TW Metro departed from wrong platform.

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I posted this on the Nexus forum but they chose not to publish it.

Does anyone know why the train that was supposed to depart Regent Centre for Pelaw at 17:45 on Friday did so from platform 2 via the crossover at the eastern end of the station and didn't reverse into the siding and use the normal platform 1?

It effectively took a train out of service albeit only at one station but put an additional 7 or 8 minute wait for people who were travelling.
 
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Quicker turnaround than going into the siding, so must have been late. Only thing is that going east from platform 2, there isn't a mirror or TV screen so the driver can't self-dispatch. Might have therefore run empty to SGF and technically entered service there.
 

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At the stations with the new ticket machines, what are the yellow things for? They stand at the entrance /exits. What are they for?
 

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I posted this on the Nexus forum but they chose not to publish it.

Does anyone know why the train that was supposed to depart Regent Centre for Pelaw at 17:45 on Friday did so from platform 2 via the crossover at the eastern end of the station and didn't reverse into the siding and use the normal platform 1?

It effectively took a train out of service albeit only at one station but put an additional 7 or 8 minute wait for people who were travelling.
I have seen them do this with the 17:20 to Pelaw, very frustrating when there is 9 minutes until the next train.
 

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I have seen them do this with the 17:20 to Pelaw, very frustrating when there is 9 minutes until the next train.
Another one is to terminate the Pelaw trains short at Heworth, as they can use either platform to run back towards Felling and save a good 5 minutes, which can be all the difference to regulate the service.
 
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