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The “Live departures & arrivals” pages on nationalrail.co.uk seem to be
showing trains every 15 mins each way on the GOBLIN. TfL still says
“reduced service”, as far as I can see. Is it really happening?
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On Thu, 23 May 2019 15:56:49 +0100, Ian Clifton wrote:
The “Live departures & arrivals” pages on nationalrail.co.uk seem to be
showing trains every 15 mins each way on the GOBLIN. TfL still says
“reduced service”, as far as I can see. Is it really happening?


Yes, the first Class 710 in passenger service left Gospel Oak at 11:36.

Pictures in several places including
https://www.londonreconnections.com/...enter-service/
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On Thu, 23 May 2019 16:15:25 +0100
David Walters wrote:
On Thu, 23 May 2019 15:56:49 +0100, Ian Clifton
wrote:
The “Live departures & arrivals” pages on nationalrail.co.uk seem to be
showing trains every 15 mins each way on the GOBLIN. TfL still says
“reduced service”, as far as I can see. Is it really happening?


Yes, the first Class 710 in passenger service left Gospel Oak at 11:36.

Pictures in several places including
https://www.londonreconnections.com/...lass-710s-ente
r-service/


No doubt at some point once the memory of the issues have faded somewhat,
little squirt Khan will hail this as a great success and hope nobody asks
exactly how many tens of millions extra from the TfL budget have been spent
getting these white elephants to work instead of just ordering some more off
the shelf 378s which could have been running years ago.

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On Thu, 23 May 2019 16:20:56 +0000 (UTC),
wrote:

On Thu, 23 May 2019 16:15:25 +0100
David Walters wrote:
On Thu, 23 May 2019 15:56:49 +0100, Ian Clifton
wrote:
The “Live departures & arrivals? pages on nationalrail.co.uk seem to be
showing trains every 15 mins each way on the GOBLIN. TfL still says
“reduced service?, as far as I can see. Is it really happening?


Yes, the first Class 710 in passenger service left Gospel Oak at 11:36.

Pictures in several places including
https://www.londonreconnections.com/...lass-710s-ente
r-service/


No doubt at some point once the memory of the issues have faded somewhat,
little squirt Khan will hail this as a great success and hope nobody asks
exactly how many tens of millions extra from the TfL budget have been spent
getting these white elephants to work instead of just ordering some more off
the shelf 378s which could have been running years ago.


The 378 EMUs must be more versatile than Bombardier ever claimed, to
be able to run on a non-electrified line. Or didn't you know that the
electrification was only completed a year ago?

And why do you assume that it's TfL's budget that is paying for
Bombardier's delays? Perhaps you could provide a reference for your
claim that, "tens of millions extra from the TfL budget have been
spent getting these white elephants to work"?
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I travelled on a 710 today from Leyton Midland Road to Gospel
Oak. I wasn't expecting it and I wasn't paying attention as the
train entered the station. It was only when I opened the doors
that I realised this was a different train from normal. (The doors
open differently)

The 710s are slightly better than the 378s. They run more quietly -
perhaps because they're new? - and the information screen is
better. Sadly, the seats conform to the current fashion and are
hard and unpleasant.

At Gospel Oak the train aroused some interest. Several people came
to look closely, particularly at the front.


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Robin9 wrote:

I travelled on a 710 today from Leyton Midland Road to Gospel
Oak. I wasn't expecting it and I wasn't paying attention as the
train entered the station. It was only when I opened the doors
that I realised this was a different train from normal. (The doors
open differently)

The 710s are slightly better than the 378s. They run more quietly -
perhaps because they're new? - and the information screen is
better. Sadly, the seats conform to the current fashion and are
hard and unpleasant.

At Gospel Oak the train aroused some interest. Several people came
to look closely, particularly at the front.


Presumably because it's LO orange, rather than yellow?

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On Thu, 23 May 2019 17:41:24 +0100
Recliner wrote:
On Thu, 23 May 2019 16:20:56 +0000 (UTC),
wrote:

On Thu, 23 May 2019 16:15:25 +0100
David Walters wrote:
On Thu, 23 May 2019 15:56:49 +0100, Ian Clifton
wrote:
The “Live departures & arrivals? pages on nationalrail.co.uk seem to be


showing trains every 15 mins each way on the GOBLIN. TfL still says
“reduced service?, as far as I can see. Is it really happening?

Yes, the first Class 710 in passenger service left Gospel Oak at 11:36.

Pictures in several places including
https://www.londonreconnections.com/...-class-710s-en

te
r-service/


No doubt at some point once the memory of the issues have faded somewhat,
little squirt Khan will hail this as a great success and hope nobody asks
exactly how many tens of millions extra from the TfL budget have been spent
getting these white elephants to work instead of just ordering some more off
the shelf 378s which could have been running years ago.


The 378 EMUs must be more versatile than Bombardier ever claimed, to
be able to run on a non-electrified line. Or didn't you know that the
electrification was only completed a year ago?


Figure of speech. They could have been running as soon as the wires went live.

And why do you assume that it's TfL's budget that is paying for
Bombardier's delays? Perhaps you could provide a reference for your
claim that, "tens of millions extra from the TfL budget have been
spent getting these white elephants to work"?


Cost of stabling, cost of driver training, cost of drivers doing nothing, loss
of income from the line, cost of training for technical staff, cost of 710
specific depot equipment. I'm sure there's more but thats what came to mind in
30 seconds.


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On Fri, 24 May 2019 01:53:44 +0100
Robin9 wrote:
I travelled on a 710 today from Leyton Midland Road to Gospel
Oak. I wasn't expecting it and I wasn't paying attention as the
train entered the station. It was only when I opened the doors
that I realised this was a different train from normal. (The doors
open differently)

The 710s are slightly better than the 378s. They run more quietly -
perhaps because they're new? - and the information screen is
better. Sadly, the seats conform to the current fashion and are
hard and unpleasant.

At Gospel Oak the train aroused some interest. Several people came
to look closely, particularly at the front.


Did they quickly turn away and try and forget the horrible visage they saw?
Christ they're ugly, look like orange and white ducks.


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wrote:
On Thu, 23 May 2019 17:41:24 +0100
Recliner wrote:
On Thu, 23 May 2019 16:20:56 +0000 (UTC),
wrote:

On Thu, 23 May 2019 16:15:25 +0100
David Walters wrote:
On Thu, 23 May 2019 15:56:49 +0100, Ian Clifton
wrote:
The “Live departures & arrivals� pages on nationalrail.co.uk seem to be


showing trains every 15 mins each way on the GOBLIN. TfL still says
“reduced service�, as far as I can see. Is it really happening?

Yes, the first Class 710 in passenger service left Gospel Oak at 11:36.

Pictures in several places including
https://www.londonreconnections.com/...-class-710s-en
te
r-service/

No doubt at some point once the memory of the issues have faded somewhat,
little squirt Khan will hail this as a great success and hope nobody asks
exactly how many tens of millions extra from the TfL budget have been spent
getting these white elephants to work instead of just ordering some more off
the shelf 378s which could have been running years ago.


The 378 EMUs must be more versatile than Bombardier ever claimed, to
be able to run on a non-electrified line. Or didn't you know that the
electrification was only completed a year ago?


Figure of speech.


In other words, you were ignorant.

They could have been running as soon as the wires went live.

And why do you assume that it's TfL's budget that is paying for
Bombardier's delays? Perhaps you could provide a reference for your
claim that, "tens of millions extra from the TfL budget have been
spent getting these white elephants to work"?


Cost of stabling, cost of driver training, cost of drivers doing nothing, loss
of income from the line, cost of training for technical staff, cost of 710
specific depot equipment. I'm sure there's more but thats what came to mind in
30 seconds.



Neil, yet again you demonstrate your ignorance of how the system works.
Please provide the cite I asked for.

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On Fri, 24 May 2019 09:54:53 -0000 (UTC)
Recliner wrote:
wrote:
On Thu, 23 May 2019 17:41:24 +0100
Recliner wrote:
On Thu, 23 May 2019 16:20:56 +0000 (UTC),
wrote:

On Thu, 23 May 2019 16:15:25 +0100
David Walters wrote:
On Thu, 23 May 2019 15:56:49 +0100, Ian Clifton


wrote:
The “Live departures & arrivals� pages on nationalrail.co.uk

seem to be

showing trains every 15 mins each way on the GOBLIN. TfL still says
“reduced service�, as far as I can see. Is it really

happening?

Yes, the first Class 710 in passenger service left Gospel Oak at 11:36.

Pictures in several places including

https://www.londonreconnections.com/...-class-710s-en
te
r-service/

No doubt at some point once the memory of the issues have faded somewhat,
little squirt Khan will hail this as a great success and hope nobody asks
exactly how many tens of millions extra from the TfL budget have been spent


getting these white elephants to work instead of just ordering some more

off
the shelf 378s which could have been running years ago.

The 378 EMUs must be more versatile than Bombardier ever claimed, to
be able to run on a non-electrified line. Or didn't you know that the
electrification was only completed a year ago?


Figure of speech.


In other words, you were ignorant.

They could have been running as soon as the wires went live.

And why do you assume that it's TfL's budget that is paying for
Bombardier's delays? Perhaps you could provide a reference for your
claim that, "tens of millions extra from the TfL budget have been
spent getting these white elephants to work"?


Cost of stabling, cost of driver training, cost of drivers doing nothing,

loss
of income from the line, cost of training for technical staff, cost of 710
specific depot equipment. I'm sure there's more but thats what came to mind

in
30 seconds.



Neil, yet again you demonstrate your ignorance of how the system works.
Please provide the cite I asked for.


Oh look, any minute Billy is going to claim the above didn't cost anything
and was all factored in , honest.



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