The Anonymous Widower

And Then There Were Three!

This morning, I went to Gospel Oak station to look at what was running on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line.

I’d just watched two Class 710 and two Class 378 trains run the 10:10, 10:35, 10:50 and 11:05 trains to Barking, when another Class 710 train come through, by-passing Platform 3 and going straight on towards Barking.

So that must mean there’s at least a third Class 710 train, either being tested, training drivers or accumulating mileage.

Checking on Real Time Trains, it appears that the train passed Gospel Oak station at 11:11 and then ran all the way to Barking station, where it arrived at 11:53, which would have been the time that the missing 11:20 train would have arrived in Barking.

I can’t find any trains disappearing, but it looks like a train joined the service in the missing 11:20 slot and another train disappears back to Willesden Depot, thus creating a slot for another train.

The outcome is the following.

  • Passengers seem to be getting at least three trains in every hour in each direction.
  • London Overground have at least two and possibly three Class 710 trains running between Gospel Oak and Barking.

Baldrick would be proud!

May 25, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | ,

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