Post by alpinejohn on Feb 16, 2018 16:17:06 GMT
I’m old enough to remember when the Northern line got that bad by the early nineties. The new trains were used as a catalyst for a coordinated campaign of tunnel widening, rail replacement and other infrastructure work. Hopefully the same can be done here because the Pic is fast becoming an embarrassment.
Intriguing.. I well remember the Northern line at its worst - but don't recall any tunnel widening proposed as an integral part of the solution? Where did this happen?
I know Angel got a new platform at some stage but that was presumably done in response to ever growing passenger numbers on a very narrow island platform.
I don't think that new platform tunnel work was really linked to resolving reliability on the Northern which at the time seemed mostly due to track and signalling failures and the 38 stock. Sadly the 38s were becoming so problematic that for years most regular Northern commuters quickly realised that it made sense to push shut any doors which were not co-operating rather than do nothing with the inevitable consequence that everyone was turfed off the train and the unit was withdrawn from service by which time delays to following services usually meant it would be impossible for many of the detrained passengers to board for ages. After that happened several times to me I took to automatically travelling back up the line one stop in order to board a following service before it reached a platform totally stacked with commuters.