I took a couple of runs from Wembley Park on Saturday and on both occasions the train thought it was at Uxbridge showing correctly as destination Aldgate but next station Hillingdon. Approaching Neasden we had a 'The next station is Hillingdon' announcement. I seem to remember that they had corrected themselves by Finchley Road.
I would have expected a modern system like this to be able to cope with a different origin. So system glitch or finger trouble?
I would say glitch mate. Chiltern Railways have this issue too as they do all of theirs by GPS - Many times I have been London bound to find that the train thinks it is heading to Birmingham and is just about to arrive in Dorridge! :-\
"Social" Met-Line user around 2-3 times a month.
A long standing interest in all things Transport but definately not an expert in any way.....
whilst the new stock was being introduced, l aways sought out the older, more comfortable and certainly more quiet (not so much of the vociferous sonja) I first came across the bombardier (S-8,?) stock on the london over-ground soon after the east london line was modenised .My wife and I, who both suffer with cervical spondulosis - athritus in the neck, certainly did not think much of the sideways-sited seating. we will miss the old met-line rolling stock.
At the risk of being controversial I get a bit unsettled at seeing A-stocks come onto my turf (the uxbridge branch for which i am a signaller). I'd much rather have an s-stock they can accelerate better to gain time to aid service recovery, now i used to go to college in Harrow 1997-1999 and the A stocks were a prominent feature but things change and time moves onwards. I see how the performance of the new stock will be suitable for the needs of pax on the met line for the next few years, this is a gain on capacity and journey time, please don't call me a company man just calling a spade a spade from a casual travellers point of view
'lost' taught me the meaning of failing to push those buttons at regular intervals!
S Stocks are only capable of 62mph. However, once they've finally got rid of the last A Stocks, they can improve the acceleration of the S Stock so that it'll more than make up for the reduced top speed, in terms of saved journey times.