The Anonymous Widower

Trains Uncoupling and Coupling at Cambridge

Unusually, my connection out of Cambridge to Newmarket was late, so I had to wait about ten minutes before I moved on.

Whilst I waited, my train from King’s Cross split into two, with the first part going on to Kings Lynn and the remainder waiting patiently at the platform in Cambridge.  A couple of minutes later an incoming train from Kings Lynn attached itself to the coaches in the station. Everything was quick and easy, just as it had been, when I’d seen trains do similar things at Crewe.

To some this might seem pointless, as why don’t the longer trains run all the way, but I suspect the procedures get the appropriate number of seats in trains.  Surely, if it is done as professionally as I have seen, then it is a way of getting the capacity right and saving fuel to everybody’s advantage.

September 30, 2010 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,

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  1. […] Carlisle and Scotland. Some train companies seem loathe to do this, whereas when done properly as I observed at Cambridge, it makes for an efficient […]

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