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Re: Brexit Anyone? (part 4)
Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Posted by Sal Paradise on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:24 pm
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No. Nothing to do with it. Read the link.

Northern blame industry-wide manufacturing problems for delays introducing new trains.

The firm’s promise comes after its punctuality record reached a new low for 2019 – just 53.5 per cent of trains now operate on time – as exasperated political leaders demand urgent action.

From Monday, October 21, we will have 29 of our 101 new trains in service for customers and a further 27 new trains are in final testing or being used for driver training.


My 40 years old Pacer train was late picking up this morning, & lost another 10 minutes on its 25 minute journey in to Leeds. I blame the Brussels bigwigs.


Simple solution - use alternative methods - so you lost 10 minutes - It took me an hour to get from Central Leeds to Halifax M62 jammed up no accidents it is what it is.

I agree the rolling stock is a disgrace - the delay in delivery of the new trains might not be their fault - we order lots of trucks that never get delivered when Lawrence David say they will - never.

So what is happening with the other 45 trains?

I caught a northern train on Saturday to Apperley Bridge - on time perfect and that has been my experience I caught a train Friday Halifax to Manchester 7:15 on time as was the return. Maybe I have been lucky - must be Junkers doing!!
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Re: Brexit Anyone? (part 4)
Post Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Posted by vbfg on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:31 pm
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> Northern blame industry-wide manufacturing problems for delays introducing new trains.

They have 30 of 33 Class 195s. Thus far twelve have been used.

vbfg blames Northern's driver training programme.
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Re: Brexit Anyone? (part 4)
Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:00 am
Posted by silver2 on Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:00 am
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I realise that this is going off piste, but has anyone else noticed that some of the newer Northern Rail carriage doorways are significantly higher than the platforms?
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Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Posted by Sal Paradise on Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:07 pm
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I realise that this is going off piste, but has anyone else noticed that some of the newer Northern Rail carriage doorways are significantly higher than the platforms?


Better than the other way round :D
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Re: Brexit Anyone? (part 4)
Post Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Posted by tigertot on Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:37 pm
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My train was on time this morning & it was a newer one.
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Re: Brexit Anyone? (part 4)
Post Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:02 am
Posted by Sal Paradise on Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:02 am
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My train was on time this morning & it was a newer one.


Progress :D
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Post Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:56 am
Posted by tigertot on Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:56 am
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Progress :D

Pacer on time this morning, then stuck outside Leeds station for 10 minutes.....Can you have another word with NR?
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Re: Brexit Anyone? (part 4)
Post Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:02 am
Posted by Sal Paradise on Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:02 am
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Pacer on time this morning, then stuck outside Leeds station for 10 minutes.....Can you have another word with NR?


The delay is hardly Northern Rail's issue more likely Rail Track or whoever runs the network - this is the issue around punctuality, how much of it is out of their control?

Bring back state ownership and you will get a lot more of that - no competition so who cares?
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Re: Brexit Anyone? (part 4)
Post Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:16 am
Posted by tigertot on Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:16 am
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Sal Paradise wrote:
The delay is hardly Northern Rail's issue more likely Rail Track or whoever runs the network - this is the issue around punctuality, how much of it is out of their control?

You are probably correct in this instance.
Bring back state ownership and you will get a lot more of that - no competition so who cares?

That is so offensive to the millions of us who work damn hard to serve the public. I have seen far more dedication, for less reward, in the public sector than I did in the half of my career in the private sector. Workers in the private sector care about nothing but exploiting society & the environment for money.
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Re: Brexit Anyone? (part 4)
Post Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Posted by Sal Paradise on Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:01 pm
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You are probably correct in this instance.
That is so offensive to the millions of us who work damn hard to serve the public. I have seen far more dedication, for less reward, in the public sector than I did in the half of my career in the private sector. Workers in the private sector care about nothing but exploiting society & the environment for money.


Really - I think most workers in the pvt sector care about having a job - that usually means performing better than their competition. You will always get wasters in any sector - look at XR most either work in the public sector or have retired from the public sector or are in FT education run by the public.

I am not for one minute suggesting the public sector are wasters but the demands are different and the cultures are very different. If the local council isn't fit for purpose they will not close or it will not go bust and out of existence it will continue with the same people.
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