep breaking down.” (They don’t of course but it would be funny to put them assuming the 313s are the more unreliable in their place) All my delays last week were either 717 failures or driver shortages.
It definitely was a 717. As 717015 was working as 17:43 Moorgate to Watton at Stone service, where it was terminated and detrained at Finsbury Park, the unit became 1Z99 and rescued 717023 which had failed at Bayford. The units coupled up, as I previously mentioned in my earlier post and worked back to Hornsey EMUD as 5G00 at 5mph.So it was a 717 that failed - the station chap at H N said he thought it was a 313
The things at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jellybabynetworks/albums/72157710664218441 ?If anyone gets a chance to do so...can you please take a picture of or record the plated unit and vehicle weights for one of these please.
Many thanks in advance.
That's perfect. Thank you very very much.The things at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jellybabynetworks/albums/72157710664218441 ?
(Too big to upload directly here and I can't easily shrink them right now)