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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:15 pm 
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I would posit the answer to how much overhang is “not much”, but...

Signaller might have got away with it if nothing was due into the other bay - the two tracks become one before joining other lines, so it might be the track circuits would only block up the two bay platforms.

Technically if the train wasn’t inside the signal it wouldn’t be able to use the signal as a right away (if the track circuit in advance of the signal was occupied by the train the signal wouldn’t be able to set), so it’s an intriguing one.

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Arriva Trains Wales has pulled out of the bid to run the Welsh network beyond 2018.
The franchise is up for renewal next year, and Arriva currently runs the majority of trains in Wales and the borders of it, and have done for the last 14 years.

The remaining bidders are MTR, Abellio & KeolisAmey.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:23 am 
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Arriva Trains Wales has pulled out of the bid to run the Welsh network beyond 2018.
The franchise is up for renewal next year, and Arriva currently runs the majority of trains in Wales and the borders of it, and have done for the last 14 years.

The remaining bidders are MTR, Abellio & KeolisAmey.

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Might be worth splitting this off into another topic.

Yeah Wales is a funny one. The Welsh Assembly wanted it to be (1) not for profit, and (2) involving lots of actual construction work instead of just operating trains on NR tracks. So I'm not surprised that a bidder has pulled out, as it's become clear what the Assembly want.

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The Welsh Assembly wanted it to be (1) not for profit, and (2) involving lots of actual construction work instead of just operating trains on NR tracks..

I bet #1 put a lot off, and #2 put the rest off. Although it sounds like the Assembly is wanting the Welsh network to be improved and expanded, which it does need quite badly.

I'd also like to thank Geo, as the Wakefield Westgate trains seem to have been frequently knackered by delays going all the way down to Moorgate & nearby areas lately. No idea what he's up to, but he needs to stop it! :mrgreen:
edit: looking it up, looks like this morning the overhead went down at Welwyn, but for some reason the WKF announcer blamed it on delays in the MOG & STP/KGX area instead.

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Well, the trains that were coming to Wakefield would have been delayed by the congestion of trying to send everything round Hertford. Yesterday was a total disaster.

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Yeah, 6 tracks into 2 tracks doesn't quite fit last I checked.

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edit: looking it up, looks like this morning the overhead went down at Welwyn, but for some reason the WKF announcer blamed it on delays in the MOG & STP/KGX area instead.

Of course, because how many people are going to know where Welwyn is, compared to the amount of people who know where Kings Cross is?

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I'd also like to thank Geo, as the Wakefield Westgate trains seem to have been frequently knackered by delays going all the way down to Moorgate & nearby areas lately. No idea what he's up to, but he needs to stop it! :mrgreen:
edit: looking it up, looks like this morning the overhead went down at Welwyn, but for some reason the WKF announcer blamed it on delays in the MOG & STP/KGX area instead.


A crane hit a OLE stanchion at Welwyn North over night and damaged it :P
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Apparently, TfL is continuing IK Brunel's legacy of holding a banquet in tunnel workings. Good to know.

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I found this rather amusing

Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early

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It is disappointing that no one missed it because of that!

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Pilot wrote:

It's fascinating how they can operate under such precision. Do they just calculate everything and give generous margin (so you go a bit slower normally and then going a bit faster otherwise) or what ?

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