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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1185 on: August 10, 2017, 05:54:49 PM »
4 car 8am to brum was CANCELLED this morning the next train was an unable to cope 2 car... glad I caught the 7.24. Pretty bad tho. Lots of peak time outbound cancellations recently. Poor show

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1186 on: August 10, 2017, 06:00:36 PM »
4 car 8am to brum was CANCELLED this morning the next train was an unable to cope 2 car... glad I caught the 7.24. Pretty bad tho. Lots of peak time outbound cancellations recently. Poor show


Yes. All caused by the Nationalised part of the Railway Industry, none of it London Midland's fault

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« Reply #1187 on: August 10, 2017, 06:11:25 PM »
The fact they run 2 car trains at peak times is. The 16.42 ou of brum in particular is a joke. They have run 3 cars on there previously so it can be done and even then it's just about able to cope

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1188 on: August 10, 2017, 06:12:13 PM »
Your not a fan of public ownership at all are you Tony lol

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1189 on: August 10, 2017, 06:53:32 PM »
The fact they run 2 car trains at peak times is. The 16.42 ou of brum in particular is a joke. They have run 3 cars on there previously so it can be done and even then it's just about able to cope

London Midland diagram 7 of their 8 3-car 170s every day, when all 8 are available then the diagram that does the 16:42 gets the 8th, but you cannot expect 100% availability every day.

It's not that I am not a fan of Nationalisation, I don't care who runs anything as long as they do the best job possible, what I don't like is the wrong people getting blamed for anything that goes wrong or just blaming privatisation. The problem this morning was a siganalling failure at Wolverhampton, and as the 4 car morning train got stuck in the middle of that London Midland could hardly be blamed for it not getting to Rugeley to do its next trip

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1190 on: August 10, 2017, 07:27:26 PM »
London Midland diagram 7 of their 8 3-car 170s every day, when all 8 are available then the diagram that does the 16:42 gets the 8th, but you cannot expect 100% availability every day.

It's not that I am not a fan of Nationalisation, I don't care who runs anything as long as they do the best job possible, what I don't like is the wrong people getting blamed for anything that goes wrong or just blaming privatisation. The problem this morning was a siganalling failure at Wolverhampton, and as the 4 car morning train got stuck in the middle of that London Midland could hardly be blamed for it not getting to Rugeley to do its next trip

Private ownership is better in every single industry to get the best job possible. Plus it's fair. Paying for stuff you actually use and all. Let's not get political though, lol.

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1191 on: August 10, 2017, 07:33:30 PM »
Not always...privatisation in buses was supposed to have brought in competition etc but has led in a lot of areas to private monopoly...look at cannock! More choice of operators pre privatisation! Lol

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1192 on: August 10, 2017, 08:06:37 PM »
Govia it is then, what other benefits apart from wifi then?

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1193 on: August 10, 2017, 08:53:07 PM »
Abellio has the franchise now @monkeyjoe
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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1194 on: August 10, 2017, 11:43:31 PM »
Opps your right the current ones have lost it yep that's what I meant lol

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1195 on: August 12, 2017, 02:17:25 PM »
On several occasions recently journey check has been showingone diagram on Bedford Bletchley trains 2 vice 1 - are they running up the mileages on the 150s before they go?

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1196 on: August 12, 2017, 05:03:23 PM »
On several occasions recently journey check has been showingone diagram on Bedford Bletchley trains 2 vice 1 - are they running up the mileages on the 150s before they go?

probably while the 153s get their internal refresh

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1197 on: August 12, 2017, 06:38:28 PM »
One of the Walsall - Wolves stoppers was cancelled after reaching Birmingham New Street today, right after the WBA match too, so there was a lot of people waiting and I presume the next one along was rammed.

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1198 on: August 12, 2017, 06:51:09 PM »
One of the Walsall - Wolves stoppers was cancelled after reaching Birmingham New Street today, right after the WBA match too, so there was a lot of people waiting and I presume the next one along was rammed.

Similar; 17:42 to Rugeley cancelled; 1812 rammed with football fans

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Re: London Midland Trains
« Reply #1199 on: August 12, 2017, 07:31:22 PM »
19.01 from Cannock cancelled due to "train crew unavailable " WTF....a joke