Gravesend to Blackfriars issues 30/8

Discussion in 'Allocations, Diagrams & Timetables' started by MikeWh, 30 Aug 2015.

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  1. MikeWh

    MikeWh Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    Several of the Gravesend to Blackfriars via Sidcup trains today have been diverted to Victoria (and started there in reverse). Does anyone know why? It seems to be quite random. Even if ticket acceptance is in place on the District line it would surely mean a missed train if you turned up at the wrong terminal.
     
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    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/99926.aspx

    That will explain most of it. Major engineering work, with many services diverted/altered/retimed.
     
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    Possibly the driver didn't sign the route into Blackfriars? In normal circumstances there are no trains from Blackfriars to the Dartford lines.
     
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    That's the reason they were going to Blackfriars in the first place, normally they would go towards London Bridge and onto either 2 beyond.
     
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    I should've read the thing in more detail. Thanks to Yorkie editing it, I see they should have actually run to Blackfriars.

    Realtimetrains stops reporting trains into Blackfriars from around 7pm, however only 3 services out of (15:20, 19:20, 20:20) see no report there either, but on time from Denmark Hill.
     
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    That would actually seem quite a reasonable explanation, thanks.
     
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    It looks like it may be more than one diagram affected so maybe it's a dispatch issue at Blackfriars?

    On previous blockade weekends the Sidcup line was New cross Sat/Mon, and Victoria on Sunday. I assume there is just not the capacity at Victoria with the other diversions, other than on a Sunday, although it's the most useful alternative termini.
     
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