The Anonymous Widower

No Progress On The Gospel Oak To Barking Line

I was talking to a station guy on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line yesterday and he told me, it will be two weeks before the new Class 710 trains start running.

He indicated that the Class 378 trains don’t fit the route, which I do find strange, as the Class 710 and Class 378 trains should eventually be sharing the North London Line.

According to Wikipedia widths of the trains are as follows.

  • Class 172 – 2.69 m.
  • Class 378 – 2.80 m.
  • Class 315 – 2.82 m.

By comparison a Class 345 Aventra is 2.78 m.

Perhaps that twenty millimetres is critical!.

But the guy had a point, when he suggested the line should have had a slightly larger gauge,, as it might have been possible to run a few redundant Class 315 trains on the route.

A couple of weeks ago, I heard a rumour that the Class 717 trains didn’t fit the tunnels into Moorgate.

It sounds like there has been a lack of people, who can read a tape measure.

 

 

January 22, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. One f**k up after another.

    Comment by mauricegreed | January 23, 2019 | Reply

    • On the Goblin they also measured the gantries wrongly and missed a sewer.

      Sounds that better surveying might have avoided a few mistakes.

      Comment by AnonW | January 23, 2019 | Reply

  2. London Overground MD staff update regarding Gospel Oak To Barking Line 378 & 710,

    Comment by Jimmy Jones | January 25, 2019 | Reply


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