I didn't say it was due to the new trains. What I said was that 40 years on, with the technology improvements that are now available in terms of trains and signalling, how come the best journey time is 25% slower than before?
When I travel to work I'd very often like the fastest way in. There may be other times when I'm very glad there is an extra train In the schedule if bowling up at random. I often just missed the 08:40 (or thereabouts) and was not impressed that the next one was 09:17, given the frequency just before.
Being able to use my debit card to pay at the turnstiles, which then flows seamlessly through the tubes and buses really does knock the trash that GoNowhere offer for six. It never even crossed my mind to add their stupid card to the plethora I already had and they were being badgered for ages by TFL/Mayor to sign up for Oyster (which implies debit cards).
Tables etc fine, each to their own. Bacon cooked any way you like, it's a proper café and you simply ask. Toilet versus no toilet... no contest after a good night out. I've been in agony on the HFN trip at times. Thankfully there are toilets at HFN.
You also get First for free, plenty of available seats as HFE is the terminus. I avoid that as the entitled ones tend to fill it up.
From another commuter.
Post by highwood38 » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:35 pm
I don't understand how they've binned all the fast trains that were in the last stage of the consultation. All they talk about now is frequency but they don't mention that what was three years ago a 42 minute journey (or 45/46 minutes now) is now 52 minutes...