The Anonymous Widower

My First Ride On A Class 484 Train

These pictures tell the story of my first ride in a Class 484 train.

Note.

  1. Ryde Pier Head station could do with a refurbishment.
  2. The train was formed of a pair of two-car units.
  3. The interior shows its origins in London Underground D78 Stock.
  4. There is a fully-functioning information display.
  5. At some stations, there is step-free access between train and platform.

These are a few of my other thoughts.

Ride

This was like a D78 Stock train on a good day after a major service.

Operating Speed

I timed the train running along happily at 40 mph on my phone.

Build Quality

More 2020 than 1978.

Timekeeping

The single train was running an hourly service.

As time went on it was getting further behind schedule.

Could this have been due to the power supply not being able to power two trains at the same time, in the same place on the line?

I have just looked at the Real Time Trains figures for yesterday and they are documenting power supply and signalling problems.

It also looks like some trains lost time between Ryde St. Johns Road and Brading. Perhaps this section is short on power.

Customer Reaction

It appeared to be positive.

 

November 1, 2021 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , | 6 Comments