Trains taking the Strain

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Trains taking the Strain

Post by John at Walton » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:47 am

https://news.sky.com/story/network-rail ... t-11534097

Trains not stopping at Walton on Thames station today!

A fault between Woking and Surbiton means many trains are unable to run through to London Waterloo.
Some services have been cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption expected until 4pm.
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Re: Trains taking the Strain

Post by stevemc » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:44 am

Started to wonder how this can happen in a modern industrialised country.........then I remembered that Chris Grayling is the minister responsible for Network Rail
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Re: Trains taking the Strain

Post by Lewy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:37 pm

stevemc wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:44 am
Started to wonder how this can happen in a modern industrialised country.........then I remembered that Chris Grayling is the minister responsible for Network Rail
Indeed but to be fair the problems with the railways started long before Chris Grayling got involved.
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Re: Trains taking the Strain

Post by stevemc » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:26 pm

Fair point but doesn’t bode well for it ever improving. In a particularly mediocre field (on all sides) he’s the one that has me wondering which village is missing its idiot.
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Re: Trains taking the Strain

Post by musicalteapot » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:43 am

Plus, signal failures on our line are frequent. There is clearly a need for new signalling equipment rather than endless bodged repairs.
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Re: Trains taking the Strain

Post by John at Walton » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:10 am

Lewy wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:37 pm
stevemc wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:44 am
Started to wonder how this can happen in a modern industrialised country.........then I remembered that Chris Grayling is the minister responsible for Network Rail
Indeed but to be fair the problems with the railways started long before Chris Grayling got involved.
Goes back to George Stephenson?
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Re: Trains taking the Strain

Post by Lewy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:14 am

stevemc wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Fair point but doesn’t bode well for it ever improving. In a particularly mediocre field (on all sides) he’s the one that has me wondering which village is missing its idiot.
I think you have been very generous to some of his predecessors Steve!
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Re: Trains taking the Strain

Post by Lewy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:15 am

John at Walton wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:10 am
Lewy wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:37 pm
stevemc wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:44 am
Started to wonder how this can happen in a modern industrialised country.........then I remembered that Chris Grayling is the minister responsible for Network Rail
Indeed but to be fair the problems with the railways started long before Chris Grayling got involved.
Goes back to George Stephenson?
Nah, he was very progressive and did a lot for the railways.
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