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Old May 28th 19, 03:43 PM posted to uk.railway,
Mike Bristow Mike Bristow is offline
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Default class 710 first day

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On Tue, 28 May 2019 13:56:28 +0100
Mike Bristow wrote:
In article ,
Recliner wrote:
I'm curious why only two 710s were introduced yesterday. There are several
more sitting in Willesden, and there's been ample time to update their
software. Could it be that not enough drivers have qualified on them yet?

Lack of driver training is the reason I heard. It suprises me, as
with only 6 trains required for the service, I'd expect you to need
no more than 30 drivers trained on the new trains - and Geoff's 710
intro video said that there were 70 drivers trained.

Are these drivers driving 378s on the NLL in the interim or are they being paid
to just sit at home and watch Cash in the Attic like the crossrail ones?

They cover the NLL too, according to the video.

Mike Bristow