The Anonymous Widower

Network Rail Get The Project Management Wrong Again!

This article in Rail Technology Magazine is entitled Kenilworth station opening delayed until December 2017.

This is said.

Warwickshire County Council has announced that the new station in Kenilworth will now not be opened until this December due to track and signalling issues, one year after services were meant to begin running.

The station will now open on 10 December 2017 after a revised deadline of August this year was pushed back further, with the opening already postponed from the initial date of December 2016.

Surely, if Network Rail agreed to the Aufgust 2017 date, they  felt they could meet it.

There is some very bad Project Managment going on, if you agree a date of August 2017, which in a short time slips to December.

If say it was a serious problem, like old mine workings, that had not been foreseen, then the cause of the delay would be disclosed.

January 6, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

Strikes, Carnage and Threats

The title of this post is the same as that of an article in Rail Magazine, about the strikes on Southern.

I won’t pass any opinion and urge you to read the article.

January 6, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

A First Ride Through The Bermondsey Dive-Under

I found this video of a ride on through the newly-opened Bermondsey Dive-Under.

The video indicated the train was going to New Cross Gate station.

So camera at the ready, I took a ride from London Bridge station to New Cross Gate station.

Note how you can pick out the pictures on the video.

So now the Dive-Under is partially open.

When I wrote Passing The Completed Acton Dive-Under, I said this.

I’m certain, there are other places on the UK’s rail network, where a similar technique can be used to sort out places, where two rail lines need to cross each other.

I think the same could be said here.

A and B are well on the way to completion. So where’s C?

Dive-Under seems to be a new word for the dictionary.

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Driver Only Operation Problems On The London Overground

This article in the Hackney Gazette is entitled Highbury-bound trains disrupted every day for Overground commuters.

As the East London Line trains share tracks with Southern trains, to the South of the Thames, the delays are caused by the Driver Only Operation dispute on that network.

Perhaps we need a referendum!

January 6, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , , | Leave a comment