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by JohnSmith
Fri 23 May, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: Bye bye First Capital Connect
Replies: 12
Views: 5586

Re: Bye bye First Capital Connect

Govia's website confirms the new trains:

http://www.govia.info/news/2014-news/go ... franchise/
by JohnSmith
Fri 23 May, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: Bye bye First Capital Connect
Replies: 12
Views: 5586

Bye bye First Capital Connect

First Capital Connect have been unsuccessful with their bid for the Thameslink Great Northern franchise. From September I will be directing my commuter dissatisfaction at Govia. The Department for Transport have intimated that there will be 150 new carriages on the Hertford Loop from 2018 with servi...
by JohnSmith
Mon 10 Feb, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Waters Garage
Replies: 58
Views: 14953

Re: Waters Garage

Word on the street is that it is to become a combined coffee shop / hairdressers / bookshop / estate agent / "local" supermarket / charity shop that will draw all the custom from the town centre.
by JohnSmith
Wed 29 Jan, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament
Replies: 9
Views: 3098

Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Well as as cynical old socialist I have to say that's more than a reasonable submission by someone I'd not usually give much time for. Succinct & to the pont with some harsh commentary. Good. Same here. I thought all the MPs represented their constituents very well. They didn't come across as o...
by JohnSmith
Tue 28 Jan, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament
Replies: 9
Views: 3098

Re: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

It's like watching Question Time. MPs are bringing up real issues and real questions. The transport minister responds by reading marketing material from FCC and answering questions that haven't been asked. When I'm turfed off a train because the lighting has failed, I don't really care about FCC's &...
by JohnSmith
Tue 28 Jan, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament
Replies: 9
Views: 3098

Issues with the Hertford Loop debated in Parliament

Mark Prisk was one of a number of MPs that brought to the attention of the transport minister the poor service that we have been experiencing of late.

http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Playe ... ngId=14660
by JohnSmith
Thu 16 Jan, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: 16 Jan morning rush hour delays caused by...
Replies: 8
Views: 3414

Re: 16 Jan morning rush hour delays caused by...

And then you get this:

17:18 Moorgate to Stevenage due 18:14
More info
This train will be started from Finsbury Park.
This train will no longer call at Moorgate, Old Street, Essex Road, Highbury & Islington and Drayton Park.
This is due to overhead wire problems

I bet they don't see the irony.
by JohnSmith
Thu 16 Jan, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: 16 Jan morning rush hour delays caused by...
Replies: 8
Views: 3414

Re: 16 Jan morning rush hour delays caused by...

Hertford North to Moorgate this morning As at 07:13 07:16 On time 07:25 On time 07:33 On time 07:38 On time 07:50 Cancelled 07:54 Cancelled 08:07 On time (I bet that was a bit tight) 08:20 Cancelled 08:30 On time 08:50 Cancelled 09:17 On time Why not cancel the 07:33 or 07:38 and re-instate the 07:50?
by JohnSmith
Thu 16 Jan, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: 16 Jan morning rush hour delays caused by...
Replies: 8
Views: 3414

16 Jan morning rush hour delays caused by...

...absolutely no problems on the Hertford Loop.

Overhead line problems at Welwyn Garden City resulted in 4 out of 6 trains between 0750 and 0850 being cancelled on.

The logic behind this has me baffled.
by JohnSmith
Mon 13 Jan, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Rail Users Forum
Topic: Train Cancellation/Station Skipping
Replies: 14
Views: 4467

Re: Train Cancellation/Station Skipping

This very morning (due to yet another signalling problem): 08:03 Moorgate to Stevenage due 08:59 More info This train will no longer call at Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Enfield Chase, Gordon Hill, Cuffley and Hertford North. This is due to signalling problems. Taken from the First Capital Connect...

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