That's correct as the Sunday timetable they've been running recently has sufficient time for the Hertford loop trains to go to platform 4 and reverse. From next week when a more normal timetable is back there's not time to do this so the Watton terminators are back with a replecement bus.I didn't think that currently - I.e. now and since the restricted timetable, there have been any Watton terminators - they've all gone to Stevenage P4 haven't they?
Unfortunately there couldn't really be any alternative. Until Covid-19 showed up, it seemed likely the platform was going to be all finished ahead of schedule.So there we are then, a weekday service which is worse than the Sunday service.
Still only 2tph but now they only go to Watton!
Role on Stevenage P5
No idea but work is continuing on the new platform. I was in the area last week and several workmen on site, platform seems physically complete, waiting shelters and lighting in place. Work seems to be concentrating on the link bridge and walkway and electrical works.Anyone know what's happening evenings this week on HN route - last night it was Langley to Stevenage P4
https://www.railforums.co.uk/thread...t-remodelling-information-and-updates.201659/Given how up-to-date and excellent this forum has been, can anyone point me to an active current one for Kings X Uncrossed please?
I can only find one and it doesn't report any activity despite posessions of lots of platforms and parts of Belle Isle most nights.
Thanks in advance.
I’d expect a lot of the work so far is within the tunnels. Very different scenario to the relatively easily accessible new build at Stevenage.Thanks thealm - I've seen this, but nothing after your post in April - surely things have been happening since then?
Is it just how difficult it is to get a contact - such as malc-c has with the Stevenage P5 folk?
I worked a late night train and early morning train this morning & the platform lighting columns were lit, the stairs and waiting rooms were lit. As well as a few S&T technicians doing work from the possession limits to the buffers.Guys, here's a small update.
Not a lot has changed. Landscaping continues at the junction end, possibly the foundations for a new access road ?? Most of the infrastructure on the new platform is in place. The ticket barriers have yet to go in, but other than that seems a lot of the work left is small tasks and finishing touches.
Thanks for confirming the lighting is operational. I did get the feeling that they are not that far off completion. No doubt there will probably be a snagging period when operational, but seeing that (AFAIK) most of the Spencer workforce are still furloughed the skeleton workforce have done really well.I worked a late night train and early morning train this morning & the platform lighting columns were lit, the stairs and waiting rooms were lit. As well as a few S&T technicians doing work from the possession limits to the buffers.
Great Video Malc-c!
I believe that the platform is due to open in August.Platform signage now in place (FCC style to match the rest of the station)
PIS screens in place and working
Platform surfaces look finished
Gateline installed and wrapped in protective in wrap
Can't be much longer.
There is an ECS move shown this Friday evening https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X01207/2020-06-18/detailed northbound and https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X01208/2020-06-19/detailed southbound. If this runs, will it be the first train using platform 5?Checking Realtime Trains for each day has this listed for 22nd June 2020 https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X18053/2020-06-22/detailed but that's a one off movement. The first train into the station that seems to form part of the timetable is this https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/W61852/2020-06-22/detailed - There are regular services terminating and departing platform 5 daily from 22nd June... but nothing before this date is showing platform 5 as being the designated route.
Again, I can't confirm or deny that this will actually happen, and may simply be a "target" rather than "confirmed" entry
That first one is today!There is an ECS move shown this Friday evening https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X01207/2020-06-18/detailed northbound and https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X01208/2020-06-19/detailed southbound. If this runs, will it be the first train using platform 5?