The official news from within LU was to deliver all the S8s by the Olympics, with just 2 trains to come this already guarantees the A Stock don't need to run.The offical line was after the Olympics. Remember everything stops for TfL until after the Olympics so an plans are currently not 100%.
This sounds quite similar to the withdrawal process used for the 1967 Stock - which was reduced to peak hour only workings for its final few months.I believe that, until September, A stock will be diagrammed so that 4 peak-hour diagrams will operate. After that, this will be reduced by one diagram per week until the 29th when there will be a tour of some kind, hopefully.
5090 + 5061 were also running in the morning, and 5022 + 5061 in the evening. This leaves 5090 not coupled to anything and apparently it was running on train 413 (Amersham - Aldgate off-peak) when it was taken out of service...I spent most of today on the Met and only two were out; 5034 + 5188 and 5062 + 5118.
Be warned, 5118 was sounding very unhealthy indeed - I think it was a compressor...
5116 + 5230 made the journey of doom to Northwood.
Yeah 5060+5090 were running on 413 from Amersham-Aldgate when it was taken out of service at Harrow-on-the-Hill. It was replaced by an S Stock, although 5060 was later reformed with 5022 at Neasden and returned to service in the evening peak running train 466, a fast Amersham service.5090 + 5061 were also running in the morning, and 5022 + 5061 in the evening. This leaves 5090 not coupled to anything and apparently it was running on train 413 (Amersham - Aldgate off-peak) when it was taken out of service...
Not sure if "still" is the right word there - it was never more than a proposal from someone with no power to implement it (Harrogate Chamber of Commerce?).30! Oh dear, I knew everything was too good to be true. Well hopefully the D stock may last a little longer now until they find a solution. Are the D stock still going to the Harrogate line?
I gather it is due to there being no toilet breaks provided in the schedule after lunch.On what grounds are they banning under 11s?!:-x
My son ( who is 6 in mid October ) was really looking forwards to this tour but he obviously cannot go on it now. Looks like his only A stock ride will remain the short King's Cross - Baker Street hop we managed for him early this year.
I gather it is due to there being no toilet breaks provided in the schedule after lunch.
I agree Would make the event but I live away from London, plus I'll be bogged down with schoolwork. Trying to catch an A Stock tomorrow but with only four covering for S Stock, it's very unlikely...So basically my well behaved son ( nearly 6 ) is banned from coming along with me but a group of incontinent travel club members could be filling up ( hopefully not literally! ) the next carriage?