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Just to prove I'm not some rabid anti TfL nutter who foams at the
mouth as soon as he sees an oyster card I actually had a good journey
on the piccadilly line today. No delays , trains arrived on time and
were quick. If only it were the rule rather than the exception.

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Just to prove I'm not some rabid anti TfL nutter who foams at the
mouth as soon as he sees an oyster card I actually had a good journey
on the piccadilly line today. No delays , trains arrived on time and
were quick. If only it were the rule rather than the exception.


Actually, that's typical of my Piccadilly line experiences. The trains
generally arrive within a few seconds of the scheduled time, and
significant delays or cancellations are rare.


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On Dec 24, 11:11 am, "Recliner" wrote:
Actually, that's typical of my Piccadilly line experiences. The trains
generally arrive within a few seconds of the scheduled time, and
significant delays or cancellations are rare.


Things have obnviously changed since I last used it to commute in 2007
then. Out in the sticks delays were par for the course in both
directions.

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Just to prove I'm not some rabid anti TfL nutter who foams at the
mouth as soon as he sees an oyster card I actually had a good journey
on the piccadilly line today. No delays , trains arrived on time and
were quick. If only it were the rule rather than the exception.


Actually, that's typical of my Piccadilly line experiences.


My main gripe with the Piccadilly Line is the lack of next train
indicators out at North Ealing, a station I've used a lot this year. I
like to know when the next train will be and you get spoiled a bit on
the Central Line!
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On 24 Dec, 10:57, wrote:
Just to prove I'm not some rabid anti TfL nutter who foams at the
mouth as soon as he sees an oyster card I actually had a good journey
on the piccadilly line today. No delays , trains arrived on time and
were quick. If only it were the rule rather than the exception.


Point taken - it's good to hear that in light of your normally
rumbustious contributions to the group!

Merry Christmas, and go easy on the poison for the next few days... I
refer of course course to the sauce, as opposed to the venom.


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On 24 Dec, 14:34, "John Rowland"
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On Dec 24, 11:11 am, "Recliner" wrote:
Actually, that's typical of my Piccadilly line experiences. *The
trains generally arrive within a few seconds of the scheduled time,
and significant delays or cancellations are rare.


Things have obnviously changed since I last used it to commute in 2007
then.


Well, yes.
http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-imag...res/2007/09/07...



Thanks, John, for the reminder that 'tis the season for jokes and
mellow humorousness ;-)
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Just to prove I'm not some rabid anti TfL nutter who foams at the
mouth as soon as he sees an oyster card I actually had a good
journey on the piccadilly line today. No delays , trains arrived on
time and were quick. If only it were the rule rather than the
exception.


Actually, that's typical of my Piccadilly line experiences.


My main gripe with the Piccadilly Line is the lack of next train
indicators out at North Ealing, a station I've used a lot this year. I
like to know when the next train will be and you get spoiled a bit
on the Central Line!


My local station (a bit further out) does have indicators, but they
still aren't connected, so they don't tell you anything useful. I don't
know why they installed indicators so long before the systems to support
them would be available -- no doubt something to do with PPP
commitments.


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In message , Recliner
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My main gripe with the Piccadilly Line is the lack of next train
indicators out at North Ealing, a station I've used a lot this year. I
like to know when the next train will be and you get spoiled a bit
on the Central Line!


My local station (a bit further out) does have indicators, but they
still aren't connected, so they don't tell you anything useful. I don't
know why they installed indicators so long before the systems to support
them would be available -- no doubt something to do with PPP
commitments.


Stations being refurbished have them specified as part of the refurb so
that they are ready for the resignalling (the same stuff that the
Jubilee and Northern are getting, once they go live) which we're due to
get around 2015.

I understand that funding for some kind of 'follower' system (don't ask,
as I don't know what it is, but that's what it was called in the
corporate memo we got) has recently been authorised as a short term
measure so I expect them to burst into life in the next year or so.
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On Dec 25, 12:30*am, Steve Fitzgerald ] wrote:
In message , Recliner
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My main gripe with the Piccadilly Line is the lack of next train
indicators out at North Ealing, a station I've used a lot this year. I
like to know when the next train will be and you get spoiled a bit
on the Central Line!


My local station (a bit further out) does have indicators, but they
still aren't connected, so they don't tell you anything useful. I don't
know why they installed indicators so long before the systems to support
them would be available -- no doubt something to do with PPP
commitments.


Stations being refurbished have them specified as part of the refurb so
that they are ready for the resignalling (the same stuff that the
Jubilee and Northern are getting, once they go live) which we're due to
get around 2015.

I understand that funding for some kind of 'follower' system (don't ask,
as I don't know what it is, but that's what it was called in the
corporate memo we got) has recently been authorised as a short term
measure so I expect them to burst into life in the next year or so.
--
Steve Fitzgerald has now left the building.
You will find him in London's Docklands, E16, UK
(please use the reply to address for email)


Within 18 months apparently. Though it is the same system that works
west of Boston Manor/Hounslow West, so don't expect too much


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