The Anonymous Widower

A Tale Of Two Trains

This morning, I rode between Essex Toad and Moorgate stations in a very graffitied Class 313 trains. Apparently, there are only a few of the new Class 717 trains in service.

It also appears that there are only two new Class 710 trains running on the Gospel Oak To Barking Line.

Surely, now software and signalling issues have been sorted on these trains, a few more should have entered service.

Or is it problems of mileage accumulation or a lack of trained drivers?

June 17, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,


  1. Essex Toad and Moorgate did you leap on board ..?

    Comment by Me | June 17, 2019 | Reply

  2. Me should be Melvyn

    Comment by Melvyn | June 17, 2019 | Reply

  3. 9 daily diagrams from this morning which is 2-3 more than a couple of weeks back

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | June 17, 2019 | Reply

    • It’s getting there! I wonder what the Off Peak frequency between Moorgate and Alexandra Palace will be in a couple of years!

      This post gives my thoughts.

      I reckon that between 16-20 trains will eventually be able to run into Moorgate, with upgrades like digital signalling and a degree of Automatic Train Control.

      After all if the East London Line could do 16 tph, why can’t the Northern City Line?

      Comment by AnonW | June 18, 2019 | Reply

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