Don't make sense to me. Apr 17, 2005 9:55:40 GMT
Post by q8 on Apr 17, 2005 9:55:40 GMT
I have at last had a comprehensive look all through this site and seen some things that seem odd to my mind.
1. Firstly this "teacup" service is I think a no-no. A similar idea was tried during the covered way shut down at HSK/Triangle and look at the cock ups that that caused.
2. A better way to my mind if the Circle is to be done away with would be firstly to upgrade the H & C/Wimbleware to a full "line" status called just the plain "City" line. After all it is operated by the same rolling stock. Has already got it's own depots/sidings..Hammersmith/PG/Triangle/Farringdon/Barking. Is more or less self contained and not too long.
The service operated by the new line could be Barking/Hammersmith/Wimbledon via Kings X and the Wimbledon via Embankment service provided by "D" stock. The new line can have it's own dedicated set number series 1 - 77 and not half in one series and half in the other. The half and half method infuriates me for some reason. The District trains could all then be numbered in the series 100 - 177.
3. Better timetable reliability could be achieved by having common headways for all the services. This business of trying to slot 10 minute headway service with 8 minute headway service is bloody potty and inefficient to me. We used to be allowed 80 minutes for an end-to end run and now you get 85+ and the service still don't run right.
4. Having a separate "Line" would maybe improve crew distribution too with Barking becoming a purely "City Line" depot/booking on point and crews for the west end branches being at Edgware Road. This would alliviate some of the difficulties I believe exist at Earls Court.
These are only ideas but the present situation is fragmented and disorganised in my view. I will now sit back a wait for all these thoughts to be shot down with great glee.
P.S. I wonder if any of the "Men who matter" at the top of the infracos ever read this site?