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Discussion in 'UK Railway Discussion' started by Metobusfan, 27 May 2015.
Why is they don't all sign all routes
Because a route has to be driven over once every 6 months. In some depots it would be inefficient to roster that.
They almost all do. It's only the odd bit of diversionary work they don't sign and the non core routes like 7oaks etc.
Little crazy how a Brighton driver don'tsign Bedford north sidings
Will be because they don't have enough work there. Common all over. On the GN Hitchin and kings x don't sign Peterborough eastfield and Peterborough men don't sign Cambridge sidings.
Nottingham Driver's sign Norwich but not Crown Point depot.
If there is no diagrammed work into the sidings it's pretty pointless signing them when there are home depot Driver's available to do it should the need arise. A Driver may also have another diagrammed run following the return working, which could be delayed if they were held up whilst pottering around the sidings. Mandatory breaks and PNB's are also a factor.
Thameslink drivers generally sign a lot compared to other TOCs.
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About 2 or 3 years ago there was a driver manager based at Blackfriars who didn't sign Smithfield Sidings.
Do driver managers sign any part of a route lol
Brighton drivers do sign the north end siding.
All drivers sign all routes with a few exceptions i.e lewes/lovers walk and sevenoaks
Do they, I was told they didn't! I know they don't do so the Kent services
All depots core routes
Bedford-brighton via crystal palace or streatham & Redhill
Blackfriars to sutton via mitcham junction and Wimbledon
Norwood junction/selhurst to sutton via west Croydon
Herne hill to London victoria
Blackfriars to sevenoaks via catford/Beckenham junction & swanley/Orpington ( bedford and blackfriars only)
Crystal palace to Beckenham junction via birbeck (blackfriars only)
East Croydon to blackfriars via clapham junction (brighton only)
Wivlesfield to brighton via lewes (Brighton and some blackfriars)
Cauldwell depot and bedford jowett ( Bedford only)
Lovers walk/ Brighton top yard and Preston park siding ( Brighton only).
Carlton road to St Pancras high level ( Bedford only).
Hope that covers it.
East Croydon London bridge via forest hill all depots
Tules hill to London bridge via Peckham rye all depots
Thank you galvenize
What about East Croydon-London Bridge via Forest Hill, and also the diversionary route via the Dulwich's? My understanding is that its signed by all 3 Thameslink depots?
Thank you for reminding me.
Also some routes are only learnt after passing out I.e sevenoaks and London victoria.
Doesn't the units go to Crown Point for maintenance
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Kings Lynn drivers only go as far as Cambridge
Kings Lynn drivers sign everything on the GN route apart from Hitchin to Peterborough-although they may stop signing Moorgate soon.
I would have thought that Beck Jnc via birbeck would have been signed by bed and BFR drivers
Do all depots sign Herne Hill turnback?
Also, can 8/319 be diverted via Lewes? Is there a raised walkway to allow drivers to change ends like there is at Sutton?
Yes - there's no raised walkway, but a "patio" is provided at ground level
I note that only Bedford drivers sign Cauldwell and Jowett, but what about the Carriage Sidings?