New trains on Hertford North route announced

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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by codek2 » Wed 06 Feb, 2019 1:37 pm

haha they'll probably be running before the ones on hertford north!
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by monkeyman1974 » Wed 06 Feb, 2019 8:27 pm

codek2 wrote:
Wed 06 Feb, 2019 1:37 pm
haha they'll probably be running before the ones on hertford north!
On which note, has Oyster arrived at North yet? It would be so helpful to have some flexibility when heading home late at night.
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by codek2 » Thu 07 Feb, 2019 9:51 am

not that i've noticed!
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by JohnSmith » Sat 09 Mar, 2019 11:21 pm

Two new trains were due to be brought into service on Monday (11 March) but this was pulled on Friday.

We've had "Autumn 2018", "early 2019", "soon" when Mark Prisk met GN representatives a couple of weeks ago.

All 25 of the new units are now in the UK, sat in sidings ready to be used.

The old trains seem to be breaking down on a more frequent basis of late.

I'm sure there is some sort of Brexit analogy here.
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by Steve » Sun 10 Mar, 2019 3:22 am

JohnSmith wrote:
Sat 09 Mar, 2019 11:21 pm
Two new trains were due to be brought into service on Monday (11 March) but this was pulled on Friday.

We've had "Autumn 2018", "early 2019", "soon" when Mark Prisk met GN representatives a couple of weeks ago.

All 25 of the new units are now in the UK, sat in sidings ready to be used.

The old trains seem to be breaking down on a more frequent basis of late.

I'm sure there is some sort of Brexit analogy here.
Not looking promising

"A £240 million fleet of new trains is 'gathering dust' because a design flaw means drivers cannot fully see out of the front window."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... anger.html
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by JohnSmith » Sun 10 Mar, 2019 2:37 pm

Some schoolboy errors there!
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by codek2 » Sun 10 Mar, 2019 7:32 pm

oh really? the daily mail eh? come on.

Those trains are running perfectly fine on the great northern. yes, they're slightly different, but come on.
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by toplad » Mon 11 Mar, 2019 10:45 pm

codek2 wrote:
Sun 10 Mar, 2019 7:32 pm
oh really? the daily mail eh? come on.

Those trains are running perfectly fine on the great northern. yes, they're slightly different, but come on.
A bit more than slightly different, but that’s not the point.
The point is that the signals can’t be seen properly unless the train stops short of the platform edge, which then leaves a blind spot. Pain in the back side, but that’s the way it is, for the moment at least. Rumours flying around that there will be permanent solutions to this in the next few years or so
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by codek2 » Fri 22 Mar, 2019 8:22 am

2 new units will enter service next week. so they beat hertford east *just*!
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by Kateg28 » Fri 22 Mar, 2019 6:45 pm

Just went past the depot to see them all.

Although the most recent problems seem to be lack of drivers....
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