The Anonymous Widower

A Class 313 Train In Not Bad Condition

On Friday, I took a train between Moorgate and Essex Road stations.

It was not in bad condition.

These trains are three-car trains and run in pairs as six-cars.

These trains used to run on the Watford DC Line, so I wonder if when they get to be released by the new Class 717 trains, some could be put back on that line to release some more Class 378 trains for the Gospel Oak to Barking Line.

Anybody like a game of Musical Trains?

February 9, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Energy Price Cap Rise Will Cost Homeowners Extra £100 A Year

The title of this post is the same as that of an article in yesterday’s copy of The Times.

This is the first two paragraphs.

Ministers were forced to defend one of the biggest energy bill increases in a decade yesterday after the regulator raised caps on prices for 15 million households by more than £100 a year.

Ofgem blamed higher wholesale gas and electricity costs as it authorised suppliers to raise prices for 11 million households on standard tariffs by 10 per cent or £117 a year from April and for four million households with pre-payment meters by £106 a year.

The well-trumpeted energy price cap doesn’t seem such a good idea now!

As a time-expired Control Engineer, I’m against putting hard limits on anything, as it distorts the equilibrium of the system.

It is much better to do the following.

  • Let prices find their own level.
  • Make certain that those who should swap, get the best advice possible.

The regulator should always ensure that the price is right for both consumers and energy companies.

February 9, 2019 Posted by | World | | Leave a comment