Overhead wire problems on WCML (18/05)

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  1. Arctic Troll

    Arctic Troll Established Member

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    There's been two different sets of overhead wire problems this morning, one at Northampton and one at South Hampstead. The WCML service is up the spout.

    And proving just what a good job Virgin and London Midland do of working together, I saw this lovely little twitter exchange this morning:

    https://twitter.com/icey_mark/status/600208382134452225

    Basically the PIS was advertising ticket acceptance which Virgin and London Midland both denied all knowledge of. Network Rail Euston were adamant there was ticket acceptance in place.

    "Britain's railway companies working together" :lol:
     
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    Whenever I'm due to travel on the WCML there seem to be problems, sorry everyone!
     
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    1) I travelled Crewe - Stafford on a Virgin Liverpool - Euston this morning. Guard was advising of delays due to overhead line problems "in the Watford area" ?

    2) maybe this topic should be made a Sticky ?! :D
     
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    My usual train between MKC and Euston was cancelled but luckily the earlier train was running late so caught that. Lost a further 10 minutes between there and Euston, having to switch lines before the Primrose Hill tunnel.
     
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    Problem as I understand it is/was a corroded OHLE support in Primrose Hill Tunnel which was found during a routine inspection. Has been temporarily fixed and a 50mph ESR imposed whilst they work out how to fix it properly.
     
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    It's on the bridge just north of the tunnel by South Hampstead
     
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    The 0913 ex-MKC Southern service had special stop orders at Kings Langley and Apsley yesterday as a result of this. Shows they aren't completely forgotten by the higher ups! ;)
     
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    I've just seen probably the best local newspaper article ever printed about this:

    http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/mo...n-now-being-terminated-at-bletchley-1-6749281

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I'd hope it wasn't actually calling at Watford - can 350s fly? ;)

    (It does seem most newspaper reporters don't quite care about how many stations there actually are in Britain. I frequently see them create extra confusion by missing out the "Junction", "Common", "Central", "London" or whatever from station names. It almost seems in contempt for TOC press releases, as if to say "stuff it, they've ruined the service, now we'll talk about entirely the wrong stations and only release half the story at that". /rant !!!)
     
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