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Offline hitchinbus

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Broken down train at Hitchin
« on: April 22, 2012, 08:44:14 PM »
This caused utter chaos for FCC & East Coast this evening. Does anyone know exactly where the train failed??

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Re: Broken down train at Hitchin
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 10:51:36 PM »
This caused utter chaos for FCC & East Coast this evening. Does anyone know exactly where the train failed??
I had been told it failed at Stevenage?

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Re: Broken down train at Hitchin
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 11:07:31 PM »
Right Info from train drivers on FCC


Failed train north of Hitchin,(Peterborough line)

The unit is a 365 and 67003 is currently trying to couple to it but wont!

Problem with the pass-comm override due to the neutral coasting section tonight ,

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Re: Broken down train at Hitchin
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 11:18:47 AM »
Similar failures the other weekend saw me take 3.5 hours from Peterborough to Kings Cross. While it is good Network Rail are undertaking single line working/ wrong road working to prevent bus replacement the fact that electric trains are coasting for a distance and obviously not without issue then another plan needs to be made.

I would have thought stopping the East Coast, Hull trains & Grand Centrals at Peterborough, Huntingdon & St Neots and then only allowing diesels run would provide more resilience. Then diesel haul the 365s in the late evening?

I drove yesterday was working 0700 - 1900. A neighbour finished work at 1400 and ended up driving home with me and we still beat the 1815 FCC back to Peterborough.

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Re: Broken down train at Hitchin
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 02:46:52 PM »
Thanks for the information lads :) :)