- 15 Jan 2019
The train was turned round in rapid time with doors closed and locked waiting for a 'green' from platform 1 but it stubbornly stayed red and the returning Knaresborough-Leeds was given the road from platform 3 before it had even entered the station. This would make the London about 35 late into Leeds.
An appalling piece of regulating by the Harrogate signalman.
Correct regulation by the Harrogate signalman - rightly or wrongly the rail industry has chosen to go with regulation by PPM, the HST had already well and truly failed PPM with no chance or recovery, the Northern service ex York was let to depart first and did made PPM at Leeds. The Harrogate signaller would only have been following his instructions agreed by all TOCs including LNER and Northern.
Not saying it’s right and frustrating if on the HST but it’s what the industry has signed up to and that evening there was 1 PPM failure from 2 trains instead of both likely failing if the HST had been sent first.