East Coast Main Line
#21
RE: East Coast Main Line
(01 Jun 2016, 6:14 pm)Adrian Wrote: It'll be one of those bloody freight trains no doubt... Wink


Exactly!

#22
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Believed to be an East Midlands Trains unit (158 i think based on the location).

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(01 Jun 2016, 7:40 pm)S813 FVK Wrote: Believed to be an East Midlands Trains unit (158 i think based on the location).

Part of me thought it could have been a GC 180. Have you felt the heat of those things in the vestibules and even more so in the toilet? Absolutely ridiculous!

Hope the train and everyone was ok.

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744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
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#24
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(01 Jun 2016, 8:29 pm)8222 Wrote: Part of me thought it could have been a GC 180. Have you felt the heat of those things in the vestibules and even more so in the toilet? Absolutely ridiculous!

Hope the train and everyone was ok.

Yes, Though it came in very handy when I had one on the 1918 off Kings Cross one very freezing January Evening!
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#25
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91110 has brought the Overhead wires down around the Retford area - HST services are diverting via Lincoln and Rail Replacement services are running between Retford and Doncaster.

#26
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Does anyone know why the electricity was turned off on the ECML last night between Doncaster and Newark? Safety issues were cited on the Virgin app

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL


#27
RE: East Coast Main Line
(06 Jun 2016, 5:11 pm)8222 Wrote: Does anyone know why the electricity was turned off on the ECML last night between Doncaster and Newark? Safety issues were cited on the Virgin app

Not sure but it could be due to the incident 91110 had the other day around Newark, It brought down the Wires.
So only reason I could think of is NRs Rail Crew is out fixing it, Which requires the OLE to be turned off.

Or it could've been something else
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#28
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(02 Jun 2016, 1:22 pm)S813 FVK Wrote: 91110 has brought the Overhead wires down around the Retford area - HST services are diverting via Lincoln and Rail Replacement services are running between Retford and Doncaster.

I fell victim to this on thursday evening with a delay of 25 Minutes on my Train which was due depart Edinburgh at 19:35pm, instead it left at 8pm with a mad scramble to Platform 19 by some 600+ Passengers I would say, over half of which were not supposed be on that train, VTEC rather kindly scrapped all reservations for this journey which meant I lost my seat which paid £17 for, furthermore I spent 2 and a half hours almost standing all the way back to Newcastle, safe to say I will logging a complaint to VTEC when I have the time to do so as it was absolute utter chaos.

#29
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(06 Jun 2016, 8:49 pm)Malarkey Wrote: I fell victim to this on thursday evening with a delay of 25 Minutes on my Train which was due depart Edinburgh at 19:35pm, instead it left at 8pm with a mad scramble to Platform 19 by some 600+ Passengers I would say, over half of which were not supposed be on that train, VTEC rather kindly scrapped all reservations for this journey which meant I lost my seat which paid £17 for, furthermore I spent 2 and a half hours almost standing all the way back to Newcastle, safe to say I will logging a complaint to VTEC when I have the time to do so as it was absolute utter chaos.

What else could they do?  Trains were stuck and they had masses amount of people which needed to travel.

#30
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(06 Jun 2016, 8:57 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: What else could they do?  Trains were stuck and they had masses amount of people which needed to travel.

I understand that was nothing else they could do, but at least prioritising passengers who were booked to be on that train, should of be let on first would of been better, before accommodating those who were supposed be on trains in the hours before and after my train, wouldnt of been as many complaints then would there.

#31
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(06 Jun 2016, 9:12 pm)Malarkey Wrote: I understand that was nothing else they could do, but at least prioritising passengers who were booked to be on that train, should of be let on first would of been better, before accommodating those who were supposed be on trains in the hours before and after my train, wouldnt of been as many complaints then would there.

And exactly how much more delay will that occur then?    Rolleyes

Also you don't pay any extra for a seat reservation(unless i guess if you booked in first class) so removing them for that train because of the situation was the only thing they could do, you were just unfortunate sadly.

#32
RE: East Coast Main Line
(07 Jun 2016, 12:48 am)Bus_User Wrote: And exactly how much more delay will that occur then?    Rolleyes

Also you don't pay any extra for a seat reservation(unless i guess if you booked in first class) so removing them for that train because of the situation was the only thing they could do, you were just unfortunate sadly.

Was just going to say. You do not pay for any seat reservation (regardless of class of travel).

You pay for your advance ticket. Not sure why you're complaining here Malarkey because this advance would have been a fair bit cheaper than a walk-up fare!

As Citaro said earlier, reservations simply do not work and cause more chaos than they're worth when umpteen trains are cancelled.
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#33
RE: East Coast Main Line
(07 Jun 2016, 4:17 pm)northern156 Wrote: Was just going to say. You do not pay for any seat reservation (regardless of class of travel).

You pay for your advance ticket. Not sure why you're complaining here Malarkey because this advance would have been a fair bit cheaper than a walk-up fare!

As Citaro said earlier, reservations simply do not work and cause more chaos than they're worth when umpteen trains are cancelled.
Seat reservation is bad enough at times without disruption. Had some old bloke plonk his bag on my reserved seat and I was in a bit of a state that night so I ended up in someone else's reserved seat, fortunately I was able to move into my reserved seat later in the journey.

On my TransPennine service on Saturday morning I had no reservation and I sat in someone's reserved seat, although it was reserved from Newcastle and no-one was in it, so I took it.

Also on a few occasions on VTEC, I have booked not to get a table seat and I have found my reserved seat to be at a table, most of these occasions were due to alterations to services owing to engineering works with 91's appearing instead of 43's, although on Saturday it was down to me getting a East Midlands Trains Class 43 set. These haven't caused me any problems but you do see groups of people looked unamused about their being one person sat at a table for four. Also on one journey, no card in my reserved seat but it was fine.

Oh and how many people can be bothered reading or even see the seat reservation screens under the overhead luggage compartment on CrossCountry's Voyagers? Don't like them.

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(07 Jun 2016, 4:38 pm)Jimmi Wrote: Seat reservation is bad enough at times without disruption. Had some old bloke plonk his bag on my reserved seat and I was in a bit of a state that night so I ended up in someone else's reserved seat, fortunately I was able to move into my reserved seat later in the journey.

On my TransPennine service on Saturday morning I had no reservation and I sat in someone's reserved seat, although it was reserved from Newcastle and no-one was in it, so I took it.

Also on a few occasions on VTEC, I have booked not to get a table seat and I have found my reserved seat to be at a table, most of these occasions were due to alterations to services owing to engineering works with 91's appearing instead of 43's, although on Saturday it was down to me getting a East Midlands Trains Class 43 set. These haven't caused me any problems but you do see groups of people looked unamused about their being one person sat at a table for four. Also on one journey, no card in my reserved seat but it was fine.

Oh and how many people can be bothered reading or even see the seat reservation screens under the overhead luggage compartment on CrossCountry's Voyagers? Don't like them.

You can select your seat on VTEC's trains via it's website. If you have a HST book coach G (because it is quieter) and use coach F on an IC225

#35
RE: East Coast Main Line
(07 Jun 2016, 4:38 pm)Jimmi Wrote: Seat reservation is bad enough at times without disruption. Had some old bloke plonk his bag on my reserved seat and I was in a bit of a state that night so I ended up in someone else's reserved seat, fortunately I was able to move into my reserved seat later in the journey.

On my TransPennine service on Saturday morning I had no reservation and I sat in someone's reserved seat, although it was reserved from Newcastle and no-one was in it, so I took it.

Also on a few occasions on VTEC, I have booked not to get a table seat and I have found my reserved seat to be at a table, most of these occasions were due to alterations to services owing to engineering works with 91's appearing instead of 43's, although on Saturday it was down to me getting a East Midlands Trains Class 43 set. These haven't caused me any problems but you do see groups of people looked unamused about their being one person sat at a table for four. Also on one journey, no card in my reserved seat but it was fine.

Oh and how many people can be bothered reading or even see the seat reservation screens under the overhead luggage compartment on CrossCountry's Voyagers? Don't like them.
People standing in the aisle, blocking anyone from getting past - whilst they wait for the message to scroll along... Does my head in. Even if I am already in my seat.
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#36
RE: East Coast Main Line
(07 Jun 2016, 4:47 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: People standing in the aisle, blocking anyone from getting past - whilst they wait for the message to scroll along... Does my head in. Even if I am already in my seat.

That gets on my nerves a lot, it would get a bit tedious Aberdeen-Penzance Tongue

#37
RE: East Coast Main Line
(06 Jun 2016, 8:49 pm)Malarkey Wrote: I fell victim to this on thursday evening with a delay of 25 Minutes on my Train which was due depart Edinburgh at 19:35pm, instead it left at 8pm with a mad scramble to Platform 19 by some 600+ Passengers I would say, over half of which were not supposed be on that train, VTEC rather kindly scrapped all reservations for this journey which meant I lost my seat which paid £17 for, furthermore I spent 2 and a half hours almost standing all the way back to Newcastle, safe to say I will logging a complaint to VTEC when I have the time to do so as it was absolute utter chaos.

You may have missed out on the delay repay by a few minutes, but have a look at the scheme they have for cancelled seat reservations. Not too familiar with it unfortunately.
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#38
RE: East Coast Main Line
Oh dear:

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/tr...504ECFD759

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL


#39
RE: East Coast Main Line
Issues at Durham earlier.
Didn't catch which DVT was at the southern end, but 91125 was facing north.
Issues with the brakes just after pulling out of Durham southbound. Blocked the line totally, with southbound trains using the other platform.

Edit:
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/Y7...7/advanced

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#40
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A new stop on the ECML?

I would have though Doncaster and/or Retford was close enough.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1393665483979061&id=213327662012855
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