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This is a post from a local forum. Would anyone be able to shed any light?

"We are woken every morning by a fast train around 6am, which shakes our
house. This train has much more of an impact than the other trains
throughout the day, and I am concerned it is the cause of a number of cracks
that have started appearing inside and outside our house.

"Is anyone else experiencing a problem since this train started passing
towards the city from the Wimbledon direction?"

Thanks,

Ian


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"Ian F." wrote in message
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This is a post from a local forum. Would anyone be able to shed any light?

"We are woken every morning by a fast train around 6am, which shakes our
house. This train has much more of an impact than the other trains
throughout the day, and I am concerned it is the cause of a number of
cracks that have started appearing inside and outside our house.

"Is anyone else experiencing a problem since this train started passing
towards the city from the Wimbledon direction?"

Thanks,

Ian


Are we talking about the Wimbledon, Haydons Road, Tooting line? Have they
tried getting up in time to see it and describe it? I'd say there are 2
possibilities - firstly an engineers train - significantly heavier than the
normal 319/377 but it could even be a 319 or 377 if it is ECS and therefore
running faster than usual when they're used to trains that are calling at
Tooting Station.

However.... Open Train Times doesn't list any ECS going through Tooting and
engineers aren't usually that regular.

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On 02/11/2012 18:46, Graham Harrison wrote:

"Ian F." wrote:

This is a post from a local forum. Would anyone be able to shed any
light?

"We are woken every morning by a fast train around 6am, which shakes
our house. This train has much more of an impact than the other trains
throughout the day, and I am concerned it is the cause of a number of
cracks that have started appearing inside and outside our house.

"Is anyone else experiencing a problem since this train started
passing towards the city from the Wimbledon direction?"


Are we talking about the Wimbledon, Haydons Road, Tooting line? Have
they tried getting up in time to see it and describe it? I'd say there
are 2 possibilities - firstly an engineers train - significantly heavier
than the normal 319/377 but it could even be a 319 or 377 if it is ECS
and therefore running faster than usual when they're used to trains that
are calling at Tooting Station.

However.... Open Train Times doesn't list any ECS going through Tooting
and engineers aren't usually that regular.


Also, and you (Graham) probably know this but the OP might not, but Open
Train Times nor any of the other websites which present the railway's
'working timetable' (WTT) data show freight trains.

The 'raw' WTT is however available in table form on the Network Rail
site here, if you can work out how to decipher it:
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browseDirectory.aspx?dir=\Timetables\Working%20tim etable%20%28WTT%29
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"Graham Harrison" wrote in message
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Are we talking about the Wimbledon, Haydons Road, Tooting line? Have
they tried getting up in time to see it and describe it? I'd say there
are 2 possibilities - firstly an engineers train - significantly heavier
than the normal 319/377 but it could even be a 319 or 377 if it is ECS and
therefore running faster than usual when they're used to trains that are
calling at Tooting Station.

However.... Open Train Times doesn't list any ECS going through Tooting
and engineers aren't usually that regular.


Thanks for the input. I'll pass it on to the guy who posted it on the local
forum.

Ian

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On Nov 2, 9:54*am, "Ian F." wrote:

This is a post from a local forum. Would anyone be able to shed any light?

"We are woken every morning by a fast train around 6am, which shakes our
house. This train has much more of an impact than the other trains
throughout the day, and I am concerned it is the cause of a number of cracks
that have started appearing inside and outside our house.

"Is anyone else experiencing a problem since this train started passing
towards the city from the Wimbledon direction?"


Is this a letter from The Working Man's Vindicator or something?


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On Nov 2, 9:54 am, "Ian F." wrote:

Is this a letter from The Working Man's Vindicator or something?


Er, no. It's what I said it is - a post from a local forum.

Ian

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I also live next to rail line, I hardly ever notice the trains unless I happen to be looking out of the window!
But every time a tipper or skip truck drive by too fast over speed bumps, my house shakes and THIS CAUSES CRACKS in my house!
Remember 1 train = 60 lorries!
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I also live next to rail line, I hardly ever notice the trains unless I happen to be looking out of the window!
But every time a tipper or skip truck drive by too fast over speed bumps, my house shakes and THIS CAUSES CRACKS in my house!
Remember 1 train = 60 lorries!
Quite possibly this was posted in jest, but it contains an important truth.
Many people's houses suffer from vibration as a result of speed humps. (Just one
of the many reasons speed humps should be used only as a last resort and never
as a first option. Yes, Labour and Lib-Dem councillors: I'm talking to you)


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