Post by q8 on Apr 21, 2005 16:49:44 GMT
I never really understood whyAldgate should be totally under the domain of one control room. To my mind the Aldgate Junction/bay platforms/inner circle should be worked by Baker. The outer circle starter/Minories junction/Aldgate East should come under Earls Court. Again all this comes down to timetabling. Circles are allowed FAR TOO MUCH TIME to go round. In the 60's and before they were allowed 48 minutes and still they used to dawdle about. That is NOT the fault of the control room, it is the DRIVERS. But you must see his point too. 4/half hours on the circle will drive anybody doolally so again schedules office should ensure that a man does 2 round then maybe some H & C. Then perhaps 2 round the other way. I still say however that ALL "C" strock workings should be done by Edgware Road including Wimbledons and that the parts of other lines worked over by this stock should have their own separate "line" status "City Line". That way it would obviate drivers having to learn two separate stocks and all maintainance kept to Hammersmith and Barking (which should be upgraded to depot) Parsons green should be a totally "D" stock stabling point with all the "C" stock being accomodated at Hammersmith/Triangle/Farringdon/Barking. Then you've got, one line/one stock/one manning/one management for the whole lot with three separate lines. "Metropolitan" "City" and "District" with all them getting "tunnel" and "daylight" work. Inter-running cannot be avoided but at least do away with the "inter-crewing" bits of it. I've had me rant so I await Mr CS's answer.